Flashcards in myelin damage and recovery Deck (10):
name five demyelinating diseases
what has research told us about what happens in MS?
axonal damage occurs
demyelination occurs and remyelination occurs
name 6 features of neuroplasticity
New synapses form
Reorganisation of existing pathways
sodium channel redistribution
what is the prevalence of neuromyelitis optica?
0.6 per 1000
what are some possible explainations as to why some people with neuromyelitic optica recover and others fail to?
More severe inflammation?
More neuroaxonal loss?
More damage elsewhere?
Less tissue reserve (i.e. less redundancy)?
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can be used to measure what?
Gadolinium-enhanced MRI is a measure of?
Diffusion-weighted MRI of the optic radiations is used to measure?
MRI measurements of cortical thickness and atrophy is a measure of what?