ASPIRE & Dr. Maeve O’Connor  – Prepping for Immunology Appointments

ASPIRE & Dr. Maeve O’Connor – Prepping for Immunology Appointments

Published: Oct 28, 2019   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Families, Parents, & Caregivers   |   Tags: ,   |   No Comments

Preparing for Immunology Appointments & What Immunologists Should Know About PANS Wendy Nawara, MSW, ASPIRE Past President & Founding Board Member, interviews Maeve E. O’Connor, MD FACAAI FAAAAI FACP on the Prepping for Immunology Appointments. Full Video Below. Wendy Nawara: We are at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition. And I’m Wendy Nawara from ASPIRE, and […]

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Polymicrobial Nature of Tick-Borne Diseases

Polymicrobial Nature of Tick-Borne Diseases

Published: Sep 10, 2019   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Tick-Borne Illness   |   Tags: , ,   |   No Comments

Polymicrobial nature of tick-borne diseases 430 of 678 (63%) positive for at least one human pathogen 57% Adults/27% Nymphs – Lyme 14% Adults/15% Nymphs -Babesia 14% Adults/2% Nymphs – Anaplasmosis 3% Adults – Tick-borne Relapsing Fever 2% Adults – Powassan The deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) transmits five pathogens to humans: Lyme (Borrelia burgdorferi), Babesia (Babesia […]

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Brain-Immune Alterations and Mitochondrial Dysfunctions in a Mouse Model of Paediatric Autoimmune Disorder Associated with Streptococcus: Exacerbation by Chronic Psychosocial Stress

Published: Sep 6, 2019   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Research   |   No Comments

Ajmone-Cat MA, Spinello C, Valenti D, Franchi F, Macrì S, Vacca RA, Laviola G. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2019; 8(10):1514. DOI: 10.3390/jcm8101514 Adverse psychosocial experiences have been shown to modulate individual responses to immune challenges and affect mitochondrial functions. Results show chronic psychosocial stress altered the expression of neuroinflammatory markers in the hippocampal and hypothalamic […]

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Family Quality of Life When Raising a Child with Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS)

Published: Mar 25, 2019   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Research   |   No Comments

Barbara B. Demchick, Julia Ehler, Shelly Marramar, Alison Mills & Amanda Nuneviller (2019) Family Quality of Life When Raising a Child with Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS), Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 12:2, 182-199, DOI: 10.1080/19411243.2019.1592052 “PANDAS is characterized by rapid onset of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and/or tics […]

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Executive and Attention Functioning Among Children in the PANDAS Subgroup

Published: Mar 10, 2009   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Research   |   No Comments

Matthew E. Hirschtritt, Christopher J. Hammond, David Luckenbaugh, Jason Buhle, Audrey E. Thurm, B. J. Casey & Susan E. Swedo (2009) Executive and Attention Functioning Among Children in the PANDAS Subgroup, Child Neuropsychology, 15:2, 179-194, DOI: 10.1080/09297040802186899 Evidence from past studies indicates that adults and children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Tourette syndrome (TS) experience […]

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