Exciting new publications from NMC physicians!

Bourque PR, Breiner A, Warman-Chardon J. Myofibrillar Myopathy Mimicking Polyneuropathy. Case Rep Neurol. 2020 Mar 3;12(1):97-102. doi: 10.1159/000506193. PMID: 32647524; PMCID: PMC7325212.

Thompson R, Spendiff S, Roos A, Bourque PR, Warman Chardon J, Kirschner J, Horvath R, Lochmüller H. Advances in the diagnosis of inherited neuromuscular diseases and implications for therapy development. Lancet Neurol. 2020 Jun;19(6):522-532. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(20)30028-4. Epub 2020 May 26. PMID: 32470424.

Hodgkinson VL, Oskoui M, Lounsberry J, M'Dahoma S, Butler E, Campbell C, MacKenzie A, McMillan HJ, Simard L, Vajsar J, Brais B, Chapman KM, Chrestian N, Crone M, Dobrowolski P, Dojeiji S, Dowling JJ, Dupré N, Genge A, Gonorazky H, Hasal S, Izenberg A, Johnston W, Leung E, Lochmüller H, Mah JK, Marerro A, Massie R, McAdam L, McCormick A, Melanson M, Mezei MM, Nguyen CE, O'Connell C, O'Ferrall EK, Pfeffer G, Phan C, Plamondon S, Poulin C, Rodrigue X, Schellenberg KL, Selby K, Sheriko J, Shoesmith C, Smith G, Taillon M, Taylor S, Warman Chardon J, Worley S, Korngut L. A National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Registry for Real-World Evidence. Can J Neurol Sci. 2020 Jun 4:1-6. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2020.111. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32493524.

Bourque PR, Brooks J, Mobach T, Gammon B, Papp S, Warman-Chardon J. Systematic prospective electrophysiological studies of the median nerve after simple distal radius fracture. PLoS One. 2020 Apr 13;15(4):e0231502. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231502. PMID: 32282809; PMCID: PMC7153861.

Bourque PR, Brooks J, Warman-Chardon J, Breiner A. Cerebrospinal fluid total protein in Guillain-Barré syndrome variants: correlations with clinical category, severity, and electrophysiology. J Neurol. 2020 Mar;267(3):746-751. doi: 10.1007/s00415-019-09634-0. Epub 2019 Nov 16. PMID: 31734909.

Breiner A, Zinman L, Bourque PR. Edaravone for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: barriers to access and lifeboat ethics. CMAJ. 2020 Mar 23;192(12):E319-E320. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.191236. PMID: 32392516; PMCID: PMC7101182.

Mobach T, Brooks J, Breiner A, Warman-Chardon J, Papp S, Gammon B, Nandedkar SD, Bourque PR. Impact of disuse muscular atrophy on the compound muscle action potential. Muscle Nerve. 2020 Jan;61(1):58-62. doi: 10.1002/mus.26730. Epub 2019 Oct 17. PMID: 31588576.

Landfeldt E, Pogoryelova O, Sejersen T, Zethraeus N, Breiner A, Lochmüller H. Economic Costs of Myasthenia Gravis: A Systematic Review. Pharmacoeconomics. 2020 Jul;38(7):715-728. doi: 10.1007/s40273-020-00912-8. PMID: 32363541.

Chan Chun Kong D, Breiner A, Wolff G. Idiopathic respiratory synkinesis: A case series. Muscle Nerve. 2020 Jan;61(1):E8-E9. doi: 10.1002/mus.26733. Epub 2019 Oct 23. PMID: 31599451.

Austin CP, Cutillo CM, Lau LPL, Jonker AH, Rath A, Julkowska D, Thomson D, Terry SF, de Montleau B, Ardigò D, Hivert V, Boycott KM, Baynam G, Kaufmann P, Taruscio D, Lochmüller H, Suematsu M, Incerti C, Draghia-Akli R, Norstedt I, Wang L, Dawkins HJS; International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC). Future of Rare Diseases Research 2017-2027: An IRDiRC Perspective. Clin Transl Sci. 2018 Jan;11(1):21-27. doi: 10.1111/cts.12500. Epub 2017 Oct 23. PMID: 28796445; PMCID: PMC5759721.

Mingirulli N, Pyle A, Hathazi D, Alston CL, Kohlschmidt N, O'Grady G, Waddell L, Evesson F, Cooper SBT, Turner C, Duff J, Topf A, Yubero D, Jou C, Nascimento A, Ortez C, García-Cazorla A, Gross C, O'Callaghan M, Santra S, Preece MA, Champion M, Korenev S, Chronopoulou E, Anirban M, Pierre G, McArthur D, Thompson K, Navas P, Ribes A, Tort F, Schlüter A, Pujol A, Montero R, Sarquella G, Lochmüller H, Jiménez-Mallebrera C, Taylor RW, Artuch R, Kirschner J, Grünert SC, Roos A, Horvath R. Clinical presentation and proteomic signature of patients with TANGO2 mutations. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2020 Mar;43(2):297-308. doi: 10.1002/jimd.12156. Epub 2019 Aug 13. PMID: 31339582; PMCID: PMC7078914.

Pechmann A, König K, Bernert G, Schachtrup K, Schara U, Schorling D, Schwersenz I, Stein S, Tassoni A, Vogt S, Walter MC, Lochmüller H, Kirschner J. SMArtCARE - A platform to collect real-life outcome data of patients with spinal muscular atrophy. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2019 Jan 21;14(1):18. doi: 10.1186/s13023-019-0998-4. PMID: 30665421; PMCID: PMC6341722.

Bose G, Fitzpatrick T, Yogendrakumar V, Zwicker JC, Jansen G. Clinical Reasoning: A 73-year-old man with recurrent aphasia, headaches and confusion. Neurology. 2020 Aug 4:10.1212/WNL.0000000000010475. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000010475. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32753436.

Bose G, Zwicker JC, Sitwell LD, Osman N, Fantaneanu TA. Anti-LGI1 Limbic Encephalitis Presenting as an Expanding Insular Lesion. Can J Neurol Sci. 2019 Nov;46(6):770-772. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2019.247. PMID: 31342888.

Bourque PR, Boyd KU, Jansen GH, Warman-Chardon J, Zwicker J, Pringle EB, Rakhra K, Breiner A. Intraneural Ganglion Cysts of the Fibular Nerve: A Cause of Fluctuating Painful Foot Drop. Can J Neurol Sci. 2018 Sep;45(5):601-603. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2018.66. Epub 2018 Jul 25. PMID: 30041709.

Suleman A, Theoret L, Bourque P, Pringle E, Cameron DW, Cowan J. Evaluation of a Personalized Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Treatment Program for Neurological Patients. Can J Neurol Sci. 2019 Jan;46(1):38-43. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2018.363. PMID: 30688201.

Montgomery K, Wolff G, Boyd KU. Evaluation of the scratch collapse test for carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome

– a prospective, blinded study. Journal of Hand Surgery. 45(6): 512-17, 2020.

Chan Chun Kong DE, Breiner A, Wolff G. Idiopathic Respiratory Synkinesis: A Case Series. Muscle & Nerve.

61(1): E8-E9, 2020.


§ Head LK, Zhang Z, Hicks K, Wolff G, Boyd KU. Evaluation of intrinsic hand musculature reinnervation following supercharge end-to-side anterior interosseous to ulnar motor transfer. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(1): 128-32, 2020.


§ Head LK, Hicks K, Wolff G, Boyd KU. Clinical outcomes of nerve transfers in peroneal nerve palsy: A

systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 35: 57-65, 2019.



§ Head L, Wolff G, Boyd KU. Reinnervation of extrinsic finger flexors and brachioradialis 22 and 36 months

following traumatic pan-brachial plexopathy: a case report. Journal of Hand Surgery: Asia Pacific Volume. 24(1):

118-22, 2019.

Chapman KM, Berger M, Doherty C, Anastakis D, Baltzer H, Boyd KU, Bristol S, Byers B, Chan KM, Cunningham C, Davidge K, Dengler J, Elzinga K, Giuffre J, Hadley L, Harrop A, Hashemi M, Hendry J, Jack K, Krauss E, Lapp T, Larocerie J, Lin J, Miller TA, Morhart M, Novak C, O’Connor R, Olsen J, Ritsma B, Robinson L, Ross D, Schrag C, Seal A, Tang D, Trier J, Wolff G, Yeung J. Recommendations for patients with complex nerve injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 1 – 23, Aug 2020.