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Dr. Mario Kornfeld Md

337 Basic Medical Sciences 915 Camino De Salud
Albuquerque NM 87131
505 724-4814
Medical School: Other - Unknown
Accepts Medicare: No
Participates In eRX: No
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License #: 70-151
NPI: 1730194291
Taxonomy Codes:
207ZP0105X

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The histopathologic associates of neurometabolite abnormalities in fatal neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus. - Arthritis and rheumatism
To determine the histopathologic basis of altered brain neurometabolites in neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE).Brain neurometabolite concentrations in a 20-voxel area of the brain were determined premortem by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in 7 individuals with NPSLE. Absolute concentrations of neurometabolite for N-acetylaspartate (NAA), choline, creatine, and lactate were measured. After the death of the patients, histopathologic changes were determined at autopsy of the brain and were matched voxel-by-voxel with the neurometabolites.The mean +/- SD absolute concentrations of NAA (9.15 +/- 1.78 mM in patients versus 12.2 +/- 0.8 mM in controls; P < 0.01) and creatine (6.43 +/- 0.16 mM in patients versus 6.90 +/- 0.60 mM in controls; P < 0.003) were significantly reduced and the concentration of choline (2.51 +/- 0.42 mM in patients versus 1.92 +/- 0.32 mM in controls; P < 0.04) was significantly elevated in NPSLE patients as compared with controls. Widespread heterogeneous changes in the histologic features of the brain were present, including microinfarcts, microhemorrhages, bland angiopathy, thrombotic angiopathy with platelet and fibrin thrombi, neuronal necrosis in various states of resolution, reduced numbers of axons and neurons, vacuole and space formation among the fibers, reduced numbers of oligodendrocytes, reactive microglia and astrocytes, lipid-laden macrophages, and cyst formation. Neurometabolite abnormalities were closely associated with underlying histopathologic changes in the brain: 1) elevated choline levels were independently associated with gliosis, vasculopathy, and edema (r = 0.75, P < 0.004 in the multivariate model); 2) reduced creatine levels with reduced neuronal-axonal density and gliosis (r = 0.72, P < 0.002 in the multivariate model); 3) reduced NAA levels with reduced neuronal-axonal density (r = 0.66, P < 0.001 in the multivariate model); and 4) the presence of lactate with necrosis, microhemorrhages, and edema (r = 0.996, P < 0.0001 in the multivariate model).Altered neurometabolites in NPSLE patients, as determined by MRS, are a grave prognostic sign, indicating serious underlying histologic brain injury.
Magnetic resonance imaging and brain histopathology in neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus. - Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) often demonstrates brain lesions in neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE). The present study compared postmortem histopathology with premortem MRI in NPSLE.Two hundred subjects with NPSLE were studied prospectively with MRI over a 10-year period during which 22 subjects died. In 14 subjects, a brain autopsy with histopathology, that permitted direct comparison with premortem MRI, was successfully obtained. Surface anatomy was used to determine the approximate location of individual lesions.Premortem MRI findings in fatal NPSLE were small focal white matter lesions (100%), cortical atrophy (64%), ventricular dilation (57%), cerebral edema (50%), diffuse white matter abnormalities (43%), focal atrophy (36%), cerebral infarction (29%), acute leukoencephalopathy (25%), intracranial hemorrhage (21%), and calcifications (7%). Microscopic findings in fatal NPSLE included global ischemic changes (57%), parenchymal edema (50%), microhemorrhages (43%), glial hyperplasia (43%), diffuse neuronal/axonal loss (36%), resolved cerebral infarction (33%), microthomboemboli (29%), blood vessel remodeling (29%), acute cerebral infarction (14%), acute macrohemorrhages (14%), and resolved intracranial hemorrhages (7%). Cortical atrophy and ventricular dilation seen by MRI accurately predicted brain mass at autopsy (r = -0.72, P = 0.01, and r = -0.77, P = 0.01, respectively). Cerebral autopsy findings, including infarction, cerebral edema, intracranial hemorrhage, calcifications, cysts, and focal atrophy, were also predicted accurately by premortem MRI.Brain lesions in NPSLE detected by MRI accurately represent serious underlying cerebrovascular and parenchymal brain injury on pathology.Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Amyloid myopathy: characteristic features of a still underdiagnosed disease. - Muscle & nerve
A 62-year-old man with progressive proximal weakness underwent extensive evaluation including muscle biopsy without a clear diagnosis being established. A repeat muscle biopsy including Congo red-stained sections revealed infiltration of blood-vessel walls and endomysium with amyloid protein, as well as an unusual pattern of pathologic changes to muscle fibers. From a review of 79 cases of amyloid myopathy reported in the English-language literature, the characteristic features of this disorder are described. Congo red-stained sections of muscle biopsy viewed under fluorescent or polarized optics, and serum or urine protein immunoelectrophoresis, play an important role in the evaluation of myopathy. Amyloid myopathy should be a consideration in adults with progressive neuromuscular weakness of uncertain cause.

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