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The Sport of Staying Home

By Kaitlyn Lorant PT, DPTYTA Committee Member For individuals with GBS or CIPD, rehabilitation is of the utmost importance. While in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be daunting to create new and engaging activities to maintain strength, flexibility, and aerobic endurance. This article compiles a list of some fun, yet feasible exercises and…

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GBS|CIDP Foundation International Dedicates October to Advocacy “Month of Action”

[CONSHOHOCKEN, PA] — GBS|CIDP Foundation International, August 31, 2020 This October, The GBS|CIDP Foundation International is encouraging patients and caregivers affected by Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP,) or variants of the condition such as Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN), to join a virtual “Month of Action” advocacy campaign. Opportunities for participating in “Month…

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Peter Donofrio, M.D. Neurology Vanderbilt University Medical Center photo: Anne Rayner; VU

Dr. Peter Donofrio, Chairman, Global Medical Advisory Board, GBS|CIDP Foundation International, Receives AANEM Distinguished Physician Award

The American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic (AANEM) has awarded the 2020 Distinguished Physician Award to Peter Donofrio, MD, for his distinguished service as a clinician, educator and his overall support of AANEM.

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Your Donations in Action

In 2016 The GBS|CIDP Foundation awarded a research grant to Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, MD, PhD, FAAN, Professor of Neurology Neuromuscular and Neuroimmunology Service at Milan University. Dr. Nobile-Orazio’s 2016 study titled: An Italian Multicenter Network for the diagnosis and therapy of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) and of its variants, contributed to the 2019 article: Risk factors for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP): antecedent events, lifestyle and dietary habits. Data from the Italian CIDP Database., published by the EAN (European Academy of Neurology). Update: GBS|CIDP Foundation Research 2016 Grant Recipient, Dr. Eduardo Nobil-Orazio, published in Journal of Neurology, Journal of Neuroimmunology, and Wiley Online Library, and EAN.

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GBS CIDP Centers of Excellence 2020

Announcing 4 New Centers of Excellence, including first in Pediatric Care

Our Global Medical Advisory Board has set standards for what they consider to be excellent medical centers for the diagnosis and treatment of GBS and CIDP, MMN and related neuropathies. Based on levels of expertise, available treatments, facilities, and research capabilities, these are the medical centers that we can unequivocally recommend as “Centers of Excellence”….

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