Michael Benatar

Summary

Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Pearls: myasthenia
    Michael Benatar
    Emory University School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Semin Neurol 30:35-7. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Reference data for commonly used sensory and motor nerve conduction studies
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Woodruff Memorial Building, Suite 6000, 101 Woodruff Circle, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Muscle Nerve 40:772-94. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Lost in translation: treatment trials in the SOD1 mouse and in human ALS
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Woodruff Memorial Building, 1639 Pierce Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Neurobiol Dis 26:1-13. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Preparing for a U.S. National ALS Registry: Lessons from a pilot project in the State of Georgia
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 12:130-5. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Concentric-needle single-fiber electromyography for the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365A Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Muscle Nerve 34:163-8. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Preventing familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: is a clinical trial feasible?
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Neurol Sci 251:3-9. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of diagnostic studies in myasthenia gravis
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, Emory University, 1365A Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Neuromuscul Disord 16:459-67. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Electrical impedance myography correlates with standard measures of Als severity
    Seward B Rutkove
    Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, TCC 810, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 02215
    Muscle Nerve 49:441-3. 2014
  9. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of repetitive nerve stimulation for diagnosis of the cramp-fasciculation syndrome
    Taylor B Harrison
    Department of Neurology, Emory University, 101 Woodruff Circle, Suite 6000, Room 6103, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Muscle Nerve 35:776-80. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Developing reference data for nerve conduction studies: an application of quantile regression
    Limin Peng
    Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Muscle Nerve 40:763-71. 2009

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. doi request reprint Pearls: myasthenia
    Michael Benatar
    Emory University School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Semin Neurol 30:35-7. 2010
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  2. ncbi request reprint Reference data for commonly used sensory and motor nerve conduction studies
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Woodruff Memorial Building, Suite 6000, 101 Woodruff Circle, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Muscle Nerve 40:772-94. 2009
    ..The goal of this study was to generate reference data for a wide range of sensory and motor nerve conduction studies (NCSs) that are commonly used in routine electrodiagnostic practice...
  3. ncbi request reprint Lost in translation: treatment trials in the SOD1 mouse and in human ALS
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Woodruff Memorial Building, 1639 Pierce Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Neurobiol Dis 26:1-13. 2007
    ..These conclusions should be tempered by the methodological limitations of the relevant literature...
  4. doi request reprint Preparing for a U.S. National ALS Registry: Lessons from a pilot project in the State of Georgia
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 12:130-5. 2011
    ..Predictive algorithms may permit correct classification of a large proportion of cases without the need for verification based on medical record review...
  5. ncbi request reprint Concentric-needle single-fiber electromyography for the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365A Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Muscle Nerve 34:163-8. 2006
    ..93 and 0.76, respectively. These results indicate that CN-SFEMG showing abnormal jiggle is extremely useful for confirming the diagnosis of MG, but that CN-SFEMG showing normal jiggle has limited utility in excluding the diagnosis...
  6. ncbi request reprint Preventing familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: is a clinical trial feasible?
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Neurol Sci 251:3-9. 2006
    ..To evaluate the feasibility of a clinical trial designed to delay or prevent the onset of disease amongst subjects at risk for familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (fALS)...
  7. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of diagnostic studies in myasthenia gravis
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, Emory University, 1365A Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Neuromuscul Disord 16:459-67. 2006
    ..We suggest that caution should be exercised in the interpretation of the diagnostic performance of these tests given the methodological limitations of the studies upon which test performance is based...
  8. ncbi request reprint Electrical impedance myography correlates with standard measures of Als severity
    Seward B Rutkove
    Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, TCC 810, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 02215
    Muscle Nerve 49:441-3. 2014
    ..Conclusions: These results support the concept that EIM can serve as a meaningful measure of disease severity in ALS. Muscle Nerve 49:441-443, 2014. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of repetitive nerve stimulation for diagnosis of the cramp-fasciculation syndrome
    Taylor B Harrison
    Department of Neurology, Emory University, 101 Woodruff Circle, Suite 6000, Room 6103, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Muscle Nerve 35:776-80. 2007
    ..These results suggest that CFS represents a form of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability and, furthermore, that RNS is a clinically useful test for CFS...
  10. ncbi request reprint Developing reference data for nerve conduction studies: an application of quantile regression
    Limin Peng
    Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Muscle Nerve 40:763-71. 2009
    ..The goal of this article is to introduce a statistical method known as quantile regression, which we contend is better suited than existing methods to generate reference data, especially when there is a need to adjust for covariates...
  11. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of thoracic paraspinal electromyography in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Achraf A Makki
    Department of Neurology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Clin Neurophysiol 24:298-300. 2007
    ..Because T-PSP EMG is used clinically in an effort to confirm the diagnosis (and not as a screening test), these results suggest that T-PSP EMG is an extremely useful adjunct for the diagnosis of ALS...
  12. ncbi request reprint Utility of axial and radial diffusivity from diffusion tensor MRI as markers of neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Nader S Metwalli
    The Wallace H Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Brain Res 1348:156-64. 2010
    ..Conclusion: In ALS, axial diffusivity and radial diffusivity may be useful diffusion tensor imaging-derived indices to consider in addition to fractional anisotropy and mean diffusivity to aid in demonstrating neurodegenerative changes...
  13. doi request reprint Treatment of ocular symptoms in myasthenia gravis
    Minal J Bhanushali
    Emory University, Department of Neurology, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Neurology 71:1335-41. 2008
    ..The choice between acetyl-cholinesterase inhibitors (AChE-Is) and steroids as symptomatic therapy for ocular symptoms in myasthenia is controversial...
  14. doi request reprint Design of the efficacy of prednisone in the treatment of ocular myasthenia (EPITOME) trial
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1275:17-22. 2012
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Medical and surgical treatment for ocular myasthenia
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD005081. 2012
    ..Of these between 50% to 60% develop generalized disease, most within two years. Their management is controversial. This is an update of a review first published in 2006 and previously updated in 2008 and 2010...
  16. doi request reprint Recommendations for myasthenia gravis clinical trials
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Muscle Nerve 45:909-17. 2012
    ..The hope is that these updated task force recommendations will expedite the development and acceptance of more effective and less noxious therapies for MG...
  17. doi request reprint Levetiracetam versus carbamazepine monotherapy for partial epilepsy in children less than 16 years of age
    Scott Perry
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Neurology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Child Neurol 23:515-9. 2008
    ..07). Levetiracetam and carbamazepine monotherapy demonstrate similar efficacy for treatment of partial epilepsy and are well tolerated in children...
  18. ncbi request reprint Repetitive nerve stimulation for the evaluation of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, Emory University, 1365A Clifton Road N E, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Neurol Sci 221:47-52. 2004
    ..To examine the utility of repetitive nerve stimulation (RNS) in the evaluation of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability (PNH)...
  19. ncbi request reprint The spectrum of cranial neuropathy in patients with Bell's palsy
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2383-5. 2004
    ..We sought to determine prospectively the presence of signs indicating an associated cranial neuropathy in patients with Bell's palsy...
  20. ncbi request reprint Motor neuron involvement in multisystem proteinopathy: implications for ALS
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Neurology 80:1874-80. 2013
    ..To explore the putative connection between inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease, frontotemporal dementia (IBMPFD) and motor neuron disease (MND)...
  21. ncbi request reprint What zebras and mice can teach us about familial ALS
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, Emory University, Woodruff Memorial Building, 101 Woodruff Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Neuromuscul Disord 17:671-2. 2007
  22. ncbi request reprint The electromyographic diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: does the evidence support the El Escorial criteria?
    Achraf A Makki
    Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Woodruff Memorial Building, 101 Woodruff Circle, Suite 6000, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Muscle Nerve 35:614-9. 2007
    ..These findings lend support to the EMG criteria proposed at El Escorial...
  23. doi request reprint Methodological quality of animal studies of neuroprotective agents currently in phase II/III acute ischemic stroke trials
    Maria Philip
    Department of Neurology, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Stroke 40:577-81. 2009
    ..We analyzed the quality and adequacy of animal studies supporting the efficacy of NXY-059 and other neuroprotective agents that are currently being investigated in phase II/III trials...
  24. pmc Electrical impedance myography as a biomarker to assess ALS progression
    Seward B Rutkove
    Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 13:439-45. 2012
    ..In conclusion, EIM can serve as a useful ALS biomarker that offers the prospect of greatly accelerating phase 2 clinical trials...
  25. doi request reprint Diffusion tensor imaging reveals regional differences in the cervical spinal cord in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Govind Nair
    Biomedical Imaging Technology Center, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Neuroimage 53:576-83. 2010
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of levetiracetam in children younger than 4 years: a retrospective review
    M Scott Perry
    Department of Pediatrics, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Epilepsia 48:1123-7. 2007
    ..To review our experience of the efficacy and tolerability of levetiracetam (LEV) in children younger than 4 years...
  27. ncbi request reprint Evidence report: the medical treatment of ocular myasthenia (an evidence-based review): report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology
    Michael Benatar
    Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, OH, USA
    Neurology 68:2144-9. 2007
    ..To perform a systematic review of the relevant literature and to provide evidence-based guidelines for the medical treatment of ocular myasthenia...
  28. ncbi request reprint Treatment of pyridostigmine-induced AV block with hyoscyamine in a patient with myasthenia gravis
    Anil Gehi
    Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:214-6. 2008
    ..Treatment with hyoscyamine resulted in complete resolution of AV block, thereby avoiding pacemaker implantation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Sural and radial sensory responses in healthy adults: diagnostic implications for polyneuropathy
    Gregory J Esper
    Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, TCC 810, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Muscle Nerve 31:628-32. 2005
    ..21. Sural and radial SNAP amplitudes but not SRAR were strongly and inversely correlated with age and BMI. These age-adjusted normal values and revised SRAR will aid in the electrodiagnosis of polyneuropathy...
  30. ncbi request reprint Outcome analysis in clinical trial design for acute stroke: physicians' attitudes and choices
    Sean I Savitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cerebrovasc Dis 26:156-62. 2008
    ..Recent studies have introduced more sensitive outcome measures such as the shift analysis to detect a treatment effect in AIS trials and are also including imaging as a surrogate of injury...
  31. doi request reprint The muddle of mycophenolate mofetil in myasthenia
    Michael Benatar
    Neurology 71:390-1. 2008
  32. ncbi request reprint Selecting promising ALS therapies in clinical trials
    Jonathan D Glass
    Neurology 68:1545-6; author reply 1546. 2007
  33. ncbi request reprint Distal symmetric polyneuropathy: limitations of the proposed case definition
    Michael Benatar
    Muscle Nerve 34:131-4. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint Electrodiagnostic criteria for carpal tunnel syndrome in axonal polyneuropathy
    Eroboghene E Ubogu
    Neurology Service, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Muscle Nerve 33:747-52. 2006
    ..These novel MUCS electrodiagnostic criteria should facilitate more accurate electrodiagnostic confirmation of CTS in this population...
  35. ncbi request reprint Interferon beta-1a and beta-1b for treatment of multiple sclerosis
    Michael Benatar
    Lancet 360:1428; author reply 1428-9. 2002