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Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Relapse Associated With Fat Intake

Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Relapse Associated With Fat Intake

Increased fat intake is associated with a higher risk of relapse for children with multiple sclerosis.

Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis Reduced With TDCS

Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis Reduced With TDCS

In patients who underwent tDCS, there were significant reductions in fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis.

New Doses of Generic Copaxone Approved

New Doses of Generic Copaxone Approved

The mechanism by which glatiramer acetate exerts its therapeutic effect in MS is unknown, however it is thought to act by modifying immune processes.

Multiple Sclerosis Risk Significantly Associated With Vitamin D Deficiency

Multiple Sclerosis Risk Significantly Associated With Vitamin D Deficiency

Public health campaigns to raise awareness of the risks of vitamin D deficiency may help reduce the incidence of MS.

Inter-Eye Percentage Difference May Help Diagnose MS-Associated Optic Neuritis

Inter-Eye Percentage Difference May Help Diagnose MS-Associated Optic Neuritis

Using the inter-eye percentage difference may help surpass limitations associated with device and proprietary segmentation algorithms.

Multiple Sclerosis Not Tied to High Dietary Sodium Intake

Multiple Sclerosis Not Tied to High Dietary Sodium Intake

Previous research suggests a possible role for sodium intake in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis.

Concussion Tied to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Concussion Tied to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Concussion during adolescence increases multiple sclerosis diagnosis risk.

Is Alemtuzumab Safe, Effective for Relapsing-Remitting MS?

Is Alemtuzumab Safe, Effective for Relapsing-Remitting MS?

Researchers assessed annualized relapse rate, confirmed disability worsening, confirmed disability improvement, brain volume loss, and adverse events.

Immunosuppressant Use May Increase Cancer Risk in Multiple Sclerosis

Immunosuppressant Use May Increase Cancer Risk in Multiple Sclerosis

It is important to consider long-term risks and outcomes when choosing an appropriate therapy for multiple sclerosis.

Resistance Training May Be Neuroprotective in Multiple Sclerosis

Resistance Training May Be Neuroprotective in Multiple Sclerosis

The progression of multiple sclerosis may be slowed by progressive resistance training.

Certain Oral Contraceptives May Be Used With DMF Without Modification in MS

Certain Oral Contraceptives May Be Used With DMF Without Modification in MS

The study set out to evaluate the potential drug-drug interaction between DMF and oral contraceptives.

Update: Diagnosing Neuropathic Pain in Stroke, MS, Spinal Cord Injury

Update: Diagnosing Neuropathic Pain in Stroke, MS, Spinal Cord Injury

The update focused on diagnosis of neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.

Exercise, Social Cognitive Training May Improve Depression, Anxiety in MS

Exercise, Social Cognitive Training May Improve Depression, Anxiety in MS

The study reconfirmed the positive effects of exercise on fatigue in multiple sclerosis.

Prolonged Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Prolonged Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Previous research has shown a reduced risk for multiple sclerosis and relapse during pregnancy.

Patient Participation is Key in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Planning

Patient Participation is Key in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Planning

Shared decision-making includes engaging patients, comparing treatments, and assessing patient values.

Minocycline May Slow Progression From Clinically Isolated Syndrome to Multiple Sclerosis

Minocycline May Slow Progression From Clinically Isolated Syndrome to Multiple Sclerosis

"[This drug] is so inexpensive that it can be prescribed immediately with no insurance issues and is affordable for many who have no insurance," Dr Metz said.

Multiple Sclerosis, Systemic Lupus Linked by Genetic Variant

Multiple Sclerosis, Systemic Lupus Linked by Genetic Variant

A variant in TNFSF13B, encoding the cytokine and drug target B-cell activating factor (BAFF), was associated with both multiple sclerosis and SLE.

Exosomes in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Have Distinct RNA Profile

Exosomes in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Have Distinct RNA Profile

Fifteen different classes of transcripts detected 4 circulating exosomal sequences within the miRNA category that were differentially expressed.

Sodium Intake And Its Association With Multiple Sclerosis Progression

Sodium Intake And Its Association With Multiple Sclerosis Progression

Over a 5-year follow-up, there was no correlation between 24-hour urine sodium levels and conversion to clinically definite MS.

Pharmacist-Led Program May Improve MS Treatment Adherence

Pharmacist-Led Program May Improve MS Treatment Adherence

Communication with a pharmacist may help improve treatment adherence in multiple sclerosis.

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