Multiple Sclerosis

Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis Reduced With TDCS

Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis Reduced With TDCS

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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

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

Ask the Expert: Managing Urinary Retention in Multiple Sclerosis

Ask the Expert: Managing Urinary Retention in Multiple Sclerosis

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John Stoffel, MD, Professor of Urology, Service Chief, and Associate Chair for Ambulatory Urology in the University of Michigan Department of Urology discusses the management of urinary retention in patients with MS.

Multiple Sclerosis Risk Significantly Associated With Vitamin D Deficiency

Multiple Sclerosis Risk Significantly Associated With Vitamin D Deficiency

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"[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.

In MS, Disease Duration, Lesion Load Predict Relapses and Disability Progression

In MS, Disease Duration, Lesion Load Predict Relapses and Disability Progression

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The post-hoc analysis sought to identify factors predictive of relapse and disability progression in people with MS enrolled in the TRANSFORMS study.

Ocrelizumab May Improve Cognitive Function in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

Ocrelizumab May Improve Cognitive Function in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

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Researchers sought to determine whether treatment with ocrelizumab improved measures of cognitive function better than interferon beta 1-a.

Teriflunomide for MS Associated With Low Rates of Infection, Lymphopenia

Teriflunomide for MS Associated With Low Rates of Infection, Lymphopenia

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Initial trials of teriflunomide have demonstrated low lymphocyte counts in patients with relapsing forms of MS.

In Multiple Sclerosis, Hand Strength May Indicate Disease Status

In Multiple Sclerosis, Hand Strength May Indicate Disease Status

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In patients with MS, hand function often correlates with measures of quality of life.

Multiple Sclerosis May Have Causal Link to Osteoporosis

Multiple Sclerosis May Have Causal Link to Osteoporosis

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The prevalence of osteoporosis was greater in patients with MS than in matched controls.

In MS, Anxiety, Cognitive Fatigue May Affect Visual Memory

In MS, Anxiety, Cognitive Fatigue May Affect Visual Memory

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Cognitive fatigue and anxiety are common symptoms reported by patients with multiple sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis Relapse Rate Linked to Puberty in Boys

Multiple Sclerosis Relapse Rate Linked to Puberty in Boys

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Boys with onset of MS during puberty experienced an increased rate of relapse compared with boys with MS onset before or after puberty.

Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis

Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis

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Longer studies are needed to further evaluate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on cognition in multiple sclerosis.

Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Epstein-Barr, Herpes Simplex Virus Exposure

Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Epstein-Barr, Herpes Simplex Virus Exposure

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Increased risk of pediatric multiple sclerosis was observed in patients with prior exposure to EBV, HSV-1, and vitamin D deficiency.

In Relapsing MS, Fatigue, Limb Problems May Signal Risk for Disease Conversion

In Relapsing MS, Fatigue, Limb Problems May Signal Risk for Disease Conversion

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In older patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis, patient-reported fatigue and problems with lower extremities may signal conversion to secondary progressive disease.

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