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McDonald Criteria Update: Further Distinction Between Relapsing-Remitting, Primary-Progressive MS

McDonald Criteria Update: Further Distinction Between Relapsing-Remitting, Primary-Progressive MS

The 2017 revision takes aim at better differentiating relapsing-remitting and primary-progressive forms of multiple sclerosis.

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McDonald Criteria Update: Further Distinction Between Relapsing-Remitting, Primary-Progressive MS

McDonald Criteria Update: Further Distinction Between Relapsing-Remitting, Primary-Progressive MS

The 2017 revision takes aim at better differentiating relapsing-remitting and primary-progressive forms of multiple sclerosis.

Diet Linked to Multiple Sclerosis Disability, Diseases Severity

Diet Linked to Multiple Sclerosis Disability, Diseases Severity

Diet quality is associated with disability and symptom severity in multiple sclerosis patients.

Increased Epilepsy Risk Identified in Multiple Sclerosis

Increased Epilepsy Risk Identified in Multiple Sclerosis

Investigators believe this is the largest study on the association between multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

Cord Blood May Improve Motor Function in Young Children With Cerebral Palsy

Cord Blood May Improve Motor Function in Young Children With Cerebral Palsy

In young children with cerebral palsy, infusion of autologous umbilical cord blood improves whole brain connectivity and motor function.

Myasthenia Gravis Impairment Index Indicates Response to Prednisone, IVIg, PLEX

Myasthenia Gravis Impairment Index Indicates Response to Prednisone, IVIg, PLEX

The Myasthenia Gravis Impairment Index was developed to incorporate patient input at different stages of disease progression.

Increased Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder Relapse Risk in Postpartum Period

Increased Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder Relapse Risk in Postpartum Period

The researchers suggest future prospective studies of acute relapse and disease-modifying treatment courses during and after pregnancy to ultimately improve treatment regimens for patients with NMOSD.

Serum Neurofilament Light Levels Help Indicate Multiple Sclerosis Response to Therapy

Serum Neurofilament Light Levels Help Indicate Multiple Sclerosis Response to Therapy

While a useful biomarker, sampling of serum NfL requires multiple lumbar spine punctures.

Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty Shown to Be Ineffective in MS

Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty Shown to Be Ineffective in MS

For patients with MS and CCSVI, precutaneous transluminal angioplasty seems to be safe but not effective.

Eculizumab Safe, Tolerable for Refractory Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

Eculizumab Safe, Tolerable for Refractory Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

Treatment with eculizumab was associated with a significant benefit on quality of life.

Risk for Guillain-Barré Syndrome Associated With Early Life Immune-Mediated Disorders

Risk for Guillain-Barré Syndrome Associated With Early Life Immune-Mediated Disorders

Rheumatological disorders were associated with a 7-fold risk of developing Guillain-Barré syndrome.

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