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Differentiating Multiple Sclerosis Mimics on MRI

Differentiating Multiple Sclerosis Mimics on MRI

A proper MS diagnosis can only be made after obtaining imaging from the entire brain and understanding the clinical context.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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