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Approaches for Better Diagnosis of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Approaches for Better Diagnosis of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Pediatric MS is predominantly inflammatory in nature, with a presentation that is similar to a number of other conditions.

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FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug

FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug

A new warning has been added to the multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) after rare reports of patients suffering strokes and tears in the lining of the arteries in the head and neck.

MS Relapse Drops During Pregnancy but Rises After

MS Relapse Drops During Pregnancy but Rises After

Rates of multiple sclerosis relapse decrease during pregnancy but increase postpartum.

Many Patients Do Not Engage Health Care Provider During MS Relapse

Many Patients Do Not Engage Health Care Provider During MS Relapse

The rate and frequency of relapse vary for patients with multiple sclerosis, and many report not visiting a health care provider during relapse.

FDA: Risk of Severe Increase in Disability Following MS Treatment Discontinuation

FDA: Risk of Severe Increase in Disability Following MS Treatment Discontinuation

From September 2010 to February 2018, the FDA has identified 35 cases of severe increased disability accompanied by the presence of new lesions on MRI that occurred 2 to 24 weeks after stopping treatment with fingolimod.

Ocrevus Labeling Updated With New Info on Timing of Vaccine Administration

Ocrevus Labeling Updated With New Info on Timing of Vaccine Administration

According to a Phase 3b open-label study, Ocrevus may interfere with the effectiveness of non-live vaccines.

Approaches for Better Diagnosis of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Approaches for Better Diagnosis of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Pediatric MS is predominantly inflammatory in nature, with a presentation that is similar to a number of other conditions.

Incidence of Guillain-Barré Syndrome Linked With Recent Bone, Digestive Organ Surgery

Incidence of Guillain-Barré Syndrome Linked With Recent Bone, Digestive Organ Surgery

A nationwide epidemiologic study in France examined a correlation between Guillain-Barré syndrome and recent bone or digestive organ surgery.

Nusinersen May Be Effective for Short-Term Motor Function Improvements in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Nusinersen May Be Effective for Short-Term Motor Function Improvements in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Nusinersen, an antisense oligonucleotide that increases functional SMN protein production from SMN2, was clinically effective for improving motor function.

Comorbidities in Multiple Sclerosis: Effects on DMTs, the Treatment Team, and More

Comorbidities in Multiple Sclerosis: Effects on DMTs, the Treatment Team, and More

Having a higher burden of comorbidities is associated with greater disability progression and lower QoL, as well as increased healthcare utilization and mortality.

Rates of Multiple Sclerosis Relapses Vary Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Rates of Multiple Sclerosis Relapses Vary Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Investigators sought to determine relapse rates of multiple sclerosis decrease prior to pregnancy, during pregnancy, and postpartum.

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