Category Archives: Multiple Sclerosis

MND BRIEF:  Multiple Sclerosis And Look Alike Diseases

MND BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis And Look Alike Diseases

NeuroTalk has an important post on MS wrong  diagnosis.[1]  The list of diseases that can mascarade as MS is extensive. Auto-Immune Diseases Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Sjögren’s Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis Infectious Diseases: Lyme disease (LD) Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus-1 (HTLV-1) Vascular: Stroke Central nervous system (CNS) …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF: fMRI Brain Imaging  Enables Severely Motor Disabled To Communicate

MND BRIEF: fMRI Brain Imaging Enables Severely Motor Disabled To Communicate

In addition to not being able to move limb, in severe quadraplegia,  motor-disabled patients can become unable to communicate verbally too, since voice is the result of neuromotorial ability. Those disabled individuals are often fully conscious and awake, making their situation prison like. An amazing development of fMRI technology has crossed …Read the Rest

Possible New Treatment of Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Masitinib

Possible New Treatment of Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Masitinib

There are few treatments efficacious for the Progressive Forms of Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS and SPMS).  Most of the current treatment consists of anti-inflammatory disease modifying drugs that attempt to re-educate an mistaken immune system. They attack the Relapsing-remitting form of MS Here is a summary of the arsenal: Interferons (all …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF: How Accurate Are The Criteria For The Diagnosis of Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)?

MND BRIEF: How Accurate Are The Criteria For The Diagnosis of Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)?

The European Society of neurosonology and cerebral hemodynamics (ESNCH) came out with a strong criticism of  ultrasonographic criteria proposed by the brain hemodynamics community.[1] “…It is also unclear how it was decided that two or more of these five ultrasound criteria may be used to diagnose CCSVI, since no validation of these …Read the Rest

Pain Brief :Study Shows Botulinum Toxin Helpful for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Pain Brief :Study Shows Botulinum Toxin Helpful for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is a very painful condition. The nerve, which is three pronged as the name implies,  serves the human face, and brings sensory data. The nerve damage can originate  from  compression that can originate from multiple causes, and can also cause demyelination  with progressive  neuro-degeneration (axonal). The term demyelination bring …Read the Rest

In Brief: High Doses of Vitamin D Not Very Helpful in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

In Brief: High Doses of Vitamin D Not Very Helpful in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

High doses not better than low dose in vitamin D2 treatment of RRMS according to astudy published in Neurology[1]. “…No significant treatment differences were detected in the primary MRI endpoints.” That begs the question: What is the efficiency of a low dose treatment? Low dose being usually understood as less …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF: Use of An Interferon Reduces Likelihood of Progression to MS

MND BRIEF: Use of An Interferon Reduces Likelihood of Progression to MS

Isn’t that good news?   This is a result of the new phase three results of the three-year REFLEXION clinical trial trial for Interferon beta-1a: This is to prevent , or slow down the progression to full blown unequivocal Multiple Sclerosis diagnostic. The patients involved , as reported by “mscare” [1], followed …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D: A Study Shows Vitamin D Deficiency Diminishes the Severity and Delays onset of MS Model ??

IN BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D: A Study Shows Vitamin D Deficiency Diminishes the Severity and Delays onset of MS Model ??

Vitamin D Deficiency diminishes the severity and delays onset of MS? That flies in the face of numerous MS and vitamin D studies! One of three possibilities: All previous studies are wrong Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis is a poor MS model This study [2] is flawed One study does not proof …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Management of Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

IN BRIEF: Management of Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Since approximately 50% of MS patient will “progress” (What a misnomer..) from Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS)  to Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS), most MS patients should pay attention to news on the topic of SPMS. You will notice that such news are rather scarce, because the understanding and the …Read the Rest

Pain and Health Issues of Power Wheelchairs Users

Pain and Health Issues of Power Wheelchairs Users

We are posting about a study on pain and electric-powered indoor/outdoor wheelchairs (EPIOCs) [1] Pain is fairly common for this group: “…Most EPIOC users described experiences of pain with 17% reporting severe pain…Over half felt their pain was influenced by the wheelchair and few (25%) considered their chair eased their symptoms. …Read the Rest

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