ArchiveApril 2012

Blog: to Moderate or Not to Moderate that is the Question

Following some comments posted. Just to let you it is not a question of taking the blog down at present. It is a question of controlling the comments so that they do not put people off visiting.  So you get a flavour,  here are some posts arriving in the last day or so..no doubt more to follow. Hope this informs about the trolling and helps inform the voting on the survey...

Shift.MSer features on the BBC

George Pepper – founder of Shift.ms – has been interviewed for the BBC website: 

Please share with your networks, friends, fans and followers – MS doesn’t mean giving up on your ambitions!
Beki – Shift.ms Community Coordinator

Research: Suspected Tumours and Biospy

Yacoub HA et al. Tumefactive Multiple Sclerosis presenting as Acute Ischemic Stroke. J Vasc Interv Neurol. 2011;4:21-3. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multiple sclerosis (MS) plaques appear as well-demarcated, homogenous small ovoid lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Atypical radiographic features of MS lesions include size greater than 2 cm, mass effect (pushing the brain...

Education: MS Lesion Types

We have been talking about pathology of MS recently. There has been much made of the types of lesions reported by John Prineas of a post-mortem taken after the unusual case of a lethal relapse that showed oligodendrocyte damage in the absence of white blood cells, This has been used my some to question the autoimmune element of MS.  However, as we have also seen that you do not need to have...

Mushroom Model: Don’t Believe Every Thing You Read

As this is MS awareness week, I think we have to be aware of what you look at and know that you don’t have to believe everything you read. Who would just orate about nonsense in order to confuse and shape minds? Well it is all over the place. I know “Don’t believe everything you read” is going to haunt me….as we will get a flurry of comments that “you talk rubbish blah, blah...

Survey: Comments on the Blog

To People who get their Posts from Feeds and Miss the Comments. You may be less inclined to visit the main site and vote. However you will have noticed the Trolling Posts. Please Come and Vote as it will influence how the blog operates To help you consider your voting, here are the details for Aprils (1:4:12-28:4:12) Comments. There may be a few errors as it was not recounted to verify, so there...

Research: MS and Stroke-like Lesions

Balashov KE, Lindzen E. Acute demyelinating lesions with restricted diffusion in multiple sclerosis.Mult Scler. 2012 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print] Background and objectives: It is widely accepted that typical acute demyelinating lesions in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) exhibit vasogenic oedema with increased diffusion, as demonstrated by an increased apparent diffusion coefficient...

Research Autoimmunity without a cell in sight

Sádaba MC, Tzartos J, Paíno C, García-Villanueva M, Alvarez-Cermeño JC, Villar LM, Esiri MM.Axonal and oligodendrocyte-localized IgM and IgG deposits in MS lesions. J Neuroimmunol. 2012 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] BACKGROUND: Recent findings support the important role of antibodies in multiple sclerosis (MS) physiopathology. Thus, local IgG synthesis is a hallmark of the disease, and...

Research: CCSVI monthly April

TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TROLLING US, PLEASE STOP!!! You spoil the site for people who are genuinely interested. All the Rubbish Will be Dumped in the Spam Bin Please be Patient  Sensible, Constructive Even if Negative Comments  Will Appear Eventually. Wuerfel Née Tysiak E, et al. Frequent but nonspecific venous narrowing in paediatric multiple sclerosis .Mult Scler...

Research: Why Stop Taking drug

Bischoff C et al. Background information on multiple sclerosis patients stopping ongoing immunomodulatory therapy: a multicenter study in a community-based environment.J Neurol. 2012 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print] Adherence to an immunomodulatory therapy still needs to be improved in MS patients. We analyzed the data of 396 MS patients of 40 German MS outpatient centers who had stopped an ongoing...

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