ArchiveFebruary 2013

Team G News

We had a visitor come to the Blizard Today. She was dressed in strange a coloured Lab Outfit Can you Guess Who? Sam from Team G was caught on camera with a camera MouseDoctor was not there to be knighted, but  but got a wave from the Greek DDT (Drinking & Dance Team) Special thanks to Lesley and the Peeps in the Lab for being so welcoming. Maybe next time I will find VV. Cool T shirts...

Cognitive slowing and falls

Epub: Sosnoff et al. Cognitive Processing Speed is Related to Fall Frequency in Older Adults with Multiple Sclerosis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Feb 16. doi:pii: S0003-9993(13)00134-2. 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.02.009.  OBJECTIVE: To examine mobility, balance, fall risk and cognition in older adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) as a function of fall frequency...

Research. Walking Test. Confounding the Neuro

Epub: Larson et al. Repeatability of the timed 25-foot walk test for individuals with multiple sclerosis. Clin Rehabil. 2013 Feb. Objective:The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a practice effect present in the timed 25-foot walk in ambulatory individuals with multiple sclerosis. Design:Thirty six people (30 women and 6 men) diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple...

Taking time to plan

Epub: Owens et al. Difficulties in Planning Among Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Relative Consequence of Deficits in Information Processing Speed. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2013 Feb 21:1-8. Background: Previous studies show that MS patients take longer than healthy controls to plan their solutions to Tower of London (TOL) problems but yield conflicting results regarding the quality...

Question Time

Well that is it for this round of Question Time this time round. Maybe we will do another one.  We have to thank the panel for being brave enough to put their neck out and a special thanks for Doctor Ruth, Sir Jeremy and Ila for pitching up at short notice.  We also give special thanks to Vasilis Vasilopoulous for having the guts to participate. He did so, not knowing what we were...

The Cost of MS in the USA

Adelman G, Rane SG, Villa KF. The cost burden of multiple sclerosis in the United States: a systematic review of the literature.J Med Econ. 2013 Feb . [Epub ahead of print] Objectives: To estimate average annual cost per multiple sclerosis (MS) patient in the United States using published estimates from the literature.  Methods: A search was performed of English-language literature published...

Hedgehog

We have got a new voodoo doll called “Hedgehog”, so when the  trolls and insults arrive rather than bite, we have been asked by Prof G to stick pins into it. Therefore, for the time being, we will try to simply remove or ignore offending comments rather than respond….at least whilst we work out the Rules of Engagement.  Best wishes……The Doormats.  On...

Research Firategrast-Tysabri in a Pill

Leukocyte counts in cerebrospinal fluid and blood following firategrast treatment in subjects with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.Grove RA, Shackelford S, Sopper S, Pirruccello S, Horrigan J, Havrdova E, Gold M, Graff O. Eur J Neurol. 2013 Feb 18. doi: 10.1111/ene.12097. [Epub ahead of print] Firategrast is an orally bioavailable alpha4 beta1/alpha4 beta7 integrin antagonist designed...

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