ArchiveAugust 2013

ai-Chi and balance

Bayraktar D, Guclu-Gunduz A, Yazici G, Lambeck J, Batur-Caglayan HZ, Irkec C, Nazliel B. Effects of Ai-Chi on balance, functional mobility, strength and fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study. NeuroRehabilitation. 2013 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print] Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients are often referred to aquatic physical therapy, but unfortunately, researches on the...

Fingolimod and infections

Fingolimod is not associated with an increased rate of infections. #MSBlog #MSResearch “Because fingolimod causes a low lymphocyte count, and there have been a few deaths due to viral infections in people with MS on the drug, it is assumed that fingolimod is a potent immunosuppressive agent. The study below challenges this assumption. You also have to remember that the number of deaths due...

Genetics and T cells

Thessen Hedreul M, Möller S, Stridh P, Gupta Y, Gillett A, Beyeen AD, Ockinger J, Flytzani S, Diez M, Olsson T, Jagodic M Combining genetic mapping with genome-wide expression in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis highlights a gene network enriched for T cell functions and candidate genes regulating autoimmunity. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 [Epub ahead of print] The experimental autoimmune...

Powering trials for childhood MS

Childhood MS. Do we need placebo-controlled trials? #MSBlog #MSResearch “As you know MS is relatively rare in children. Therefore it is not feasible to do large phase 3 clinical trials to show that a DMT is effective in children as we do in adults. What we tend to do is extrapolate the results of adult trials to children. This is not correct. Children may respond or not respond to a DMT for...

Excerise is good for you

Brichetto G, Rinaldi S, Spallarossa P, Battaglia MA, de Carvalho ML.Efficacy of physical therapy in multiple sclerosis as measured with the modified fatigue impact scale and ambulation index: A retrospective study. NeuroRehabilitation. 2013. [Epub ahead of print] OBJECTIVE:Evaluate the efficacy of outcome measures routinely used in a physical therapy service for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)...

Finding a marker of Risk of PML

#MSResearch #MSblog CD62L levels in blood a risk marker for PML Schwab N, Schneider-Hohendorf T, Posevitz V, Breuer J, Göbel K, Windhagen S, Brochet B, Vermersch P, Lebrun-Frenay C, Posevitz-Fejfár A, Capra R, Imberti L, Straeten V, Haas J, Wildemann B, Havla J, Kümpfel T, Meinl I, Niessen K, Goelz S, Kleinschnitz C, Warnke C, Buck D, Gold R, Kieseier BC, Meuth SG, Foley J, Chan A, Brassat D...

Head Trauma and Multiple sclerosis

Warren SA, Olivo SA, Contreras JF, Turpin KV, Gross DP, Carroll LJ, Warren KG. Traumatic injury and multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Can J Neurol Sci. 2013; 40(2):168-76. A systematic review/meta-analysis of literature addressing a possible association between traumatic injury and onset of multiple sclerosis was conducted. Medline, Embase, Cochrane DSR, Ovid...

Clinic speak: an holistic approach to MS version 3.1

Tube map: an holistic approach to MS, version 3.1 #MSBlog #MSResearch #ClinicSpeak

“I have finally updated my tube map on my holistic approach to MS; thank you all for giving me feedback and advice about adding new items. This is a work in progress so please send through your suggestions.”

Pilates and MS

Guclu-Gunduz A, Citaker S, Irkec C, Nazliel B, Batur-Caglayan HZ. The effects of pilates on balance, mobility and strength in patients with multiple sclerosis.NeuroRehabilitation. 2013  [Epub ahead of print] BACKGROUND: Although there are evidences as to Pilates developing dynamic balance, muscle strength and flexibility in healthy people, evidences related to its effects on Multiple...

Clinic speak: sleep problems

Sleep, Where art thee? Sleep cycle disorders in MS. #MSBlog #MSResearch #ClinicSpeak ‘O Sleep, O Gentle Sleep, Natures Soft Nurse, How Have I Frighted Thee, That Thou No More Wilt Weigh my Eye-Lids Down And Steep My Senses In Forgetfulness?’ – William Shakespeare “Do you suffer from sleep cycle reversal or an altered sleep cycle? In other words your sleep pattern is...

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