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Can we predict disease progression?

Multiple sclerosis susceptibility loci do not alter clinical and MRI outcomes in clinically isolated syndrome. Kalincik T, Guttmann CR, Krasensky J, Vaneckova M, Lelkova P, Tyblova M, Seidl Z, De JagerPL, Havrdova E, Horakova D.Genes Immun. 2013 Apr 11. doi: 10.1038/gene.2013.17. [Epub ahead of print] AbstractIt has not yet been established whether genetic predictors of multiple sclerosis (MS)...

How do we define progression in clinical trials?

Epub: Healy et al. Assessment of definitions of sustained disease progression in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler Int. 2013;2013:189624. doi: 10.1155/2013/189624. Epub 2013 Mar Sustained progression on the expanded disability status scale (EDSS) is a common outcome measure of disease progression in clinical studies of MS. Unfortunately, this outcome may not accurately...

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...

Should we all be getting more sun?

Interdependence and contributions of sun exposure and vitamin D to MRI measures in multiple sclerosis. Zivadinov R, Treu CN, Weinstock-Guttman B, Turner C, Bergsland N, O’Connor K, Dwyer MG, Carl E, Ramasamy DP, Qu J, Ramanathan M. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2013 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print] PURPOSE: To assess the relationships of sun exposure history, supplementation and...

Do MSers have an increased risk of heart disease?

Epub: Jadidi E, Mohammadi M, Moradi T. High risk of cardiovascular diseases after diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2013 Jan 30. BACKGROUND: Studies of the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have the potential to improve our understanding of the etiology of and the heterogeneity of prognosis and outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To...

Research: is obesity related to childhood MS?

Langer Gould A, Brara SM, Beaber BE, Koebnick C: (epub) Childhood obesity and risk of pediatric multiple sclerosis and clinically isolated syndrome Neurology 2013 OBJECTIVE:To determine whether childhood obesity is a risk factor for developing pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) or clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). METHODS:Cases were identified through the Kaiser Permanente Southern California...

Research: Snuff use and MS

Epub: Hedström, et al. Nicotine might have a protective effect in the etiology of multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2013 Jan Objective: The use of moist snuff is common in Sweden and leads to exposure to high doses of nicotine. Recent studies indicate that exposure to nicotine could modulate immune responses. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of snuff use on the risk of...

April: Unrelated Blogger Comments.

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Research: Does your weight affect MS risk?

Hedström AK, Olsson T, Alfredsson L. High body mass index before age 20 is associated with increased risk for multiple sclerosis in both men and women. Mult Scler. 2012 Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print] In a Swedish population-based case-control study (1571 cases, 3371 controls), subjects with different body mass indices (BMIs) were compared regarding multiple sclerosis (MS) risk, by calculating odds...

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