CategoryMedical fiction

Why would you make a comic book about that?

Things neurologists don’t expect to hear during a consultation, example #327: “I’ve made a comic book about having MS, and you appear as a character on the first page! Can I send you a copy?” But that is exactly what I said to Prof K last time we met. And here is that first page: I know he doesn’t really look anything like that. I don’t have an enormous Mohican either. And more importantly, I...

Prediction the dirty word of clinical neuroscience

Location of first attack predicts the site of subsequent relapses in multiple sclerosis.Tsantes E, Leone MA, Curti E, Cantello R, Vecchio D, Granella F.J Clin Neurosci. 2020. pii: S0967-5868(19)32470-1. Predictors of attack location in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) are poorly known. It has been suggested that the site of the first relapse may influence the location...

Tea Time, HSCT inhibits brain infiltrating T cells

Extensive intrathecal T cell renewal following hematopoietic transplantation for multiple sclerosis. Harris KM, Lim N, Lindau P, Robins H, Griffith LM, Nash RA, Turka LA, Muraro PA. JCI Insight. 2020;5(2). pii: 127655. A recent study of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) for active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) showed efficacy in preventing disease...

Medical fiction

Barts-MS rose-tinted-odometer ★★★  Using fiction to teach and learn about MS is what I am turning to more and more. An old-fashion case scenario is a powerful tool for illustrating the difficulties we have in clinical neurology. We can create a clinical problem that is not necessarily answered by trial data or reading the summary of product characteristics. This is where clinical acumen and...



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