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Discharged

Good news; I was discharged from hospital yesterday morning to complete my recovery and rehabilitation at home.   My admission to hospital has reminded me what a great institution the NHS really is. All I want to say is that the NHS care I received was exceptional; very professional and full of deep caring and empathy. The staff on the trauma, orthopaedic and neurosurgery units at...

#MSCOVID19: getting ready for the vaccine

Informing patients about their potential coronavirus risks associated with anti-CD20 therapy is complicated and resulting in our patients being given different advice depending on who they see. The reason for this is that we don’t have the direct evidence to be able to dissect out why people on anti-CD20 therapy are at higher risk of COVID-19 and at higher risk of being admitted to hospital with...

#MSCOVID19: now for something completely different

I recently did a post that I called ZOOMED-OUT that was in response to spending too much time online in endless meetings, on webinars with information overload and preparing and watching too many didactic lectures. Therefore, we have changed the format of our next triMSx-online meeting into a Q&A session. If you are interested please register to find out more and to make the meeting more...

COVID-19 vaccine and ocrelizumab

The proof of the pudding is in the eating of it, not in the pudding or its concealed ingredients. Don’t take my word for it. From New York come two cases that were SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) antibody negative after developing COVID-19 while on ocrelizumab. Both cases were aged 39 and 42, within an age range that would be considered immune competent and therefore fully capable of forming an...

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