Tool to predict disability timeline for progressive MS

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Tool to predict disability timeline for progressive MS

Postby MSUK » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:54 am

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Many patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) worry how quickly the disease will progress. Now, by noting the presence of certain markers in a commonly performed diagnostic test, Mayo Clinic researchers can predict whether patients will suffer a faster onset of disability and counsel them to help ease anxiety. The research is being presented at the American Academy of Neurology meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Progressive MS is a disease of the central nervous system that can damage the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Over time, this damage can make it difficult or impossible for patients to walk, making them reliant on mobility aids such as walkers or wheelchairs.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1461
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Postby Filmmaker » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:22 am

oh really?!! How can they predict the outcome of something they do not even undertsand... Yes i guess every MS patient will end up unable to use one of his limbs, what a great discovery...:-)
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