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Neurofilament light as biomarker

Maybe they have just found the first reliable test for MS (and alzheimer). Sadly, it requires a spinal tap.

A new enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for neurofilament light in cerebrospinal fluid: analytical validation and clinical evaluation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29370869

BACKGROUND:

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) neurofilament light (NfL) is a reliable marker of neuro-axonal damage in different neurological disorders that is related to disease severity. To date, all recent studies performed in human CSF have used the same enzyme-linked immunosorbent ...
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When to go off REBIF - went Gluten Free and Colitis healed

I have a question for anyone that may have some input. My wife has MS and 3 years ago we went Gluten free and she healed her gut and eliminated her Colitis. She has been on REBIF for 8 years and can't tolerate it any longer, so, we are wondering if she still needs to be on it. We are eating healthy (gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, red meat almost free) and have healed ...
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How To Directly Support MS Research

Hi all,

As you may be aware from my previous posts, I am a multiple sclerosis researcher based in Melbourne, Australia. However, for the past 5 and a half years, I have also been working as a co-founder of MStranslate - a science communication platform that is designed to make research into multiple sclerosis easier to understand and more accessible for people living with MS.

I'm pleased to announce that we have recently launched a ...
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Tremor vs chorea?

Any difference between the two? Over a year ago I developed a tremor in my dominant hand. Handwriting went from poor to dismal. Then six months ago I had pain in my shoulder and chest. Then I had an attack of vertigo. In the end I was diagnosed with MS and APS. I was put on tysabri for the MS and Pradaxa for the APS: Antiphopholipid Antibody Syndrome. One of the causes of chorea is ...
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Alternate Therapy – Phosphatidyl Choline Used Intravenously

Has anyone had any experience using phosphatidyl choline intravenously to help rebuild and repair cell membranes, including those of the myelin sheath (hence specifically helpful for nerve inflammation)?

SAW
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Holland approves cannabis chewing gum development programme

The Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board has signed off AXIM Biotechnologies’ MedChew Rx clinical development programme, which will see them develop and trial a cannabis based chewing gum…Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/holland-approves-cannabis-chewing-gum-development-programme

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On Tecfidera and diagnosed with the flu on Monday;

DCHi all. I have a question. I was diagnosed with type A influenza on Monday and prescribed Tamiflu. Even so, I have been running a low grade (99.0-99.8 or so) fever since my diagnosis (I have had the body aches since last Friday, had a negative flu test Sunday, and a positive test Monday). Today I started to develop a cough. I am supposed to fly to Mexico for a vacation on Friday. I am ...
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Scientists in Australia begin preclinical study...

Scientists in Australia begin preclinical study that may help halt MS progression

Researchers from Monash University in Australia are set to conduct a large study into a drug that may one day help halt the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS)...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/scientists-australia-begin-preclinical-study-may-help-halt-ms-progression

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blood test results

Hello,

I just received my blood test results.
Can you pls provide your feedback ? (are the results ok for a MSer)

-Calcium: 2.41mmol/L

-Magnesium: 0.81 mmol/L

-25-OH D3 Vit: 82.2 nmol/L

-B12 Vit: 588 pmol/L

-Zinc: In process (I will get the result on Thursday)

Thank you
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