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Olfactory dysfunction is common in multiple sclerosis

Olfactory Pathology in Central Nervous System Demyelinating Diseases.

DeLuca GC, Joseph A, George J, Yates RL, Hamard M, Hofer M, Esiri MM.

Abstract

Olfactory dysfunction is common in multiple sclerosis (MS). Olfactory bulb and tract pathology in MS and other demyelinating disease remains unexplored.

A human autopsy cohort of pathologically confirmed cases encompassing the spectrum of demyelinating disease (MS; n=17), neuromyelitis optica (NMO); n=3), and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM); n=7)) was compared to neuroinflammatory (herpes ...
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research opportunity - please share your experience with MS

Team up to raise awareness about life with MS! Researchers in the Health Behaviors Laboratory (https://sites.google.com/site/hormeslab/) at the University at Albany, SUNY, are carrying out a study to learn more about your thoughts, emotions, and adjustment to MS - the teaMS study. We are interested in YOUR experience living with this disease. Your answers may ultimately help us better understand how people adapt to life with MS. Please share your experience with us by completing ...
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Vitamin B12 unsaturated binding capaciy & holotranscobalamin

Are the vitamin B12 unsaturated binding capacity test and the holotranscobalamin test the same test? If someone is able to, could you provide the rational or documentation for your answer? Thank you!!!!
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Boston Dad with MS Needs Visitation Rights Victory!

Boston Dad with MS Needs Visitation Rights Victory!
Needs Lawyer's Fee ASAP!

http://www.gofundme.com/di6w34

My name is Joe. Thank you for reading, and for any assistance you can provide. I also encourage you to share this page with anyone you think might understand.

When my ex-wife and I split up nearly five years ago, our divorce agreement granted my ex-wife physical custody of our daughter, with legal custody shared equally. ...
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Sleep disorders in MS patients

Sleep Disorders In Multiple Sclerosis Patients Go Largely Undiagnosed: Study

http://www.medicaldaily.com/sleep-disor ... udy-302740

To find out the prevalence of sleep disorders in MS patients, Brass and his colleagues surveyed members of the Northern California Chapter of the National MS Society, who were recruited in 2011.

Of the 11,000 participants interviewed, 2,375 were selected for the survey. Consistent with the reported epidemiology of multiple sclerosis, the majority (81 percent) were ...
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Oceans of Hope

I don't know if anyone has heard of this organization, but it is worth a search.

It's a group formed in the Netherlands by a Neuropsych. He got some backing from Biogen and bought a 67 foot sailboat. His dream, which has strted is to circumnavigate the earth on the boat manned mostly by folks with MS. He's got 4 regular folks on board as well.
If anyone has dreams to sail, send an application. ...
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2014 ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS

For all the breaking #MS news from 2014 ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS please see http://www.ms-uk.org/MSnews
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Myelin measure in MS tracks patient disability

Whole-brain measures of myelin water fraction (MWF) -- reflecting the amount of myelin present in brain tissue -- correlated significantly with disease duration and disability levels in multiple sclerosis, supporting a role for MWF in patient management and as an outcome in clinical trials, a researcher said here.

In a cross-sectional study of 141 MS patients and 10 neurologically healthy controls, the "skew" of one of two peaks seen in the distribution of MWF across ...
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Severe optic nerve damage in MS not a hurdle.....

Severe optic nerve damage in MS not a hurdle to some children

There is a clear subset of pediatric patients with demyelinating disease who have substantial damage to the nerve layer in the retina but nevertheless have no vision loss, a new study shows.

"Understanding how this subset of patients recover functionally after optic nerve damage could lead to great insight into best acute treatment options and a better understanding of brain plasticity and neural ...
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Plegridy two year data confirms safety and efficacy in MS

Plegridy two year data confirms safety and efficacy in MS patients

Biogen Idec today announced new data from the second year of its Phase 3 ADVANCE clinical trial that show the positive treatment effects of Plegridy™ (peginterferon beta-1a) were maintained in people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS) beyond the first year of the study. These results were presented at the sixth Triennial Joint Meeting of the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in ...
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