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Bacterial Infections and CSF Research

Hi all

Given all the interest in infections here's another study from Ectrims 2006 that I'm also surprised no one has posted. :roll:
PCR for bacteria in multiple sclerosis cerebrospinal fluid
J.W. Lindsey, S. Patel (Houston, USA)

Objective: The objective of this study was to use a sensitive PCR method to test for the presence of seven different groups of bacteria in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ...
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Age and MS

Age Should Not Deter Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis: Presented at ECTRIMS
By Bruce Sylvester

MADRID, SPAIN -- October 1, 2006 -- In a new study of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) after the age of 60, nearly half of relapsing patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and patients with clinically isolated syndrome presented with signs of inflammation on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

This finding suggests that the disease course depends on the inflammatory component of ...
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Forgot the name of a website

Can anyone tell me the name of that website for pharmaceutical "professionals"? It's the one with all of the potty mouth newbie drug reps. I'm trying to find out who the Biogen rep for my area is.
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Disability, axonal degeneration

I have been reading a little and understanding a little on this axonal degeneration and disability connection. Gary has lots of disability and little brain lesions, so it "fits" his MS. A few years ago they did a spinal MRI and a DR noted in a known area of attacks spinal atrophy. Which basically is shrinkage? I read in Lyon's article on another post about all of this except they were talking about the brain ...
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Cyclophosphamide

This is a story of a couple of months ago, but is doing the rounds again. It's something cheery for a Monday.

Ian


MS treatment 'a miracle'

Rocky Point woman undergoes high-dose regimen at Stony Brook.
Linda Jacobellis had multiple sclerosis, a disease for which there is no cure, for 16 years. Now, she announces, "I no longer have MS." She ascribes her cure, in part, to "a miracle from my mother in heaven." ...
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Genes story

This looks an interesing genes story


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5379250.stm
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Betaferon and the BENEFIT study

Betaferon Demonstrates Robust Reduction in Risk of Developing Multiple Sclerosis Across All Subgroups of Benefit study



BERLIN, September 29, 2006-Schering AG (FSE: SCH, NYSE: SHR), Germany, announced today results from the subgroup analysis of the BENEFIT* study which showed that Betaferon® (interferon beta-1b) 250mcg treatment reduced the risk of developing clinically definite MS (CDMS) consistently across all subgroups regardless of age, gender, steroid treatment or symptoms at onset of disease.1 These data were part of ...
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MS/infection

A new abstract is available ahead of article print on pubmed. Copied below...
Multiple sclerosis: an infectious syndrome involving Chlamydophila pneumoniae.

Stratton CW, Wheldon DB.
Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.

The concept of autoimmune myelinopathy as the primary pathology in multiple sclerosis (MS) is problematic. Vasculitis is seen in the MS brain, both within lesions and in adjacent normal-appearing white matter. The first observation in acute relapse is the sudden, ...
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twitching eye-lid

Awhile ago I posted about weakness in my right eyelid. That's still a constant.

Now, for the last two weeks my *left* eyelid twitches. Perhaps about 20 seconds at a time. But it happens so very, very often during the day.

Today, my husband was able to catch a glimpse of it in action. He said that the movement seemed to come from the the middle of the eyelid and the eyelid moved up and ...
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BBB / global disease

Dear all,

The UK MS Society recently profiled the work of Prof John Greenwood whose work focuses on the BBB.

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By coincidence, I came across the following research on the BBB.

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It got me thinking about whether MS was a global disease of the CNS rather than a focal disease based on lesions etc. I e-mailed one of my neuros who responded -

You are correct that MS is a generalized ...
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