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RNFL -New Imaging

My neurologist has suggested that I get a Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) imaging of my eyes. The equipment used is an Optical Coherence Tomography machine. The test is non-invasive, and quick. I do not know if insurance will make payment for MS, but my understanding is the cost is minimal. The neuro believes the test will be used in standard treatment of MS within the next couple of years. My non-scientific understanding of the ...
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Ever had electric shocks in your fingers and/or thumbs ?

If you have ever experienced electric shocks in your fingers and thumbs could you please look at the photographs on my website ..

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Exercise and Relapses

Question to anyone: Do you think strenuous exercise can cause a relapse?

I ask this because exercise is so pushed as nothing but a positive for us MS'ers and I have taken that to heart. In the last five years I have barely missed a day of running except this winter during a bad time and horrible weather around here. Since I've started back, I feel like I can barely finish my runs. I start ...
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Fillings and MS

One of those irritating "further study required" conclusions, but the link with amalgam appears weak so far. Size may matter though, (of fillings):

Dental amalgam and multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.Aminzadeh KK, Etminan M.
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Hospital, Vancouver, Canada.

OBJECTIVES: Amalgam restorations have long been controversial due to their mercury content. Allegations that the mercury may be linked to nervous disorders such as Alzheimer's, chronic fatigue syndrome, and ...
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Peroxynitrite & oligodendrocytes

Further evidence that peroxynitrite is bad in MS. Uric Acid scavenges it, and inosine raises Uric Acid levels, which is why I take inosine!

Contrasting potential of nitric oxide and peroxynitrite to mediate oligodendrocyte injury in multiple sclerosis.Jack C, Antel J, Bruck W, Kuhlmann T.
Neuroimmunology Unit, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Nitric oxide (NO) and peroxynitrite (ONOO(-)) are potential mediators of the injury and cytotoxicity occurring over time to oligodendrocytes in ...
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New imaging

New imaging approach promises insights into multiple sclerosis - 18 April 2007

Researchers have developed a way to use three types of microscopic imaging techniques simultaneously to analyse living tissue and learn more about the molecular mechanisms of multiple sclerosis, information that could help lead to earlier detection and new treatments.

The combined imaging method is enabling the researchers to study how multiple sclerosis causes an overproduction of "astroglial filaments," which form bundles between ...
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Montell Williams Show

Hi all,

I was planning on watching the Montel Williams show today on MS, but it was preempted in my area due to the Virginia Tech tragedy. Did anyone else see it? Was there anything of interest in it? Any info on when it may be rebroadcast?

thanks in advance,

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CD24: missing gene reduces MS risk

Below is the author's summary of a report into a genetic mutation which appears to help protect against MS and Lupus. The mutation occurs at a point which should make the protein CD 24, but two base pairs are missing so the body produces less.
CD24 plays an important part in the immune system, and reducing the amount of it cuts not only the risk of getting MS or lupus in the first place, but ...
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IVIG for exacerbation???

Solu-Medrol v/s Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)

We're on Novantrone now and the Neuro is prescibing IVIG instead of Solu-Medrol for an exacerbation. we're only familiar with Solu-Medrol.

Can you help us know what to expect?

Thanks, napay
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Auditory device and gait

Auditory Device Makes Walking Easier For MS Patients, Says Professor Yoram Baram, Israel

A Technion Institute computer science researcher has devised an auditory feedback system which enables patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) to improve their gait.

Professor Yoram Baram said that the apparatus, which is an updated version of a virtual reality visual feedback apparatus he developed a decade ago, can also help Parkinson's disease patients walk better.

"Our earlier system was based on a ...
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