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Survey on Adjustment to Multiple Sclerosis

Hi,

I'm a Master's student in Health Psychology at the University of Southampton in the UK. I'm researching adjustment to multiple sclerosis. The aim of the study is the development of a new scale '' the Multiple Sclerosis Adjustment Scale (MSAS) '' for assessing the process of adjustment in people with multiple sclerosis. We are trying to understand better how people with multiple sclerosis attempt to adjust to the challenges of their illness. The study ...
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Can doctors really predict a persons course of ms?

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for my crystal ball questions but unfortunately i can't switch off the "continuously thinking about ms button" :roll:

I have been told by my neuro that they can get a better idea of what a person's ms will do after observing what happens in the first 5-10 years.
I have also read that this may be an indiction of how benign/aggressive your ms ...
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Regulatory T cells in microbial infection.

http://tinyurl.com/34sets

I have no idea what they're saying but I like the way they say it! :lol:
Bob
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The Three (Yes – Three) Stages of MS

The Three (Yes – Three) Stages of MS

By Ashton Embry

Many people think MS has two stages: relapsing remitting (R-R MS) and
secondary progressive (SPMS). I see the MS disease process as having
three distinct stages. The often-ignored and perhaps most critical stage of MS is the first one which can be called pre-clinical MS (PCMS).

The First Stage of MS - Pre-Clinical MS – A Time Bomb Which Explodes Years Later

The MS ...
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Fibrinogen prevents repair of neurons

I think Fibrinogen has been mentioned before, but here is a new report about how it prevents neurons from regrowing after damage:

Public release date: 3-Jul-2007


Contact: Debra Kain
ddkain@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Blood clotting protein may inhibit spinal cord regeneration
Fibrinogen, a blood-clotting protein found in circulating blood, has been found to inhibit the growth ...
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Racial difference in MS distribution and severity

I hadn't heard of this before, but it's another incongruity in the distribution of MS:



Public release date: 2-Jul-2007


Contact: Michael C. Purdy
purdym@wustl.edu
314-286-0122
Washington University School of Medicine

Antibody linked to MS significantly higher in spinal fluid of blacks
St. Louis — An antibody frequently used as a diagnostic marker for multiple sclerosis (MS) is present at greater ...
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Oligoclonal bands

I've always wondered if o bands had anything to do with the current state or progression of MS so this was interesting to me.


Cerebrospinal fluid oligoclonal bands and progression of disability in multiple sclerosis.
Koch M, Heersema D, Mostert J, Teelken A, De Keyser J.
Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. m.w.koch@neuro.umcg.nl

Antibody-mediated inflammation is believed to contribute to tissue injury in ...
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Research articles

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Any good news stories? 20+ years and doing ok?

I was out driving today looking for yard sales, craft shops, antiques, etc. and I ended up in a very rural area at a little consignment shop. While I'm in there a woman comes in and there is a man behind her. I don't notice anything until this woman 'stage whispers' to the woman behind the counter that this guy has ms and his wife has thrown him out of the house. She is trying ...
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Why inflammation goes on too long

The article below is a real tongue twister, but it brings together quite a few things which keep cropping up in relation to MS: TNF-alpha, arachidonic acid, (which is part of the glutamate cascade), the Rho proteins and oxidants. It shows how they work together to prevent white blood cells from clearing away dead cells and thus prolong inflammation. We already know that inflammation can be protective in the short term but is a source ...
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