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Dignan - do something useful


You've gone very quiet of late which worries me - late night drinking? Lap-dancing clubs?

I have found some interesting publications. The only trouble - $6,000 each. But you're Canadian - an American with a nicer accent - and, no doubt, well off. Alright, the girls aren't as pretty in Canada (Celine Dion!), but there's cleaner air up there. To give you something to do during the Winter months (we have lots of theatres ...
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Stem cells abandon sites of injury

One of the most frustrating things about the central nervous system is the fact that it doesn't repair itself like the rest of the body – something stops the normal repair mechanisms from working – and Netrin-1 sounds like it could be involved. It makes stem cells migrate away from the site of injury, but as so often happens it can have completely the opposite function: attracting stem cells into the right positions in the ...
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Hello from Romania

My name is Petru from Romania.
I am 47 and I was diagnosed with MS in 1985
My initial diagnosis was RRMS, I had optic neuritis in my right eye.
Now I have SPMS
I currently take Betaseron from 2005 and lots of vitamins
I have four sons, 26, 24, 19 & 17. I hope and pray they never get MS, but if they do, at least there are better treatments today.
I'm really happy ...
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One Year on Tysabri, My Progress Report

Hi everyone, I haven't been here in a while, so I'll give you a brief update on my Tysabri progress.

I had my one year follow-up Tysabri appointment with my neurologist on 9/17... I am pleased to report that she was "delighted" with my progress (those were her words).

What she was most happy about is that she did not feel I was progressing in my disease, and that what I thought was a mild ...
Read more : One Year on Tysabri, My Progress Report | Views : 2834 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Tysabri (Antegren or Natalizumab)

MRI Cervical/Thoracic This AM - Thoughts?

Had my cervical/thoracic MRI this AM. It was ordered "with contrast", however the tech said they may not need the contrast. I said "I thought the contrast made lesions brighter and more noticeable"? She said, "well, if the radiologist feels he has enough info to make a diagnosis, we won't need the contrast". We DID NOT need the contrast. So, this tells me they found lesions? What do you guys think? I have to wait ...
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Interferons: stimulant or suppressant?

I had the unpleasure of going to a walk-in clinic a few days ago and ended up in a ridiculous argument with the Dr. as to whether interferons are an immune suppressant or stimulant.

I know there's some debate around it, but my neuro, my nurse and Serono have told me Rebif can make one susceptible to infections.

Anyway, I couldn't adequately explain to the doc why interferons are a suppressant in MS patients but ...
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MS TV programme on UK TV

A programme is being broadcast in the UK about a woman with MS. Details of the programme and the timings are provided in the link. The programme covers visits made by the woman to leading MS researchers including Professor Scolding who is overseeing an MS stem cell pilot study in humans. I only have Freeview and will have to get up at 07:00 on Sunday to see the show (no chance!). For those with access ...
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Lesion research

MR Imaging Intensity Modeling of Damage and Repair In Multiple Sclerosis: Relationship of Short-Term Lesion Recovery to Progression and Disability 13 November 2007

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Formation of lesions in multiple sclerosis (MS) shows pronounced short-term fluctuation of MR imaging hyperintensity and size, a qualitatively known but poorly characterized phenomenon. With the use of time-series modeling of MR imaging intensity, our study relates the short-term dynamics of new T2 lesion formation to those of ...
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Good News

I've been on Rebif for 2 1/2 years. I had a follow up MRI last week (it has been 3 years since my last MRI) and my dr. called and said I had no new lesions. It would appear that the drug is working!
Read more : Good News | Views : 2999 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Rebif

Site is set up well

This site is set up very nicely and is easy for me to navigate. I just wanted to tell the site admin people this in case anyone was interested.

I like the way the subjects are available for posting into different categories, which makes it easier to go to areas of primary interest without having to scroll through a lot of stuff that would not be of interest to each person.

Good job.

gwa ...
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