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Regimen so far

Hi, I am new to this - was diagnosed last year - started Copaxone about a month ago now and am taking 5000 IU's of Vitamin D a day.

I don't know if this is too much, but was recommended to me by my eye doctor I saw when I went to see if I could get on the study for the drugs - I was doing a study for Fingolimod vs Copakone - I ...
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People with multiple sclerosis lose myelin in grey matter

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose myelin in the grey matter of their brains and the loss is closely correlated with the severity of the disease, according to a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study. Researchers said the findings could have important applications in clinical trials and treatment monitoring. The study appears online in the journal Radiology.

Loss of myelin, the fatty protective sheath around nerve fibres, is a characteristic of MS, an inflammatory disease ...
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New international MS survey results published

New International Survey Finds MS Patients and Neurologists View Communication Positively, Yet Struggle to Discuss Key MS Symptoms.

– Neurologists Underestimate Patient Discomfort with Discussing More Typical Symptoms
– Patients Most Uncomfortable Engaging in Candid Dialogue about More Private Symptoms
– Patients and Physicians Not Always Aligned........ Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/qol
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Visual system as a predictor of change from CIS to MS

Evaluation of visual structural and functional factors that predict the development of multiple sclerosis in clinically isolated syndrome patients.

Perez-Rico C, Ayuso-Peralta L, Rubio-Pérez L, Roldán-Díaz I, Arévalo-Serrano J, Jiménez Jurado D, Blanco R.

Abstract

PURPOSE. To evaluate visual pathway structure and function in patients with clinical isolated syndrome (CIS) using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) and multifocal visual evoked potentials (mfVEP), predicting CIS conversion to clinically definite multiple sclerosis (MS).

METHODS. This observational, ...
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MS researchers find role for working memory in cognitive....

MS researchers find role for working memory in cognitive reserve

Kessler Foundation scientists have shown that working memory may be an underlying mechanism of cognitive reserve in multiple sclerosis (MS).

This finding informs the relationships between working memory, intellectual enrichment (the proxy measure for cognitive reserve) and long-term memory in this population..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/cognition
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New Website to Review Disabled Accessibility

Hi:

I'm Nancy (diagnosed RRMS in 2008). After a series of relapses became dependent on a walker and scooter.

I recently launched a new site that enables contributors to review disabled accessibility of the places they go.

http://www.disabledonthego.com

Please come, join the community and post reviews. Your participation would help everyone in the MS community who uses mobility assistance aids (and other disabled persons as well)!

Nancy@disabledonthego.com
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Statins, rituxan, and cd20

Stumbled upon this today. Statins may impair the binding of rituxan to cd20's by altering the shape of the receptor. http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/a ... ed.0050064

I wonder if the efficacy of statins for ms is dependent upon this cd20 interaction. Why? How?
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nutrition for ms

The influence of nutritional factors on the prognosis of multiple sclerosis (2012)
http://www.nature.com/nrneurol/journal/ ... 2.194.html

The molecular basis of nutritional intervention in multiple sclerosis: A narrative review (2011)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 9911000860

Multiple sclerosis and nutrition (2005)
http://msj.sagepub.com/content/11/1/24.short
Benefits from any particular diet in multiple sclerosis (MS) have not yet been proven. It is, however, frequent that malnutrition ...
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new concept for doctors: nutrition education

The need to advance nutrition education in the training of health care professionals and recommended research to evaluate implementation and effectiveness (2014)
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/99/5/1153S.short

Nutrition education in medical school: a time of opportunity (2014)
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/99/5/1167S.short

Residency and specialties training in nutrition: a call for action (2014)
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/99/5/1174S.short

Implementation of a Dietitian-Led Enteral Nutrition Support Clinic Results in Quality ...
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Could Dock3 protect against demyelination?

Dock3 protects myelin in the cuprizone model for demyelination.

Namekata K, Kimura A, Harada C, Yoshida H, Matsumoto Y, Harada T.

Abstract

Dedicator of cytokinesis 3 (Dock3) belongs to an atypical family of the guanine nucleotide exchange factors. It is predominantly expressed in the neural tissues and causes cellular morphological changes by activating the small GTPase Rac1.

We previously reported that Dock3 overexpression protects retinal ganglion cells from excitotoxic cell death. Oligodendrocytes are the myelinating ...
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