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NICE backs use of Tecfidera in adults with RRMS

NICE backs use of Tecfidera in adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

The National Institute for Heath and Care Excellence (NICE) issued a final appraisal determination backing the use of Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) in adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS)..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/tecfidera


KIR4.1 ruled out as possible antigen for MS

Investigation of the KIR4.1 potassium channel as a putative antigen in patients with multiple sclerosis: a comparative study.

Brickshawana A, Hinson SR, Romero MF, Lucchinetti CF, Guo Y, Buttmann M, McKeon A, Pittock SJ, Chang MH, Chen AP, Kryzer TJ, Fryer JP, Jenkins SM, Cabre P, Lennon VA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Antibodies have been implicated in the pathogenicity of multiple sclerosis by findings of immunoglobulins in patients' CSF and often IgG and complement in lesions, and ...
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Physical activity & associated levels of disability.....

Physical activity & associated levels of disability & quality of life in people with MS

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a common neurodegenerative disease, which often has a devastating effect on physical and emotional wellbeing of people with MS (PwMS). Several studies have shown positive effects of physical activity (PA) on disability, health related quality of life (HRQOL), and other outcomes....... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/qol
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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, CCSVI??

Hi everyone,

I was diagnosed last week with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome; however, my doctor tells me that all my other symptoms cannot be caused by TOS. These include leg numbness, tingling, twitching legs, abdomen, and feet (very small...only I notice). Also, in a vascular test, it was noticed that my feet were completely "flat" as far as getting blood to them...there is NO blood getting to my toes! I even get these lesions on my ...
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Nice pasta alternitive

I know folks are always looking for an alternitive to wheat pasta in their diet. For years we have been using rice & corn pastas, which are good, but we have come across something even healthier: spirilized zuccini (summer squash). You can buy a very cool gadget called a spiralizer that will turn zuccini and summer squash into longs strands of pasta like material. Just use it raw or briefly boiled, put some tomato sauce ...
Read more : Nice pasta alternitive | Views : 314 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Diet


I'm so confused. Could I have MS?

Hi everyone,

I'm a 23 year old guy and for the past year I have been having some problems with sensation on my entire body. My skin sensation almost feels slightly muted. It's not a tingling pins and needles type numbness. I can still feel pain. I also have fatigue, brain fog, mild depression and occasional dizzy spells (I've had these symptoms for a long time).

So this started about a year ago. It seemed ...
Read more : I'm so confused. Could I have MS? | Views : 315 | Replies : 8 | Forum : Undiagnosed


Wondering if I might have MS and how do I learn for certain?

A few weeks ago I had transient vision loss in one eye, not blindness, just severe blurring. It happened spontaneously and gradually improved over 10 hours. When it happened I was concerned about possibly having a stroke or a pre-cursor to one and I went to the E.R. They checked me out and said it wasn't a stroke and referred me to an ophthalmologist. The earliest I could see him was 2 days later and ...
Read more : Wondering if I might have MS and how do I learn for certain? | Views : 326 | Replies : 3 | Forum : General Discussion


Tuberculosis vaccine halves the lesion load

Source: http://www.msdiscovery.org/news/new_fin ... rogression

Cheap Vaccine Slows MS Progression
A one-time vaccination halved the rate at which early neurologic episodes progressed to diagnosable MS
JENNIE DUSHECK, M.A.
Patients with early signs of multiple sclerosis (MS) given a single injection of a cheap, safe, and common vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) were significantly less likely to develop full-blown MS than controls.

In a 5-year, double-blind clinical trial conducted by a team ...
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What is wrong with MS research?

We all have seen CCSVI prevalence in MS patients oscillating from 0% to 100% according to who the researcher was. Most of us have supposed dark interests or weak skills as explanation for the discrepancies.

Recently the same has happened in other field. Kir4.1, once thought as a MS specific autoantibody, is now a theory nearly dead. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25008547, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25008548)

But the situation is ...
Read more : What is wrong with MS research? | Views : 987 | Replies : 16 | Forum : Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)


Amputation for foot drop?

As I sit here with my sore back due to always dragging my foot around I have been wondering if I would be better off with an artificial foot!
I have the Bioness l300 which helps when I do have shoes on, but it doesn't totally work. I am just so tired of this foot always being in the way...
A few years ago as a friend was helping me get my leg into a ...
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