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New research destroys the auto-immune model of Multiple Sclerosis

The Journal of Experimental Medicine said it best in their recent tweet:
“Decades of medical theory which considered the brain as different from other organs of the body and without a lymphatic drainage system were, well...... simply not correct.”

The presence of a lymphatic vascular system:
The University of Helsinki has independently published a ...

Dollars for doctors

"Three out of four doctors in the US have received money from the pharmaceutical industry."
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Brain MRI - what to ask for

My GP has ordered a brain MRI. Could someone please help me understand what I need. This is for my first visit with a neuro and I have never had one before.

Should it have contrast? Are there different levels of MRI and should I ask for something specific. I have the Dr order from my GP but have not made the appointment. Before I do I want to order the correct thing.

Update: I ...
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Appointment with MS specialist

Yay, I have my appointment. Bummer - first available is October 26.
Read more : Appointment with MS specialist | Views : 262 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Undiagnosed

Study claims dice loaded for patients with late-stage MS

People living with multiple sclerosis have the dice loaded against them when it comes to their decision-making ability as their condition progresses, according to a new study from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.... Read More -
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Mitochondria ‘may play role in MS progression’

Recent attention to the role of mitochondria in the cause of multiple sclerosis suggests mitochondrial defects and mitochondrial structural and functional changes may contribute to the condition. Researchers studying mitochondria in multiple sclerosis believe abnormalities in mitochondrial dynamics impact cellular pathways such as inflammation and demyelination, ultimately impacting patients with multiple sclerosis..... Read more -
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Should i take Rebif?

Hi All,
I've just registered and want to share my story and concerns.
I'm 38 old female married with 3 kids...I have been active working in the development field in the developing countries.
Feb 2015 i got my first attack and in the hospital they told me probably you have MS, i've visited more than 5 doctors to confirm and yes my MRI showed that i'm in a bad shape...lesions are everywhere!! still my symptoms ...
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Huge Thank You to lyndacarol

I original posted a post "Am I paranoid? or juming to conclusions on MS" lyndacarol sent me a personal e-mail discussing B12. After 2 and half years of frustration, I talked to my Dr about B12, something we had never discussed. He gave me a shot and I have been feeling great! I know it is still early in the game to know the whole effects of this shot, but all I can say is ...
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Bioness H200 for sale, large right hand

Good Afternoon,

I have one Bioness H200 tethered unit for sale. Was purchased in September of 2010 and only used for several months. This is a practically new orthosis.

I will entertain all reasonable offers.

Thank you.
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Clive Beggs' new paper- hemodynamics and MS

Great new paper from ISNVD member, Clive Beggs---open access:

Venous haemodynamic and cerebrospinal fluid anomalies associated with multiple sclerosis

The key findings of these studies are: (i) MS patients, diagnosed with CCSVI, exhibit greatly increased
hydraulic resistance of the cerebral venous drainage system; (ii) MS patients experience loss of the small cerebral veins; (iii) MS patients exhibit reduced CSF bulk flow, consistent with mild venous hypertension; (iv) MS patients exhibit increased CSF pulsatility in the ...


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