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2012-07-18 06:37:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire)– A widely prescribed MS treatment may not be as effective in the long term as some would have hoped. New research shows that there´s no strong evidence that a group of drugs, beta interferons (ß-IFNs), prescribed to treat MS, had a measurable impact on the long-term disability progression of the disease. The study was led by researchers with the UBC Hospital MS Clinic and Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of...

2012-07-18 01:28:25

Among patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), treatment with the widely-prescribed drug to treat MS, interferon beta, was not associated with less progression of disability, according to a study in the July 18 issue of JAMA. "A key feature of MS is clinical progression of the disease over time manifested by the accumulation of disability. Interferon beta drugs are the most widely prescribed disease-modifying drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the...

2012-07-16 12:10:34

Research conducted by Jesus Lovera, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, and colleagues has shown that stress management treatment significantly reduced the formation of new brain lesions in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) over the course of treatment. These lesions are markers of disease activity used to objectively measure disease status. The work is published ahead of print and is now available online in Neurology. "Our research found that...

2012-06-16 00:50:09

But there may be some benefit to those at the lower end of the disability scale The first large non-commercial study to investigate whether the main active constituent of cannabis (tetrahydrocannabinol or THC) is effective in slowing the course of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) shows that there is no evidence to suggest this; although benefits were noted for those at the lower end of the disability scale. The CUPID (Cannabinoid Use in Progressive Inflammatory brain Disease) study...

2012-05-16 05:00:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new study finds that smoked cannabis can provide relief from pain and muscular tightness - otherwise known as spasticity — in people with multiple sclerosis at the risk of adverse cognitive effects. Spasticity causes patients with multiple sclerosis to suffer from muscular tightness that is difficult to control, often uncomfortable and disabling. Spasticity can be relieved by some drugs, but they can have adverse effects and often do not always improve...

2012-04-23 04:45:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — According to a recent study, people who received injections of the multiple sclerosis (MS) drug interferon beta-1a directly after noticing signs of possible MS were less likely to progress into definite MS compared to those who switched to interferon beta-1a from placebo. Although it is not currently available in the United States, the trial was conducted with the human serum albumin-free formulation of interferon beta-1a, which is available in all European Union...

2012-03-26 10:15:14

Short-term follow-up supports evidence that angioplasty of azygos and jugular veins safe, improves quality of life for those with multiple sclerosis, say researchers at Society of Interventional Radiology's 37th Annual Scientific Meeting Researchers who investigated the connection between chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (a reported condition characterized as a blockage in the veins that drain blood from the brain and spinal cord and returns it to the heart) and multiple...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.