The therapeutic use of non-invasive brain stimulation in multiple sclerosis - a review.

CONCLUSION: There are still no official recommendations for the therapeutic use of tDCS or rTMS in MS. The huge inter-individual variability of NIBS efficacy is still a big challenge which needs to be solved. However, well-designed studies, deeper knowledge about pathomechanisms underlying MS, and the combination of such techniques with motor and cognitive rehabilitation might results in higher effectiveness of NIBS. PMID: 28984619 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research

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Authors: Łabuz-Roszak B, Niewiadomska E, Kubicka-Bączyk K, Skrzypek M, Tyrpień-Golder K, Majewska A, Matejczyk A, Dobrakowski P, Pierzchała K Abstract OBJECTIVES: Pain is one of the most frequently reported symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). It affects the daily functioning of patients, limits the ability to work and reduces the joy of life. The aim of the study was to analyze the impact of pain on quality of life as well as symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with MS. METHODS: The study included 144 patients with diagnosed MS (mean age 41±12 years, mean illness duration 10.3±8.6 ...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our results indicate similar prevalence rates of comorbid psychiatric symptoms to studies carried out in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and relatively high attendance and referral rates to psychiatric services.Implications: The results shed light on the clinical profile of patients in this region and support the need for integrated collaborative medical services. Moreover, findings have important implications for health care policies pertaining to resource distribution and funding.IntroductionMedical care has traditionally been dominated by a separation between disciplines catering to physiologi...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusion: These findings support the hypothesis that in FM a deteriorated function of cortical inhibition, indexed by a higher SICI parameter, a lower function of the DPMS, together with a higher level of BDNF indicate that FM has different pathological substrates from depression. They suggest that an up-regulation phenomenon of intracortical inhibitory networks associated with a disruption of the DPMS function occurs in FM. Introduction Major depressive disorder (MDD) and fibromyalgia (FM) present overlapped symptoms. Although the connection between these two disorders has not been elucidated yet, the disruption...
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionA high proportion of respondents experience some level of fatigue and it is independently associated with reduced social participation.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: in MS patients the pathogenesis of fatigue seems not driven by the mechanisms directly related to corticospinal function (that characterize fatigue in controls) but seems probably due to other “central abnormalities” upstream to primary motor cortex. Introduction Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immuno-mediated disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) in which inflammation, demyelination, and axonal damage coexist (1). MS prevalence and incidence have increased progressively over time (2). Importantly, MS is commonly diagnosed between 20 and 40 years of age, affecting the early stages of wor...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2019Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, Volume 28Author(s): Turhan Kahraman, Asiye Tuba Özdoğar, Özge Ertekin, Serkan ÖzakbaşAbstractBackgroundAlthough there is accumulating evidence on neuropathic pain in persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS), little is known about musculoskeletal pain. The aim was to examine the frequency, type, distribution of pain and related factors in pwMS.MethodsThis cross-sectional study included 223 pwMS. The Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire and painDETECT Questionnaire were used to assess pain. Depression, fatigue, sleepiness, and hea...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 January 2019Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Turhan Kahraman, Asiye Tuba Özdoğar, Ertekin Özge, Serkan ÖzakbaşAbstractBackgroundAlthough there is accumulating evidence on neuropathic pain in persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS), little is known about musculoskeletal pain. The aim was to examine the frequency, type, distribution of pain and related factors in pwMS.MethodsThis cross-sectional study included 223 pwMS. The Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire and painDETECT Questionnaire were used to assess pain. Depression, fatigue, sleepiness, ...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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ConclusionAvonex and CinnoVex showed similar efficacy and safety outcome in patients with RRMS.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The level of evidence for the use of medical MJ among people with disabilities varies greatly, and has a clear lack of methodologically sound studies. Overall, medical MJ does not improve the level of functioning, but it may improve the overall quality of life for people with disabilities. Implications for Rehabilitation Epilepsy can be a disabling chronic disorder which not only impacts physically but can restricts quality of life. Quality of life is diminished even more with treatment resistant epilepsy. Chronic pain is the leading cause of disability and is the most common cause of long-term disability. The...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
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