Contrast not needed for follow-up MRI on MS patients

Clinicians should be able to avoid the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep-learning MRI algorithm aids in neurological diagnoses MRI shows drug slows brain atrophy in MS patients MRI links iron in the brain to multiple sclerosis MS group expands MRI assistance program MRI shows potentially better indicator for MS progression
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Did the movie Joker portray mental illness correctly and does it matter? We passionately go over the movie Joker from the lense of people living with mental illness and discuss whether or not there are implications of making a movie like this. Does it help us or hurt us? What if it does both? Listen in to hear Gabe’s freakishly good recollection of scenes from the movie as Jackie struggles to separate entertainment from reality.  Spoiler Alert: You don’t need to see Joker to appreciate this conversation but we do go over the plot and reveal some important scenes from the movie. (Transcript Available Below)...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Antidepressant Antipsychotic Depression Minding the Media Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs
BACKGROUND: Falls, gait variability and increased energy cost of walking are common in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS). However, no studies have as yet examined this triple association in PwMS or in other neurological populations. RESEARCH QUESTION: ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Conclusions: Investigating the views and opinions of persons with MS on fall prevention programs gave important information which can be used to inform the development of such programs. IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION People with multiple sclerosis (MS) prefer short-term fall prevention programs that are practical, in-person and in groups. Online interventions were strongly rejected. People with MS want balance/strength exercises and falling techniques included within fall prevention programs. People with MS believe that awareness regarding falls prevention needs to be raised among healthcare professionals. Also, services ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: HIV/AIDS is the pathology most frequently associated with PML. With the use of immunomodulator drugs its appearance is reported in a variety of other diseases. Heterogeneous dirty-appearing white matter lesions were significantly more common in HIV patients. PMID: 31334558 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Neurologia - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
Abstract In the 1990s, the endocannabinoid system was discovered as part of the human physiology. Since then, the effects of cannabis as a medicine have been researched more systematically. To summarize the scientific knowledge, the German Federal Ministry of Health commissioned an expertise.The project "Cannabis: Potential and Risks: a Scientific Analysis" (CaPRis), which started in 2016, aimed at analyzing the potential of medicinal cannabis and the risks of recreational cannabis use. A search of systematic reviews (SRs) and randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) were conducted in five inte...
Source: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz Source Type: research
We describe a peculiar case of PML –immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) presenting a punctate pattern with “milky way” appearance on magnetic resonance imaging. Despite the fact that brain imaging and histopathology remain the mainstays for extricating through the expanding galaxy of HIV-related central nervous s ystem dysimmune syndromes and although punctate pattern has been already well acknowledged as a suggestive finding of PML among patients on natalizumab, this radiological presentation is still poorly recognised in AIDS-related PML cases, leading to possible life-threatening diagnos...
Source: Journal of NeuroVirology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: D'Amico E, Chisari CG, Gitto L, Zanghì A, Toscano S, Patti F Abstract INTRODUCTION: Recently, the economic impact of multiple sclerosis (MS), which includes both direct and indirect costs, has been increasing. While direct costs comprise health-care costs, such as the cost of pharmaceuticals, additional treatments such as physiotherapy, and medical aids, indirect costs are triggered by the productivity loss of patients and caregivers. Although new drugs for MS have changed the therapeutic scenario, they have increased the direct costs of health-care services. Areas covered: This review describes the...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 May 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Giuseppe Benagiano, Marisa Benagiano, Paola Bianchi, Mario Milco D’Elios, Ivo BrosensAbstractAutoimmune diseases (AIDs) affect women with a 2 - 1 ratio vs. men, suggesting that hormonal contraceptives play a role in their clinical course.Combined oral contraceptives have complex, sometimes contradictory, effects on AIDs; they can worsen the situation in women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and with Antiphospholipid Syndrome, condition in which they are contraindicated. Early studies indi...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Joanna Mikulak1,2, Elena Bruni1,2, Ferdinando Oriolo1,2, Clara Di Vito1 and Domenico Mavilio1,2* 1Unit of Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Milan, Italy 2Department of Medical Biotechnologies and Translational Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy The liver is considered a preferential tissue for NK cells residency. In humans, almost 50% of all intrahepatic lymphocytes are NK cells that are strongly imprinted in a liver-specific manner and show a broad spectrum of cellular heterogeneity. Hepatic NK (he-NK) cells play key roles in tuning liver immune response in b...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion and Future Aspects This review summarizes available NTF expression data, compiles existing evidence on the effects of glial NTF signaling in healthy conditions and in disease models (Figure 1), and highlights the importance of this topic for future studies. The relationship between NTFs and glia is crucial for both the developing and adult brain. While some of these factors, such as NT-3 and CNTF, have highly potent effects on gliogenesis, others like BDNF and GDNF, are important for glia-mediated synapse formation. Neurotrophic factors play significant roles during neurodegenerative disorders. In many cases, ...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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