Three distinct physical behavior types in fatigued patients with multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis often leads to fatigue and changes in physical behavior (PB). Changes in PB are often assumed as a consequence of fatigue, but effects of interventions that aim to reduce fatigue by improvin...
Source: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 21 September 2019Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Dr Rosalie Greenberg
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2019Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Ellen Skorve, Astri J. Lundervold, Øivind Torkildsen, Kjell-Morten MyhrAbstractBackgroundCognitive impairment is a common symptom in all stages of multiple sclerosis (MS), yet it is underreported and not routinely evaluated. The Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis (BICAMS) is a short and easily administered test battery for screening of cognitive impairment in MS that can be completed within 15 minutes and incorporated into routine clinical practice. The test battery consists of ...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2019Source: NeuroImage, Volume 203Author(s): Lydia J. McKeithan, Bailey D. Lyttle, Bailey A. Box, Kristin P. O’Grady, Richard D. Dortch, Benjamin N. Conrad, Lindsey M. Thompson, Baxter P. Rogers, Paul Newhouse, Siddharama Pawate, Francesca Bagnato, Seth A. SmithAbstractCognitive impairment (CI) is a major manifestation of multiple sclerosis (MS) and is responsible for extensively hindering patient quality of life. Cortical gray matter (cGM) damage is a significant contributor to CI, but is poorly characterized by conventional MRI let alone with quantitative MRI, such as quantitative magneti...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2019Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): D Marengo, R Rosato, G Gamberini, P Cavalla, M Gironi, F Patti, L Prosperini, C SolaroAbstractBackgroundThe Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale (MSWS-12) has showed good psychometric properties in reports exploring its validity using Classical Test Theory methods. Findings from recent studies using Item Response Theory methods advance the idea that some aspects of the MSWS-12 does not fully comply with some requirements of sound measurement.Research questionThe present study investigated whether the measurement prope...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsExperts compared therapeutic attitudes and practices regarding second-line treatment failure between French regions. They identified convergences that were used to propose a national agreement on second-line treatment failure criteria, which should be evaluated in real-life prospective cohorts.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study is the first to investigate possible lncRNA biomarkers to differentiate phenotypic severity in MS. Although the findings are preliminary based on our small sample size, they are sufficient to identify hypotheses for future investigation, and give guidance regarding the design of future studies.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2019Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Afsaneh Shirani, Darin T. Okuda
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
An association between concussion during adolescence and long-term, elevated risk for multiple sclerosis grew stronger with new evidence from a large study.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
Authors: Deleu D, Canibaño B, Mesraoua B, Adeli G, Abdelmoneim MS, Ali Y, Elalamy O, Melikyan G, Boshra A Abstract Healthcare systems vary greatly between countries. International, evidence-based guidelines for the management of multiple sclerosis (MS) may need to be adapted for use in particular countries. Two years ago, the authors published a comprehensive consensus guideline for the management of MS in Qatar. Since that time, the availability of disease-modifying treatments for relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), and our understanding of how to apply those treatments, has increased. The authors present an upd...
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
Fall prevention requires a multifaceted approach that should include individual risk assessment and intervention strategies. Exercise interventions may mitigate most risk factors for falls (eg, balance impairment, gait impairment, and muscle weakness). Numerous systematic reviews or meta-analyses have assessed the effectiveness of exercise interventions among people with various types of neurological disorders; however, the evidence obtained has not been synthesized into an overview. Therefore, the present systematic review assessed systematic reviews of exercise intervention for fall prevention among people with neurologi...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research
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