Effects of Mindfulness-based interventions on physical symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis – a systematic review and meta-analysis

ConclusionsMBIs appear to be an effective treatment for fatigue in PwMS. The optimal MBI in this context remains unclear. Further research into MBI optimisation, cost- and comparative-effectiveness is required.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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This study aimed to explore the extent to which different aspects of PwMS’ activity engagement is related to pain-related illness intrusiveness, and whether certain coping and support systems mediate that relationship.Methods: Participants (N = 161) were PwMS with at least mild pain who were recruited electronically through the North American Research Committee on MS (NARCOMS). Pain-related illness intrusiveness was measured using a modified version of the Illness Intrusiveness Ratings Scale (IIRS). Activity engagement was assessed with Section III of the West Haven-Yale Multidimensional Pain Inventory (WHYMPI). ...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
 After receiving two chronic illness diagnosis by the age of 24, it really was no surprise that host Jackie Zimmerman also started to experience depression. Unable to tackle both, Jackie chose to focus on her physical health, letting her mental health deteriorate quickly — and dangerously. In this episode, we discuss the mind-body connection and how when your body is sick, your mind can quickly follow.   (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular bo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Antidepressant Depression Medications Not Crazy Podcast Stress Suicide Trauma Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Andrea Hildebrand, Jessica Minnier, Michelle H. CameronAbstractBackgroundWith the expansion of medical and recreational legalization of cannabis, there is growing interest in cannabis use by people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Research supports that cannabis relieves MS-related pain and spasticity, two common symptoms of MS. However, there is limited information available about cannabis use in people with MS across the United States and Canada.Methods1,015 people with MS in the US and Canada participated in an inf...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewThere has been substantial interest in the role of exercise for managing impairments, limitations, and disability progression among persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). Despite established benefits of exercise training for persons who have mild-to-moderate MS, the ability to deliver exercise to persons who experience higher disability remains challenging. One promising approach for exercise in this population is functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling. This review provides a summary of the current evidence for FES cycling as an exercise training modality in persons with MS with respect to ...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionMS patients with a higher disability at TN onset and with a longer interval between MS and TN onset had differing clinical features and outcomes: pain was more frequently bilateral, surgery was more frequent and anticipated, and preventive medication discontinuation due to pain remission was less common.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionMS patients with a higher disability at TN onset and with a longer interval between MS and TN onset had differing clinical features and outcomes: pain was more frequently bilateral, surgery was more frequent and anticipated, and preventive medication discontinuation due to pain remission was less common.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The observed results revealed that the ZytuxTM could have a positive and significant effect on all types of MS.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this review is to familiarize the reader with assessments and measurement of spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Spasticity affects 60 –84% of people with MS, worsening as disability worsens and impacting activity, participation, and quality of life. Spasticity manifests in many ways, including spasms, resistance to passive stretch, pain, and perception of tightness, and can affect muscles throughout the body, making assessment a nd quantification of spasticity challenging but important. Assessment tools include those quantified by clinicians, instrumentation, an...
Source: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Dry mouth and bleeding from gums are more frequent in patients with longer lasting and more advanced types of MS. Daily oral hygiene and oral health self-control is limited in patients with MS, mainly due to motor deficits, balance problems and pain, and this becomes worse with disease duration. To minimise the burden of the disease, patients with MS require better education and improvement in their awareness regarding proper oral health control, such as the use of electric toothbrushes. In addition, patients with chronic and progressive disability from multiple sclerosis may benefit ...
Source: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurol Neurochir Pol Source Type: research
Central neuropathic pain can be difficult to treat and, subsequently, cause a great amount of disability and distress to patients, which limits quality of life. Common etiologies include the following: stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, infection, vasculitis, and malignancy. This case is a description of an 18-yr-old male patient diagnosed with a grade IV diffuse glioma who experienced severe neuropathic pain refractory to first-line treatment options including the following: gabapentinoids, tricyclic antidepressants, and selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. The patient remained on high-...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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