Pharmacological Inhibition of Acid Sphingomyelinase Ameliorates Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis.

CONCLUSION: The studies identify the acid sphingomyelinase as a novel therapeutic target for treating MS patients. PMID: 31778303 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Neuro-Signals - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurosignals Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Treatment of highly active RRMS with cladribine tablets was less costly and more effective than treatment with fingolimod. Hence, it is a dominant strategy in the Portuguese setting. No conclusions can be drawn from the present study regarding other treatment options, in particular natalizumab and alemtuzumab. PMID: 31951777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
ConclusionsDelayed treatment start in this POMS cohort was associated with shorter time to reach sustained EDSS 4 and confirmed EDSS worsening, and decreased chance of reaching confirmed EDSS improvement, and thus support early treatment start in POMS patients.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: In this matching-adjusted comparison of patients with RMS from three phase 3 trials, a significantly lower proportion of patients treated with SC peginterferon beta-1a 125 mcg every 2 weeks than with oral teriflunomide 14 mg once daily had 24-week CDW at 108 weeks. In addition, in both the overall population and newly diagnosed patient subgroups, ARR at 108 weeks was numerically lower with peginterferon beta-1a than with teriflunomide. The numerically lower ARR in newly diagnosed patients treated with peginterferon beta-1a compared with those treated with teriflunomide was sustained through up to 5 years of treatment.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractCrucial elements for achieving optimal long-term outcomes in multiple sclerosis (MS) are patient confidence and effective physician –patient communication. Patient-reported instruments may provide the means to fill the gap in currently available clinician-rated measures. The SymptoMScreen (SMSS) is a brief self-assessment tool for measuring symptom severity in 12 neurologic domains commonly affected by MS. We conducted a non-i nterventional study to assess the dimensional structure and item characteristics of the SMSS. A total of 218 patients with relapsing–remitting MS and mild disability (median Expan...
Source: Neurology and Therapy - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionFindings could help further understand the alleviation of the detrimental impacts of CPZ using the OLs that would be capable of increasing the level of S100, MAG, and MBP.
Source: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Impaired balance is common in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and can be present even in those with a mild disability level. With increasing disability, gait, and balance impairment progress, and lead to increased risk of falls. In some rec...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
ConclusionsIn this multi-ethnic cohort from Toronto, Canada, blacks with NMOSD were less likely than Asians to demonstrate classic NMO by 2006 diagnostic criteria. Caucasians had better long-term disability outcomes compared to Asians as measured by the EDSS.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The captions of Fig.  2 and Fig. 3 are mismatched.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In conclusion, our results suggest that cognitive performance, even in patients with RRMS and very mild disability, may reflect a loss of structural connectivity. In contrast, widespread increases in functional connectivity may be the result of maladaptive processes.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Alexithymia was found in a relatively high percentage in patients with relapse remitting type of multiple sclerosis.
Source: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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