Evaluation of Ethnicity as a Predictor of Diagnostic Phenotype and Prognosis in Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder in Toronto, Canada

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

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Conclusion: SES and race may influence affective symptoms reported by individuals with MS. The reasons for the correlation are likely multifactorial. Longitudinal studies should strive to identify factors associated with risk of affective symptoms in MS that may be modifiable.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionAtrophied T2-LV is associated with disability accrual in MS, and to several multimodal markers of disease evolution.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
A 74-year-old disabled woman with multiple sclerosis, complicated by chronic lower extremity weakness precluding ambulation, presented with fever (Tmax 39.3C), hypotension and a diffuse, erythematous rash.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Diagnostic Dilemma Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS The results indicate that, although persons with disabilities can exhibit a wide functional range, they remain at risk of PUs and should be evaluated for proper preventive measures, including support surfaces and wheelchair cushions.
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Source Type: research
ConclusionsNatalizumab is highly effective as measured by the NEDA long-term remission parameter.ResumenIntroducciónLa efectividad y seguridad de natalizumab en pacientes con esclerosis múltiple remitente recurrente (EMRR) se demostró en ensayos clínicos. Sin embargo, por las limitaciones de estos, es importante saber cómo se comporta en condiciones de práctica clínica a largo plazo.ObjetivoConocer la eficacia a largo plazo de natalizumab en pacientes con EMRR mediante la evaluación anual del NEDA (no evidence of disease activity), que incluye número de brotes,...
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate that, although persons with disabilities can exhibit a wide functional range, they remain at risk of PUs and should be evaluated for proper preventive measures, including support surfaces and wheelchair cushions. PMID: 32058440 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Adv Data - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Adv Skin Wound Care Source Type: research
Authors: Gajofatto A, Turatti M Abstract Siponimod fumarate (BAF-312) is a synthetic sphingosine 1- phosphate (S1P) receptor modulator, which exerts immunomodulating effects mediated by B- and T-cell sequestration in secondary lymphoid organs. S1P receptor modulators have consistently shown a significant benefit on relapse rate and other measures of disease activity in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS), compared with both placebo and active comparator. However, most clinical trials of S1P receptor modulators--as well as other therapies for MS--lack evidence of a significant benefit on disability progr...
Source: Drugs of Today - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drugs Today (Barc) Source Type: research
Conclusion: SES and race may influence affective symptoms reported by individuals with MS. The reasons for the correlation are likely multifactorial. Longitudinal studies should strive to identify factors associated with risk of affective symptoms in MS that may be modifiable.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study aims to describe saccadic abnormalities beyond INO and investigate their clinical relevance. A validated standardized infrared oculography protocol, DEMoNS, was used for quantifying saccadic eye movements in three different tasks in MS patients and healthy controls. The relationship between the saccadic parameters and disease characteristics was investigated. Furthermore, the association between saccadic parameters and visual functioning was analysed using logistic regression models, adjusted for possible confounders. This cross-sectional study included 218 subjects with MS and 58 healthy controls. The latency o...
Source: Vision Research - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Vision Res Source Type: research
Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating and disabling disease which primarily affects individuals in their early life between 20 and 40 years of age. MS is a complex condition, which may lead to a variety of upper limb (UL) dysfunctions and functional deficits.Objective: To explore upper limb impairments at body function, activity, and participation in persons with MS (PwMS) and severe hand dexterity impairment by behavioral and surface electromyography (sEMG) assessments.Methods: This observational cross-sectional study involved 41 PwMS with severe hand dexterity impairment stratified a...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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