Non-compliance with Disease Modifying Therapies in patients with Multiple Sclerosis: a Qualitative Analysis

Conclusion: Non-compliance to DMT recommendation in patients with MS in a Canadian practice is sizable, due to patients’ own perspectives of disease and their belief in alternative complementary medicine.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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Conclusions Despite specific TERIF guidelines for pregnancy-related issues and the availability of alternative therapies, some pregnancies exposed to TERIF were identified. Most of the cases were because of the absence of the recommended accelerated elimination procedure and appeared to be mostly unplanned pregnancies that probably reflect a lack of effective contraception.
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: All Clinical Neurology, Patient safety, Multiple sclerosis, Cohort studies Research Source Type: research
Authors: Zou Z, Sun J, Kang Z, Wang Y, Zhao H, Zhu K, Wang J Abstract Electroacupuncture has been shown to promote remyelination in a demyelinating model of multiple sclerosis (MS) through enhanced microglial clearance of degraded myelin debris. However, the mechanisms involved in this process are yet to be clearly elucidated. It has been revealed that TAM receptor tyrosine kinases (Tyro3, Axl, and MerTK) play pivotal roles in regulating multiple features of microglia, including the phagocytic function and myelin clearance. Therefore, the aim of this study is to further confirm whether electroacupuncture improves f...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- For people with multiple sclerosis (pwMS), there has been an increase in use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a study published in the June issue of Multiple Sclerosis and Related...
Source: - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Despite the existence of conventional medications to manage multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms, a majority of patients also rely on alternative therapies, including vitamins, exercise and marijuana, a new survey suggests. For...
Source: - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
(Oregon Health&Science University) A new survey of more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis finds that an overwhelming majority use complementary and alternative medicine, with many using cannabis. In a sign of broader societal acceptance of treatments beyond conventional medications, the survey found that patients are nine times more likely to talk with their neurologist about the use of alternative therapies than patients in a similar survey conducted in 2001.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
AbstractMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a neuroinflammatory disease in which unresolved and uncontrolled inflammation disrupts normal cellular homeostasis and leads to a pathological disease state. It has long been recognized that endogenously derived metabolic by-products of omega fatty acids, known as specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators (SPMs), are instrumental in resolving the pathologic inflammation. However, there is minimal data available on the functional status of SPMs in MS, despite the fact that MS presents a classical model of chronic inflammation. Studies to date indicate that dysfunction of the SPM biosynthet...
Source: Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
This article reviews the fundamental principles and the experience with the wide spectrum of CAM in radiation oncology—a field that shares many parallels with radiology, such as prevalence of imaging, procedural requirements, and cooperation demanded from patients. CAM is defined as “approaches and practices that are typically not part of conventional medical care,” and includes the use of mind- and body-based practices (eg, meditation, massage, acupuncture), natural products (eg, herbs, vitamins, minerals), and other interventions. Supplements are used frequently to alleviate side effects of therapy and...
Source: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The limited amount of knowledge denotes the need for additional in vitro studies on the combination of rTMS and pharmacotherapy, which could be extended to in vivo studies and ultimately inform the design of clinical trials so as to improve the therapeutic management of patients with a wide array of neuropsychiatric disorders. PMID: 32418533 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: CNS and Neurological Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: The impact of yoga on the quality of life and fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has shown various results in different reports. As a result, performing a systematic review and meta-analysis to guide physicians and patients seems necessary. The present study was carried out to evaluate the effect of yoga intervention on the quality of life and fatigue in patients with MS. METHOD: The present study was designed based on PRISMA guidelines from their inception until October 2019. Two researchers independently performed all steps. We searched several international online databas...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
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