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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Publication date: Available online 7 March 2020Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Elizabeth Silbermann, Angela Senders, Lindsey Wooliscroft, Jessica Rice, Michelle Cameron, Carin Waslo, Anna Orban, Emma Chase, Vijayshree Yadav, Dennis Bourdette, Rebecca I Spain
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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CONCLUSION: The results of this study showed that foot reflexology, as an effective intervention can be useful in management of constipation in patients with MS. Therefore, this intervention can be applied as a safe method for the decrease of constipation in MS patients. PMID: 31987235 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsShiatsu was able to improve some domains of the HRQoL of the specific person with SPMS. It was a safe treatment with no adverse events. Mixed methods n-of-1 trial within a WSR case study was an appropriate design for the study.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Alternative and Complementary Therapies,Volume 25, Issue 5, Page 269-271, October 2019.
Source: Alternative and Complementary Therapies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: There is a high prevalence of CIM use among MS patients. Therefore, patient- physician communication about CIM use should be emphasized. PMID: 31519287 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
ConclusionRTX and MMF may be recommended as optimal treatments to prevent relapse in NMOSD. Low-dose cyclosporine A could be a promising alternative therapy.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Alternative and Complementary Therapies,Volume 25, Issue 4, Page 222-226, August 2019.
Source: Alternative and Complementary Therapies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Sesame oil, through a decrease in IFN-γ secretion and anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities, may have beneficial effects for MS patients. PMID: 31331574 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that bvPLA2 contributes to the control of MS and that its catalytic ability is needed for its therapeutic action.
Source: Molecular and Cellular Toxicology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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