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.
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
By DOUGLAS BRUCE, PhD On January 1, 2020, recreational cannabis use became legal in Illinois. More than 80,000 people in Illinois are registered in the state’s medical cannabis program. Surprisingly, many of their doctors don’t know how to talk with them about their medical cannabis use. As a health sciences researcher, I have a recommendation that is both practical and profound: Physicians can learn first-hand from their own patients how and why they use medical cannabis, and the legalization of recreational cannabis may make them more comfortable discussing its usage overall. Nationwide, p...
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]
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.
Alternative and Complementary Therapies,Volume 25, Issue 5, Page 269-271, October 2019.
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]
ConclusionRTX and MMF may be recommended as optimal treatments to prevent relapse in NMOSD. Low-dose cyclosporine A could be a promising alternative therapy.
Alternative and Complementary Therapies,Volume 25, Issue 4, Page 222-226, August 2019.
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]
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that bvPLA2 contributes to the control of MS and that its catalytic ability is needed for its therapeutic action.