Global experts from the Progressive MS Alliance are meeting in London in April and May to review the applications they have received for funding.
07 Apr 2014
MSIF has announced a series of changes to its communications and information, after the agreement by MSIF’s board of trustees of the organisation’s new communication and information strategy
17 Jul 2014
This issue of MS in focus is dedicated to elimination dysfunction; that is, bladder and bowel problems. Often these two topics are discussed together because the same MS lesions in the spinal cord can impair the transmission of messages that control both these functions.
14 Jul 2014
Read personal stories of MS from around the world
Christelle from South Africa says: "MS has had a massive impact on my life. I used to love dancing, but can do that no longer! I was quite ambitious and competitive, but now, at age 41, I have to focus on the here and now. Online shopping is the best!"
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International experts writing in this edition include Sally Shaw from Australia on who to trust online, the UK’s George Pepper writing on social media, and Lauren E Hansen from the USA on empowerment.
New "MS in focus" on cognition published
Find out why cognition problems occur in MS, how to identify cognitive problems, treatment and management of the symptom, and day-to-day living with cognitive difficulties.
Balance exercise program reduced falls in people with MS
The seven-week twice-weekly group exercise (CoDuSe) program reduced falls and proportion of fallers and improved balance performance in people with mild-to-moderate MS, but did not significantly alter perceived limitations in walking and balance confidence.
Efficacy of vaccination against influenza in patients with MS
This review highlights the importance of evaluating the efficacy of vaccinations in patients treated with immunosuppressant drugs. Most MS drugs appear not to be associated with a reduced response to influenza vaccination, with the notable exception of mitoxantrone and glatiramer acetate.
MS patients lacking oligoclonal bands in the cerebrospinal fluid have less global and regional brain atrophy
This study is the first to analyze the relationship between oligoclonal immunoglobulin G bands and volume of multiple brain structures. The authors report significant magnetic resonance imaging differences between MS patients carrying versus lacking oligoclonal cerebrospinal fluid immunoglobulin G bands
Seventh edition of the Arabic MS newsletter now out
12 organisations in 11 Arabic countries have contributed to the latest edition of Tawasol. Reports cover World MS Day and participation in MSIF meetings. There is also a contribution from Saudi Arabia for the first time. English summary available.
Definitions of MS reviewed
The International Advisory Committee on Clinical Trials in MS has reviewed the current definitions of MS and has recommended reclassing progressive-relapsing as an active form of primary progressive MS.
Amalia María Villareal de Sepúlveda wins Evelyn Nicholson Award
Amalia María Villareal de Sepúlveda from Mexico has won this year’s Evelyn Nicholson Award, set up to recognise caregivers to people with MS who have shown outstanding commitment and devotion in support of a loved one.
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