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Latest MS research news | 03 September 2013

Immune competence after alemtuzumab treatment of multiple sclerosis

This pilot case control study looked at immunocompetence in 24 people with MS treated with alemtuzumab, which is a lymphodepleting anti-CD52 humanised monoclonal antibody.

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Latest MS research news | 03 September 2013

Longitudinal MR imaging of iron in multiple sclerosis: An imaging marker of disease

This study investigated the relationship between MRI markers (phase imaging and transverse relaxation (R2*) mapping at 4.7T) of iron content and disease severity in 17 people with MS and 17 controls over a two-year period.

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Latest MS research news | 03 September 2013

Computer-assisted rehabilitation of attention in patients with multiple sclerosis: results of a randomised, double-blind trial

This study from Italy tested a home-based computerised programme for retraining attention dysfunction in MS.

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Latest MS research news | 27 August 2013

Impaired decision-making and diffusion orientational complexity in people with multiple sclerosis

This study looked at cortical grey matter using a new measure of the number of diffusion orientations on diffusion MRI ‘diffusion orientation complexity (DOC)’ in areas known to be associated with performance on the Cambridge Gambling ...

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Latest MS research news | 27 August 2013

L-Selectin is a possible biomarker for individual PML risk in natalizumab-treated MS patients

This study looked at identifying people at risk of developing progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy (PML) during natalizumab treatment.

From MSIF

Latest MS research news | 27 August 2013

Surgical outcomes of trigeminal neuralgia in patients with multiple sclerosis

In this study from the US, the researchers looked at the surgical interventions for the treatment of MS-related trigeminal neuralgia (TN) compared with classic TN by evaluating initial pain-free response (IPFR), duration of pain-free intervals (PFI) and factors ...

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Latest MS research news | 13 August 2013

Tumor necrosis factor is elevated in progressive multiple sclerosis and causes excitotoxic neurodegeneration

This study from Italy investigated the synaptic mechanism of inflammatory neurodegeneration in progressive forms of MS.

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Latest MS research news | 13 August 2013

Topography of brain sodium accumulation in progressive multiple sclerosis

In this study from France, the researchers looked at sodium accumulation in people with progressive MS on a 3T MR scanner in 11 PPMS, 9 SPMS and 15 controls.

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Latest MS research news | 13 August 2013

Prevalence of radiologically isolated syndrome and white matter signal abnormalities in healthy relatives of MS patients

This study compared white matter signal abnormality characteristics and the prevalence of radiologically isolated syndrome (RIS) in healthy subjects selected randomly from the population ...

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Latest MS research news | 06 August 2013

Retinal periphlebitis is associated with multiple sclerosis severity

This study assessed the association between primary retinal inflammation (retinal periphlebitis (RP)) and microcytic macular edema (MME)) and clinical (EDSS) and imaging (brain and retinal) biomarkers of disease severity to evaluate their suitability ...

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