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Latest MS research news | 21 May 2013

Lifestyle profile of people at the time of their first clinical demyelinating event: results from Ausimmune study

This study compares the lifestyle profile of people presenting with their first clinical demyelinating event.

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Latest MS research news | 14 May 2013

The effects of long-term interferon- beta-1b treatment on cognitive functioning in MS: a 16-year longitudinal study.

This study evaluated the long term changes in cognitive function in MS patients treated with IFN-β-1b and it provides support for the importance of early intervention in treatment.

From MSIF

Latest MS research news | 14 May 2013

Clinical impact of early brain atrophy in clinically isolated syndromes

The results from this study showed that during the first year after a clinically isolated syndrome, patients who develop a second attack during the follow up period have larger brain volume losses than those who do not.

From MSIF

Latest MS research news | 14 May 2013

Assessing the validity of a computer-generated cognitive screening instrument for people with MS

This study looked at a computer generated battery of memory tests which looked at a number of different cognitive domains including information processing speed and executive function.

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Latest MS research news | 07 May 2013

Unemployment in MS: utility of the MS Functional Composite and cognitive testing

This study from the US looked at different measures to determine employment status in 77 people with MS.

From MSIF

Latest MS research news | 07 May 2013

Brain metabolic changes suggestive of axonal damage in radiologically isolated syndrome

This study looked at people with radiologically isolated syndrome (white matter abnormalities on MRI scan but individuals are asymptomatic) and used a particular type of MRI to measure specific metabolites within the abnormal areas of the brain as well as the normal areas.

From MSIF

Latest MS research news | 07 May 2013

Increased thyroid autoimmunity among women with MS in the postpartum setting

This study showed that MS patients are more prone to develop autoimmune thyroid disease. The presence of thyroid antibodies did not increase the risk of fatigue or post pregnancy depression.

From MSIF

Latest MS research news | 30 April 2013

Effect of 4-aminopyridine on vision in multiple sclerosis patients with optic neuropathy

In this randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study, the researchers examined if patients with optic neuropathy would benefit from 4-aminopyridine (4-AP) treatment and if patients with certain ...

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Latest MS research news | 30 April 2013

Longitudinal seven-year follow-up of chronic pain in persons with multiple sclerosis in the community

In this longitudinal cross-sectional study over seven years from Australia, the researchers examined the course and impact of chronic pain and pain-related disability in people with MS.

From MSIF

Latest MS research news | 30 April 2013

The magnetic resonance imaging 'rule of five': predicting the occurrence of relapse

In this study from the US, the researchers evaluated the ‘rule of five’ which recommends that subjects exhibiting at least five lesions over the baseline be referred for closer monitoring which has been used as an informal ...

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