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Latest MS research news | 07 January 2013

Long-term MRI findings in neuromyelitis optica: seropositive versus seronegative patients

In this study from Turkey, the researchers looked at the long-term MRI characteristics of seropositive and seronegative neuromyelitis optica (NMO) patients and considered the possible overlap with MS.

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Latest MS research news | 17 December 2012

Location of brain lesions predicts conversion of clinically isolated syndromes to multiple sclerosis

This multi-centre, retrospective study looked at the relevance of brain lesion location and frequency in predicting 1-year conversion to MS.

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Latest MS research news | 17 December 2012

MRI characteristics of familial and sporadic multiple sclerosis patients

This prospective study compared conventional and non-conventional MRI characteristics of patients with familial and sporadic MS. 758 patients were enrolled, with 25.9% who had a positive family history of MS.

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Latest MS research news | 17 December 2012

Fingolimod treatment in multiple sclerosis leads to increased macular volume

This longitudinal study from America looked at the association of initiation of fingolimod and increased macular volume.

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Latest MS research news | 10 December 2012

Serum levels of IL-17A in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis treated with interferon-Beta

In this study, researchers looked at the relationship between nonresponders (NR) and interleukin-17 (IL-17A) serum titres, as well as binding antibodies (BAbs) to interferon-β (IFN-β) therapy. IL-17A is a proinflammatory cytokine which is involved in the pathogenesis of MS.

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Latest MS research news | 10 December 2012

Axial 3D gradient-echo imaging for improved MS lesion detection in the cervical spinal cord at 3T

This study looked at axial 3D gradient-recalled echo sequences performed both with and without a magnetization transfer prepulse and compared them to T2-weighted fast-spin-echo images, for the detection of MS lesions in the cervical cord on 3T.

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Latest MS research news | 10 December 2012

Cause of death in MS: long-term follow-up of a randomised cohort, 21 years after the start of the pivotal IFNβ-1b study

This interesting, long-term, randomised cohort study, looked at the cause of death 21 years after the start of the pivotal interferon (IFN) β-1b.

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Latest MS research news | 04 December 2012

Serial proton MR spectroscopy of gray and white matter in relapsing-remitting MS

This study group from New York looked at diffuse grey matter (GM) and white matter (WM) metabolic abnormalities in 18 people with early RRMS, with a mean EDSS of 1.3 on immunomodulatory medication.

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Latest MS research news | 04 December 2012

Impairment of JCV-specific T-cell response by corticotherapy: Effect on PML-IRIS management?

This study examined the net effects of corticosteroids (CS) on the virus-specific T-cell responses, especially JC virus, to determine the optimal timing of corticosteroid administration in patients with MS with natalizumab-caused PML-IRIS.

From MSIF

Latest MS research news | 04 December 2012

CSF inflammation and axonal damage are increased and correlate in progressive multiple sclerosis

This study looked at biomarkers of inflammation, axonal damage and demyelination in the CSF and to see if these biomarkers are associated with progressive MS.

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