New Insights Into Antibody Overlap Syndromes
If an anti-NMDAR patient has evidence of demyelination on MRI, look for other antibodies that may complicate the picture.
5 More Things You May Not Know About Multiple Sclerosis
Five recent studies on multiple sclerosis offer new insights: the take-home points are featured in this slide show.
Closer and Closer to the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis
At the ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS conference, one has the impression that the science of multiple sclerosis is moving forward at an unprecedented rapid rate. Live from the floor . . .
Multiple Sclerosis Hospitalizations On the Decline
Hospitalization rates have declined dramatically in the MS population but remain higher than in the general population. That may be because of the availability of MS disease-modifying treatments.
Multiple Sclerosis Causes Excessive Deaths, Study Says
Information on causes of death for patients with MS is limited, but these researchers came up with some of the underlying causes.
Stay Alert to Sleep Problems in Multiple Sclerosis
A significant percentage of patients with MS in the sample screened positive for 1 or more sleep disorders. Most were undiagnosed.
Suicidal Ideation With Multiple Sclerosis: Predictors Are ID’d
This study identified that suicidal thoughts are common and several potentially modifiable factors may be useful for prevention.
Disability Harms Mental Health in Multiple Sclerosis
This study found a positive relationship between physical disability and anxiety and depression, pointing to a need for routine evaluation.
Neuromyelitis Optica, Multiple Sclerosis, and in Between
What emerged is that Devic’s is a distinct syndrome that results in widespread destructive lesions in the spinal cord that are not strictly demyelinating in their onset. Interesting questions remain.
Does Vitamin D Influence Multiple Sclerosis Risk?
Vitamin D levels during pregnancy do not appear to influence MS risk to any substantial extent.