If the eye is the window to the soul, could it also give us a glimpse into the brain? Dr. Saidha explains the evolving use of optical coherence tomography to measure how MS affects retinal and optic nerves, and where else this might lead us.
Depression may be the leading cause of disability and death among people with MS. Importantly, it's one of the few MS symptoms that can—and should— be completely reversed through treatment, says Adam Kaplin MD PhD.
Approximately 1 in 50 people with MS in British Columbia, Canada, developed drug-induced liver injury with about three months of exposure to interferon-beta IFN-β. The study of adverse drug reactions will help minimize or prevent the toxicity of MS drugs, a major clinical objective.
Wouldn't it be great to be able to predict who will develop MS? A new diagnostic test based on mutated antibody genes in B cells can identify patients with clinically isolated syndrome who are at high risk of converting to relapsing MS.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most commonly acquired neurological disorder affecting young adults of reproductive age, but a German neurologist runs the only MS pregnancy registry in the world. A multidisciplinary group of clinicians are calling for a North American pregnancy registry to properly assess reproduction and child health, including the impact of disease modifying therapies and the MS disease itself on pregnancy outcome.
The few months after giving birth puts women with MS at higher risk of having a relapse. Resuming disease modifying therapies does not seem to help in the first six months postpartum, but breastfeeding exclusively may help, for surprising reasons. The biology is more complicated than first believed.