Tag: multiple sclerosis

Some MS Treatments May Heighten COVID Risk

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When it comes to SARS-CoV-2 infection among patients with multiple sclerosis...

Evobrutinib May Help Reduce MS Nerve Damage

Oral evobrutinib, an investigational highly selective Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor, may have a beneficial effect on reducing nerve damage in multiple sclerosis (MS), based on how...

Common MS Treatment Wears Off More Quickly in Black Patients

Black patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) or neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) may respond differently to common MS treatment compared to their White peers, new...

MS Hospital Visits Increase in Warmer Weather

Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) seek additional acute medical care during periods of unusually warm weather, a new study has found, raising concerns about possible...

Living With Relapsing-Remitting MS

I love playing goalie in pickup hockey games. Toward the end of 2008, after a scrimmage, I realized that my feet were numb, and not...

Infections — Especially Urinary and Kidney — Are Higher in MS

Each year, roughly 1 in 60 adult patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) aged 65 years and under is hospitalized with urinary or kidney infections, a...

Maternal Chronic Conditions Predict Cerebral Palsy in Offspring

Several maternal chronic conditions increase the risk of giving birth to a child with cerebral palsy, based on data from more than 1.3 million Norwegian...

Anti-CD20s Linked to Higher COVID-19 Severity in MS

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Like other people, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who become infected...

Certain DMTs in MS May Attenuate COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr Amit Bar-Or COVID-19 vaccines are considered safe for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurologist told colleagues, but those who are on disease-modifying therapy...

Sun Exposure Linked to Reduced Pediatric MS Risk

Children who have higher levels of sun exposure appear to have a substantially lower risk of developing pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) than children who are...

Natalizumab Postinfusion Reactions Rare; Is Monitoring Necessary?

Reactions to the infusion of natalizumab (Tysabri) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) are very uncommon, are usually mild, and nearly always occur during,...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Early Cognitive Impairment in MS

Vitamin D deficiency detected at the time of diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with cognitive impairment and may also affect disability, according to...

Opioid Use Common for Pain in Multiple Sclerosis

With chronic pain common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), approximately 20% of patients report opioid use ― despite warnings that the drugs are generally...

NfL Levels Linked to Worse Disability in Real-World MS

Elevations in serum neurofilament light chain levels (sNfL) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are significantly linked to worse neurologic function, clinical disability, and lower...

Accident Gives MS Doctor Insight Into Patients’ Lives

Editor’s note: The original text has been revised and updated. As Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD, an esteemed British multiple sclerosis (MS) expert, set out for...

MS Bears No Effect on Certain Pregnancy Complications

Multiple sclerosis (MS) may not pose a higher risk for complications in pregnant women, according to a new study published online Feb. 3 in Neurology Clinical Practice....

MS Doesn’t Put Pregnant Women at Higher Risk

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that should reassure women with multiple sclerosis (MS) who want to have a baby, new...

Many Docs Biased Against Patients With Disabilities

“Many people who have disabilities have gone to hospitals for treatment for COVID or COVID-like symptoms, and they’ve been treated differently,” said deputy legal director...

Is the EDSS an Adequate Measure in Secondary Progressive MS?

Clinical trials enrolling patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) commonly use the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), an instrument that looks at impairment across several...

What People With MS Wish You Knew

When you live with a complex condition like multiple sclerosis (MS), there are a lot of misconceptions that can come along with it....

Different MS Cognitive Phenotypes Could Help Guide Care

Researchers have developed a new classification of cognitive function for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) that is based on the identification of five cognitive phenotypes....

Heavy Drinking by Teens May Affect White Matter Integrity

Heavy alcohol use in adolescence is linked to disruptions in white matter integrity, new research suggests. In a case control study of more than 400...

Dating With MS

Ann Marie Johnson learned that she had multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2002, when she was 30 years old. Amid fears about losing her mobility, she...

Vascular Comorbidity in MS Linked to Atrophy, Functional Decline

Vascular comorbidities, including diabetes and hypertension, are linked to significantly lower measures of neurologic function in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) vs patients without these...

COVID-19 Risks No Higher in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

The risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 infection in patients with multiple sclerosis seems to align with that seen in the general population, new US...