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Warm-weather events, even just unseasonably warm spells, may exacerbate multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms and may lead to more acute care visits, according to an analysis of patients at the Palo Alto (Calif.) Veterans Affairs clinic. The findings could have implications for patient management, especially in the wake of global warming that will make such patterns more frequent.
A new analysis of the North American Registry for Care and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (NARCRMS), a physician-based longitudinal registry, underscores discrepancies in care between Whites and Blacks and Hispanics. The research also found that Blacks and Hispanics with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience more severe disease and are less likely than Whites to initiate disease-modifying therapies (DMTs).
Clinicians across the Unites States who specialize in multiple sclerosis (MS) care report profound changes to their clinical practice because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the results of a nationwide survey through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The findings were published online in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved once-daily oral ponesimod (Ponvory, Janssen) for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults. Results from a pivotal phase 3 clinical trial show the drug was associated with nearly a third fewer annual relapses, compared with the MS drug teriflunomide.
A range of physical therapy interventions – particularly pelvic floor muscle training and mindfulness training – can help alleviate sexual dysfunction in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study.