Diagnosis & Therapy
Credit: F. Astier/Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille/Science Source
Major federally funded studies are underway to help neurologists better assess a growing array of multiple sclerosis treatments, including competing tablets.
But in the near term, physicians and people with MS will continue to have to make certain educated guesses when choosing medications.
The central vein sign detected on 3T MRI had a high sensitivity and moderate specificity in identifying cases of multiple sclerosis and differentiating them from other, similar-looking conditions, according to a recent study in JAMA Neurology.
Nearly one in five patients with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) was found to be misdiagnosed upon further evaluation at specialized academic centers, according to a retrospective study published in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Specialists urge continued use of MRI with GBCAs to detect otherwise hidden signs of progression
Vitamin D supplements are safe, but there’s not enough high-quality evidence that vitamin D is effective for slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis, a Cochrane analysis recently concluded. The results from ongoing prospective studies may provide the answers that address vitamin D’s role for MS patients.
Amidst the fast-changing landscape of medical cannabis, there lie both glimmers of hope and notes of caution for patients with multiple sclerosis.