Diagnosis & Therapy
Credit: F. Astier/Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille/Science Source
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.