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5 Things You May Not Know About Multiple Sclerosis

5 Things You May Not Know About Multiple Sclerosis

  • The evidence against cigarette smoking continues to mount. It is well established that smoking increases the risk of multiple sclerosis--although this is not the same as saying that smoking causes MS. We still don’t know conclusively how smoking can influence MS risk and progression. A clearer understanding can help us further understand MS pathogenesis. Click here for more information. Click here for original article
  • A trial, recently published in The Lancet, showed that high-dose simvastatin reduced the annualized rate of whole-brain atrophy compared with placebo, and was well tolerated and safe in patients with secondary progressive MS. Click here for more information.
  • Because of its remarkable effectiveness, Tysabri is back on the market and widely used under particular conditions. So, how do we use Tysabri responsibly? Click here for more information.
  • Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is not more prevalent in patients with multiple sclerosis, as was reported in 2009. CCSVI is neither specific or causative for MS. Click here for more information.
  • A review by the American Academy of Neurology found that medical marijuana only in pill or oral spray form can help treat some symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Click Here

MS and cigarettes; statins and secondary progressive MS; transitioning from Tysabri in JC+ recipients; cerebrospinal venous insufficiency and MS; and marijuana for MS symptoms. . . 

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Try telling those who are now symptom-free after surgery for CCSVI that Dr. Zamboni's theories don't have substance. You've made a totally irresponsible statement that could potentially deter patients from seeking treatment so that they will go right on suffering from symptoms of MS and buying those costly, high-risk drugs like Tysabri. Shame on you.

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