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Friday, July 15, 2011

CCSVI News: Despite a few well-publicized studies and many hopeful patients waiting for treatment, there is no good evidence that multiple sclerosis, or MS, is caused by a blood vessel condition




That means patients with MS shouldn't have surgery to open veins that connect the brain and spinal cord to the heart, researchers say.
"It's so appealing, the idea of a quick fix, of a surgical amelioration," Dr. Bridget Bagert, whose findings are published in the Archives of Neurology, told Reuters Health.
But, she added, "It's really not the right thing to do if the problem isn't established as being real."
MS occurs when the protective coating around nerve fibers begins to break down, slowing the brain's communication to the rest of the body. It's typically thought of as a disorder of the immune system and has no cure.
In 2009, however, Italian researchers led by Dr. Paolo Zamboni linked MS to a blood vessel condition called chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, or CCSVI. The theory is that veins bringing blood from the brain and spine back to the heart become too narrow, causing some of that blood to leak back into the brain tissue.
Zamboni and his colleagues figured that might trigger inflammation, eventually leading to the balance and muscle problems seen in MS. Indeed, the Italian team's initial studies suggested that CCSVI is very common in MS patients and scarce in people without the disease.
But three independent studies published since then haven't found a clear link, according to the new report.


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Workouts help MS sufferers stay flexible and strong



July 2011

It's more than 100 degrees outside, and even though extreme heat leaves Melissa May Yelvington limp, she walks through the gym door.

The 63-year-old has multiple sclerosis, a disease that attacks the nervous system, distorting and interrupting the impulses that travel from her brain to the rest of her body.

Eighteen months ago, Yelvington's independence was diminishing; she couldn't stand up or sit without assistance.

But today, she gingerly lowers herself to a chair at Creek's Gym in Palm Desert. She shares a laugh with other clients of ACT for MS, a nonprofit organization that provides two personal training sessions a week to those with various degrees of disability from the disease.


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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Experts Discuss Topics of Interest in MS Care - Listen with Expert Audiocasts



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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

MS Advocate to interview President of MRF and an Interventional Radiologist




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On July 27th hear Stuart interview the President of the Myelin Repair Foundation, to discuss myelin research and an Interventional Radiologist to talk about CCSVI. Stuart's Co-host, Deanna, will interview an MS patient who tried Adult stem cell therapy a few years ago. 



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Study: Bone Health is a Concern in Early MS




Jul 12, 2011
Researchers report that low bone mass was more prevalent among people newly diagnosed with MS, or those with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS, a first episode of MS-like symptoms), than among controls without MS. The risk of bone loss had been known for people with MS, but this study shows that it can occur very early, even before MS has been diagnosed. Stine Marit Moen, MD, and colleagues at Oslo University Hospital report their findings in Neurology (2011;77:151-157). 
The team measured bone density in several areas and the total body in 99 people newly diagnosed with MS, or those with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS, a first episode of MS-like symptoms), compared to 159 controls without MS. They also administered a questionnaire concerning risk factors for osteoporosis (a disease that causes bones to thin). More than half of the people with MS or CIS had low bone mass, compared with 37.1% of controls, and low bone mass remained significantly lower in the spine and hip even after adjusting for other possible risk factors. 
The authors conclude that this study “calls for an active approach to optimize bone health in early stages of MS.” 
Read more details of this study in a press release from the American Academy of Neurology. 
Read more about osteoporosis and MS and how you can build bone health
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