Multiple Sclerosis

New Study Elucidates Early Visual Symptoms of Pediatric Onset MS

July 31, 2020


A new study helps make clear what’s happening in the visual systems of patients with pediatric onset multiple sclerosis.

Pregnancy Outcomes Mirror General Population in Women With MS Who Took Alemtuzumab

July 26, 2020


Alemtuzumab did not appear to negatively impact pregnancy outcomes in women who took the therapy for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis prior to becoming pregnant.

One in 5 Patients With MS Don't Adhere to Oral DMDs

July 24, 2020


The researchers noted that these results can help inform therapeutic decision making and identify opportunities to address barriers to disease-modifying drug (DMD) adherence, which not only improves clinical outcomes but also reaps benefits when it comes to health care costs.

Social Media May Benefit Patients With MS-Associated Depression

July 19, 2020


By delivering helpful information and fostering online communities, social media may provide rehabilitation and psychological benefits for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who have depression, according to the results of a recent Iranian study.

In MS, Leg Function Declines More Rapidly Than Hand Function, Study Finds

July 18, 2020


A new study suggests patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) will see their ability to walk decline more rapidly than their hand function.

More Research Needed on Effects of MS in Women, Authors Say

July 17, 2020


The review article highlights the many ways that multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women over the lifespan, from pregnancy to childbirth to menopause and beyond—and how both research and clinical practice fall short in meeting their needs.

Patients With Multiple Sclerosis Miss More Work Even Before Diagnosis, Study Finds

July 11, 2020


New research sheds light on how multiple sclerosis affects the work lives of people with the disease. The data show that these patients face higher risks of missed work, even for reasons not directly linked to the disease.

Patients With MS Want to Discuss Costs of Care, but Often Do Not

July 10, 2020


A new study suggests that people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) are often concerned about the costs of their care, but they do not always raise the concern with their doctor.

Determining If Patient Attitudes Impact Adherence in Different Groups of Patients With MS

July 03, 2020


A study from Germany asked patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) about beliefs regarding immune treatments as well as their illness perceptions. Researchers sought to assess these beliefs to test the idea that they are closely connected to adherence behavior.

Defining Transitional MS Remains a Tricky, but Important, Problem

July 02, 2020


Most patients who have multiple sclerosis (MS) begin with a relapsing-remitting phase and eventually transition to a secondary progressive phase. In between is believed to be a “transitional” phase, but scientists have yet to discover how to clearly identify patients in transition.