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No Association Between MRI Measures and Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Results from clinical trials that included patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) do not appear to be consistent for patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), according to Markus W. Koch, MD, from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
It’s not uncommon for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) to experience a reduction in brain volume. However, treatment with alemtuzumab can slow the process, according to a multi-continental team of investigators.
The problem of antibiotic resistance is a national health problem, a national security problem, and a global problem. The hope is that we'll get more of our citizens involved and active in playing a role in addressing this crisis.
For patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), disturbances in the thermoregulation can result in episodic hypothermia. It’s believed that this is caused by hypothalamic lesions from the disease, however, the specifics are not fully understood. M. Toledano and colleagues from the University of Utah set out to uncover more in a poster session that will be presented at the 31st Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS 2015) in Barcelona, Spain.
Katarina Fink, an associate in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and colleagues analyzed the influence that multiple sclerosis (MS) has on a woman’s fertility – an area that has remained unclear. The findings will be described in a poster session at the 31st Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS 2015) in Barcelona, Spain.
As a medical epidemiologist for Long-term Care in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Nimalie Stone ensures seven core elements of stewardship are maintained throughout longterm care: leadership commitment, accountability, drug expertise, action, tracking, reporting, and education.
Nursing homes of today are what hospitals looked like 10 or 15 years ago.
Overuse of urinary catheters is a common problem in all hospitals. Intervention is possible.
A University of Colorado School of Medicine hypothesized that the nasal microbiome could be protective against MRSA colonization in some individuals. Reporting at ID Week 2015 in San Diego, CA, Mary Bessenden, MD and colleges looked at 26 persistently MRSA colonized people and 26 non-colonized controls.


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