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Rituximab Better than Fingolimod for Preventing Relapses in Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Preventing relapses for patients with highly active multiple sclerosis is more easily accomplished with rituximab than with fingolimod.
Overcoming divisiveness its ranks over the politically charged issue of what to do about gun violence, the AMA House of Delegates today overwhelmingly endorsed a measure calling gun violence a public health crisis. The AMA will lobby to end a federal ban on gun violence research.
Three types of amoebae that live in fresh water can migrate from the nose to the brain causing Primary Amoebic Meningioencephalitis, the AMA warns. With fast treatment it can be cured, otherwise it is fatal.
It was not that long ago when doctors would sometimes not discuss the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis with their patients. Now not only is it a condition they can diagnose but treatment is also progressing by leaps and bounds.
A patient who has had a stroke does not have to have another one. The challenge for physicians is getting that patient to take the medications prescribed. A UK study defines the barriers to compliance.
Newly approved and longstanding treatment options are definitely an important part of the overall care picture but there is more work for a doctor to do beyond filling out a prescription pad.
As the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis continues to add new treatment methods patients with progressive forms of the condition are still waiting for their first approved medication to manage their symptoms.
Researchers can track treatment outcomes in MS patients by reading their social media posts, a study found.
Acknowledging that uncertainty is a key factor in the care and treatment of multiple sclerosis is part of a solution to a problem, finding the best way to deal with that uncertainty is another issue that must be confronted by patients and doctors alike.

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