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Rosalind Kalb from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society: The Future of Multiple Sclerosis Care and Patient Support Groups
New medications are constantly being developed and approved for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. How those treatments are used and what the future holds for the disease remains to be seen.
There are known differences between men and women when it comes to multiple sclerosis and the likelihood of developing the disease. There are also differences in how best to treat patients given their gender.
In a chronic condition where depression is a known symptom treating the mental condition of a patient can be just as important as the physical aspects especially when suicide prevention is part of the overall care.
Defining what advanced disease means in multiple sclerosis is a topic open for discussion. Deciding a course of treatment after that determination is another challenge in overall patient care.
Research into the inner workings of multiple sclerosis comes in all shapes and sizes including looking at specific parts of the brain. A recent study has looked at the role of the blood brain barrier and how it affects patients with this condition.
There are conferences held all over the world working to improve treatment of multiple sclerosis. The consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers is one that takes a different approach to this condition.
Individual trials have shown various benefits associated with fingolimod (Gilenya) for relapsing-remitted multiple sclerosis (RRMS), but its consistency across studies has not been fully understood.
Fingolimod (Gilenya) is an immunosuppressant used to treat multiple sclerosis, but improvements with disability have been unsteady with this drug.
Country music artist, Clay Walker – who is well-known for his hit songs “She Won’t Be Lonely Long” and “Live Until I Die" – was diagnosed with a relapsing form of multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of 26.

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