A to Z of MS

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You hear them each time you speak with your medical team: MS-related medical jargon can sound heavy and darken your thoughts. This list will be updated with easy to grasp terms, and if not, do not hesitate to send me a message.

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10 Medical Apps for Clinicians

MS @Point of Care MS @Point of Care presents valuable information in an easy-to-digest format. MS @Point of Care is a series of chapters and other tools that aid in making informed decisions regarding diagnosis, treatment, and symptom management. Available on iPhone MS Diagnosis and Management The Multiple Sclerosis – Clinical Care app is designed […]

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10 Useful MS Apps

EDSS Calculator The Toronto EDSS Calculator helps healthcare professionals and researchers compute the Expanded Disability Severity Score (EDSS) for patients with Multiple Sclerosis. The application facilitates the rapid and accurate calculation of the EDSS using Kurtzke’s algorithm. Available on Android, iPhone and iPad   Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis From podcasts at your fingertips to recipes, and […]

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10 MS Treatment Apps

As we become more mobile as time goes on, we also want more access and availability of our medical history and treatment plans wherever we travel. Pharmaceutical companies spend a lot of money making such apps as inclusive as possible, with some true digital gems. This post is about MS treatment/wellness apps, whereas part two […]

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Clinical trials explained

  In the UK, it takes over 12 years to develop a new medicine to the standards of quality, efficacy and safety laid down by legislation. It typically costs £1.15 billion to do all the research and development necessary before a new medicine can be licensed for use. The majority of medicines under development never […]

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MS in numbers

“Instead of going into the possibility of ending their life in a wheelchair, I refer to the opposite side of the scale. When they say “But 25% of people with MS will end up in a wheelchair!” I say “Perhaps, but that means that 75% of people with MS will not end up in one at all!”

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History of MS: 1960 – now

1960s During the 1960s, scientific research into the cause of MS came to focus on two main lines of inquiry that are still being explored today. The first emerged from analysis of the immune system. White blood cells that react against myelin, specifically against a component called myelin basic protein, were discovered in both EAE […]

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History of MS: 19th century

19th century Until the early years of the 19th century, physicians relied on superstition, hearsay, and “the wisdom of the ancients” to care for the sick. Medical ideas were not scientifically tested. Even so, physicians were often good observers and we can look back today and identify people who undoubtedly had MS from descriptions written […]

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