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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History of MS: 1900 – 1960

20th century In the 19th century, scientists first learned that bacteria cause many diseases. As the 20th century began, they discovered even smaller organisms, viruses, and developed techniques for growing and studying bacteria and viruses in the laboratory. This later led to research on viral causes of MS. In 1906, the Nobel Prize for Medicine […]

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Brain facts

BrainFacts.org BrainFacts.org – Neuromyths SharpBrains ©Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2014. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and […]

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Clinical trials

ClinicalTrials.gov Drug Discovery & Development ©Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2014. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and […]

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Neurology (2019)

Neurons - Brain Cells Brain Structure

Journal of Neurology & Neurosurgery – JNNP’s ambition is to publish the most ground-breaking and cutting-edge research from around the world, encompassing the entire genre of neurological sciences Journal Watch Neurology – Its mission is to help clinicians efficiently understand medical developments to improve patient care and foster professional development NetmedNeurology – Your First Place […]

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General websites

General MS web pages About.com Multiple Sclerosis ActiveMSers All About MS MSology.ca Multiple Sclerosis (Wikipedia) MS Atrium, Your Gateway to Knowledge Multiple Sclerosis in Europe Multiple Sclerosis News Today MultipleSclerosis.net My New Normals NHS Choices – Multiple Sclerosis Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis General medical web pages Action Against Medical Accidents Health Executive Ireland (Irish Health Department) […]

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Specialised medical websites

National Centre for Biotechnology Information National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke PubMed (If you find a website you think might or should be added here, please fill in this form) ©Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2014. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this […]

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MS Societies around the World

Oops… We can’t find the page you’re looking for. Maybe this page might help? MS Societies around the World (2018) Or, why not travel around IMSM with me by visiting these pages? A powerful letter to my MS Do I have stupid written on my forehead? MS anxiety I’m an ex and I’m loving it! You […]

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Types of MS

Doctors divide the symptoms into three groups: primary, secondary, and tertiary. Primary symptoms come from damage to the protective sheath around the nerves in your spine or brain. The damage is called demyelination. It causes scarring, which makes it harder for signals to travel between the brain and the body. This process can lead to bladder […]

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10 bold myths about MS

Multiple sclerosis is an illness subject to many myths that turn out to be misconceptions believed by far too many. When you scratch the surface, you find stubborn tales that create unnecessary anxiety and sleepless nights for those living with the illness. So let’s just throw some of the many misconceptions out the door, shall […]

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Disability websites

CareGiving.com Invisible Disabilities Association National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Disability and the United Nations European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) Universal Declaration of Human Rights Updated: February 4th, 2018 ©Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2018. Unauthorised use and/or duplication […]

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The Spoon Theory

Today I was reminded of a story I heard of a few years ago about a girl who lives with lupus and who tries to explain to a friend what life with a chronic illness, especially fatigue, is like. It is told in a very powerful and imaginative way that will hopefully shed a better […]

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