Multiple sclerosis disability

Common Questions and Answers about Multiple sclerosis disability


382218 tn?1341181487 6% had relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis, 9.4% primary progressive multiple sclerosis and 6% clinically isolated syndrome. Nearly 40% of our multiple sclerosis patients with disease duration >10 years (mean = 16.2 ± 5.3 years) remained with no or mild disability (Expanded Disability Status Scale [EDSS] 3). Also, about 30% of patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis showed benign disease evolution (EDSS 3) more than 20 years (mean = 24.0 ± 3.3) after onset.
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Avatar m tn As would be expected in a short duration study, there was no change in disability caused by multiple sclerosis as assessed by the Expanded Disability Status Score. The study found that stable blood levels of LA required a dose of 1,200 mg, and treatment was associated with changes in serum immunologic markers associated with T-cell migration into the CNS.
Avatar n tn I have had RR multiple sclerosis since I was 10 ish diagnosed (finally) in 2008. Had routine MRi of head and neck last month, everything is stable for 2 years now. Thank you Tysabri! My question is the impression of my mri stated T1 and T2 disease burden is at least moderate ( written for head and cervical MRI). Also JCV negative this whole time can I stay on Tysabri indefintely as long as I am negative?
1337734 tn?1336234591 // I've always thought the DMD's do help slow progression 'as well' as reduce the number of relapses, the less relapses the longer it takes to reach secondary stages.
Avatar m tn Department of Veterans Affairs is one of the slowest in the nation newsnet5 Cleveland I have secondary progressive Multiple sclerosis (MS) and am on Social Security Disability. My VA Disability claim is 211 days old. Unfortunately, I can not speak with anyone at the VA concerning my claim. The 800 number is NOT knowledgeable! 18 Feb 2014 - Informed by VA 800 number -said that she did not "know if they were working on my claim.
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382218 tn?1341181487 The ongoing US Glatiramer Acetate (GA) Trial is the longest evaluation of continuous immunomodulatory therapy in relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The objective of this study was to evaluate up to 15 years of GA as a sole disease-modifying therapy. Two hundred and thirty-two patients received at least one GA dose since study initiation in 1991 (mITT cohort), and 100 (43%, Ongoing cohort) continued as of February 2008.
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4313204 tn?1353971047 Interferon Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis (Avonex, Betaseron, Rebif)Interferon beta drugs help control the immune system, which helps control MS. Glatiramer Glatiramer helps prevent the body's immune system from attacking nerve fibers. Novantrone Novantrone slows disability and reduces the relapse rate. Tysabri Therapy Tysabri reduces the relapse rate, but is somewhat controversial. Aubagio Aubagio reduces the number of flares in adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
198419 tn?1360242356 // ++++++++++++++++ The problem I have with DMD efficacy being measured by lesions and relapses is that I don't have a lot of lesions, and I haven't had a relapse in three years. I'm bad about taking my Betaseron, and after the first three years on Copaxone, I was bad about that too.
Avatar n tn The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has excellent information to explain SPMS at their website It might be helpful to read what they say and follow their links to learn much more.
333672 tn?1273792789 in the seven parts of this video, Dr [Alasdair] Coles gives an overview on four current or emerging therapies for persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). These are Tysabri, Cladribine, Fingolimod and Alemtuzumab."
962492 tn?1247454619 m trying to figure out the difference between a normal MRI and one with lesions indicative of Multiple Sclerosis. I have attached a photo, containing three MRI images - are the white spots possibly MS-related? Thank you, in advance, for your assistance. I am very grateful.
494976 tn?1302710701 Please come along if you can and help raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and hopefully some money for Manchester MS Society too!
Avatar m tn my sister (24) was diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis in 2010, responded to steroid. now she suffered sudden & complete loss of vision in her left eye. she has been put on SOLUMEDROL. please suggest any available treatment modalities world over ? chances of return of vision ??