ECTRIMS

Ageing in multiple sclerosis – what do we know?

2846 1601 Anna Stelling, PhD

“Ageing comes with many issues in multiple sclerosis (MS): progression, comorbidities, cognition problems and response to treatment”, Pierre Duquette (Department of Neuroscience, University of Montreal, Canada), the chair of the…

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How to promote remyelination in MS

2846 1601 Anne Carter, MA (Cantab)

Strategies to promote remyelination was a hot topic at this year’s virtual ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS joint meeting, with three expert presenters each addressing a different aspect of the subject, including the role…

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Is disease-modifying treatment in primary progressive multiple sclerosis effective after all?

1703 2560 Anna Stelling, PhD

Until now, several randomised controlled trials and real-world studies could not show the clinical benefit of disease‑modifying treatments (DMTs) in primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS).1-4 However, some recently published results…

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Neurofilament light chain levels as a biomarker in multiple sclerosis

1703 2560 Anna Stelling, PhD

It has been previously shown that the neuronal cytoskeletal protein neurofilament light chain (NfL) is released into the blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) upon neuroaxonal injury.1 Hence it was not…

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Do hormonal changes influence MS in women?

2400 1600 Anne Carter, MA (Cantab)

There is a paradox in multiple sclerosis (MS): females appear to be more susceptible to the disease than males, but also have a better long-term prognosis. Could this be due…

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Why B-cell therapies, or why not?

3848 2300 Peter Stevenson, PhD

The rational for B-cell therapy in multiple sclerosis (MS) was presented during ECTRIMS 2019, with David Baker (Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, UK) posing the question of why…

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Are stem cells in MS ready for prime time?

2300 1535 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Hot topics continued at ECTRIMS 2019 in Stockholm with Joachim Burman (Department of Neurology, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden), who stepped up to the podium to discuss autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT)…

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Enough evidence for vitamin D in MS?

3450 2300 Peter Stevenson, PhD

The role of vitamin D in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) took centre stage during the first day of ECTRIMS 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. In a ‘Hot Topic’ session,…

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Cognitive impairment in MS

2048 1153 Mea Holm, PhD

Up to 70% of MS patients suffer from cognitive decline, which often has a profound impact on an individual’s quality of life. It is little surprise that MS researchers are…

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Serum neurofilament light: A biomarker for disease activity in MS

1920 1080 Mea Holm, PhD

How close are we to establishing a reliable liquid biomarker for detecting disease onset, progression and treatment response in multiple sclerosis? According to Dr Peter Calabresi (Johns Hopkins, USA) at…

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