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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427711/maternal-and-perinatal-characteristics-of-infants-who-later-in-life-developed-multiple-sclerosis-record-linkage-study
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Alexander Goldacre, Julia Pakpoor, Michael Goldacre
BACKGROUND: Pre-natal and early life factors may have a role in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathogenesis in some people. However, the reporting of any influence of maternal and perinatal factors on MS risk has been limited. We aimed to study maternal and perinatal characteristics of babies who went on to develop MS. METHODS: Data were analysed from the historical Oxford Record Linkage Study dataset 1970-1989, which incorporated a specialised maternity dataset with record linkage between mother and baby, covering a population of 850,000...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427708/increased-incidence-and-prevalence-of-psoriasis-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Ruth Ann Marrie, Scott B Patten, Helen Tremlett, Christina Wolfson, Stella Leung, John D Fisk
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis and multiple sclerosis (MS) share some risk factors, and fumarates are effective disease-modifying therapies for both psoriasis and MS, suggesting a common pathogenesis. However, findings regarding the occurrence of psoriasis in the MS population are inconsistent. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to estimate the incidence and prevalence of psoriasis in the MS population versus a matched cohort from the general population. METHODS: We used population-based administrative data from the Canadian province of Manitoba to identify 4911 persons with MS and 23,274 age-, sex- and geographically-matched controls aged 20 years and older...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424900/seasonal-variation-in-multiple-sclerosis-relapse
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Katharine Harding, Kate Tilling, Claire MacIver, Mark Willis, Fady Joseph, Gillian Ingram, Claire Hirst, Mark Wardle, Trevor Pickersgill, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Neil Robertson
Relapses are a characteristic clinical feature of multiple sclerosis (MS), but an appreciation of factors that cause them remains elusive. In this study, we have examined seasonal variation of relapse in a large population-based MS cohort and correlated observed patterns with age, sex, disease course, and climatic factors. Relapse data were recorded prospectively in 2076 patients between 2005 and 2014. 3902 events were recorded in 1158 patients (range 0-24). There was significant seasonal variation in relapse rates (p < 0...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413712/variation-within-mbp-gene-predicts-disease-course-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Yuan Zhou, Steve Simpson, Jac C Charlesworth, Ingrid van der Mei, Robyn M Lucas, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Bruce V Taylor
OBJECTIVE: Prognosis following a first demyelinating event is difficult to predict, with no genetic markers of MS progression currently identified. Myelin basic protein (MBP) is a major component of the myelin sheath of CNS neurons and may play a central role in demyelinating diseases such as MS. However, genetic variation in MBP has not been implicated in MS onset risk in large genome-wide association studies. We hypothesized that genetic variations in MBP may be a determinant of MS clinical course...
April 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407574/air-pollution-by-particulate-matter-pm10-may-trigger-multiple-sclerosis-relapses
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Jonathan Roux, Denis Bard, Estelle Le Pabic, Claire Segala, Jacques Reis, Jean-Claude Ongagna, Jérôme de Sèze, Emmanuelle Leray
BACKGROUND: Seasonal variation of relapses in multiple sclerosis (MS) suggests that season-dependent factors, such as ambient air pollution, may trigger them. However, only few studies have considered possible role of air pollutants as relapse's risk factor. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effect of particulate matter of aerodynamic diameter smaller than 10µm (PM10) on MS relapses. METHODS: In total, 536 relapsing MS patients from Strasbourg city (France) were included, accounting for 2052 relapses over 2000-2009 period...
April 10, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406921/is-the-risk-of-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-the-real-reason-for-natalizumab-discontinuation-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Julia Krämer, Jan-Gerd Tenberge, Ingo Kleiter, Wolfgang Gaissmaier, Tobias Ruck, Christoph Heesen, Sven G Meuth
BACKGROUND: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is one of the major risks of natalizumab therapy. Despite introduction of the currently employed PML risk stratification algorithm, the incidence of natalizumab-associated PML cases is not decreasing. OBJECTIVES: We addressed the following questions: How do natalizumab-treated multiple sclerosis patients and their treating physicians assess and deal with PML risk? Is PML risk the real reason for natalizumab discontinuation? METHODS: 699 natalizumab-treated multiple sclerosis patients and 99 physicians were included in this prospective observational study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406788/improving-patient-centered-care-by-assessing-patient-preferences-for-multiple-sclerosis-disease-modifying-agents-a-stated-choice-experiment
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Caroline S Carlin, Lucas Higuera, Sarah Anderson
CONTEXT: Long-term adherence to pharmaceutical treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) is poor. A focus on patient preferences when determining the patient's therapeutic plan may improve this experience. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors important to patients with MS when evaluating their options for pharmaceutical agents that deliver disease-modifying therapy. DESIGN: Stated-choice experiment to a sample of patients with MS from privately and publicly insured enrollees in a regional health plan...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401369/the-importance-of-vegf-kdr-signaling-pathway-genes-should-not-be-ignored-when-the-risk-of-developing-multiple-sclerosis-is-taken-into-consideration
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Mehrdokht Mazdeh, Rezvan Noroozi, Jalal Gharesouran, Arezou Sayad, Alireza Komaki, Mohammad Mahdi Eftekharian, Mohsen Habibi, Mehdi Toghi, Mohammad Taheri
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptor kinase insert domain-containing receptor (KDR) pathway trigger the process of angiogenesis as well as inflammation, which contributes to the development and progression of demyelinating lesions in multiple sclerosis. This work is a case-control study comprising of a total of 400 subjects with multiple sclerosis and 400 healthy controls. Participants were subjected to neurological examination and peripheral blood sampling for genotyping. Polymorphisms in the VEGF and KDR genes were assessed using the restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP-PCR) method...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396640/vitamin-d-deficiency-as-a-potential-environmental-risk-factor-in-multiple-sclerosis-schizophrenia-and-autism
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Eva Kočovská, Fiona Gaughran, Amir Krivoy, Ute-Christiane Meier
In this short review, we want to summarize the current findings on the role of vitamin-D in multiple sclerosis (MS), schizophrenia, and autism. Many studies have highlighted hypovitaminosis-D as a potential environmental risk factor for a variety of conditions such as MS, asthma, cardiovascular disease, and, more recently, psychiatric diseases. However, whether hypovitaminosis-D is a potential causative factor for the development or activity in these conditions or whether hypovitaminosis-D may be due to increased vitamin-D consumption by an activated immune system (reverse causation) is the focus of intense research...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395391/dual-mobility-acetabular-cups-in-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-patients-at-high-risk-for-dislocation
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Steven F Harwin, Jaydev B Mistry, Morad Chughtai, Anton Khlopas, Chukwuweike Gwam, Jared M Newman, Carlos A Higuera, Peter M Bonutti, Arthur L Malkani, Frank R Kolisek, Ronald E Delanois, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative dislocation occurs in approximately 2% of primary total hip arthroplasties (THAs). Risk factors associated with dislocation include: age of 70 years or older, body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater, alcohol abuse, and neuro-degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease. As a result, dual-mobility articulations, which have been typically used for revision procedures, have become an increasingly popular option for these "at risk" primary THAs...
April 11, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391781/multiple-sclerosis-epidemiologic-clinical-and-therapeutic-aspects
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REVIEW
Angela Vidal-Jordana, Xavier Montalban
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune and degenerative disease of the central nervous system that affects young people. MS develops in genetically susceptible individuals exposed to different unknown triggering factors. Different phenotypes are described. About 15% of patients present with a primary progressive course and 85% with a relapsing-remitting course. An increasing number of disease-modifying treatments has emerged. Although encouraging, the number of drugs challenges the neurologist because each treatment has its own risk-benefit profile...
May 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386647/myxovirus-resistance-protein-a-mxa-polymorphism-is-associated-with-ifn%C3%AE-response-in-iranian-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Arezou Sayad, Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard, Mir Davood Omrani, Rezvan Noroozi, Mohammad Taheri
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a heterogeneous immune-related demyelinating disorder of central nervous system with several genetic and environmental factors contributing in its pathogenesis or patients' response to therapies. Myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA) is among the genes which are induced by IFNβ and are involved in the MS pathogenesis and/or response to IFNβ. In the present case-control study, we evaluated the association between three SNPs at nt -123 (A or C, rs17000900), nt -88 (G or T, rs2071430), and nt +20 (A or C, rs464138) and MS risk as well as treatment response in a population of Iranian MS patients including 146 IFNβ responders and 85 non-responders as well as 180 healthy controls...
April 6, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385181/genetic-predisposition-of-il-10-promoter-polymorphisms-with-risk-of-multiple-sclerosis-a-meta-analysis
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V Ramakrishnan, R S Akram Husain, Shiek Ssj Ahmed
Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a anti-inflammatory cytokine, which controls inflammation by inhibiting the synthesis of several cytokines produced by Th1 cells and macrophages. The association between Interleukin-10 promoter polymorphisms with the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) remains inconclusive. In this study, a meta-analysis has been performed to assess the relationship between IL-10 gene polymorphisms rs1800896, rs1800871 and rs1800872 with the risk of MS. Nine case-control studies were selected involving 2755 participants...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384281/month-of-birth-and-level-of-insolation-as-risk-factors-for-multiple-sclerosis-in-poland
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Paweł Dobrakowski, Michał Bogocz, Kamil Cholewa, Mateusz Rajchel, Katarzyna Kapica-Topczewska, Sławomir Wawrzyniak, Halina Bartosik-Psujek, Alina Kułakowska, Dorota Koziarska, Monika Adamczyk-Sowa
INTRODUCTION: Many studies have shown that people born in the spring are at a higher risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). This may be associated with lower levels of sun exposure, and consequently, lower levels of vitamin D3 during pregnancy. However, these relationships have not been verified thus far in any countries in Central Europe. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to determine the frequency distribution of births for each calendar month in patients suffering from MS in Poland...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376767/high-dose-vitamin-d-supplementation-does-not-affect-biochemical-bone-markers-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Trygve Holmøy, Jonas Christoffer Lindstrøm, Erik Fink Eriksen, Linn Hofsøy Steffensen, Margitta T Kampman
BACKGROUND: People with multiple sclerosis have high risk of osteoporosis and fractures. A poor vitamin D status is a risk factor for MS, and vitamin D supplementation has been recommended both to prevent MS progression and to maintain bone health. METHODS: We assessed the effect of 20,000 IU vitamin D3 weekly compared to placebo on biochemical markers of bone metabolism in 68 persons with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. RESULTS: Serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D more than doubled in the vitamin D group, and parathyroid hormone decreased in the vitamin D group compared to the placebo group at week 48 and week 96...
April 4, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370875/adherence-to-disease-modifying-therapies-for-multiple-sclerosis-and-subsequent-hospitalizations
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Charity Evans, Ruth Ann Marrie, Feng Zhu, Stella Leung, Xinya Lu, Elaine Kingwell, Yinshan Zhao, Helen Tremlett
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the association between optimal adherence to first-line disease-modifying therapies (DMT) for multiple sclerosis (MS) and hospitalizations. METHODS: We used population-based administrative data from three Canadian provinces. All individuals receiving DMT (interferon-B-1b, interferon-B-1a, or glatiramer acetate) between January 1, 1996, and December 31, 2011 (British Columbia); March 31, 2012 (Manitoba); or March 31, 2014, (Saskatchewan) were included...
April 3, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367674/high-edss-can-predict-risk-for-upper-urinary-tract-damage-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Benjamin V Ineichen, Marc P Schneider, Martin Hlavica, Niels Hagenbuch, Michael Linnebank, Thomas M Kessler
BACKGROUND: Neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD) is very common in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), and it might jeopardize renal function and thereby increase mortality. Although there are well-known urodynamic risk factors for upper urinary tract damage, no clinical prediction parameters are available. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess clinical parameters potentially predicting urodynamic risk factors for upper urinary tract damage. METHODS: A consecutive series of 141 patients with MS referred from neurologists for primary neuro-urological work-up including urodynamics were prospectively evaluated...
March 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356229/association-of-rs1738074-polymorphism-of-tagap-gene-with-susceptibility-to-multiple-sclerosis-in-the-iranian-population
#18
Ali Jazaeri, Sadeq Vallian
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) in the Iranian population. To date, association of many genes with the prevalence and progression of the disease have been investigated. In the present study, the impact of rs1738074 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the TAGAP gene (TAGAP rs1738074) on the risk of MS was evaluated in a sample of the Iranian population. In a case control study, genotyping was performed on 300 patients and normal individuals. The data were analyzed using Pearson's chi-square test...
March 27, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350795/fine-mapping-of-the-human-leukocyte-antigen-locus-as-a-risk-factor-for-alzheimer-disease-a-case-control-study
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Natasha Z R Steele, Jessie S Carr, Luke W Bonham, Ethan G Geier, Vincent Damotte, Zachary A Miller, Rahul S Desikan, Kevin L Boehme, Shubhabrata Mukherjee, Paul K Crane, John S K Kauwe, Joel H Kramer, Bruce L Miller, Giovanni Coppola, Jill A Hollenbach, Yadong Huang, Jennifer S Yokoyama
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer disease (AD) is a progressive disorder that affects cognitive function. There is increasing support for the role of neuroinflammation and aberrant immune regulation in the pathophysiology of AD. The immunoregulatory human leukocyte antigen (HLA) complex has been linked to susceptibility for a number of neurodegenerative diseases, including AD; however, studies to date have failed to consistently identify a risk HLA haplotype for AD. Contributing to this difficulty are the complex genetic organization of the HLA region, differences in sequencing and allelic imputation methods, and diversity across ethnic populations...
March 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349283/infectious-agents-in-bovine-red-meat-and-milk-and-their-potential-role-in-cancer-and-other-chronic-diseases
#20
Harald Zur Hausen, Timo Bund, Ethel-Michele de Villiers
Red meat and dairy products have frequently been suggested to represent risk factors for certain cancers, chronic neurodegenerative diseases, and autoimmune and cardiovascular disorders. This review summarizes the evidence and investigates the possible involvement of infectious factors in these diseases. The isolation of small circular single-stranded DNA molecules from serum and dairy products of Eurasian Aurochs (Bos taurus)-derived cattle, obviously persisting as episomes in infected cells, provides the basis for further investigations...
March 28, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
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