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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521618/markers-of-oxidative-nitrative-damage-of-plasma-proteins-correlated-with-edss-and-bdi-scores-in-patients-with-secondary-progressive-multiple-sclerosis
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Agnieszka Morel, Michał Bijak, Marta Niwald, Elżbieta Miller, Joanna Saluk
Objectives The objective of the present study was to evaluate oxidative/nitrative stress in the plasma of 50 patients suffering from the secondary progressive course of multiple sclerosis (MS), and to verify its correlation with physical and mental disability as assessed by the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Methods Oxidative and nitrative damage to proteins was determined by the level of carbonyl groups and 3-nitrotyrosine using ELISA test. Based on the reaction with Ellman's reagent, we estimated the concentration of oxidized thiol groups...
May 19, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516431/a-comparison-of-neuroimaging-abnormalities-in-multiple-sclerosis-major-depression-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-is-there-a-common-cause
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REVIEW
Gerwyn Morris, Michael Berk, Basant K Puri
There is copious evidence of abnormalities in resting-state functional network connectivity states, grey and white matter pathology and impaired cerebral perfusion in patients afforded a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, major depression or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (myalgic encephalomyelitis). Systemic inflammation may well be a major element explaining such findings. Inter-patient and inter-illness variations in neuroimaging findings may arise at least in part from regional genetic, epigenetic and environmental variations in the functions of microglia and astrocytes...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511703/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-for-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial
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Robert Simpson, Frances S Mair, Stewart W Mercer
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a stressful condition. Mental health comorbidity is common. Stress can increase the risk of depression, reduce quality of life (QOL), and possibly exacerbate disease activity in MS. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) may help, but has been little studied in MS, particularly among more disabled individuals. METHODS: The objective of this study was to test the feasibility and likely effectiveness of a standard MBSR course for people with MS...
May 16, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511127/neurophysiology-of-synaptic-functioning-in-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Mario Stampanoni Bassi, Francesco Mori, Fabio Buttari, Girolama A Marfia, Andrea Sancesario, Diego Centonze, Ennio Iezzi
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory immune-mediate disorder of the central nervous system (CNS), primarily affecting the myelin sheath and followed by neurodegeneration. Synaptic alterations are emerging as critical determinants of early neurodegeneration in MS. Inflammation-induced alterations of synaptic transmission and plasticity have been investigated in vitro and also in human MS using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) techniques. Specific inflammatory cytokines alter glutamatergic and GABAergic transmission, resulting in synaptic hyperexcitability...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500224/evaluating-the-safety-of-%C3%AE-interferons-in-ms-a-series-of-nested-case-control-studies
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Hilda J I de Jong, Elaine Kingwell, Afsaneh Shirani, Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, Raymond Hupperts, Yinshan Zhao, Feng Zhu, Charity Evans, Mia L van der Kop, Anthony Traboulsee, Paul Gustafson, John Petkau, Ruth Ann Marrie, Helen Tremlett
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between interferon-β (IFN-β) and potential adverse events using population-based health administrative data in British Columbia, Canada. METHODS: Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who were registered at a British Columbia Multiple Sclerosis Clinic (1995-2004) were eligible for inclusion and were followed up until death, absence from British Columbia, exposure to a non-IFN-β disease-modifying drug, or December 31, 2008...
May 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499503/mast-cells-in-neuroinflammation-and-brain-disorders
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REVIEW
Erik Hendriksen, Doris van Bergeijk, Ronald S Oosting, Frank A Redegeld
It is well recognized that neuroinflammation is involved in the pathogenesis of various neurodegenerative diseases. Microglia and astrocytes are major pathogenic components within this process and known to respond to proinflammatory mediators released from immune cells such as mast cells. Mast cells reside in the brain and are an important source of inflammatory molecules. Mast cell interactions with glial cells and neurons result in the release of mediators such as cytokines, proteases and reactive oxygen species...
May 9, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495217/individuals-with-mild-ms-with-poor-sleep-quality-have-impaired-visuospatial-memory-and-lower-perceived-functional-abilities
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Catherine F Siengsukon, Mayis Aldughmi, Melike Kahya, Sharon Lynch, Jared Bruce, Morgan Glusman, Abigail Ness Norouzinia, Sandra Billinger
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbances are common in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but the impact of poor sleep quality on cognitive and physical function in individuals with MS is less clear. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between sleep quality and cognitive and physical function in individuals with mild MS. METHODS: Forty individuals with relapsing-remitting or secondary-progressive MS (50...
April 29, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490349/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-the-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-fatigue-with-a-nested-qualitative-element-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Micol Artom, Wladyslawa Czuber-Dochan, Jackie Sturt, Christine Norton
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is one of the most prevalent and burdensome symptoms for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although fatigue increases during periods of inflammation, for some patients it persists when disease is in remission. Compared to other long-term conditions where fatigue has been extensively researched, optimal management of fatigue in patients with IBD is unknown and fatigue has rarely been the primary outcome in intervention studies. To date, interventions for the management of IBD-fatigue are sparse, have short-term effects and have not been implemented within the existing health system...
May 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485659/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-treat-impaired-learning-and-memory-in-multiple-sclerosis-the-self-gen-trial
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Yael Goverover, Nancy Chiaravalloti, Helen Genova, John DeLuca
BACKGROUND: Difficulties in learning and memory are among the most persistent and frequently reported cognitive symptoms in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy of the self-generation learning program ( self-GEN trial) that consist of behavioral intervention sessions, teaching self-generation technique while using metacognitive strategies to improve learning and memory abilities in persons with MS. Additionally, the treatment aimed to address generalization of the treatment to activities of daily living...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469589/experiences-of-loneliness-associated-with-being-an-informal-caregiver-a-qualitative-investigation
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Konstantina Vasileiou, Julie Barnett, Manuela Barreto, John Vines, Mark Atkinson, Shaun Lawson, Michael Wilson
Although providing care to a family member or friend may provide psychological benefits, informal (i.e., unpaid) caregivers also encounter difficulties which may negatively affect their quality of life as well as their mental and physical health. Loneliness is one important challenge that caregivers face, with this psychological state being associated with morbidity and premature mortality. Although previous research has identified loneliness as an issue associated with being an informal caregiver, there is a paucity of evidence that attempts to understand this phenomenon in depth...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450893/reliability-and-validity-of-the-attributional-style-questionnaire-survey-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Ian I Kneebone, Sophie J Dewar
BACKGROUND: The current study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of an attributional style measure that can be administered remotely, to people who have multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: A total of 495 participants with MS were recruited. Participants completed the Attributional Style Questionnaire-Survey (ASQ-S) and two comparison measures of cognitive variables via postal survey on three occasions, each 12 months apart. Internal reliability, test-retest reliability and congruent validity were considered...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447807/developing-a-measure-to-assess-identity-reconstruction-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Lara M Stepleman, Rebecca M Floyd, Abbey Valvano-Kelley, Lauren Penwell-Waines, Sarah Wonn, Danielle Crethers, Rebecca Rahn, Suzanne Smith
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: To develop and test initial validation of a theory-driven quantitative measure of identity reconstruction in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) based upon previous qualitative research. Research Method/Design: This study uses a cross-sectional survey design, in which 137 patients living with MS were recruited from an outpatient MS Center in the Southeastern U.S. Participants completed demographic items, Identity Reconstruction Assessment Scales (IRAS), Patient Determined Disease Steps, Medical Outcomes Study Measures of Patient Adherence, Chronic Disease Self-Efficacy Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Leeds MS Quality of Life Questionnaire, MS-Related Stigma Scale, and Posttraumatic Growth Inventory-Short Form...
April 27, 2017: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444253/fear-of-falling-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-which-clinical-characteristics-are-important
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Hanan Khalil, Alham Al-Shorman, Khalid El-Salem, Nour Abdo, Alia A Alghwiri, Aseel Aburub, Sarah Shalabi, Firas Al-Mustafa
Background.: Fear of falling (FOF) is an important risk indicator for health related outcomes and quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, factors associated with FOF in MS are not well investigated. Objectives.: This study was done to explore predictors of FOF in this population. Methods.: Seventy relapsing remitting patients with MS were evaluated. FOF was assessed using Fall Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I)...
April 21, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442320/people-with-multiple-sclerosis-report-significantly-worse-symptoms-and-health-related-quality-of-life-than-the-us-general-population-as-measured-by-promis-and-neuroqol-outcome-measures
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Dagmar Amtmann, Alyssa M Bamer, Jiseon Kim, Hyewon Chung, Rana Salem
BACKGROUND: Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) report fatigue, pain, depression, cognitive difficulties, and other symptoms. It is often difficult to compare symptoms across studies and populations because scales used to measure individual symptoms or quality of life indicators (QOLI) use different metrics and often do not provide norms. PROMIS and Neuro-QOL measures, developed with modern psychometric methods, use a common metric and provide population norms. OBJECTIVE: To create symptom profiles and compare symptoms and QOLIs of people living with MS to a US general population sample...
April 21, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441882/work-right-to-right-work-an-automythology-of-chronic-illness-and-work
#15
Lavanya Vijayasingham
Objectives Chronic illness is known to disrupt and redirect the usual course of work trajectories. This article aims to portray the longitudinal course of negotiating work after multiple sclerosis. Methods Using therapy and personal journals to reconstruct memories and experience, an autoethnography is produced and narrated within Campbell's "Hero's Journey" automythology framework. Results The narrative highlights the intrasubjectivity of illness meaning-the changing internal meaning-making and external behavior and decision-making dynamics...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438714/the-effect-of-morphological-and-microstructural-integrity-of-the-corpus-callosum-on-cognition-fatigue-and-depression-in-mildly-disabled-ms-patients
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Jeroen Van Schependom, Jeroen Gielen, Jorne Laton, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Anne-Marie Vanbinst, Johan De Mey, Dirk Smeets, Guy Nagels
AIM: To assess the value of callosal morphological and microstructural integrity in assessing different cognitive domains, fatigue and depression in mildly disabled multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed 29 mildly disabled MS patients and 15 healthy controls using 3T magnetic resonance images (T1-weighted, FLAIR and DTI) and neuropsychological tests assessing different cognitive functions, depression and fatigue. We compared the added value of morphological measures (corpus callosum area corrected for total intracranial volume, index, circularity and the more detailed thickness profile) and diffusion features (fractional anisotropy and mean diffusivity) in multilinear models including standard clinical and whole-brain parameters in assessing neuropsychological scores...
April 24, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434462/the-effects-of-tai-chi-on-physical-and-psychosocial-function-among-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Emily Taylor, Ruth E Taylor-Piliae
OBJECTIVES: Conduct a systematic review to evaluate the effects of Tai Chi on physical and psychosocial function among individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. METHODS: An electronic literature search of 12 databases using controlled vocabulary function and keywords from inception through August 2016. All Tai Chi intervention studies assessing physical and psychosocial function among persons with Multiple Sclerosis were included. Study quality was scored using an established tool examining 16 study elements (range=0-32)...
April 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427707/incidence-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-the-republic-of-ireland-a-prospective-population-based-study
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K O'Connell, N Tubridy, M Hutchinson, C McGuigan
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) incidence and prevalence is increasing worldwide, with a disproportionally higher rate in women. Recent studies have questioned the presence of a latitudinal gradient in Europe. Ireland is a high prevalence country for MS with a previously reported North-South gradient making it ideal to further explore this concept. OBJECTIVES: In this study we prospectively determined the incidence rate of newly diagnosed MS in Ireland over a 12-month period and demonstrated the presence of a North-South gradient...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427690/factors-associated-with-adherence-to-disease-modifying-therapy-in-multiple-sclerosis-an-observational-survey-from-a-referral-center-in-lithuania
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Neringa Duchovskiene, Dalia Mickeviciene, Giedre Jurkeviciene, Birute Dirziuviene, Renata Balnyte
AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate adherence to disease modifying therapy (DMT) in Lithuanian population of multiple sclerosis patients and factors associated to it. METHODS: Patients receiving one of the following DMT's: Interferon β 1a (Rebif) 44 micrograms three times a week subdermally (s/c) or Interferon β 1a (Avonex) 30 micrograms weekly intramuscularly (i/m), or Interferon β 1b (Betaferon, Extavia) 250 micrograms once in two days s/c, or Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) 20mg daily s/c, were presented with a questionnaire inquiring their demographic and clinical characteristics and adherence to treatment profile, as well as HAD scale and SF-36 questionnaire...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406663/neuropsychological-correlates-of-theory-of-mind-deficits-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Simona Raimo, Luigi Trojano, Simona Pappacena, Raffaella Alaia, Daniele Spitaleri, Dario Grossi, Gabriella Santangelo
BACKGROUND: Theory of mind (ToM) is the ability to understand and interpret another person's beliefs, intentions (cognitive ToM) and emotions (affective ToM). OBJECTIVE: To explore affective and cognitive ToM and their neuropsychological correlates in patients affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). MATERIAL AND METHOD: Forty MS patients and 40 matched control individuals underwent tasks assessing cognitive (the ToM Pictures Sequencing Task and the Advanced Test of ToM) and affective ToM (the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Task and the Emotion Attribution Task), in both verbal and nonverbal modality, a comprehensive neuropsychological battery, and questionnaires for behavioral disorders...
April 13, 2017: Neuropsychology
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