Monday, November 18, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
This is quite unusual: Dr. McDonald sues Dr. Freedman for libel (National Post article). Dr. Freedman is the neuro who has been vehemently against CCSVI, while Dr. McDonald is a surgeon who believes that occluded veins should be opened regardless of any relationship to MS. Malicious intent is pretty hard to prove, but I'm glad that Dr. McDonald is standing up to a bully.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Here is a link to research that seems to show that MS patients have a high prevalence of impeded blood flow to the brain: http://www.jvir.org/article/S1051-0443(13)01393-6/abstract. I hope they use the same technique to see how different that is from blood flow in patients without MS.
As a MS blogger, I regularly receive notices of research, treatments, "cures", etc. When I see something worthwhile, something that may not be total BS, I pass it on:
For your blog, three recent studies have been published focused on the cognitive side of multiple sclerosis (MS). Each study was published by researchers at Kessler Foundation (West Orange, N.J.) —studies that could eventually lead to cognitive therapies being approved for reimbursement by insurers.A small piece in a large puzzle, but may lead to something useful someday.Many know that physically, MS can cause muscle rigidity, pain and paralysis. Lesser known are the cognitive effects -- including fatigue, trouble with memory and speech.One Kessler Foundation study, funded by the National MS Society, found that people with MS performed worse on processing speed and memory tasks during warmer outdoor temperatures versus during cooler outdoor temperatures.The second study, also funded, in part, by the National MS Society, sheds light on cognitive fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis. Cognitive fatigue is fatigue resulting from mental work rather than from physical labor.Meanwhile, the third study provides the first evidence for beneficial effects of aerobic exercise on brain and memory in people with MS.Interested in learning more? Please email me or call me at (856) 296-0741 to discuss.Thanks,Adam DvorinWinning Strategies PR