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Overactive Bladder in MS

Daniel Kantor, MD, FAAN, FANA

September 2018—Functional imaging studies suggest neurogenic overactive bladder in people with MS may differ from idiopathic overactive bladder.

Ibudilast Decreases Rate of Brain Atrophy in Progressive MS by 48%

Wednesday, August 29, 2018—Definitive results of a phase 2 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that treatment of patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) ibudilast (MN1…

New Type of Multiple Sclerosis Identified

Tuesday, August 21, 2018—Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have published findings in Lancet Neurology:(August 21, 2018) of a new subtype of multiple sclerosis, providing further understan…

Funding Received for Phase 2 Trial of Xanomeline-Tropsium Chloride

Wednesday, August 08, 2018—A $42-million financing round has been completed and will be used to finance a phase 2 trial of xanomeline-tropsium chloride (KarXT; Karuna, Boston, MA) for treatment of perso…

New Drug Application for Cladribine Filed and Accepted

Tuesday, July 31, 2018—Cladribine (Mavenclad; EMD Serono, Rockland, MA) is an investigational oral therapy for patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). The drug has proposed dosing …

Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier: A Potential New Treatment Modality

Monday, July 30, 2018—In a small, yet groundbreaking, clinical trial, MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) (ExablateNeuro; Insightec, Miami FL) was used to open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) safel…

About The Cover Artist

July/August 2018—Elizabeth Jameson explores the intersection of art and science through her own brain scans of multiple sclerosis lesions.

The Best and Worst of Times?

Barbara S. Giesser, MD

July/August 2018—Despite exciting advances in diagnosis and myriad treatments, clinical management for patients with multiple sclerosis remains challenging.


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