ACTRIMS 2020

Need to Know: What Is Acthar Gel?

Editor’s note: “Need to Know” is a series inspired by common forum questions and comments from readers. Have a comment or question about MS? Visit our forum. This week’s question is inspired by the forum post “MS Treatment Eases Flare-up Symptoms After 2 Months” from Oct.

#ACTRIMS2020 – Ofatumumab Self-injection Pen May Be ‘Very Attractive’ Option for Relapsing MS

Monthly under-the-skin injections of Novartis’ investigational candidate ofatumumab show promise as a convenient, effective, and safe therapeutic option for people with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). Data from the ASCLEPIOS and APLIOS clinical trials showed that ofatumumab — currently under regulatory review for possible approval in the U.S. and Europe…

#ACTRIMS2020 – What We Now Know About Diet and MS

What science has told us about how diet might influence a person’s risk of multiple sclerosis and a patient’s disease course was the topic of discussion at a recent MS conference. Ellen Mowry, MD, a researcher and professor of neurology at John Hopkins, also reviewed some of the dietary…

#ACTRIMS2020 – 3 Ways to Treat MS by Altering Gut Microbiome Under Study

Modulating the bacteria that reside in the gut by treating multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with probiotics, fecal transplants, or gut-related microRNAs may help to ease inflammation and disease severity, researchers with Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggest. Howard Weiner, MD, a group leader at the hospital, presented his team’s findings on…

NeurologyLive, CMSC Offer Panel Series on Changes in MRI Guidelines for MS

NeurologyLive, a multimedia platform for specialists in that field, partnered with the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) for its recent video series on changes in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol and guidelines for treating and managing multiple sclerosis (MS). This “Peer Exchange” panel discussion includes four specialists in neurology…