Navigation Links
Aurora Physician Recognized for Multiple Sclerosis Care

MILWAUKEE, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Wisconsin Chapter recognized Aurora neurologist Bhupendra Khatri, M.D., with its 2009 Physician Appreciation Award. The recognition commends Dr. Khatri for his service to people living with multiple sclerosis and his research to treat it.


"I'm honored to receive this recognition," says Dr. Khatri, medical director of the Regional Multiple Sclerosis Center at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center. "Having multiple sclerosis can be devastating, which is why I have dedicated my career to finding a cure."

This year Dr. Khatri presented research showing the long-term benefits of plasma exchange for treating multiple sclerosis at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting. In addition, his research on the drug Tysabri was published in Neurology, an American Academy of Neurology journal.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates 400,000 people in the United States have the disease. In Wisconsin, one in 500 people have multiple sclerosis, while in states like Texas it impacts only one in 10,000. There is a strong correlation between the disease and people of northern European descent, as well as low levels of vitamin D and low exposure to sunlight. Wisconsin has a large population of people descended from northern European immigrants, as well as low sunlight during the winter. However, no cause-and-effect relationship between these factors and the disease have been determined.

Multiple sclerosis is a disease where the body's immune system attacks the protective sheath surrounding the nerves. Symptoms can include blurred vision, loss of coordination and short-term or long-term memory loss.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

Online newsroom:

The Regional Multiple Sclerosis Center:

SOURCE Aurora Health Care
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation Files Suit Against Aurora Health Care and HealthEOS
2. Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation, Aurora Health Care and HealthEOS Announce Settlement Agreement
3. HearAtLast Expands Chain to 18 Locations Opening New Clinic in Aurora, Ontario Wal-Mart Store # 5778
4. Aurora St. Lukes Medical Center Installs the Countrys Second-Largest Hyperbaric Chamber
5. Aurora St. Lukes Opens Two Retail Stores to Serve Patients Medical, Convenience Needs
6. Aurora Health Care Top Quality System in Nation in Medicare, Premier Healthcare Alliance Pay-For-Performance Project
7. Aurora St. Lukes Named to U.S. News & World Reports Best Hospital Rankings
8. Aurora Health Care Completes System-Wide Conversion to Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Technology
9. Aurora Health Care Employee Named YMCA Black Achiever of the Year
10. EntreMed Teams with JSB-Partners to Expedite Partnering of its Aurora Kinase Program
11. Three Aurora Hospitals Named Top Performers in National Thomson Reuters Annual Survey
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... Rouge, LA (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... in the United States District Court of Connecticut on behalf of a home health ... behalf of all current or former home health care workers employed by Humana, Inc., ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Dental professionals who would like to become more proficient on ... Dr. Mark Iacobelli’s Advanced Implant Mentoring (AIM) CE course. Courses will be held on ... co-founders of Advanced Implant Mentoring (AIM), Dr. Iacobelli and Dr. D’Orazio are proud to ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... On November 23rd 2015 Cozy Products, a division ... business. Cozy Products explains what this means for business moving forward. , The Tri ... Products business model: to sell personal heaters that reduce energy consumption, are economical and ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Evanston, IL (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... homage to six decades of music, friendships, and learning in its 65th Anniversary ... be held Dec. 5-6. , For 65 years, Brillianteen has been ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Missouri (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... HEAL, will provide scholarships for people struggling with eating disorders as a result ... from the second annual event, held at Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015 AAIPharma ... planned investment of at least $15.8  Million to ... Wilmington, NC . The expansion will ... to meet the growing demands of the pharmaceutical ... site expansion will provide up to 40,000 ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... -- Henry Schein, Inc., the world,s largest provider of health ... animal health practitioners, will unveil at the Greater New ... Pavilion , which brings together for the first time ... help any practice or laboratory enter the digital age. ... of experts appearing at the Pavilion. --> ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 25, 2015  Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV ), ... Chief Executive Officer Antonius Schuh, Ph.D., is scheduled to ... Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference. th ... Palace Hotel in New York ... Mr. Schuh will be available for one-on-one meetings during ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: