Navigation Links
International panel revises 'McDonald Criteria' for diagnosing multiple sclerosis
Date:3/9/2011

International Panel Revises "McDonald Criteria" for Diagnosing MS -- Use of new data should speed diagnosis -- Publication coincides with MS Awareness Week

An international panel has revised and simplified the "McDonald Criteria" commonly used to diagnose multiple sclerosis, incorporating new data that should speed the diagnosis without compromising accuracy. The International Panel on Diagnosis of MS, organized and supported by the National MS Society and the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, was chaired by Chris H. Polman, MD, PhD (Free University of Amsterdam). Full details are available in the free-access paper published in the February 2011 issue of Annals of Neurology (2011;69:292-302 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ana.22366/abstract).

"Treating MS early and effectively is likely our best way to prevent permanent damage to the nervous system, so speeding the diagnosis of MS without compromising accuracy is a key goal," stated National MS Society Chief Medical Officer Aaron Miller, MD, Professor of Neurology and Medical Director of the MS Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. "These updated diagnostic criteria appear to achieve this goal."

The National MS Society has developed materials to help neurologists understand and apply the 2010 revised diagnostic criteria in practice. The National MS Society is developing materials to help neurologists understand and apply the 2010 revised diagnostic criteria in practice. These include plans to produce pocket cards summarizing the new criteria.

Background: MS is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. Its progress, severity, and specific symptoms are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Determining if an individual has MS can be difficult because there is no single test that can accurately d
'/>"/>

Contact: Arney Rosenblat
arney.rosenblat@nmss.org
212-476-0436
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. International collaborative identifies 13 new heart-disease-associated gene sites
2. Innovative International Healthcare Partnership established at Arizona State University
3. International Vaccine Institute announces launch of Dengue Vaccine Initiative
4. BUSM researchers involved in first international collaboration on genetics of Alzheimers disease
5. 3rd international conference on innovative approaches in head and neck oncology
6. Lung societies unveil new international classification of lung adenocarcinoma
7. American Chemical Society unveils International Year of Chemistry virtual journal
8. International community called upon to stop the runaway train of cancer in Africa
9. Biodesign hosts international consortium on screening for lung cancer
10. Pier Paolo Pandolfi, M.D., Ph.D., to receive Pezcoller-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
11. International research team reports major findings in prevention and treatment of blood clots
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Denmark ... with massive distribution of Truth About Drugs ... on Strøget, the famous Copenhagen walking street. Popular ... its ambiance, some quarter of a million people stroll ... , These activities are part of a coordinating effort ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... fuel cancer as well as evolutionary changes in a ... occur randomly throughout the genome. , However, recent studies ... of multiple mutations that arise simultaneously and in close ... are frequently found in regions where chromosomal rearrangements take ... Cell Reports , may one day lead to new ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... MA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... of authentication, access management and secure communications solutions ... Imprivata OneSign ® is the most widely selected ... McKesson Paragon or Horizon electronic medical records (EMR) ... increase of about 11 percent in the last ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery is happy ... on July 30th. After months of planning, Dr. Hamilton ... state-of-the-art suite, located only steps away from the original ... one-on-one patient comfort, shorter wait times, and generally a ... new office-suite will continue to provide the same wide ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... (July 30, 2014) The phrase "we caught it early" ... in the midst of a cancer diagnosis. Combating cancer ... to a certain part of the body, gives patients ... breast, skin, colon, prostate and other forms of cancer ... health care providers recommend cancer screenings as a precautionary ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Biologists describe mechanism promoting multiple DNA mutations 2Health News:Imprivata Achieves 51 Percent Single Sign-on Market Share Amongst U.S. Hospitals Using McKesson Paragon or Horizon EMR Systems, According to HIMSS Analytics 2Health News:Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery Opens New Carmel Office 2Health News:UK psychologist creates patient tool to assist with lung cancer screening decision 2Health News:UK psychologist creates patient tool to assist with lung cancer screening decision 3
... OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 11 The American Heart ... Oakland and,Stanford University Medical Center $3.89 million over ... heart research center that aims to define,optimal clinical ... chronic,heart failure., The Kaiser Permanente Division of ...
... Aug. 11 Perrigo Company,(Nasdaq: PRGO ; ... chewable tablets (famotidine 10 mg; calcium carbonate 800mg;,magnesium ... under their store,brand labels. Perrigo won a successful ... to Pepcid Complete(R) marketed by,Johnson & Johnson - ...
... Inc., a,global leading manufacturer of orthodontic products and ... a full-service,orthodontic laboratory. The O2 Orthodontic Laboratory is ... Carlsbad, CA., "The O2 Orthodontic Laboratory is ... it allows the Company to further its,commitment to ...
... (GICD) and UCSF have identified a key regulatory factor ... the extensive network of arteries, veins, and capillaries that ... research, published in the latest issue of Developmental ... for a wide variety of diseases, such as heart ...
... examinations of PSA screening in younger men, a study published ... of men under age 50 reported undergoing a prostate specific ... year, yet only one in three young black men reported ... , Overall, that,s pretty good news for white men at ...
... chemical might lead to drug treatments for humans , , SUNDAY, ... of mice resistant to diet-induced obesity. , The findings ... in people. They also shed light on the brain circuitry ... energy (i.e., food) an animal takes in and how quickly ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Kaiser Permanente - Stanford Heart Research Center Funded to Study Treatment Outcomes 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente - Stanford Heart Research Center Funded to Study Treatment Outcomes 3Health News:Kaiser Permanente - Stanford Heart Research Center Funded to Study Treatment Outcomes 4Health News:Perrigo Begins Shipments of Famotidine Complete to Customers Nationwide 2Health News:Perrigo Begins Shipments of Famotidine Complete to Customers Nationwide 3Health News:Ortho Organizers(R) Opens a Full-Service Orthodontic Laboratory 2Health News:Gladstone scientists identify single microRNA that controls blood vessel development 2Health News:Gladstone scientists identify single microRNA that controls blood vessel development 3Health News:Study finds more PSA screening awareness needed among high-risk groups 2Health News:Scientists Create Mice Resistant to Obesity 2Health News:Scientists Create Mice Resistant to Obesity 3
(Date:7/30/2014)...  There is still time to share your ... Annual Institute for Supply Management ® – ... Management is open for submissions.  The annual competition ... of supply management by recognizing supply management organizations ... practices.  Entries are due August 22, 2014. ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... -- Advanced Photonix ® (NYSE MKT: API) will announce ... on Monday, August 11, 2014. A press release announcing the ... market and the Company will host a live audio web ... the same day. Participating in the call will ... Risser (COO and Director), and Jeff Anderson ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Mass., July 30, 2014  Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... third fiscal quarter ended June 28, 2014. ... Revenues increased 1.0% to $632.6 million, reflecting operational growth ... compared to the same period in the prior year. ... business segments. , Breast Health revenues grew 3.5%. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Institute for Supply Management, Michigan State University to recognize companies with excellent supply management practices 2Advanced Photonix to Webcast Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Earnings 2Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 2Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 3Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 4Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 5Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 6Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 7Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 8Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 9Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 10Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 11Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 12Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 13Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 14Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 15Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 16Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 17
... Spain and PHILADELPHIA, May 15, 2012 Cloud-based ... With its 4 th Annual Global Customer Summit ... growth of cloud-based Veeva CRM throughout the continent. Since Veeva,s ... delivered the advantages of cloud computing to more than 35 ...
... 2012 Surgical Information Systems ("SIS"), a leader ... clients demonstrating outstanding leadership in achieving clinical, financial, ... at SIS Congress, the company,s annual client conference, ... to five hospital systems exemplifying the innovative use ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Veeva Systems Announces Dramatic Growth in Europe 2Veeva Systems Announces Dramatic Growth in Europe 3Veeva Systems Announces Dramatic Growth in Europe 4Surgical Information Systems Recognizes Clients for Financial, Clinical, and Operational Improvements 2Surgical Information Systems Recognizes Clients for Financial, Clinical, and Operational Improvements 3Surgical Information Systems Recognizes Clients for Financial, Clinical, and Operational Improvements 4
... features is the PupilFit software which automatically ... the pupil images, producing accurate, repeatable measurements ... circle is shown as a dotted line ... measurement ismeaningful, and not just a number ...
... Dr. George Ojemann at the University ... is the industry standard for cortical ... current unit has simple, uncomplicated controls ... in the awake or anesthetized patient. ...
Dual-sided, Interhemispheric Grid Electrode with 16 Contact Leads; Cortical Grid Electrode with 16 Contact Leads; Pediatric Grid Electrode with Flex Connector, 0.5 cm spacing...
These are superior quality electrodes, fabricated from a single length of polyurethane tubing for strength and uniform smoothness. They are furnished with a specially-designed rigid stylet to facilit...
Medicine Products: