Navigation Links
Tisch MS Researchers Announce Breakthrough in Disease Monitoring
Date:7/30/2013

NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A research team lead by Violaine Harris, Ph.D., at the Tisch MS Research Center of New York, has just published findings on a new method of measuring disease activity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) (Harris, et al, Cerebrospinal fluid fetuin-A is a biomarker of active multiple sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis Journal, Epub: 2/25/2013 doi: 10.1177/1352458513477923 ahead of print). 

This important biomarker discovery is based on spinal fluid measurement of Fetuin-A levels obtained over the course of several years of clinical and pathological studies of MS patients as well as experimental models of the disease. Dr. Harris's findings are likely to change the process for making treatment decisions in MS patients.

Current MS treatment is designed to stop disease activity in the brain and spinal cord with the goal of arresting disease progression and disability. According to Dr. Saud A. Sadiq, the senior author on the study, "these findings will provide a measurable method of monitoring the effectiveness of treatment much like determining blood sugar levels are assayed for diabetic patients. Many patients with MS on treatment report 'worsening' despite stable MRI findings. Addition of Fetuin-A measurement will help better evaluate disease activity in such patients."

The Tisch MS Research Team continues to study the underlying mechanisms of elevation of spinal fluid Fetuin-A to determine its exact role in multiple sclerosis.   

ABOUT TISCH MS RESEARCH CENTER OF NEW YORK
For over twenty years, Dr. Saud A. Sadiq has believed that combining excellence in clinical care with innovative research targeted at finding the cure for multiple sclerosis would set an exemplary standard in the treatment of people with MS. Today, the Tisch MS Research Center of New York embodies this new model of healthcare, in which your doctor is also your researcher. Dr. Sadiq helps those with MS by conducting cutting-edge, patient-based research to ensure unparalleled care. The close relationship of the non-profit research center and its affiliated clinical practice (International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice) enables the testing of new MS treatments and accelerates the pace at which research discoveries move from lab bench to bedside. The Tisch MS Research Center of New York aims to identify the disease trigger, optimize treatments for patients and repair the damage caused by multiple sclerosis.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Tisch MS Research Center of New York
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Desitin Pharmaceuticals entscheidet sich für das cloudbasierte Veeva CRM zur Unterstützung seiner Expansion auf den britischen Markt
2. Harvest Technologies Corporation erhält CE-Kennzeichnung für erweiterte klinische Indikation zur Behandlung nicht optionaler kritischer Extremitätenischämie
3. Rapport laat zien dat farmaceutische bedrijven zich meer inzetten dan twee jaar geleden om medicijnen in ontwikkelingslanden beschikbaar en betaalbaar te maken
4. Nonin Medical als exklusiver Anbieter für zerebrales/somatisches Oximetriesystems an führenden Kinderkliniken in Polen ausgewählt
5. Neues vorfüllbares Spritzensystem bietet hochmoderne Glastechnologie für die Verabreichung injizierbarer biopharmazeutischer Medikamente
6. Zusetzen von Obinutuzumab (GA101) oder Rituximab zu Chlorambucil verbessert Aussichten für ältere Patienten mit chronischer lymphatischer Leukämie (CLL) und gleichzeitig vorliegenden Erkrankungen (Komorbiditäten)
7. MNX voegt nieuwe bestuurslid toe en streeft ernaar groei te versnellen in farmaceutische en klinische proeflogistiek
8. Rethinking Research Ethics: Carnegie Mellon and McGill Researchers Challenge Post-marketing Trial Practices
9. Van Andel Institute Researchers Find Potential Drug Target For Aggressive Form Of Lymphoma
10. Researchers Evaluate Computer-based Treatment for People with Schizophrenia
11. Aethlon Medical (AEMD) Note: Cancer Treatment Publication Authored by Aethlon Medical Researchers Now Available
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/4/2017)... Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for ... the end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the ... as mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by the ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly ... its financial results for the third quarter of 2017 ... a conference call on that day with the investment ... performance. The conference call will begin at ... public can access a live webcast of the conference ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 The Rebound mobile app is poised to ... the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users ... and stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner ... 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has released ... understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints a picture ... Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says that is ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile coaching services ... by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise Agile Transformation ... Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS programs. Coveros ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian ... On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers ... a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As ... serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... The company has developed a suite ... regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula has been developed ... , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Soy Free, Non-Dairy*, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):