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  • Need to Know: Do I Need Contrast Dye for an MRI?
    This post was originally published on this site 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 topic “Gadolinium – The contrast agent used in MRI scans,” from April 10, 2018. […]
  • The DMT Decision: Tried and True or Shiny and New?
    This post was originally published on this site I spend a great deal of time in my head. I think. A lot. Perhaps I do so more than I should, but then again, it is a haven at times. My thoughts run the gamut from the serious to the inane. Today my thoughts are more […]
  • Velcade Add-on Doesn’t Improve Survival Outcomes in Newly Diagnosed DLBCL, Trial Shows
    This post was originally published on this site Adding Velcade (bortezomib) to standard chemotherapy is well-tolerated but does not improve the survival outcomes of patients newly diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), even after stratifying patients according to their cell of origin, a Phase 3 trial shows. The study, “Gene-expression profiling of bortezomib added to standard […]
  • Liquid Biopsy Test Helping Select People with Advanced Prostate Cancer for Phase 2 Study of Pamiparib
    This post was originally published on this site A Phase 2 trial testing the investigational PARP inhibitor pamiparib in treating metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients is using Epic Sciences‘ novel liquid biopsy assay to select those patients who are most likely to benefit from treatment, the company announced. Epic’s test is designed to collect circulating tumor […]
  • Better Measures Needed in Morocco to Avoid Underdiagnosis of Gaucher Disease, Case Report Suggests
    This post was originally published on this site Morocco needs better facilities specialized in the screening, diagnosis, and management of Gaucher disease to prevent underdiagnosis of the disorder, a report of two cases suggests. Additionally, clinicians should consider other disease markers besides β-glucocerebrosidase, due to the fact that nearly 1 in 5 patients have normal levels of […]
  • True Accessibility for All: No Roadblocks, Please
    This post was originally published on this site Whenever the topic of accessibility comes up, you can bet there’ll be great passion. We all want the right to access and partake in everything beautiful in life, yet so much of the world is unreachable to those of us with disabilities.  In this column, I introduce […]
  • Can We Take a Minute to Rest?
    This post was originally published on this site Reader, I am tired. I don’t need to explain how that feels to those who have cystic fibrosis (CF), but for the benefit of others, I will. It’s a kind of tiredness that halves my normal walking pace. It leaves me reaching for words mid-sentence in confusion […]
  • Making the Change from ‘Working to Live’ to ‘Living to Work’
    This post was originally published on this site For the first time in more than 20 years, I’m not working a full-time, 40-hour-a-week job. This was a difficult decision to make, especially because I’m only 45 years old and have a good 20 or so years ahead of me before I can tap into my […]
  • Lupus Plus Steroids Equals Weight Gain
    This post was originally published on this site I’ve been overweight most of my life. In high school, I thought I was fat! Looking back at pictures from that time, I wish I was that size again. Before my lupus diagnosis, I was 20-25 pounds over my ideal weight — I thought I was huge. […]
  • When He Leaves Home
    This post was originally published on this site My oldest son will be moving out of the house in a few weeks to rent an apartment with a good friend of his. My mind continues to bring light to the fact that he is 22 years old. It is time for him to spread his […]