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MS Trial Alert: Study of Oral Teriflunomide (HMR1726) Recruiting People at High Risk for MS Worldwide by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:20pm September 29, 2009 Summary:Investigators worldwide are recruiting people at high risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) for a study comparing two doses of oral HMR1726 (teriflunomide), an immune system-modulating agent, and inactive placebo. People at high risk for MS are those who experience a clinically isolated syndrome (CIS, a single neurologi ... Read on »
Uncommon Lung Adenocarcinoma Variants: a mini-review by Mark Pool, MD Posted Tue 24 Aug 2010 9:13pm There are five common types of adenocarcinoma (actually I would say four since "mixed" doesn't seem to me a specific 'type") recognized in the WHO classification of lung cancer.  But this classification also includes five rare but distinctive variants: fetal adenocarcinoma, mucin-producing adencarcinomas (mucinous "colloid" adenocarcinoma, m ... Read on »
Im ... by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Mon 02 Apr 2012 4:38pm Immunohistochemistry Immunohistochemistry in the differential diagnosis of clear cell carcinomas from the kidney, liver, and lung  Clear cell carcinoma is a common specimen seen by many surgical pathologists. Given an appropriate clinical context (for example, a patient with a large kidney mass), determining the na ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Hip flexion strength testing by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 30 Dec 2009 12:00am Testing lower extremity strength is a crucial part of the examination in patients with low back pain. In Emergency Departments, however, some patients provide a suboptimal effort because of general fatigue or malingering. How can you differentiate whether asymmetric hip flexion weakness is from suboptimal effort or true weakness? Trick o ... Read on »
Will Knee Pain Cost Rafael Nadal $1 Million? by Doug K. Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 10:10pm He failed to win the 2009 French Open, the first time in four years, because of knee pain and knee pain may keep him from defending his Wimbledon title later this month. It could cost him $1,200,000. Rafael Nadal is considered as one of the most athletic and fit tennis players in the world. Yet, he his doctors say he has tendonitis in both ... Read on »
MS Trial Alert: Study of Oral Teriflunomide (HMR1726) Recruiting People at High Risk for MS Worldwide by stuart Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:25pm National MS Society News Jun 12, 2008 Summary: Investigators worldwide are recruiting people at high risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) for a study comparing two doses of oral HMR1726 (teriflunomide), an immune system-modulating agent, and inactive placebo. People at high risk for MS are those who experience a clinically isolated syndrome (C ... Read on »
MS Trial Alert: Study of Oral Teriflunomide (HMR1726) Recruiting People at High Risk for MS Worldwide by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:20pm Summary: Investigators worldwide are recruiting people at high risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) for a study comparing two doses of oral HMR1726 (teriflunomide), an immune system-modulating agent, and inactive placebo. People at high risk for MS are those who experience a clinically isolated syndrome (CIS, a single neurological event suggestive of ... Read on »
Weak Mind, Weak body and Weak Legs by Tekko Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 12 Jul 2013 12:00am "2013 is significantly tougher than the 2011 and 2012 course in my opinion..which explains the jump in accumulated altitude gain as compared to the 2012 course.."  These words from the Race Director sends chill down my spine and that of my running kaki. When I signed up for this, I knew it wasn't going to be a walk in the park, unlike a ... Read on »
Neurosurgery for brain tumours by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Mon 30 Jan 2012 6:28am This article provides an informative overview of the various types of tumours found in adults and children. It gives advice on the symptoms and treatments for various brain tumours and will be of help to anyone seeking the latest neurosurgical treatments. Brain tum ... Read on »
FDA Approves Xeomin® A Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox)To Treat Cervical Dystonia by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 05 Oct 2010 2:11pm Dystonia has been a hard to diagnose disease at times and other times can be confused with other disorders.  The link below goes back a short post on how Botox gave a grandmother her voice back.  In addition deep brain stimulation has been used to treat dystonia and now it appears Botox may even be a simpler treatment and the FDA has a ... Read on »