Pip's Blog

Pip's Blog

Welcome to Pip's Blog, where our Centre Manager Pippa brings you up-to-date news from the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre and the MS community.

If you have any feedback or you would like to contact Pip email pippa@bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000.

For older posts please visit http://pips-bmstc.blogspot.co.uk.

 

Cannabinoid, Dronabinol, Seen as Long-term Treatment Option for Neuropathic Pain in Phase 3 Study

23 November 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients being treated with dronabinol, a cannabinoid, do not show signs of drug abuse or dependency, leading researchers to conclude it has potential to be a long-term and safe treatment option for neuropathic pain.

Christmas Fair Success!

23 November 2017

A huge thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered and organised our Christmas Fair on Saturday - a great time was had by all.

The Search for a Miracle Cure - Channel 4, 23rd November at 10pm

23 November 2017

Source Radio Times:

Documentary following leading lawyer Mark Lewis, the man who fought the News of the World in the phone hacking scandal, as he joins a clinical trial that might offer a breakthrough cure for multiple sclerosis. He learned he had the condition at the age of 25 but his high-profile battle with the tabloids has exacerbated his symptoms. Now 50, he travels to Hadassah University Medical Centre in Jerusalem, where the work being done could have a positive impact on...

Diagnostic Blood Test May Be Able to Distinguish Between RRMS and PPMS, Researchers Say

8 November 2017

Source Mutiple Sclerosis News Today:

In the future, a blood test may make diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS) much easier, thanks to newly identified biomarker patterns that distinguish between MS patients and healthy people.

MS Nurse Clinic at BMSTC on Wednesday 20th December

8 November 2017

You can book to see Diane Frampton, MS Specialist Nurse, at BMSTC on Wednesday the 20th December.

MS Carers Lunch Club

8 November 2017

The next dates for the MS Carers Lunch Club are the 9th November.

Targeting Blood-clotting Protein Can Restore Brain’s Potential to Repair Myelin Layer, Study Shows

8 November 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

A blood-clotting protein called fibrinogen prevents myelin production and blocks the neuron remyelination repair process in mice, a study finds.

Cladribine: new oral treatment to be available for people with relapsing MS

8 November 2017

Source MS Society:

A new oral treatment for relapsing MS, called cladribine, will be made available on the NHS in England and Wales within the next three months.

Hoist for sale

6 November 2017

On behalf of one of our members - Guldmann motorised Hoist for sale, £300.

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