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.

 

Rituximab beneficial in secondary progressive MS

16 January 2019

Source Medicalxpress: For patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), treatment with rituximab is associated with a significantly lower Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score and delayed progression, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in JAMA Neurology.

Yvonne Naegelin, M.D., from the University of Basel in Switzerland, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study using data from patients with SPMS at three multiple sclerosis centers from...

Ocrelizumab Reduces Progression of Upper Extremity Impairment in Primary Progressive MS

16 January 2019

Source AJMC: For patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), upper extremity (UE) impairment is not uncommon. Although patients across MS types report impaired UE function, patients with primary progressive MS (PPMS) tend to have a higher prevalence of UE dysfunction and greater impairment.

A new study compared ocrelizumab with placebo in patients with PPMS to examine the effects of the therapy on confirmed progression and confirmed improvement in UE impairment. The results were published...

MS: Immune cells from the gut reduce brain inflammation

16 January 2019

Source Medical News Today: A type of immune cell that migrates from the gut to the brain appears to reduce inflammation in multiple sclerosis, according to recent research.

Happy New Year!

9 January 2019

2019 is a very special year for us here at the Centre as we celebrate 35 years of the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre, and 20 years since the move from the portacabin in Caversham to our purpose built therapy centre at Bradbury House.

2019 is a very special year for us at the Centre!

9 January 2019

2019 will be a very special year for the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre as we celebrate our 35th birthday and 20 years since Bradbury House was built.

Atlantic Discovery update

9 January 2019

Have you been following Atlantic Discovery on their amazing adventure?

No Oxygen Therapy Thursday 31st January - chamber service

7 January 2019

Our oxygen chamber is being serviced on Thursday 31st January so we will not be able to provide oxygen therapy that day.

Thank you!

19 December 2018

On behalf of everyone at the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre I would like to say a huge thank you for all your support in 2018.On behalf of everyone at the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre I would like to say a huge thank you for all your support in 2018.

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