Blog Articles, tagged with: Treatment

Survey: Disease Modifying Therapies

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Suvey Closed on Tuesday, 2nd October 2017 What is important to people with MS regarding treatment options MS Ireland is conducting a short, anonymous survey about disease modifying therapies (DMTs). This survey is open to anyone with a diagnosis of MS or Clinically Isolated Syndrome. You do not...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday September 12 2017 06:49 PM

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Choosing The Right Treatment

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How do you make your decisions? We all know how being better informed means better decision-making but we don't always get the information we need. This week from the MS & Me archive series Joan Jordan talks about the importance of being well informed about MS drug treatments and medications....

Published by Joan Jordan on Thursday August 24 2017 10:35 AM

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Independence

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This week Declan Groeger challenges perceptions and examines our idea of independence. Desire to be free is a driving force for innovation and personal revolution.  I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 1988 and as the years have passed, my understanding of independence has change...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday May 12 2016 11:00 AM

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Stem Cells

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MS Ireland's Statement ref: Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AHSCT)  'Multiple Sclerosis Ireland welcomes progress in stem cell treatment for people with MS, as news of success in the UK with Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AHSCT) (sometimes referre...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday January 19 2016 11:30 AM

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UPDATE: Fampyra

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Fampyra to be reimbursed for people with MS on a responder basis Multiple Sclerosis Ireland welcomes the news that that the HSE will reimburse Fampyra or Fampridine in cases where people with MS ‘satisfy a responder protocol’ and have been prescribed the drug by a healthcare professi...

Published by MS Ireland on Thursday October 01 2015 01:58 PM

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'Voice of the Patient' Survey

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Have Your Say There are several surveys on MS, none of them are entirely focussed on the needs and situation of people with MS in terms of employment, treatment, support, adapted living environment and care. The Pan-European EMSP Voice of the Patient Survey will ask your opinion about your life ...

Published by EMSP on Wednesday August 19 2015 03:02 PM

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A Patient’s Overview

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The 4th International Patients Summit  The conference was addressed by six speakers; Sir Nick Partridge, Antonella Moretti, Dr Vittorio Martenelli, Aliki Vrienniou, Mary Baker MBE, Jean Hardiman Smith. The conference was concerned with patient rights in research and treatment, influencing t...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday June 25 2015 11:15 AM

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Medication and MS

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I never gave too much thought to how my MS medication affects other parts of my body! I take medication because I don't want my health to decline. I suppress my immune system so it doesn't attack itself. But when I suppress my immune system I leave myself open to other things. I protect one organ...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday April 30 2015 12:20 PM

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New Treatments For Relapsing-Remitting MS

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Tecfidera and Plegridy have been made available in Ireland for people with RRMS MS Ireland welcomes the news that two new treatments for relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) have been made available in Ireland. Tecfidera, an oral treatment and Plegridy, an injectable treatment, are both therapies for R...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday February 17 2015 09:37 AM

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Wii Balance Board

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New findings show improvement in balance  27 people with multiple sclerosis underwent a 12 week intervention using a Wii balance board. Researchers used an MRI technique called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to study changes in the brain. The MRI scans have shown that use of the balance boa...

Published by MS Ireland on Friday August 29 2014 10:00 AM

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