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The Neurology Research Review has published a supplement focussed on Multiple Sclerosis. We would like to thank the Research Review for allowing us to share the supplement.
Overview - (taken directly from the supplement)
Our understanding of MS, like many areas of neurology, has undergone a revolution driven by neuroimaging and molecular biology. In this review we discuss new thinking on the diagnosis of MS based on MRI findings, and discuss subtypes of neuroinflammation that we are separating off from MS, particularly neuromyelitis optica (NMO).
We will also try to bring some clarity to a wave of exciting, complex and expensive treatments that have appeared for MS that will transform the way we think about and manage the condition.
Wallace Brownlee has co-edited this review. Wallace has just finished his NZ training as a neurologist and is about to depart for the UK to take up a fellowship in neuroinflammatory disorders. He is part of a new wave of young neurologists taking an active interest in the management of MS and related disorders.
We hope you find this special issue interesting and look forward to hearing your comments.
Dr Barry Snow
Medical Professionals can subscribe to the quaterly Review via www.researchreview.co.nz
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