Vitamin D and Acute Optic Neuritis in Multiple Sclerosis
Using their multiple sclerosis (MS) database, the investigators aimed to identify clinical and demographic factors linked to severity and to prediction of recovery from acute optic neuritis (AON). Malik and colleagues enrolled 253 adults and 38 ...
Medscape - Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:07

Low Vitamin D is Linked to Severe Acute Optic Neuritis in Multiple Sclerosis
vitamin D metabolism For the approximately 15-20% of multiple sclerosis patients with acute optic neuritis (AON), lack of vitamin D may be partly responsible. A new study published in Neurology identified a link between vitamin D levels and AON severity.
Multiple Sclerosis News Today - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:37

The pathogenesis of optic neuritis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis in ...
One of the most common causes of meningitis in South East Asia is angiostrongyliasis or infection by the parasitic nematode Angiostrongyliasis cantonensis. Although this nematode usually resides in the pulmonary arteries of rats, its incidental ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release) - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:11

Dr. Jeff Hersh: What is Devic's disease?
Vision loss (sometimes only color vision is lost) and even blindness (which can be rapid in onset) from optic neuritis; a presenting symptom in almost half of patients. * Weakness and even paralysis of the arms and/or legs (depending on what area of ...
Wicked Local West Bridgewater - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:33

What's Up Doc?: What is Devic's disease?
... attack normal body substances/cells) that causes demyelination (the electrically insulating substance called myelin, which surrounds nerve fibers, is damaged), inflammation and damage of the optic nerve (optic neuritis) and spinal cord (transverse ...
Wicked Local Northborough - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:30

MS Can't Stop These Elite Athletes
He so impressed the coaches that he was guaranteed a contract to play professionally once he turned 18, but on his 18th birthday he suffered his first bout of optic neuritis. His pro career hit a speed bump. He admits he had fears and worries when he ...
Healthline - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:33

Biogen Idec Stock Spikes Following Second Quarter Earnings Beat
On its call, Biogen said top-line results from a phase II study of its anti-LINGO antibody in optic neuritis would be announced in January 2015 -- a slight delay to expectations for data at the end of 2014. The anti-LINGO antibody is perhaps the most ... - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:10

Biogen Idec's (BIIB) CEO George Scangos on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call ...
Seeking Alpha - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:54

Market Update (NASDAQ:BIIB): Biogen Idec Second Quarter 2014 Revenues ...
Jutia Group - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:11

Top Biotech Picks for Q2 Earnings
... on the pipeline are expected we expect (continued) call attention on particularly Anti-LINGO-1 (RENEW phase III trial in acute optic neuritis (AON) due in December) and Tysabri (ASCEND phase III trial in secondary-progressive MS (SPMS) due mid 2015).
Barron's - Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:00

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