MSology Library – Treating MS symptoms

Treating MS symptoms

Ampyra (dalfampridine)

Dalfampridine sustained-release for symptomatic improvement of walking speed in patients with multiple sclerosis. Jeffery & Pharr. Core Evid 2010;5:107-112. A review of dalfampridine studies to improve walking in MS. Phase III studies are published but are not available for free download.

Cannabis (marijuana)

The therapeutic potential of cannabis and cannabinoids. Grotenhermen and colleagues. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012;109:495-501. A review of how marijuana and related compounds may improve MS symptoms.

– Smoked cannabis for spasticity in multiple sclerosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
Corey-Bloom and colleagues. CMAJ 2012;184:1143-1150. This is the only study to look at the effect of smoking marijuana on MS symptoms.

Sex and sexuality

РA review of sexual differences in MS, including prevalence, immune mechanisms and hormonal effects. Harbo and colleagues. Ther Adv Neurol Disord 2013;6:237-248.

– A survey of sexual dysfunction among women with MS. Lew-Starowicz & Rola. Sex Disabil 2013;31:141-153.


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