The Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) and the Functional Systems Score (FSS) together describe severity of disability in patients with MS. With the help of the FSS, the examiner rates your disability on the EDSS scale. It ranges from 0 to 10, with half points for greater specificity. EDSS. • Expanded Disability Status Scale. – Devised by John Kurtzke in the s and modified A modification of the original Kurtzke scale.

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However, the effect of these medications in disability progression over 4 years dess rarely examined. Neurologic consequence of delaying glatiramer acetate therapy for multiple sclerosis: Please fill out required fields. These cases were submitted to the following different therapeutic procedures: Rosana Herminia Scola received honoraria for consultation and speaking from Merck-Serono and research grant from Bayer-Schering. No impairment to walking 3. In need of almost constant catheterization.

Similar to our results, a study of patients with a mean duration of symptoms of 9. Kurtzke authored over peer-reviewed articles and received multiple awards for MS research including the Charcot Award from the MS International Federation.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society; The scoring is based on an examination by a neurologist but is also useful for you to measure where your disease may currently be in as far as the progression scale indicates. The lack of statistical difference between initial and final treatment score in the EDSS for some groups AVO, R44, COP and MITcould suggest disease stabilization or a reduction of disabilities, but these groups had less patients than the others with statistical significant data.


Able to walk without aid or rest for m 5. The progression of the disease does not seem to depend only on the inflammatory reaction, but also on an independent degenerative process that provides progressive axonal transection 46perhaps related to some immunogenetic factors 47, Moderate truncal or limb ataxia.

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The follow-up period was Gray matter pathology in chronic MS: The positive correlation of the EDSS with time of treatment and some sub-groups could sxore interpreted as progression of disability, while the negative correlation could be reduction or stabilization. Multiple sclerosis severity score: More recently, the intravenous use of mitoxantrone MIT given at mg IV for 18 months showed effectiveness in follow up periods between 2 and 5 years.

In attempt to interfere with the natural course of this disease, which is marked by inflammatory and immunological abnormalities, immunosuppressive IMS drugs have been used for its treatment. Scores from 0 to 3. No statistically significance difference was found in the MSSS between initial and final scores in the whole group or treatment sub-groups.

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When the disability between the initial and final scores was compared using the MSSS, no statistical difference was found for the whole group as well for the shdet sub-groups Fig 4. Azathioprina for multiple sclerosis.

Glucocorticoids in multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. The principal investigators of the study request that you use the official version of the modified score shet. Management of worsening multiple sclerosis with mitoxantrone: Essentially restricted to bed or chair or pushed in wheelchair. How effective are disease-modifying drugs in delaying progression in relapsing-onset MS.


We retrospectively review all the patients charts with the diagnosis of MS seen in our hospital. The following exclusion criteria were implemented: Copolymer 1 reduces relapse rate and imwoves disability in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: Log In Create Account. The progressive scorre in multiple sclerosis MS remains a therapeutic problem despite numerous medications available.

The efficacy of azathioprine in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

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