Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS), affecting patients of all ages, causing neurologic disability if inadequately treated. Some patients have a relatively benign disease course without significant disability after decades, while a more aggressive course ensues in others and disability progression occurs after only several years. Certain risk factors confer a higher chance of a patient having aggressive MS. Currently over 15 disease-modifying treatments (DMTs) are approved for MS with different efficacy and safety profiles. Deciding which DMT to use in a specific patient requires a careful analysis of a patient’s disease course for high-risk factors for early progression, consideration of the efficacy and safety profile for potential therapy, as well as understanding of a patient’s lifestyle and expectations. The integration of these factors is the art of precision medicine, a necessary practice in the treatment of patients with MS.
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- ACC 2020The American College of Cardiology decided to cancel ACC.20/WCC due to COVID-19, which was scheduled to take place March 28-30 in Chicago. However, ACC.20/WCC Virtual Meeting continues to release cutting edge science and practice changing updates for cardiovascular professionals on demand and free through June 2020.
- ENDO: 2020ENDO 2020 Annual Conference has been canceled due to COVID-19. Here are highlights of emerging data that has still been released. Keep an eye out for ENDO Online 2020, which will take place from June 8 to 22.
- AAN 2020Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Neurology had to cancel the AAN’s Annual Meeting originally scheduled for April 25–May 1, 2020, in Toronto.