Search for dissertations about: "Anders Svenningsson"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words Anders Svenningsson.

  1. 1. Studies of the Biology of Intrathecal Treatment in Progressive MS

    Author : Joakim Bergman; Anders Svenningsson; A. Tommy Bergenheim; Jonathan D. Gilthorpe; Joachim Burman; Magnus Andersson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Progressive Multiple Sclerosis; intrathecal treatment; Ommaya reservoir; anti-CD20 therapy; microdialysis; cerebrospinal fluid; CNS compartments; Progressiv Multipel Skleros; intratekal behandling; Ommaya reservoar; anti-CD20 terapi; mikrodialys; ryggmärgsvätska; sektioner i centrala nervsystemet; Neurology; neurologi;

    Abstract : Background: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease, affecting the central nervous system (CNS). About 85% of afflicted present with a relapsing-remitting form of the disease (RRMS), for which a breakthrough in treatment was made in 2008 with rituximab, an antibody directed towards CD20, a surface antigen on B-cells. READ MORE

  2. 2. Epidemiological Studies of Multiple Sclerosis in Sweden with focus on the County of Värmland

    Author : Inger Boström; Anne-Marie Landtblom; Trond Riise; Anders Svenningsson; Linköpings universitet; []
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    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to study the frequency of MS in the suggested high-risk area of Värmland county by investigating the current prevalence and analyzing the development over time; secondly to investigate some aetiological factors – the pattern of industry, both in relation to MS in Värmland and in the whole country, and also to examine the possible relation between the distribution of MS and ALS, as it has previously shown a positive correlation in two studies; finally to analyze the women-to-men ratio of MS in Sweden because of international reports of an increasing ratio.Clinical data was collected from hospitals and other health care units in the county of Värmland, to calculate the prevalence ratio. READ MORE

  3. 3. Epidemiological and genetic studies of muliple sclerosis with focus on the Swedish county of Värmland

    Author : Margarita Callander; Anders Svenningsson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Inborn genetic diseases; Genetic predisposition to disease; Genetic predisposition to disease; Cluster analysis; Muliple sclerosis; Pedigree; Medical genetics; Medicinsk genetik;

    Abstract : The aim of this study was to perform detailed investigations of a presumed high-risk area, namely the county of Värmland, to see if previous results from our group indicating a high frequency of multiple sclerosis (MS) could be confirmed. We soon identified an aggregation of MS cases in the parish of Lysvik located in the north of Värmland and initiated epidemiological and genetical analyses of the population. READ MORE

  4. 4. Treatment with the monoclonal antibody rituximab in Multiple Sclerosis : a study based on an academic clinical trial

    Author : Pierre de Flon; Anders Svenningsson; Martin Gunnarsson; Katarina Laurell; Sten Fredrikson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Multiple sclerosis; Rituximab; Cytokines; Immunological profile; Neurofilament light; Treatment satisfaction; neurologi; Neurology;

    Abstract : Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory disease, affecting the central nervous system. A growing number of disease modifying treatment alternatives entails a need for an individualised risk-benefit- convenience analysis in the counselling of patients and methods to monitor the treatment effect, including markers for subclinical inflammation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Brain parenchymal fraction in healthy individuals and in clinical follow-up of multiple sclerosis

    Author : Mattias Vågberg; Anders Svenningsson; Richard Birgander; Jonathan Gilthorpe; Anne-Marie Landtblom; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Brain parenchymal fraction; Neurofilament light; Glial fibrillary acidic protein; Brain atrophy; Multiple Sclerosis; Clinical follow-up;

    Abstract : Background Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease characterised by inflammatory damage to the central nervous system (CNS). Accumulated CNS injury can be quantified as brain atrophy, definable as a reduction in brain parenchymal fraction (BPF). BPF correlate with disability in MS and is used routinely as an endpoint in clinical trials. READ MORE