Search for dissertations about: "multiple sclerosis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 243 swedish dissertations containing the words multiple sclerosis.

  1. 1. Curing Multiple Sclerosis How to do it and how to prove it

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Joachim Burman; Uppsala universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; biomarkers; cerebrospinal fluid; cytokines; hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; immunology; magnetic resonance imaging; multiple sclerosis; neuroimmunology; neurology; Neurology; Neurologi;

    Abstract : Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a potentially curative treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) with now more than 600 documented cases in the medical literature. Long-term remission can be achieved with this therapy, but when is it justified to claim that a patient is cured from MS? In attempt to answer this question, the outcome of the Swedish patients is described, mechanisms behind the therapeutic effect are discussed and new tools for demonstration of absence of disease have been developed. READ MORE

  2. 2. Environmental risk factors for multiple sclerosis

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Jonatan Salzer; Umeå universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Multiple sclerosis; risk factors in epidemiology; prospective; month of birth; vitamin D; vitamin A; C-reactive protein; hygiene hypothesis; smoking; cotinine; Epstein-Barr virus; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract : Background Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. It usually strikes during young adulthood, and 2.5 million individuals are estimated to have the disease worldwide. READ MORE

  3. 3. Fatigue in individuals with multiple sclerosis : lived experiences and perceived impact in daily life

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping Universitet

    Author : Gullvi Flensner; Högskolan Väst.; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2005]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Caring sciences Nursing; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vårdvetenskap Omvårdnad; Vårdvetenskap; Nursing science; Activities of daily living; multiple sclerosis; fatigue; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; action-theory; cooling; daily life; perceived health; phenomenology; scale testing;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to gain knowledge about experiences of fatigue among individuals diagnosed with MS and to compare these experiences with those of individuals in the general population. Individuals' experiences of fatigue have been approached both inductively and deductively and qualitative and quantitative research methods have been combined. READ MORE

  4. 4. Multiple sclerosis in Västerbotten county, northern Sweden

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Peter Sundström; Umeå universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; multiple sclerosis; epidemiology; prevalence; incidence; onset symptoms; disability; sick leave; professional assistance; Epstein-Barr virus; and HHV-6;

    Abstract : One out of several distinguishing features of multiple sclerosis (MS) is the epidemiological variation of geographic distribution. Population-based studies on the prevalence and incidence of MS in Sweden have previously been performed only in Göteborg. Another feature of MS is the clinical variation between individuals. READ MORE

  5. 5. Diagnostic, prognostic and management aspects of different types of multiple sclerosis

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Petra Nilsson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; optic neuritis; multiple sclerosis; cerebrospinal fluid; magnetic resonance imaging; prognosis; cognition; diagnosis; primary progressive multiple sclerosis; tumefactive MS; craniectomy;

    Abstract : Background: The aim in the thesis is to study diagnostic issues, clinical features, therapy, and prognosis in selected demyelinative disorders of the nervous system: optic neuritis (ON), primary progressive MS (PPMS), and tumefactive MS (a very rare acute demyelinating disorder). Methods: From an initial cohort of 110 patients with ON collected 19 to 31 years ago, a new follow-up survey was conducted in 50 patients who on a previous follow up had not developed MS. READ MORE