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  • STUDY: Multiple sclerosis & physical exercise: recommendations (FREE through Sep 30)

    To celebrate 10 years of publishing, the Multiple Sclerosis Journal is making available their most popular articles of the past decade free through September 30, 2016. This study on exercise, a great read, helped jumpstart the movement into getting folks with multiple sclerosis fit. It should be noted this 2007 article was published more than a year after ActiveMSers launched, so the movement had technically already started. - D

    Multiple sclerosis and physical exercise: recommendations for the application of resistance-, endurance- and combined training
    U Dalgas, E Stenager and T Ingemann-Hansen

    This review summarizes the existing knowledge regarding the effects of physical exercise in patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). Furthermore, recommendations are given regarding exercise prescription for MS patients and for future study directions. Previously, MS patients were advised not to participate in physical exercise. During recent years, it has been increasingly acknowledged that exercise benefits MS patients. The requirement for exercise in MS patients is emphasized by their physiological profile, which probably reflects both the effects of the disease per se and the reversible effects of an inactive lifestyle. To date the effects of exercise have only been studied in moderately impaired MS patients with an EDSS score of less than 7. Evidence exists for recommending participation in endurance training at low to moderate intensity, as the existing literature demonstrates that MS patients can both tolerate and benefit from this training modality. Also, resistance training of moderate intensity seems to be well tolerated and to have beneficial effects on MS patients, but the methodological quality of the existing evidence is in general low and the number of studies is limited. Only two studies have evaluated the effects of combined resistance- and endurance training, making solid conclusions regarding this training modality impossible. Multiple Sclerosis 2007; 00: 00–00.

    Key words: aerobic training; cardiovascular training; exercise recommendations; muscle strength; physiological profile; strength training


    Dave Bexfield

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    All of the available free articles, hand chosen by the editors and among the most highly cited. - D


    Enjoy these articles free until September 30th:*

    Recommendations for a Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis (BICAMS) by DW Langdon, MP Amato, J Boringa, B Brochet, F Foley, S Fredrikson, P Hämäläinen, H-P Hartung, L Krupp, IK Penner, AT Reder and RHB Benedict

    Setting a research agenda for progressive multiple sclerosis: The International Collaborative on Progressive MS by RJ. Fox, A Thompson, D Baker, P Baneke, D Brown, P Browne, D Chandraratna, O Ciccarelli, T Coetzee, G Comi, A Feinstein, R Kapoor, K Lee, M Salvetti, K Sharrock, A Toosy, P Zaratin and K Zuidwijk

    Differential diagnosis of suspected multiple sclerosis: a consensus approach by DH Miller, BG Weinshenker, M Filippi, BL Banwell, JA Cohen, MS Freedman, SL Galetta, M Hutchinson, RT Johnson, L Kappos, J Kira, FD Lublin, HF McFarland, X Montalban, H Panitch, JR Richert, SC Reingold and CH Polman

    Inclusion of brain volume loss in a revised measure of ‘no evidence of disease activity’ (NEDA-4) in relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis by L Kappos, N De Stefano, MS Freedman, BAC Cree, E-W Radue, T Sprenger, MP Sormani, T Smith, DA Häring, DP Meier and D Tomic

    Placebo-controlled study in neuromyelitis optica—Ethical and design considerations by BAC Cree, JL Bennett, M Sheehan, J Cohen, H-P Hartung, O Aktas, HJ Kim, F Paul, S Pittock, B Weinshenker, D Wingerchuk, K Fujihara, G Cutter, K Patra, A Flor, G Barron, S Madani, JN Ratchford and E Katz

    A guide to facilitate the early treatment of patients with idiopathic demyelinating disease (multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica) by WM Carroll, T Saida, HJ Kim, J Kira, AG Kermode, CP Tsai, K Fujihara, S Kusunoki, M Tanaka, KK Kim and D Bates

    Modifying effects of HLA-DRB1 allele interactions on age at onset of multiple sclerosis in Western Australia by J-S Wu, W-Qiu, A-Castley, I-James, FL- Mastaglia, FT-Christiansen, WM-Carroll, J Joseph and AG- Kermode

    Influence of HLA-DRB1 allele heterogeneity on disease risk and clinical course in a West Australian MS cohort: a high-resolution genotyping study by JS Wu, W Qiu, A Castley, I James, FL Mastaglia, FT Christiansen, WM Carroll, J Joseph and AG Kermode

    Grey matter volume in a large cohort of MS patients: relation to MRI parameters and disability by SD Roosendaal, K Bendfeldt, H Vrenken, CH Polman, S Borgwardt, EW Radue, L Kappos D Pelletier, SL Hauser, PM Matthews F Barkhof and JJG Geurts

    Imaging the tip of the iceberg: visualization of cortical lesions in multiple sclerosis by A Seewann, H Vrenken, E-J Kooi, P van der Valk, DL Knol, CH Polman, PJW Pouwels, F Barkhof and JJG Geurts

    What drives MRI-measured cortical atrophy in multiple sclerosis? by V Popescu, R Klaver, P Voorn, Y Galis-de Graaf, DL Knol, JWR Twisk, A Versteeg, GJ Schenk, P van der Valk, F Barkhof, HE De Vries, H Vrenken and JJG Geurts
    Dave Bexfield