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 Disease Modifying Therapies

Video Series on MS Disease Modifying Therapies

In 2015, the VA presented a video broadcast on the MS Disease Modifying Therapies. This progam discusses the various FDA approved disease modifying therapies for MS. Discussions include DMT routes of delivery, efficacy, and side effects as well as complexity of choice and monitoring.

Part 1: Introduction to DMT's

  • MS definitinon, symptoms, and disease subtypes
  • DMT goals, classifications, and routes of delivery
  • VA National Formulary process
  • DMT considerations

Part 2: Injection DMT's

  • Beta-1a (Avonex, Rebif)
  • Beta-1b (Betaseron, Extavia)
  • Pegylated beta-1a (Plegridy)
  • Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone)

Part 3: Infusion DMT's

  • Mitoxantrone (Novantrone)
  • Natalizumab (Tysabri)
  • Alemtuzumab (Lemtrada)

Part 4: Oral DMT's

  • Teriflunomide (Augabio)
  • Dimethyl Fumurate (Tecfidera)
  • Fingolimod (Gilenya)

Part 5: DMT Considerations

  • DMT considerations
  • DMT selection considerations
  • Screening and monitoring


 
 

Video Series on MS and Modifiable Risk Factors

In 2014, the VA presented a video broadcast on the Modifiable Risk Factors for MS. Three experts discuss related topics including:

  • Genetics, demographics, infectious agents, and vaccinations
  • Sunlight and vitamin D
  • Smoking and exposure to smoking
  • Nutrition and alcohol consumption
  • Stess and exercise

The target audience is primarily healthcare providers, but the information is very relevant and useful to Veterans with MS, and their families and caregivers.



 
 

Video Series on MS and Cognitive Impairment

In 2011, the VA did a satellite video broadcast on cognitive dysfunction in people with MS. Two experts discuss related topics including:

  • Clinical strategies to understand cognitive dysfunction in MS
  • Brain imaging changes underlying cognitive dysfunction
  • Pharmacological interventions to manage cognitive deficits
  • Rehabilitation strategies to enhance memory, attention, and executive function.
  • Veterans discuss their cognitive difficulties and how they compensate.

The target audience is primarily healthcare providers, but the information is very relevant and useful to Veterans with MS, and their families and caregivers.


These and other satellite broadcasts are available for FREE on DVD. Visit DVD Programs for a list of available DVDs.