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The Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers (NPMSC) is a United States based network with international collaborations. We are comprised of adult and child neurologists, scientists and other research professionals whose unifying mission is to uncover the key pathogenic mechanisms underlying multiple sclerosis through the study of pediatric multiple sclerosis. Through ongoing studies, the NPMSC is measuring clinical, environmental, and cognitive manifestations of early onset MS and growing the largest collection of well-characterized pediatric MS cases in the world. 

 

Network Updates

 

 

Recent Research Presentations

 

ECTRIMS 2016

These posters and presentations are available on the ACTRIMS 2016 online library:

http://onlinelibrary.ectrims-congress.eu/ectrims/#!*menu=6

 

  • Pediatric MS - Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
  • Differential MRI Lesion Features in Pediatric NMO and Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
  • Diet is Associated with Relapse Rate in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
  • Body Mass Index is Causally Associated with Pediatric and Adult Multiple Sclerosis Onset: A Study of Over 20,000 Individuals Using Mendelian Randomization
  • Vitamin D Genetic Risk Score is Strongly Associated with Vitamin D Levels and Relapse Rate in Pediatric MS Patients
  • MS Risk Alleles for AHI-1 and IL22RA Genes are Associated with Relapses in Children and Adults with MS
  • Functional and Structural Correlates of Computerized Processing Speed in MS

 

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY (AAN) 2016

 

  • Maternal Illness in Pregnancy and Perinatal Exposure to Pesticides are Associated with Risk for Pediatric Onset MS
  • Allergies in Pediatric MS: A Case-Control Study
  • Increased Body Mass Index is Casually Associated with Pediatric MS Onset: A Mendelian Randomization Study
  • Obtaining Patient and Family Views in Pediatric MS Research Needs, Outcomes and Methods: Study Design
  • Pediatric MS: Diagnosis and Treatment Child Neurology and Developmental Neurology, MS and CNS Inflammatory Disease
  • First Genome-Wide Analysis in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Confirms a Role for Adult MS Risk Variants and Reveals New Candidates
  • Effect of Obesity and Puberty on Risk and Age at Onset of Pediatric MS
  • Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of 490 Children and Adolescents with Multiple Sclerosis: US Network of Pediatric MS Centers Experience
  • Dietary Factors and Risk of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
  • The Causal Effect of Serum Vitamin D Levels on Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis: A Mendelian Randomization Study
  • Associations between Immune Markers and Gut Microbiota in Pediatric MS and Controls

 

ACTRIMS 2016

These posters and presentations are available on the ACTRIMS 2016 online library:

https://actrims.confex.com/actrims/2016/meetingapp.cgi/Home/0

 

  • Gut Microbiota Composition and Relapse Risk in Pediatric MS
  • Associations Between Gut Microbiota and Immune Markers in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Controls
  • First Genome-Wide Analysis in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Confirms a Role for Adult MS Risk Variants and Reveals New Candidates
  • Increased Body Mass Index is Causually Associated with Pediatric MS Onset: A Mendelian Randomization Study
  • The Causal Effect of Serum Vitamin D Levels on Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis: A Mendelian Randomization Study

 

ECTRIMS 2015

These posters and presentations are available on the ECTRIMS 2015 online library: http://www.ectrims-congress.eu/2015/ectrims-2015.html#&panel1-1

 

  • Effect of Obesity and Puberty on Risk and Age at Onset of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
  • Association of Dietary Salt Intake and Relapse Rate in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
  • Acquisition of Early Development Milestones and Need for Special Education Services in Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis
  • The Geographic Distribution of Pediatic MS in the US
  • Pregnancy Exposures and Risk for Pediatric Onset MS

 

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY (AAN) 2015

 

 

ACTRIMS - ECTRIMS 2014

 

 

CHILD NEUROLOGY SOCIETY 2014

 

 

Resources for Researchers

 

The National MS Society and other organizations support a variety or research tools and information resources that may be useful in your research and/or clinical programs. Click the link below for information on tissue/DNA banks, datasets, clinical measures, trial recruitment and much more.

 

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Resources-for-Researchers