Episode 275: Choosing the Right Disease-Modifying Therapy with Ross Tingen, PharmD, BCPS, MSCS

RealTalk MS

Dec 5 2022 • 28 mins

The first step in living well with MS is establishing a treatment plan with your neurologist or MS specialist. And a disease-modifying therapy, or DMT, should be the foundation of that plan. Joining me to talk about what disease-modifying therapies can and can't do, and how to work with your doctor to find the best MS medication for you is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology at VCU Health in Richmond Virginia, Ross Tingen.

Why are we talking about global warming on a podcast about MS? Because we're talking about the results of a study that show how climate change has a negative impact on people living with multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions.

We're also sharing the results of a study that demonstrate the sobering reality of the association between socioeconomic status and death among people living with MS.

If you're on Tecfidera, you'll want to hear about a study that focused on how alcohol may change the efficacy of your DMT.

And we'll tell you about a study that revealed significant differences in how the prodromal phase of MS affects men and women at different ages. (And we'll also tell you why understanding the MS prodrome is important!)

We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!

This Week: How to find the best MS medication for you :22

Study shows climate change impacts people living with MS 1:08

Study examines the impact of socioeconomic status on death among people with MS 3:28

Study shows alcohol dulls the metabolism of Tecfidera 7:01

Study analyzes differences due to sex and age in the MS prodrome 8:35

Ross Tingen discusses how to work with your doctor to find the best disease-modifying therapy for you 18:40

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STUDY: Impacts of Climate Change and Air Pollution on Neurologic Health, Disease, and Practice: A Scoping Review

Tremlett's MS Research Explained: Low Socioeconomic Status Was Associated with a Higher Mortality Risk in Multiple Sclerosis Explained

STUDY: Low Socioeconomic Status Was Associated with a Higher Mortality Risk in Multiple Sclerosis

STUDY: Alcohol Inhibits the Metabolism of Dimethyl Fumarate to the Active Metabolite Responsible for Decreasing Relapse Frequency in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
https://journals.plos.org/plsuone/article?id=10.1371/journal. pone.0278111

Tremlett's Research Explained: Sex and Age Differences in the Multiple Sclerosis Prodrome Explained

STUDY: Sex and Age Differences in the Multiple Sclerosis Prodrome Explained

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RealTalk MS Episode 275
Guest: Ross Tingen, PharmD, BCPS, MSCS

Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS