When Pierluigi Mantovani saw what was available to help his father rehabilitate his MS-related foot drop, he was motivated to invent something better. Pierluigi recruited a couple of friends and their efforts led to a breakthrough solution for foot drop that was declared the winner of the Lyfebulb and Bristol Myers Squibb Addressing Unmet Needs in MS: Innovation Challenge.
Pierluigi joins me as my guest this week to discuss EvoWalk, his award-winning example of innovation in MS rehabilitation.
We'll also share some very unsettling realities about MS treatment that have been revealed in the latest addition to the MS International Federation's Atlas of MS.
We're checking in with an exercise coach and one of the participants in the STEP for MS trial. You'll hear about this participant's remarkable progress and we'll tell you how you can still participate in this study.
We'll tell you about a new Yale University study that's designed to determine whether Ocrevus can prevent the onset of MS in people diagnosed with radiologically isolated syndrome.
And although the oral disease-modifying therapy Ozanimod (Zeposia) has already been approved to treat relapsing-remitting MS in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, we'll update you on the decision not to approve it for use in England and Wales.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
Atlas of MS, Part 2 Reveals Some Unsettling Truths 2:19
Zeposia fails to win approval by NICE 6:10
The Step for MS Study with Brendon Truax and Bo Roberts 8:15
Yale study will test whether Ocrevus can prevent MS in patients diagnosed with RIS 14:23
Pierluigi Mantovani discusses his father's inspiration in developing EvoWalk for rehabilitating MS foot drop 16:49
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RealTalk MS Episode 194
Guests: Brendon Truax, Bo Roberts, and Pierluigi Montovani
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS