RRMS Patients Not Using DMTs More Likely to Have Been Misdiagnosed, Cite Poorer Relationships with Doctors, Survey Says

RRMS Patients Not Using DMTs More Likely to Have Been Misdiagnosed, Cite Poorer Relationships with Doctors, Survey Says

Publication date: Oct 07, 2019

People with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who don’t use disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) are more likely to have been misdiagnosed previously, and to have poorer relationships with their healthcare providers, the results of a new survey suggest. -People with relapsing forms of MS who don’t use DMTs represent a small portion of the community, but it is so important to understand the unmet needs and nuances of their patient journeys,” Tim Armand, co-founder and president of Health Union, said in a news release. Relationships with healthcare providers also seem to play a significant role in these decisions, as respondents who use DMTs were more likely to see a neurologist who specializes in treating MS, whereas those who don’t use DMTs were more likely to report not seeing a healthcare provider for MS at all. They were more likely to report actively seeking out information about new MS treatments, whereas respondents who have never used DMTs were more likely to say they’d prefer changing their lifestyle or diet, rather than taking medications.

Concepts Keywords
DMT Multiple sclerosis
Healthcare MS
Multiple Sclerosis Healthcare providers
Neurologist Healthcare
Slate DMTS
Survey Autoimmune diseases
Medical specialties
Biology

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH communities
disease DOID Multiple Sclerosis
disease MESH relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
disease MESH Multiple Sclerosis
gene UNIPROT ALG3
gene UNIPROT NR4A2
disease DOID RRMS
disease MESH lifestyle
pathway BSID Release
gene UNIPROT TPI1
gene UNIPROT HAVCR1
gene UNIPROT TIMELESS
gene UNIPROT ARHGEF5
drug DRUGBANK Tropicamide
gene UNIPROT DMTN
drug DRUGBANK Dimethyltryptamine
gene UNIPROT TNFSF13
gene UNIPROT ANP32B

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