MS researchers in Buffalo and Boston join forces to understand the most severe, and humbling, cases [Buffalo News]

Published April 21, 2022

The Buffalo News featured Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, professor of neurology and professor of biomedical informatics in the Department of Neurology, in an article about how UB researchers are studying patients who have multiple sclerosis at a specialized nursing home in Massachusetts. Zivadinov and colleagues have spent time there gathering MRIs, blood samples and medical data of residents with severe MS, launching a clinical study to compare them with the same information from an equal number of more typical patients in Western New York. “This is probably a decade-long project,” said Zivadinov. “There are no best practices. There are no comprehensive studies. There isn’t even a consensus clinical definition of ‘severe MS,’” he said. “We need to do so many steps to even create outcomes and understand where we need to attack.”