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Gavin Giovannoni
Works at Barts and The London
Attended Edenvale High School
Lives in Clapham Common South Side, London, United Kingdom
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ClinicSpeak: sequencing DMTs, alemtuzumab after mitoxantrone
Time is brain. #ClinicSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "The new buzz word in MS is sequencing of therapies. The study below is reassuring in that MSers with very active disease despite being treated with mitoxantrone responded to alemtuzumab. I have personally tre...
Time is brain. #ClinicSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "The new buzz word in MS is sequencing of therapies. The study below is reassuring in that MSers with very active disease despite being treated with mitoxantrone responded t...
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CrowdSpeak: the Russian experience of HSCT in MS
Are you up for HSCT in MS? Do you think the ZEUS trial is a must? #MSBlog #MSResearch #CrowdSpeak "This is another open-label descriptive study of HSCT (hematopoietic stem cell transplantation) in MS. At first glance the results are impressive and would app...
Are you up for HSCT in MS? Do you think the ZEUS trial is a must? #MSBlog #MSResearch #CrowdSpeak "This is another open-label descriptive study of HSCT (hematopoietic stem cell transplantation) in MS. At first glance the r...
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ClinicSpeak: risk of stopping natalizumab
How to prevent getting worse when stopping natalizumab. #ClinicSpeak #MSResearch #MSBlog "A critical issue in MS with regard to risk:benefit assessment of DMTs (disease-modifying therapies) is the short-change we give to the risk of MS. This real-life data ...
How to prevent getting worse when stopping natalizumab. #ClinicSpeak #MSResearch #MSBlog "A critical issue in MS with regard to risk:benefit assessment of DMTs (disease-modifying therapies) is the short-change we give to th...
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CrowdSpeak: preparing for Charcot 2
What do you think about the HEART trial? Have your say. #CrowdSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "Thank you for engaging with the our tentative exploration into the Crowdfunding space. It looks as if the Charcot Project has the most support. As this initiative is to...
What do you think about the HEART trial? Have your say. #CrowdSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "Thank you for engaging with the our tentative exploration into the Crowdfunding space. It looks as if the Charcot Project has the most...
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ClinicSpeak: reducing interferon injection reactions
Will reducing injection site reactions resuscitate IFNbeta as a DMT for MS? #ClinicSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "Is there life in the old horse yet? The following study shows that the topical application of a cream that contains vitamin K reduces interferon-be...
Will reducing injection site reactions resuscitate IFNbeta as a DMT for MS? #ClinicSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "Is there life in the old horse yet? The following study shows that the topical application of a cream that conta...
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CrowdSpeak: Can a food supplement to take on tecfidera?
Is it time to start online randomised trials of food supplements in MS? #MSBlog #MSResearch "It looks as if these investigators have found a dimethyl fumarate (DMF, Tecfidera) me too. I sincerely hope they patented their data on ethyl pyruvate (EP) before p...
Is it time to start online randomised trials of food supplements in MS? #MSBlog #MSResearch "It looks as if these investigators have found a dimethyl fumarate (DMF, Tecfidera) me too. I sincerely hope they patented their d...
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Reporting conflicts of interest
Conflicts of interest may affect MSer participation in clinical trials. #MSBlog #MSResearch "Not surprising conflicts of interests are an important issue and may affect MSers decisions to participate in clinical trials. In many centres there are financial r...
Conflicts of interest may affect MSer participation in clinical trials. #MSBlog #MSResearch "Not surprising conflicts of interests are an important issue and may affect MSers decisions to participate in clinical trials. I...
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CrowdSpeak: we need a new name for the Charcot 2 trial
How are your creative skills? Can you come up with a better name than HEART?  #CrowdSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "Since launching our crowdsourcing project and proposing the anti-EBV/HAART study we have a few complaints about the acronym HEART. Can you come-up...
How are your creative skills? Can you come up with a better name than HEART? #CrowdSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "Since launching our crowdsourcing project and proposing the anti-EBV/HAART study we have a few complaints about t...
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CrowdSpeak: the rationale behind Charcot 2 or the HEART study
What is the rationale behind the HEART trial? #CrowdSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "Some of you have asked about the scientific rationale behind Charcot 2. If you have been reading this blog for sometime you will have noticed a theme emerging around viruses and ...
What is the rationale behind the HEART trial? #CrowdSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "Some of you have asked about the scientific rationale behind Charcot 2. If you have been reading this blog for sometime you will have noticed a ...
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ClinicSpeak: steroid use and breast feeding
Pulsed high-dose steroids are safe during breast feeding. #ClinicSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "The case study below of a lactating MSer treated with high-dose intravenous steroids for a relapse shows that only a small amount of the actual steroids crosses over...
Pulsed high-dose steroids are safe during breast feeding. #ClinicSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "The case study below of a lactating MSer treated with high-dose intravenous steroids for a relapse shows that only a small amount...
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ClinicSpeak: vitamin D promoting neural stem cells
Should we studying vD as a putative neurorestorative agent? #MSBlog #MSResearch #ClinicSpeak "The study below suggests that vD has positive effects on neural stem cells (NSCs) and therefore may have a role to play in recovery from MS relapses. vD increases ...
Should we studying vD as a putative neurorestorative agent? #MSBlog #MSResearch #ClinicSpeak "The study below suggests that vD has positive effects on neural stem cells (NSCs) and therefore may have a role to play in recover...
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CrowdSpeak: some initial comments from the crowdfunding survey
More discussion and ideas about crowdfunding.  #CrowdSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "As a follow-up to my posts this week on crowdfunding. The following are a taste of some of the comments that have come through the survey. Please note that to stimulate conversa...
More discussion and ideas about crowdfunding. #CrowdSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "As a follow-up to my posts this week on crowdfunding. The following are a taste of some of the comments that have come through the survey. Pleas...
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Kenneth Shaku's profile photo
hollie huslop's profile photo
Patrick Burke's profile photo
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Academic neurologist
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  • Barts and The London
    Professor of Neurology, 2006 - present
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Clinical academic dedicated to multiple sclerosis who loves food, wine, his family and running
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Older and wiser; or not!
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  • Edenvale High School
    1977 - 1981
  • University of the Witwatersrand
    Medicine & Surgery, 1982 - 1987
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