Multiple Sclerosis Research

Multiple Sclerosis Research

The Center for Outcomes research is committed to collaborating in the improved health of multiple sclerosis patients. We recently received the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award. Our Tier II project will allow people with multiple sclerosis to discuss and prioritize research areas of greatest importance, connecting them with research and medical professionals with whom to collaborate. 

MS Research Newsletters

January 2016 
August 2016 

The following presentations and videos feature the highlights of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute-sponsored event for MS patient-led research held on Sept. 19, 2015 in East Peoria, Illinois:
MS Research Forum Questions
About Patient-Led MS Research
Coping with MS
Presentation for MS Patient Meeting
Group Stretching Exercise
Video: PCORI Tier One Patient-Led MS Research Panel

Presentations and videos featuring the highlights of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute-sponsored event for MS patient-led research held on March 1, 2016.
Presentation for MS Patient Meeting
Healthy Eating with MS
Video: PCORI Tier One Patient-Led MS Research Panel

Video: UICOMP Neuroscience Grand Rounds: MS Flowsheet Registry

Papers Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. Valenzuela RM, Cooley KL, Paris BL, Gonia L, Taylor AJ, Asche CV. Comorbidities of multiple sclerosis patients treated at the Illinois Neurological Institute (INI) Multiple Sclerosis Center. Journal of Multiple Sclerosis & Neuroimmunology. 2016; 3(1): 1024 [E-pub].

  2. Cooley KL, Paris BL, Asche CV, Valenzuela R. Development of an Integrated Multiple Sclerosis Flowsheet Registry to Bridge the Gap between Electronic Health Record Functionality and Clinical Information Needs. Austin J Mult Scler & Neuroimmunol. 2015; 2(4): 1023.

  3. Asche CV, Corrol VS, Maloni HW. Economic Issues in MS Management. Counseling Points. Enhancing Patient Communication for the Multiple Sclerosis Nurse. Fall 2011 issue (Volume 1, Number 3).

  4. Asche CV, Singer ME, Jhaveri M, Chung H, Miller A. All-Cause  Health Care Utilization  and Costs Associated  with Newly  Diagnosed  Multiple  Sclerosis  in the United  States.  J Manag  Care Pharm.  2010 Nov-Dec;16(9):703-12.  PMID: 21067256

  5. Asche CV, Ho E, Chan B, Coyte PC. Economic Consequences of Multiple Sclerosis for Canadians. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 955, 268-274, 1997. PMID: 9188900

 Abstracts Presented/Published

  1. Cooley KL, Asche CV, Paris BL, Kim M, Ren J, Garwacki D, Kattah JC, Wei Y, Gonia L, Valenzuela R. A Multiple Sclerosis Flowsheet Registry Integrated with the Electronic Health Record to Provide Comprehensive Care and Local Research Opportunities. Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Meeting (CMSC), June 1-4, 2016, National Harbor, Maryland (Poster Presentation).

  2. Cooley KL, Asche CV, Paris BL, Kim M, Ren J, Garwacki D, Kattah JC, Wei Y, Gonia L, Valenzuela R. Integrating a database registry within an EHR for MS management.  Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), April 16-19, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia (Poster Presentation).

  3. Asche CV, Cooley KL. UICOMP Department of Neurosciences Grand Rounds. Development of an Integrated Multiple Sclerosis Flowsheet Registry to Provide a Complete Clinical Picture of the Patient. March 18, 2016 (Oral Presentation).

  4. Asche CV. 2015 Research Update.  9th Annual Regional Research Symposium.  National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illinois Chapter.  Embassy Suites Hotel and Riverfront Conference Center, East Peoria, IL.  August 29, 2015 (Oral Presentation).

  5. Valenzuela RM, Gonia LM, Taylor AJ, Wankel K, Cooley KL, Parry VL, Asche CV.  Demographic and clinical characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients treated at the Illinois Neurological Institute (INI) MS Center.  OSF 2014 Annual Research Symposium, Peoria, IL, May 6, 2014 (Poster Presentation).

  6. Asche CV.  The Economics of MS in the US.  Symposia entitled, “MS Care Health Policy Implications” 'Economics of MS in the USA' for the Fourth Collaborative Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS), Hilton San Diego Bay front, San Diego, CA (Educational Symposium presented on June 2, 2012).

  7. Singer  M,  Asche  CV,  Chung  H,  Jhaveri  M*,  Miller  A.  Cost  and resource use related  to  newly diagnosed  multiple  sclerosis:  Real-world  data from  a large US claims  database.  12th Annual  European Meeting of the ISPOR, Paris (Poster Presentation). Abstract published in: Value in Health 2008.

  8. Asche CV, Singer ME, Jhaveri M, Chung H, Miller A. Healthcare  utilization  and costs of newly diagnosed  multiple  sclerosis  using  real-world data from a US managed  care  perspective.  Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's (AMCP) Annual Meeting & Showcase Program, San Antonio 2008 (Poster Presentation).

  9. Ho E, Asche CV, Coyte PC, Chan B. The Economic Costs of Multiple Sclerosis in Canada Multiple Sclerosis. 298, 98, 1997 (Podium Presentation).