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BeewellwithMS podcast by Dr Agne Straukiene

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    Revolutionising MS Care: Bringing Augmented Reality (AR) into MS Patients' Homes for Assessment

    15 JUN. 2024 · In this engaging episode of BeeWellwithMS, Dr. Agne Straukiene hosts and guest speaker Associate Professor Will Young from the University of Exeter dive deep into the transformative potential of augmented reality (AR) and motion and cognitive tracking technologies in multiple sclerosis (MS) care. They explore the exciting MS PARAMS Phase One Study, which aims to validate these innovative tools for assessing motor and cognitive functions in MS patients. Professor Young shares his fascinating journey through research in rehabilitation psychology and sensory cueing, shedding light on the profound impact AR could have on enhancing patient care. They discuss the study's goals, the technical challenges to anticipate, and the promise these technologies hold in making MS assessments more accurate and personalized. Listeners are invited to get involved in this groundbreaking research, with detailed information on how to participate in the study. This episode is not just informative; it’s a call to action for anyone eager to contribute to the future of MS care. Join us, as we envision a future where cutting-edge technology empowers both clinicians and MS patients, ensuring better management and improved outcomes. Your involvement could be the key to unlocking a revolutionary approach to MS care. Don't miss out! If you are interested in learning more about the PARAMS phase one study, contact Prof Young at . Episode Breakdown: - 00:00 Introduction to BeeWellwithMS Podcast - 00:36 Meet Associate Prof. Will Young: A Pioneer in AR Research - 01:11 Exploring the MS PARAMS Phase One Study - 01:34 The Journey into Augmented Reality - 03:52 Technical Validation and Study Objectives - 07:01 Challenges and Benefits of AR in MS Care - 19:10 Participant Recruitment Process and Study Details - 30:44 Conclusion and How to Get Involved Tune in and discover how you can be part of this innovative step forward in MS care.
    42m 34s
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    Breaking Barriers: MS Awareness Day Interviews

    25 MAY. 2024 · A series of interviews and discussions highlighting the importance of raising awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. 00:00 Introduction 01:47 Interview with Finn Moxon - Importance of Raising Awareness 03:30 Interview with Suzanne ( MS Society) - Spreading Awareness 05:08 MS Admin Team Insights 04:56 Importance of Early Identification - Sarah Hughes MS nurse 06:00 Engagement with the coleagues experts 07:08 Encouraging Lifestyle Management 09:50 Closing Remarks
    10m 42s
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    Navigating the Intersection: Functional neurological disorder (FND) in the World of MS

    23 MAY. 2024 · In this episode of 'BeeWellwithMS' podcast, Dr. Leo Russell, a principal clinical psychologist at the Devon Partnership in Exeter, shares his expertise on functional neurological disorder (FND) and its interplay with multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Russell discusses the nature of functional symptoms, their psychological roots, and the implications for patients. He emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in treatment, including psychotherapy. The conversation delves into Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) as an effective therapy for FND and other conditions, highlighting the importance of recognizing and processing emotions. The episode underscores the interconnectedness of physical and psychological health and provides practical guidance for managing chronic conditions. 00:00 Introduction to Dr. Leo Russell 01:33 Overview of Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) 02:19 Understanding Functional Symptoms 11:05 The Connection Between Emotions and Physical Symptoms 12:52 Exploring the Psychological Aspects of FND 23:47 The Impact of Chronic Conditions on Mental Health 24:35 Strategies for Managing Life with MS 34:46 Therapeutic Approaches and Psychotherapy 30:21 Finding Support and Resources 51:07 Conclusion and Closing Thoughts
    52m 10s
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    The Future of Ageing: Exploring Longevity Medicine with Dr Marco Quarta

    24 ABR. 2024 · Embark on an enlightening journey with Dr. Marco Quarta through the innovative realm of longevity medicine and aging research. Delve into groundbreaking research on combating age-related diseases, rejuvenating senescent cells with RNA-based therapies, and the quest to revolutionize our approach to health and longevity. Gain insights into measuring biological age, the challenges of eternal life, and the promising advancements in anti-aging therapies. This podcast explores the future of longevity medicine, offering hope and understanding for future medical breakthroughs for long term conditions such as Multiple sclerosis.  00:00 Welcome to BeeWellWithMS: Exploring Longevity Medicine 00:20 Dr. Marco Quarta: A Pioneer in Aging and Regenerative Medicine 03:08 The Personal Mission Behind Dr. Quarta's Research 07:42 Understanding Longevity Medicine: A Deep Dive 14:25 The Intersection of Aging and Multiple Sclerosis 17:36 The Promising Future of Senolytics in Treating Aging 24:55 Navigating the World of Supplements and Personalized Care 33:03 Challenges and Opportunities in Longevity Medicine Research 35:40 Exploring Predictive Health Tools and Challenges 36:27 The Importance of Supplement Quality and Brand 37:38 Senolytics: The Zombie Cell Hunters 39:20 Revolutionizing Medicine with Cellular Rejuvenation 44:35 The Potential for Human Longevity and Ethical Considerations 51:59 Understanding Biological Clocks and Aging 59:04 The Future of Anti-Aging Therapies and Longevity Medicine 01:03:05 Navigating Resources for Longevity Medicine Useful resources on longevity medicine:  www.phaedon.institue Website of Rubedo: http://www.rubedolife.com/ Website of Turn is http://www.turn.bio/
    1h 7m 57s
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    Shaping the Future of MS Treatment: The Role of Generics and Biosimilars with high cost drugs pharmacist Lucy Wessels

    10 ABR. 2024 · In this episode we delve into the evolving landscape of multiple sclerosis treatment, focusing on generics and biosimilars. It features a conversation with pharmacist Lucy Wessels, highlighting the safety, effectiveness, and cost benefits of generics and biosimilars in managing MS. The discussion emphasizes the importance of patient education, collaborative decision-making with healthcare providers, and dispelling misconceptions like the 'nocebo' effect around these treatment option.  00:00 Welcome and Introduction to the Episode 01:06 Understanding Generics and Biosimilars in MS Treatment 03:42 Diving Deeper: The Difference Between Generics and Biosimilars 11:58 Addressing Concerns: Side Effects and Tolerability 14:34 Enhancing Patient Understanding and Acceptance 20:22 The Nocebo Effect and Its Impact on Treatment Perception 24:34 Future of MS Treatment: Embracing Generics and Biosimilars 31:52 Concluding Thoughts and Key Takeaways
    34m 48s
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    Spring Awakening: A Blissful Mind Journey for MS Warriors

    20 MAR. 2024 · Join Agne for a special episode of the BeewellwithMS podcast titled "Spring Awakening: A Blissful Mind Journey for MS Warriors." This episode is dedicated to everyone navigating the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis. We offer a gentle, 5-minute guided meditation designed to transport you to a serene spring garden of renewal and possibility. Through soothing imagery and the principles of yoga nidra, we aim to melt away tension, promote emotional soothing, and foster mental clarity. Allow yourself to be embraced by the warmth of spring’s renewal, finding peace and resilience within. Whether you're seeking a moment of tranquillity or a spark of renewal, this meditation is crafted with compassion and understanding of the MS journey. Embrace this blissful mind journey and carry its sense of calm and renewal with you through your day.
    5m 44s
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    Celebrating Womanhood: Understanding and Navigating Menopause and beyond

    8 MAR. 2024 · Celebrating Womanhood: Understanding and Navigating Menopause and beyond This special episode of 'BeeWellwithMS Podcast' celebrates International Women's Day, focusing on The Women's Journey, Navigating Menopause and Beyond. Hosted by Dr. Agne Straukiene, the episode explores the complexity and strength of womanhood and the distinct phase of menopause. Guests Dr. Katie Lambert and Dr. Kirsty Gillies, both GPs with expertise in women's health and menopause, discuss the biological and emotional changes women experience during menopause, the common misconceptions surrounding it, and the importance of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). They highlight the need for lifestyle changes, mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapies and regular health checks for mood and mental health, heart health, and prevention of osteoporosis. The discussion also emphasizes the importance of opening dialogues about vaginal health, and the health concerns faced by women with MS during menopause. 00:02 Introduction to the Episode: Celebrating Womanhood 00:35 Understanding Menopause: A Deep Dive 01:26 Introducing the Experts: Dr. Katie Lambert and Dr. Kirsty Gillies 02:28 The Biological Process of Menopause Explained 04:41 Common Symptoms of Menopause 06:32 The Overlap of Menopause and Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms 07:34 Factors Influencing the Onset of Menopause 10:57 The Role of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Androgen therapy in Menopause 21:34 Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Menopause 28:17 The Importance of Regular Health Checks and Screenings 39:20 Final Words of Encouragement and Advice Dr Kirsty Gillies is happy to engage with you in her private women' health clinics, here is how to contact her: St Erme Medical. https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstermemedical.uk%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cagne.straukiene%40nhs.net%7C634e60fc22e84416c03608dc3de465fd%7C37c354b285b047f5b22207b48d774ee3%7C0%7C0%7C638453298368846311%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=7MeZTusQMuU0rIf8XhRUTkja5BeC2N0c8PMjiUGQhFE%3D&reserved=0 . Dr Gillies sees patients face to face at Exeter Nuffield, remotely on video link or by phone call.
    42m 54s
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    MS Care article review: Balancing Medical Treatments and Lifestyle Strategies

    25 FEB. 2024 · MS Care: Balancing Medical Treatments and Lifestyle Strategies In the BeeWellwithMS podcast, Dr. Agne Straukiene explores the insights of a landmark publication she led, together with a team of experts on multiple sclerosis (MS). The article, published in Frontiers in Neurology, emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis, aggressive treatment with disease modifying therapies, and the adoption of a brain healthy lifestyle. A combined approach of pharmacological treatment and lifestyle interventions is highlighted as an essential component of MS care for preserving brain tissue and minimizing patients' decline. Major factors discussed include regular physical activity, a nutritious diet, mental well-being practices, and community support. The podcast stresses that managing MS is about finding a balance between medical treatments and maintaining a healthy lifestyle tailored to individual needs. 00:00 Introduction to the Podcast and the Landmark Publication 01:27 The Importance of Early Intervention in MS Care 03:07 The Role of a Brain Healthy Lifestyle in MS Management 04:18 Setting the Stage for a Detailed Discussion on MS Management 06:06 Exploring the Impact of Physical Activity on MS 06:49 Nutritional Strategies for Brain Health in MS 07:26 Emotional Well-being and Community Support in MS 08:21 Wrapping Up: Balancing Medical Treatments and a Healthy Lifestyle 08:52 Reflecting on Key Points and the Importance of Tailored Care 10:50 Closing Remarks and Encouragement for the MS Journey Access full article:MS care: integrating advanced therapies and holistic management. https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/521340Helen L. Ford https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/778409https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/879587https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/993896Ian Pomeroy https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/2528848Antonio Scalfari https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/2528388https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/2425588Sarah Hughes https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/2433983https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/2543354Charlie Peelhttps://loop.frontiersin.org/people/2423071 https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/neurology/articles/10.3389/fneur.2023.1286122/full
    11m 53s
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    Transforming MS Pathways: PIFU and role of AI - A Journey of Discovery

    19 FEB. 2024 · In this riveting episode of our podcast, join host Dr. Agne Straukiene and esteemed guest Dr. Omar Almasri, both renowned neurologists, as they embark on a deep exploration of the revolutionary role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the dynamic field of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) management and treatment. Delving into the burgeoning possibilities, they unravel how AI is poised to transform the landscape of early detection and personalized treatment strategies. The conversation takes an intriguing turn into the world of Patient-Initiated Follow-Ups (PIFU), examining its growing significance in patient care.Dr. Almasri, with his rich experience and insights from implementing PIFU at his hospital, offers a compelling perspective on how AI integration is not just a technological leap but a paradigm shift towards more nuanced and effective MS care. They discuss the critical role of sophisticated systems like AI and machine learning in crafting a more personalized and efficient care model, tailor-made for individual patient needs.The episode reaches its zenith as they contemplate the future: envisioning AI as the cornerstone of a patient-centric healthcare approach. Dr. Straukiene illustrates how an AI-enriched clinical analysis can be a game-changer, leading to dynamic and responsive treatment decisions. Tune in for an enlightening discussion that not only sheds light on the current state of AI in MS care but also paints a vision of an AI-driven future in healthcare, where patient needs and technology stride hand in hand towards excellence in care. 00:04 Introduction to the Podcast and Guest 00:50 The Importance of Patient Initiated Follow Ups 02:20 The Role of Technology in Healthcare 04:01 The Impact of AI in Cancer Treatment 05:55 Understanding the MS Patient Pathway 06:24 The Need for Modernization in the NHS 06:33 The Challenges of Patient Referral and Review 10:03 The Importance of Early Diagnosis 10:27 Innovative Approaches to MS Diagnosis 13:30 The Role of AI in Identifying MS Patients 16:41 The Importance of Patient Education 24:52 The Challenges of MS Diagnosis 29:32 The Role of Communication in MS Diagnosis 36:42 The Role of AI in Early Diagnosis 38:25 Challenges and Potential Pitfalls of AI Implementation 40:14 The Power of AI in Understanding Human Behavior 40:49 The Importance of Early Treatment in MS 41:31 The Concept of Gut Instinct in Medical Diagnosis 44:17 The Future of Patient Follow-ups 58:00 The Role of AI in Oncology and its Potential in MS 01:04:43 The Vision for AI in MS Care 01:09:25 The Future of MS Care and the Role of AI 01:12:17 Closing Remarks and Future Directions
    1h 12m 41s
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    New Treatment Horizons in MS -Regenerative Neuroimmunology with Cambridge Prof Stefano Pluchino

    22 ENE. 2024 · In this 58th episode of the 'BeeWellwithMS podcast', host Dr. Agne Straukiene and guest Professor Stefano Pluchino discuss complex topics surrounding multiple sclerosis. They delve into the advancement of treatments, role of aging in MS, and the revolutionary potential of regenerative neuroimmunology. They discuss various research and trials form the past to the present, including the use of stem cells and extracellular vesicles for repair and communication between cells. The exciting future of MS research is explored with an emphasis on the importance of understanding the interconnectedness of the body's systems for the overall well-being of individuals with MS. 00:02 Introduction and Guest Introduction 01:18 Professor Pluchino's Journey and Work at Cambridge University 03:16 The Aging Process and its Impact on MS 15:35 Discussion on Regenerative Neuroimmunology 16:02 Neuro Regenerative Research and Trials 52:46 Final Thoughts and Wrap Up References: Human cell atlas https://data.humancellatlas.org/ Octopus clinical trial for progressive MS in the UK: https://www.mssociety.org.uk/research/explore-our-research/research-we-fund/search-our-research-projects/octopus
    58m 45s

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Beewellwithms discusses brain health and increased in prevalence neurological brain condition such as Multiple Sclerosis(MS) and how our brain works living with MS and what is the connection with other...

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Beewellwithms discusses brain health and increased in prevalence neurological brain condition such as Multiple Sclerosis(MS) and how our brain works living with MS and what is the connection with other organs that controls our thinking, emotions, physical and general health.
Dr Agne Straukiene is experienced Neurologist working in MS for 14+ years. She is MS service and clinical research network lead and chief and principal investigator for various commercial and non- commercial clinical trials. She has pioneered in medical innovations and co-designed Connect plus app, MS Patients know best self- management platforms. Dr Straukiene regularly consults pharmaceutical, NHS and technology development companies. Dr Straukiene and her team won the international MS Brain Health award in 2022.
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