Carole A. Lunny

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BACKGROUND Although the precise etiology of multiple sclerosis is largely unknown, there is some speculation that a prior history of surgery may be associated with the subsequent risk for developing the disease. Therefore, we aimed to examine surgery as a risk factor for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. METHODS We searched for observational studies(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to examine physical trauma as a risk factor for the subsequent diagnosis of MS. METHODS We searched for observational studies that evaluated the risk for developing MS after physical trauma that occurred in childhood (≤20 years) or "premorbid" (>20 years). We performed a meta-analysis using a random effects model. RESULTS We(More)
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