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Re: Interesting new approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS)

This might be of interest: an MS drug that has passed the phase III clinical trial showing promising results. Mind you, don`t expect a story about medical miracles.

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/1110...=NEWS-20111025
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Re: Interesting new approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS)

Here's the latest information to come out regarding CCSVI - pretty interesting stuff: The Latest on CCSVI
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Re: Interesting new approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS)

An article from the BBC concerning the use of a cancer treatment drug for MS.
Multiple sclerosis: New drug 'most effective'

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20151891
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Re: Interesting new approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS)

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Another article that might be of interest. It is from a US doctor that is very "natural medicine" in his approach.

One of this first comments is that MS is tied to lack of Vit. D (sun exposure). In one of the two Canadian articles above, they mention the following:

" ...The debate is especially intense in Canada, which has one of the world`s highest rates of MS – 240 cases for every 100,000 citizens, more than double that of Britain..."

Might have something to do with the lack of adequate sun for many months of the year. ??

Anyhow, here is the link:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...t-the-sun.aspx
I worked outside on a Railroad in the sun for 28 years and I knew alot of workers who came down with MS - doubt if it was lack of sunshine.
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Re: Interesting new approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS)

An update on one Canadian study that says there is no link between MS and narrowing of the veins.

Link: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2..._patients.html
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Re: Interesting new approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS)

Another US research study about food toxins and MS that might lead to some positive developments in MS treatment.

Details: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...ered-FOOD.html
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Re: Interesting new approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS)

Anyone come across Judy Graham's book "Managing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally"? Seems to have a good round-up of all the possible help treatments out there. Originally written in 1989, but updated again in 2010.
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Re: Interesting new approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS)

For anyone interested there seems to be good results from a trial using bone marrow stem cell transplant technology. Panorama on BBC 1 tonight at 8.30pm will be reporting on this.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35065905
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For anyone interested there seems to be good results from a trial using bone marrow stem cell transplant technology. Panorama on BBC 1 tonight at 8.30pm will be reporting on this.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35065905
An associated article from the Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/heal...ime=1453107641

Hopefully there are some larger scale positive outcomes.
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Re: Interesting new approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS)

Just watched the programme. It's a major trial taking place in 4 cities: Sheffield, Washington, Stockholm and San Paulo and results expected in a couple of years. Amazing results from the people the programme covered. If these are duplicated in many others, it will be a major breakthrough I think.
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Re: Interesting new approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS)

Results from another stem cell trial.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-36490315
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Re: Interesting new approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS)

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Results from another stem cell trial.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-36490315
A Canadian news report of the same study that gives a bit more info.They had a chart of the results from the different patients but it is gone from this latest update of the article.

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2...-patients.html

EDIT: Here is the link to the better article with the charts etc.

http://notable.ca/canadian-doctors-h...ng-stem-cells/

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Re: Interesting new approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS)

I am so happy for her that she recovered and got a second chance back at life. The other candidate who died of sepsis and liver failure was not so lucky

Obviously those treatments (to reset the immune system) are highly risky (1 in 10 die) and seem to be last resort kind of options. The article did not mention if she was in remission or essentially cured.
What surprised me is that the article also did not mention what they thought her cause for MS was and whether MS was indeed the cause of her symptoms or just one of the symptoms, caused by something entirely different. The treatment should be personalized, depending on what the assumed causes are.

As far as I understand doctors are not fully confident what causes MS, but have deducted that certain factors play a role in developing it, including genetic factors, immunological factors, environmental factors and pathogens (viral and bacterial factors).

For example, if one finds spirochetes in an MS patients' brain, one can deduct that this patients MS was either caused or exacerbated by pathogens and in such a case an aggressive, longterm antibiotic treatment with meds that cross the blood-brain barrier may be lifesaving. Unfortunately there is too little money in such studies, but I do hope there will be more longitudinal studies on the links between MS, ALS and pathogens.
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Re: Interesting new approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS)

From Verbier's second link:

"While promising, the treatment is regarded as extremely high-risk, which places limitations on its widespread use. There are high mortality rates associated with the procedure; one patient out of the initial 24 involved in the clinical trial died from liver failure. It should also be highlighted that 30 per cent of the patients did see their symptoms worsen, likely because their MS was already too far along."

While it's a risky procedure I'd like to see a few studies done on using this type of treatment in the much earlier stages of the disease. Not only would patients' general health probably be better and so better able to cope with the chemo, but I would think (hope) it would have a much better chance of curing them completely. Given the cost of MS drug treatment over the years it may be a more cost effective way to deal with it as well.
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