North52 wrote:Thank you for your responses.
Regarding heparin, I came across an old article. Because it was scanned it is very difficult to cut and past. Here is a portion of it. Part of it talks about ms and heparin. Look at the bottom as well. There are 3 articles/studies about heparin treatment in ms. There is no text, though. It would be very interesting to track these down. I will see what I can do. I may not be able to respond for a day or 2, as I will likely be admitted to the hospital tomorrow
patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
Donzelot and Kaufmann34 found that heparin
ameliorated bad cases of rheumatism, supposedly
by an antiexudative action. But Burkls5
suggested that it acts by the inhibition of hyaluronidase
activity. The action of heparin
in rheumatism is an example of its antiinflammatory
influence on connective tissue. Other
such examples are its ameliorating effect in
thrombophlebitis36 and its action in interstitial
Heparin has been used with some success
in multiple sclerosis,3840 and the authors suggest
that this may be due to its action on lipid
Heparin was also...
COURVILLE, C. B. The effects of heparin in acute
exacerbations of multiple sclerosis. Observations
and deductions. Bull. Los Angeles Neural. Sod., 24:
MASCHMEYER, J., SHEARER, R., LONSER, E. and
SPINDLE, D. K. Heparin potassium in the treatment
of chronic multiple sclerosis. Bull. Los
Angeles Neural. Sot., 26: 165, 1961.
28. PARROT, J. L., NICOT, G. and LABORDE, C. Capta- 42. SIKORSKI, H. Hyaluronidase und Heparinoide bei
tion de l’histamine par I’heparine. Influence du der Behandlung entzuendlicher Stauungen.
PH., Compt. rend Sot. biol., 154: 1426, 1960. Ztschr. bout. Geschlechtskr., 31 : 225, 1961.
I was able to obtain these articles on heparin use in MS. One study uses subcutaneous heparin and results seem quite remarkable, almost like the Liberation procedure. Another is in German, which I do not understand and the third uses sublingual (under the tongue) heparin with interesing but marginal results. I have these just in PDF form. Does anyone know how I can post these on this site?
Sorry for not answering recently. I have have been in the hospital receiving IV antibiotics for a severe cellulitis (skin infection) of my left shin. I am presently on a day pass and will make sure to buy a wireless USB key before I reutrn. I found out some very interesting things. I will communicate this to you in my next few posts today or tomorrow.