Intrathecal methotrexate shows promising results

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Intrathecal methotrexate shows promising results

Postby MSUK » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:46 am

Intrathecal methotrexate shows promising results on progressive Multiple Sclerosis patients

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The Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (MSRCNY), together with the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice (IMSMP), today announced that results from its Intrathecal Methotrexate Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis study have been published in this month's issue of Journal of Neurology.

This study reports on the feasibility of using intrathecal methotrexate (ITMTX) in treatment unresponsive multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with progressive forms of the disease....Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1397
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Postby Daisy3 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:15 am

This is really interesting bit of info squiffy.

What happens next? as in when will they use it in patients?

Is it possible to have a look at the whole study data?
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Postby MSUK » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:04 pm

Don't know, Daisy. Maybe you could ask Dr. Saud A. Sadiq, Director of the IMSMP/MSRCNY ??
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Postby Daisy3 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:00 pm

Now all I need is his e-mail address!!!
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Postby dignan » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:59 pm

Daisy3, in case you want to know some first hand experiences, marcstck and bestadmom have both had this treatment (maybe others?).
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Postby Daisy3 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:41 pm

Oh really?

That is useful to know..thank you Dignan.
I'll ask them how they got on..

Mind you, if they happen to be reading this thread maybe they will respond:-)
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Postby Smilingface » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:31 pm

This is interesting. My neuro mentioned it to me a few months ago but honestly I was too chicken to consider it. His personal experience with it was not great so I just wasn't comfortable with the idea since my progression is so slow and I am able to still work with my disabilities.

Are we talking about injections into the spinal cord at the site of the lesions? What are the risks?
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