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DNA Vaccine for MS

Tonight on the 5:30 pm Canadian Global TV national news, they had a very brief story about DNA being used in a vaccine to treat MS.

The story, which lasted all of about 20 seconds, stated that Phase II trials of this vaccine reduced brain lesions, (where have we heard that before?!) showed promise and the company was going to likely do Phase III trials. They didn't even mention the pharmaceutical company involved.

That's all ...
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Combination therapy of Interferon+Copaxone

This study included 83 MS patients that where treated with either Interferon or Copaxone. Due to worsening 21 of them switched to a combined therapy for 16-24 months.
Apart from high perceived psychological impact in the combination group, no other significant differences between treatments were found.

--Frank
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3 years follow up Mitoxantrone

In 304 active RRMS or progressive MS patients, Mitoxantrone stabilised the dissease course for two years after Mitoxantrone discontinuation.
After that, people who did not get other dissease modifying drugs (Interferon / Copaxone) deteriorated.

Find the abstract here.

--Frank
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Kaleidascope/blind spot in right eye

Hi
I'm 11 weeks pregnant and have been doing great so far, MS-wise.

Just noticed with shock that I can't see properly in my right eye.
At first I thought I'd looked at something that had dazzled my eye, then I realised the vision is gone in a small central spot.
Then all around the spot it's gone like a moving kaleidascope.....very exciting altogether 8O (not!).

Now ...
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water exercise device

hi all,

i've been attempting to exercise again with some hits and misses. awhile back, i thought i saw a posting or a link regarding a equipment to wear while trying to do some cardio while in the pool. does anyone have any info on it or other pool/water cardio equipment?

thanks in advance,

tol
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MS burden of disease

Hi to all,

Does anyone have statistics on the burden of disease for MS? That is, what is the dollar cost to society for someone with MS -- lost wages, medical care, etc.
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Have anyone used Botox for Spasticity

Hi,

I recently found this article in MSRC website

http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=show&pageid=1829&CFID=3680312&CFTOKEN=72765621

Also our neurologist had suggested that Botox is a very good treatment for people with severe Spasticity & said that one dosage would be enough for a patient to be free of Spasticity for up to 6 months.

I would like to know the experience of others in case if they had used Botox

Thanks in Advance,
Gopi
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MS Gene Discovery

Fingers crossed this will lead to a better future for us all:

Multiple Sclerosis Gene Discovery First Major Genetic Advance in 30 Years
July 30, 2007 — The discovery of a new gene linked to multiple sclerosis (MS) marks the first major genetic advance in the disease in more than 30 years and may pave the way for future research and treatment options.
Two separate but related studies published online July 29 in Nature Genetics ...
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Deciding whether or not to have another child...

Hi Everyone,

I never thought that i would be on a ms forum asking this question to a group of people that i don't know but unfortunately i have something in common with.

We have got 2 beautiful children but we always thought that we would have 3. Now a spanner has been thrown in the works as ms has decided to "wake up" after the birth of my second son. I have probably had ...
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