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High-dose Methyprednisolone

Just for info

Effect of high-dose (Steroid) Methylprednisolone treatment on CCR5 expression on (blood cells) in (MS Exacerbation) 08 February 2006

This study concerning steroids & blood cells was conducted at the
Neuroimmunology Unit, Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.

Therapy of acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis with high-dose intravenous methylprednisolone inhibits the potential transmigration of CCR5-expressing CD4(+) and CD8(+) blood cells into the central nervous system. This is consistent with the ...
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tricks to save energy....

Hello all.
I would be interesred in knowing all your tricks to save enegy. As you know, this DISEASE is all about saving energy as you go tbrough the day.

I have a few of my own and a few that the physiotherapist showed me:

1. I sit down slowly becaue it makes my quadriceps contract and get stronger
2. I drive a standard car to make my weak left leg work everyday.
3. At ...
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Can MS burnout...?

Hi.... I came across this question on another site and wondered if anyone here had any idea's on the subject....

"Does anybody know if it's possible for Multiple Sclerosis to burn itself out?"

Any input would be very much appreciated....

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Another research project

This isn't really Bromley (who is taking a well-earned break from MS websites), just someone who sounds similar to him and has the same nickname.

Rituximab (Rituxin) currently in trial looks a very promising therapy. An internet search of Rituximab came across another MS charity (like the Boston Cure Project) who are doing / funding interesting work in California. The research section of their website is an interesting read. The key researcher being funded seems ...
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Michael Moore is to make a film, 'Sicko' on the problems of the health industry in the US and he is calling for contributory stories. See

This could be one for you, Bromley! :) (although a change of residency might be a pre-requisite).
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Do we need worms to keep us healthy?

Fascinating theories on the emerging belief that our hyper-sterile world may be making us sick--and that we need worms in our GI tracts to help us stay healthy.

Focuses on Crohn's disease but multiple sclerosis is mentioned. ... oryid=3573
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Hospital stays vs. steroids--equal in effectiveness

Got to talking with my neuro at yesterday's appointment about how I'm sure there's a correlation between stress and MS exacerbations, and she agreed. Then she told me something very interesting.

She said, in the 1970s, when docs were just at the beginning of studying steroid use and other means to alleviate MS exacerbations, they compared two things: a dose of steroids at home vs. hospitalization, which meant the patient was admitted into a caring, ...
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Hormones - one for Sharon

Brains of male mice boast extra nerve insulation 01 February 2006

The brains and spinal cords of male mice contain more of the protective, fatty substance called myelin, which insulates nerve cells, than their female counterparts, new research reveals. The finding could help to explain why some neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis, strike one sex more than another.

Robert Skoff of the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, US, and colleagues found an ...
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Please vote for the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre!

Hi all.

Please can you vote for The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre at You will be sent a verify email which you need to click on the link to verify - please note if you use MS Hotmail, Yahoo or G-Mail your verify mail MAY go to your junkmail folder. :O(

Jessica Williams' royalties from the sales of her book How to Give to Charity, plus the same ...
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