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Sad news

It is with great sadness that I have to advise the readers of this forum that my wife Marg passed away late this afternoon.

After suffering from MS for over 36 years and in the past year from various ailments, she is finally at peace. She was recently admitted to hospital with Pancreatitis but had several other medical problems as well.

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PBS: Innovation - Stem Cells

I just watched this show on PBS called Innovation which discussed how stem cells are being used to help heal spinal chord injuries and damaged heart tissue following a heart attack. The show is from 2004 so the information might be a little dated but it was great to see the success in these areas. It would be really interesting to see a followup of this show to learn how these patients are doing now ...
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Bristol UK Stem cell trials raise multiple sclerosis hopes ... tem128.xml

Stem cell trials raise multiple sclerosis hopes

By Martin Beckford
Last Updated: 3:52am BST 28/09/2007

Tens of thousands of patients with MS could benefit from the revolutionary treatment if the tests taking place at the Frenchay hospital, near Bristol, are successful.

Patients are injected with stem cells taken from their own bone marrow, not from umbilical cords

The procedure involves patients being injected with stem cells ...
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just got LDN Rx

First time poster here. First, a little background:

37 y/o male, SPMS Dx 11/01. Drugs tried: Copaxone, Avonex, Rebif; none of which seem to work, and all of which made me miserable w/ side effects. Not taking any frontline MS drugs @ present. I've had 6 or 7 courses of IV SoluMedrol over the last several years, each one with less desired effect than the one before. I currently take Adderall XR for fatigue (20mg ...
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Delayed allergic reaction to natalizumab

Title Case report: Delayed allergic reaction to natalizumab

Date Published 27/09/2007

Reporter initials Yuet

Reporter surname Wan

Reporter affiliation Hospital Pharmacist

Source Arch Neurol 2007; 64: 1331-1333
Resource Links Abstract

Abstract This case report alerts clinicians and patients to the fact that as well as immediate, significantly delayed substantial allergic reactions to natalizumab can occur. The AFFIRM (Natalizumab Safety and Efficacy in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis) study had noted that infusion-related hypersensitivity reactions developed in 4% ...
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The etiopathogenesis of autoimmunity

Not recent, but interesting.

Semin Liver Dis. 2005 Aug;25(3):239-50.Click here to read Links
The etiopathogenesis of autoimmunity.
Mackay IR.

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Acquisition by mammals of an adaptive immune system was an evolutionary leap, but occurred at the cost of autoimmunity. The necessity for self-recognition was appreciated in 1900, but autoimmune disease did not become a clinical reality until the ...
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dud you ever get tested for lyme besides the ELISHA TEST
do your arms hurt
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Stem cell trial

Dear all,

This should be posted in the stem cell forum, but it's a good news story and worth sticking in the general discussion forum. I posted an article before on this trial, but the BBC now has an article which provides more information. It's good news because Prof Scolding is one of our best MS researchers with a particular interest in stem cells. Actually starting a trial like this is a big step forward ...
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Easy Fatigue after Spinal Tap?

I'm a 20 year old guy who is(was?) also an athlete. Recently after a bout with optic neuritis after MRIs and such I was given a spinal tap, the results of which came out fine. After a week being layed up with the positional headache I started to out and try to do my thing, which is running. I noticed I couldn't go as far or as fast as before my tap but I wrote ...
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