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Another Trial Participant story

Hi guys,

Just signed up for the Campath trial May '08. Finished my 5 day infusion 6/20/08.

Almost got excluded due to low lymphocyte count on the screening bloodwork from taking Rebif since Nov '07.

Doctor got the ok to repeat my bloodwork after I'd completed the drug wash-out period of 28 days, and my labs came back normal this time and I was accepted.

Did an MRI and some EDSS and other tests. They ...
Read more : Another Trial Participant story | Views : 2947 | Replies : 7 | Forum : Campath (Lemtrada, Alemtuzumab)

Anyone done Rituxan?

What were your results? did your insurance pay? Did it stop your progression?

Read more : Anyone done Rituxan? | Views : 1555 | Replies : 1 | Forum : General Discussion

Something my neuro said about Tovaxin

I had a neuro appointment yesterday and I brought a recent article from Opexa (this one: to ask a few questions to my neuro.

In the article, I was impressed to see that some people in the trial had improved and I wanted to see what my neuro would say.

My neuro read the article and then he read more about the way the vaccine works (also included ...
Read more : Something my neuro said about Tovaxin | Views : 4816 | Replies : 20 | Forum : Tcelna (Tovaxin)

PFT'S and FTY 720

I have been part of this study now for 18 months. I recently did another set of pulmonary function studies. I was at 104% of predicted values for my age and sex. Very good.
They just called me to say that these excellent numbers were only at 80 % of my initial measures ! they want me to do pre and post bronchodilator measures. I will blow up their machine , hahaha.
So, maybe I ...
Read more : PFT'S and FTY 720 | Views : 2076 | Replies : 7 | Forum : Drug Pipeline


Any ideas about if some investigators are near to develop something to win viruses? no just for MS but viruses in general.
Read more : viruses | Views : 1236 | Replies : 0 | Forum : General Discussion

I'm Pregnant!

:D :D :D
And I haven't even told my husband yet. I took two tests today. You guys are the first to know!

I am so relieved. I've been Rebif-free for just three months now and I was so nervous that it would take a long time.

I'm ...
Read more : I'm Pregnant! | Views : 3595 | Replies : 19 | Forum : General Discussion


The more I read about viruses and MS, the less I understand...

Herpesviruses and human endogenous retroviral sequences in the cerebrospinal fluid of multiple sclerosis patients.

Mult Scler. 2008 Jun;14(5):595-601.
Alvarez-Lafuente R, García-Montojo M, De Las Heras V, Domínguez-Mozo M, Bartolome M, Benito-Martin M, Arroyo R.
Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid 28040, Spain.

To analyze the possible role of human herpesvirus (HHVs) and human endogenous ...
Read more : viruses | Views : 3741 | Replies : 23 | Forum : General Discussion

MS Difficult to Spot for Many Physicians

One In Three GPs Not Confident In Spotting MS, UK
23 Jun 2008

Research published by the MS Society has revealed that one in three GPs is unsure how to spot the signs of multiple sclerosis (MS).

The report undertaken by Brand Health International questioned GPs across Britain and highlights a lack of confidence in identifying potential MS patients by their symptoms.

The research reinforces concerns the charity has over the disparate experiences of those ...
Read more : MS Difficult to Spot for Many Physicians | Views : 1413 | Replies : 1 | Forum : General Discussion

Rush Hospital Info

Our mailing address:
1653 W. Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60612

To make an appointment with a doctor at Rush, please call our toll-free physician referral number: (888) 352-RUSH.

Multiple Sclerosis Center at Rush
Contact Phone
(312) 942-8011
Contact E-mail

Thanks to Cheerleader for the info!
Read more : Rush Hospital Info | Views : 2183 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Revimmune (cyclophosphamide or cytoxan)


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