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Understanding MS 102: My Doctor is Expressing Cytokines

Understanding MS 102: My Doctor is Expressing Cytokines: Code Cipher Training

This is part of my continuing effort to understand Multiple Sclerosis as best as I can. I’m documenting my efforts as I go because I figure there are a few more others like me who would like to try and understand this stuff the way I’m trying to. I’ve made hyperlinks in blue in hopes that this narrative may be more like a beginning ...
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Progressive stage

The thing that still stuns me about this disease is the lack of treatments for the progressive phases - the really crap phases in my view, when disability starts ramping up. The is a question from the MS Society Canada and really illustrates how piss poor treatment options are.

Ian

http://www.msanswers.ca/QuestionView.aspx?L=2&QID=84
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Bacterial Infections and CSF Research

Hi all

Given all the interest in infections here's another study from Ectrims 2006 that I'm also surprised no one has posted. :roll:
PCR for bacteria in multiple sclerosis cerebrospinal fluid
J.W. Lindsey, S. Patel (Houston, USA)

Objective: The objective of this study was to use a sensitive PCR method to test for the presence of seven different groups of bacteria in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ...
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Doctors refusal to prescribe LDN

How do I get my boyfriends neurologist to prescribe LDN for him. We already sent him a packet containg ThisisMS.com articles relating to LDN. And also the response from NMSS about LDN. Any suggestions?
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Age and MS

Age Should Not Deter Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis: Presented at ECTRIMS
By Bruce Sylvester

MADRID, SPAIN -- October 1, 2006 -- In a new study of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) after the age of 60, nearly half of relapsing patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and patients with clinically isolated syndrome presented with signs of inflammation on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

This finding suggests that the disease course depends on the inflammatory component of ...
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Copaxone at ECTRIMS

Glatiramer Acetate Shows Positive Impact on Average Relapse Rate and Disease Progression in Multiple Sclerosis For Up to 5 Years: Presented at ECTRIMS
By Bruce Sylvester

MADRID, SPAIN -- October 1, 2006 -- Treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) with glatiramer-acetate (glatiramer, Copaxone) is safe and effective, and it has a positive impact on average relapse rate and disease progression scores.

The findings were presented here on September 28th at the 22nd Congress of the ...
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Forgot the name of a website

Can anyone tell me the name of that website for pharmaceutical "professionals"? It's the one with all of the potty mouth newbie drug reps. I'm trying to find out who the Biogen rep for my area is.
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Biogen gets in on CDP323

Looks like Biogen is really trying to corner the market on new MS treatments.



UCB and Biogen Idec to Collaborate on Oral Multiple Sclerosis Therapy

MARKET WIRE -- October 02, 2006 -- UCB and Biogen Idec today announced a global collaboration to jointly develop and commercialize CDP323 for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) and other potential indications. CDP323 is an orally active small molecule alpha4-integrin inhibitor expected to enter Phase II clinical trials ...
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Disability, axonal degeneration

I have been reading a little and understanding a little on this axonal degeneration and disability connection. Gary has lots of disability and little brain lesions, so it "fits" his MS. A few years ago they did a spinal MRI and a DR noted in a known area of attacks spinal atrophy. Which basically is shrinkage? I read in Lyon's article on another post about all of this except they were talking about the brain ...
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Cyclophosphamide

This is a story of a couple of months ago, but is doing the rounds again. It's something cheery for a Monday.

Ian


MS treatment 'a miracle'

Rocky Point woman undergoes high-dose regimen at Stony Brook.
Linda Jacobellis had multiple sclerosis, a disease for which there is no cure, for 16 years. Now, she announces, "I no longer have MS." She ascribes her cure, in part, to "a miracle from my mother in heaven." ...
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