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Botox / bladders

City pioneers use Botox to fix bladder problems

PIONEERING surgeons are using the beauty treatment Botox to cure bladder problems in multiple sclerosis patients.

Until now the procedure, which involves injecting botulinum toxin, has been used to reduce lines and wrinkles.

However, at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital, it has dramatically reduced incontinence among MS patients, and it could now be trialed on other people who suffer from bladder complaints.

Doctors have been injecting tiny quantities ...
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Switching over to Copaxone

Hi Everyone,

My neurologist wants me to consider switching from Rebif to Copaxone.
I've been on Rebif since 25 Jan 2005. I was doing good on it for a while but now keep getting frequent relaps (on the optics) and the time between two relaps is getting shorter. That's why my neurologist wants me to consider switching to another immunomodulator for MS. Furthermore I think Rebif is making me losing my hair. Any advises/information that ...
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Is this a cause for Concern?

I have had numbness in my right pinkie since July that has gotten more progressive. It comes and goes throughout the day with no known injury. I am now also starting to get pain in my forearm. I contacted my neuro (I have a movement disorder-cervical dystonia-that affects the muscles in the neck). Thinking the problem might be neck related, the neuro ordered a cervical MRI and an EMG. Neither showed anything significant. Betwen my ...
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Looks like this will speed up researching new drugs.
Read more : Biomarkers | Views : 952 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Drug Pipeline

Tovaxin update

Opexa Commences Phase IIb Multiple Sclerosis Study

Reports Positive Phase I/II Data.

Opexa Therapeutics, Inc., a company involved in the development and commercialisation of cell therapies, today announced a number of positive steps in the Company's development including: Its Phase IIb study with Tovaxin(TM) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis has begun.

More than 90 attendees from 35 clinical sites attended the investigators' meeting held recently in The Woodlands. These sites have begun screening ...
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Interesting "bacteria" story...

I know this is not "MS related" but certainly could be (read on FOX NEWS website last week). Briefly, a lady with asthma so severe she was given 6 months to live. On a "hunch", her doctor performed a lung biopsy and found, guess what? A bacteria--which he treated with antibiotics. The lady has improved dramatically. What is interesting, however, is that he tested all of his patients and found 50% had this bacterial infection. ...
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ABX and new MS

I was DX with MS in August 2006 after Optic Neuritis (still not recovered fully) and an MRI that showed lesions. I have no other symptoms and never have had any symptoms. I am 55, had a mild heart attack in 1999 and was DX with diabetes in Mar 2005. And obviously at my age I have had numerous colds, sore throats etc through my life. (although not just before the ON).

Is the ON ...
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TOUCH and the required MRI

Gary is in the VERY SLOW process of getting in the TOUCH program to receive Tysabri. He was required to have a MRI of the brain within the past 6 months. The Neuro nurse stated that the DR would look at the MRI and see if he was a canidate for Tysabri. Other than the obvious PML, what are they looking for?
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motley fool's take on Campath

Here's an investor site's take on the Campath results. Less than enthusiastic, due to the high rate of "potentially fatal immune disorders"... ... 5826588322
Read more : motley fool's take on Campath | Views : 2378 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Campath (Lemtrada, Alemtuzumab)


Read more : Definitions | Views : 9270 | Replies : 86 | Forum : General Discussion


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