Vikingquest wrote:Hi guys, I was wondering if someone could answer my query regarding the death-rate of HSCT. Perhaps George, if you would be so kind!?
I have read that it's a little under 1% of people, so what accounts for this? Is that one percent comprised of those who were unusually weak when undertaking the procedure, too old or too young, had a negative allergic reaction to the treatment? Or is it just random? Could a relatively strong man just die as easily as someone who was much weaker? I guess I'm trying to understand that 1% and the "truth" behind the statistic.
Vikingquest wrote:If HSCT is a "sledgehammer" approach to curing MS, then how long will it be until they isolate the specific T-cells and develop a protocol which only isolates those cells? (without destroying the entire immune system).
I have a theory that this will be discovered and be in testing before Burt finishes his phase III trials (around 2010)... perhaps this is just wishful thinking, but it could be that by the time Burt's phase III study is complete it is already obsolete.
What do you reckon are the chances of this?
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