Multiple Sclerosis - possible autologous stem cell hope

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Multiple Sclerosis - possible autologous stem cell hope

Postby MSUK » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:26 am

Multiple Sclerosis - possible autologous stem cell hope - http://tinyurl.com/5wkydw
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
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Postby carolew » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:04 am

Thanks Squiffy, things are moving along....... Carole
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Postby scorpion » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:18 am

Things are moving along nicely! I look forward to some larger trials and some more posiitive results(fingers crossed).
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Postby lmacalus » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:56 pm

I was in the NIH study for this but dropped out when I saw the risks outweighed the possible benefit. Do not be fooled, this may be a great soultion for some but the first trial was with Progresive MSrs and bc it wasn't foolprof or a slam dunk they are looking at RRMS folks now. The thing to remember is thst this is VERY aggressive, risky and NOT A CURE as many in the study felt the need to be back on interferions etc. again.
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Postby youbetcha » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:33 pm

lmacalus wrote:I was in the NIH study for this but dropped out when I saw the risks outweighed the possible benefit. Do not be fooled, this may be a great soultion for some but the first trial was with Progresive MSrs and bc it wasn't foolprof or a slam dunk they are looking at RRMS folks now. The thing to remember is thst this is VERY aggressive, risky and NOT A CURE as many in the study felt the need to be back on interferions etc. again.

lmacalus - Thanks for your honesty.
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Postby Liberation » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:01 pm

lmacalus wrote:I was in the NIH study for this but dropped out when I saw the risks outweighed the possible benefit. Do not be fooled, this may be a great soultion for some but the first trial was with Progresive MSrs and bc it wasn't foolprof or a slam dunk they are looking at RRMS folks now. The thing to remember is thst this is VERY aggressive, risky and NOT A CURE as many in the study felt the need to be back on interferions etc. again.


Anyone knows what are the risks and benefits associated with this treatment?
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Re: Multiple Sclerosis - possible autologous stem cell hope

Postby shucks » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:57 am

Liberation, check out George Goss' website, it has links to tons of studies on the subject. The 2 worst are an up to 5% mortality rate and morbidity associated with infections gotten while the immune system is out of commission. 80% of people who have this treatment done show some improvement in symptoms at 10yrs, while no RRMS patients in the studies I have read had any further progression of symptoms.
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Re: Multiple Sclerosis - possible autologous stem cell hope

Postby Asher » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:59 am

Mortality rate in 'the better facilities' is below 1%.
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Re: Multiple Sclerosis - possible autologous stem cell hope

Postby Liberation » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:07 pm

shucks wrote:Liberation, check out George Goss' website, it has links to tons of studies on the subject. The 2 worst are an up to 5% mortality rate and morbidity associated with infections gotten while the immune system is out of commission. 80% of people who have this treatment done show some improvement in symptoms at 10yrs, while no RRMS patients in the studies I have read had any further progression of symptoms.


Thank you, shucks.
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