Results of a new clinical trial provides evidence that in high doses of immunosuppressive therapy followed by transplantation of a person’s own blood stem cells can induce sustained remission for multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that attacks a patient’s nervous system.After a five-year study 69% of trial patients survive without a relapse or any new brain lesions. During the trial period the participants did not take any MS medications because the MS drugs was causing a lower success rate during the trial.The trial, called HALT-MS, was sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In December 2014, three years worth of trial research was published and in the following month of February it was placed online at the medical Journal of American Academy of Neurology.
Through extended findings the trial was able to conclude that 1 treatments could be more effective than long term treatment from some of the best medications for MS.MS has a wide variety of symptoms that may include speech difficulties, weakness, fatigue and chronic pain. The most common form of MS is relapsing-remitting. This is characterized by periods of mild symptoms that flare up every so often.The treatment aims to prevent the disability by removing the cells that cause the immune system to reset and flare up. Five years after the trial participants was able to remain in remission and keep the MS stabilized enough to recover physically.
As we all know, neurologist play a very important part in the research and development to cure MS. A well-known neurologist named Shiva GopalVasishta plays a very vital part in all this. He practices in Voorhees and in 1979 he graduated from the government Medical College. Shiva GopalVasishta has been practicing for over 40 years and is very diverse in the field of Neurology. He is closely associated with the Kennedy University Hospital. Dr. Shiva GopalVasishta accepts a wide variety of insurance plans such as Aetna and Horizon Blue Cross Shield. He is a certified neurologist that speaks two languages: English and Spanish. He is among one of the champions fighting against MS and encourages positive results of MS Treatment.