National Institute of Health article, Stem cell transplants may induce long-term remission of multiple sclerosis February 1, 2017, looks into efforts being made to encourage results that assist in setting a stage for larger studies. The new clinical trials showed the possibility of sustained remission of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system. As per the tries, the cause of the illness is high-dose immunosuppressive therapy followed by transplantation of a person’s blood-forming stem cells.
There is hope as 69% of the trail participants five years after receiving the treatment showed no signs of progression of disability, MS symptoms relapse or new brain lesions. The procedure involved High-dose immunosuppressive therapy and autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (HDIT/HCT). However, participants never took any MS medication after receiving HDIT/HCT. The trails received sponsorship from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and conducted by the NIAID-funded Immune Tolerance Network(link is external) (ITN).
MS symptoms include weakness, fatigue, and chronic pain and Relapsing-remitting MS is the most common MS. The experimental treatment hopes to suppress active disease and prevent further disability through removing cells that cause the disease and the immune system reset. Although the five-year study was risky, the larger findings confirm that HDIT/HCT may be a potential therapeutic option for patients with active relapsing-remitting MS. NAID support and conducted research at NIH, in the US and worldwide to better deal with the rare disease that can do more harm than good.
Among the champions of MS is Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta, who encourages results on Multiple Sclerosis Treatment. He has worked with other neurologist and together carried out clinical trials with the aim of finding a cure for MS.
Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta, MD is a practicing Neurologist in Voorhees and graduated from a Government Medical College and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta completed his residency at Boston City Hospital. Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta practices in New Jersey and is affiliated with Eastern Neurodiagnostic Associates where he practices Psychiatry.