Navigation Links
Research Brings New Hope to Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Date:2/18/2009

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center Discovers Way to Fight Rare, but Deadly, Side Effect from Drug.

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center have developed a technique that counteracts an unusual, but serious, side effect from natalizumab (Tysabri(R)), a drug that fights multiple sclerosis (MS).

The side effect is a brain virus called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).

"This virus looks like a multiple sclerosis relapse," Dr. Bhupendra Khatri says. "It rapidly destroys the white matter of the brain. Now we know exactly how to respond if this virus emerges."

The response is a series of plasma exchanges that filter the drug out of the blood stream, allowing the immune system to recover and fight the virus.

Multiple sclerosis is a disease where the body's immune system attacks the protective sheath surrounding the nerves. Natalizumab suppresses the immune system to slow or halt the progression of the disease. However, if the patient contracts PML, the immune system is not strong enough to combat the infection, so the drug needs to be removed from the body quickly.

Dr. Khatri, medical director of Aurora's Regional MS Center is lead author of the study published in the Feb. 3 issue of Neurology, the official publication of the American Academy of Neurology.

In the study 12 multiple sclerosis patients on natalizumab underwent three plasma exchange sessions over a five-day or an eight-day period. By replacing the drug-infused plasma with clean fluid, Dr. Khatri and his team were able to get 92 percent of the drug out of patients' bodies over a span of eight days instead of the 12 weeks it would take with no treatment.

Debra Goodwin, a clinical research nurse who worked on the study and a multiple sclerosis patient herself, says the discovery gives new hope to those with
'/>"/>

SOURCE Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study calls for increased research in flu transmission to prepare for pandemic flu outbreak
2. Research increases possibilities of personalizing treatment of infant osteosarcoma
3. Two Scientists Honored with MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimers Disease
4. The Canadian Foundation for Global Health Announces a Research and Development Partnership with Medizone International, Inc.
5. Apple's iPod Touch Joins the iPhone as a Stuttering Therapy Tool At Hollins Communications Research Institute
6. Rice Universitys Baker Institute experts available to discuss stem cell research, recommendations
7. eResearchTechnology, Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results on February 26, 2009
8. National Pharmaceutical Council on Economic Stimulus Package: Comparative Effectiveness Research Funding Should Target Improvements in Quality of Patient Care
9. OHSU vaccine research targets HIV in the slower, early stage of infection
10. American Association for Cancer Research lauds Senator Arlen Specter
11. In flurry of studies, researcher details role of apples in inhibiting breast cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2015)... Ticket Down is a reputable source of authentic Garth ... on Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th. There ... in Omaha as Garth has done in other markets as ... Tour is continuing its run throughout the United States this ... Yearwood will bring their act to Omaha, NE at the ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 ... Recovery Yoga for functional fitness athletes. This new program ... a specific protocol for post-workout cool down. This program ... promote breath control and mental focus. , Karen ... “I started practicing yoga long before I started Crossfit® ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 SMI ... today announced it has launched the SM1120 MEMS based ... market. The microsensor profile at only 220um x ... maneuverability to reach challenging locations. With industry leading ... hour, the SM1120 provides a broad operating pressure range ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Operatic contenders and their avid audience will be in ... acclaimed baritone Sherrill Milnes will be overseeing the grand ... Merion in Evanston. The event is the culmination of ... from around the country. “This is a highly-anticipated yearly ... in the country,” said Margaret Gergen, executive director of ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 The ... Industry is a professional and in-depth study on ... market with a focus on the Chinese ... of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and ... provided for both the international and Chinese domestic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cheap Garth Brooks Tickets for CenturyLink Center in Omaha: Ticket Down Slashes Garth Brooks Concert Tickets in Omaha, NE at the CenturyLink Center 2Health News:Cheap Garth Brooks Tickets for CenturyLink Center in Omaha: Ticket Down Slashes Garth Brooks Concert Tickets in Omaha, NE at the CenturyLink Center 3Health News:Endure Yoga Introduces WOD Recovery Yoga 2Health News:SMI Launches Catheter Mountable Pressure Sensor 2Health News:Opera Idol Competition At The Merion In Evanston 2Health News:Glutathione Industry International and China Market Analysis Report 2015-2020 2Health News:Glutathione Industry International and China Market Analysis Report 2015-2020 3
... FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE , A nano-sensor for better ... , In an advance in food safety, researchers ... sensor that detects record low levels of the deadly ... so-called prion diseases. The sensor, which detects binding of ...
... Suracell,s Italian partner, DNA Research, officially launches Suracell ... international markets expected to open soon, SOUTH ... ), the leading provider of genetically directed,personalized age ... in,a series of worldwide partnerships to bring its ...
... Inc. (Nasdaq: PMTI ), a leading researcher ... today announced that,it has entered into a non-exclusive ... PG ) to exploit home-use light-based hair ... retains a non-exclusive,license in the female market to ...
... process helps make sale of long-term care ... insurance simpler for producers, ... Company (NYSE: PTA ) has developed a new streamlined ... qualify for long-term care insurance (LTCi)., Penn Treaty,s LTCi ...
... a New Jolt with Java, BURLINGAME, Calif., ... helps solve people,s everyday problems by,providing reliable "how ... popular bean by providing interesting facts and alternative,uses ... in March.,HowToDoThings.com has created a Caffeine Resource Guide ...
... March 3 New information about food,and diet appears ... a friend,s personal endorsement of a trendy diet, news ... true, and how do you,separate the truth from the ... National Nutrition Month(R), the American Dietetic Association,urges consumers to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Feb. 27, 2008 2Health News:American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Feb. 27, 2008 3Health News:American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Feb. 27, 2008 4Health News:American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Feb. 27, 2008 5Health News:American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Feb. 27, 2008 6Health News:American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Feb. 27, 2008 7Health News:American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Feb. 27, 2008 8Health News:American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Feb. 27, 2008 9Health News:Anti-Aging/Genetic Health Leader Suracell, Inc. Expands Internationally 2Health News:Palomar Seeks to License Additional Companies to Home-Use Light-Based Hair Removal Technology 2Health News:Palomar Seeks to License Additional Companies to Home-Use Light-Based Hair Removal Technology 3Health News:Palomar Seeks to License Additional Companies to Home-Use Light-Based Hair Removal Technology 4Health News:Penn Treaty Introduces LTCi QuickPass(SM) Program 2Health News:HowToDoThings.com Brews Up New Uses for Coffee That Will Perk You Up in Recognition of March's 'Caffeine Awareness Month' 2Health News:During National Nutrition Month and Beyond, Find the Facts on Nutrition by Focusing on the Science 2
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015 According to a new ... (Conventional, Advanced, Ultrasound), Ablation Catheter (Cryoablation, RF, Microwave), Lab ... VT, WPW) - Global Forecasts to 2019 ", published by ... around ~$4.73 Billion by 2019 with a CAGR of ... Browse   90   ma ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... DALLAS , March 27, 2015   ... global leader in biosimilars and the world,s leading ... two studies that support an evaluation of biosimilarity ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conditionally approved ... Amgen,s EPOGEN™ (epoetin alfa). These study data were ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Visceral Pain ... report of 52 pages with latest updates, data ... The report "Visceral Pain - Pipeline Review, H1 ... for Visceral Pain, complete with comparative analysis at ... of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 2Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 3Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 4Hospira Clinical Data Shows Proposed Biosimilar, Epoetin Hospira, Demonstrates Pharmacokinetic And Pharmacodynamic Equivalence Compared To Amgen's Epogen 2Hospira Clinical Data Shows Proposed Biosimilar, Epoetin Hospira, Demonstrates Pharmacokinetic And Pharmacodynamic Equivalence Compared To Amgen's Epogen 3Visceral Pain Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report 2Visceral Pain Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report 3Visceral Pain Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report 4
... Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCBB: ORMP.OB) ( http://www.oramed.com ), ... that it has received approval for a key patent ... "Methods and Compositions for Oral Administration of Exenatide," covers ... portfolio now consists of three issued patents and 34 ...
... Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, today announced it ... a meeting sponsor at the upcoming ISPD 16th International ... Fla. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120326/NY75864LOGO ) ... titled, "Analysis of Maternal Age, Gestational Age and Aneuploidy ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Oramed Pharmaceuticals Granted Core Technology Patent in New Zealand 2Oramed Pharmaceuticals Granted Core Technology Patent in New Zealand 3Ariosa Diagnostics to Present and Exhibit at the 16th International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: