Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Alemtuzumab in the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Since MS is the loss of the myelin sheath, does anyone know if that is one of the side effects of a stroke? Your doctor maybe? If so, would this be useful? And because we don't have a great stroke association to answer these simple questions we are screwed and may never know the answer.
I did have a neurologist tell me that once but I think he was blowing smoke out his ass, because I asked a question he didn't know the answer to.
http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=15776

Authors: Fernandez Ó

Published Date February 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 19 - 27
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JIR.S38079

Óscar Fernandez

Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Neurology Department, Hospital Regional Universitario Carlos Haya, FIMABIS, Malaga, Spain

Abstract: Alemtuzumab (formerly known as Campath-1H) has recently been approved by the European Medicines Agency for highly-active, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). The molecule targets the CD52 surface glycoprotein on certain T cells and B cells and is thought to exert its effect in MS through a “resetting” of the lymphocyte population. Approval was granted on the strength of two pivotal studies, Comparison of Alemtuzumab and Rebif® Efficacy in Multiple Sclerosis (CARE-MS)-1 in the first-line setting and CARE-MS-2 in patients who had failed first-line therapy. In both studies, alemtuzumab significantly reduced the relapse rate compared to the comparator, interferon beta-1a (44 µg) given subcutaneously three-times per week (Rebif®). In the first-line study, alemtuzumab was also found to significantly reduce the number of patients with sustained progression compared to interferon beta-1a therapy. Autoimmune disorders represent the major side effect of alemtuzumab therapy although they can be managed by careful monitoring and early treatment. Overall, alemtuzumab is likely to be a valuable addition to the neurologist´s armamentarium for the treatment of relapsing-remitting MS.

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