According to an article in The Telegraph www.telegraph.co.uk a pioneering new stem cell treatment in Britain is allowing multiple sclerosis sufferers to walk, run and even dance again. Patients who have been wheelchair-bound for 10 years have regained the use of their legs in the groundbreaking therapy, while others who were blind can now see again. The treatment, is the first to reverse the symptoms of MS, which has no cure. The two dozen patients who are taking part in the trials at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield and Kings College Hospital, London, have effectively had their immune systems ‘rebooted’.
In the new treatment, specialists use a high dose of chemotherapy to knock out the immune system before rebuilding it with stem cells taken from the patient’s own blood. Stem cells are so effective because they can become any cell in the body based on their environment. www.closerlookatstemcells.org "Since we started treating patients three years ago, some of the results we have seen have been miraculous," Professor Basil Sharrack, a consultant neurologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, told The Sunday Times. "This is not a word I would use lightly, but we have seen profound neurological improvements."
During the treatment, the patient's stem cells are harvested and stored. Then doctors use aggressive drugs which are usually given to cancer patients to completely destroy the immune system. The harvested stem cells are then infused back into the body where they start to grow new red and white blood cells within just two weeks. Within a month the immune system is back up and running fully and that is when patients begin to notice that they are recovering.
However specialists warn that patients need to be fit to benefit from the new treatment. "This is not a treatment that is suitable for everybody because it is very aggressive and patients need to be quite fit to withstand the effects of the chemotherapy," warned Prof Sharrack. The research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association www.ama-assn.org
Healing through regeneration of our bodies used to be considered science fiction, today the possibilities and practices are real and creating new pathways for medical advances. Studies and trials on stem cells are the key to regenerative medicine. As research and clinical trials into the possibilities of stem cells advance, we are given a glimpse into the future of how physical medicine and rehabilitation practices will be fostered right here in Tampa.
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