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Stem cell therapy for Motor Neuron Disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Are you a doctor in Neurology?
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   ok... Wanted to know latest development on cure technique on MND deseases.
Doctor :   Do you mean Motor Neuron Disease
User :   Correct
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What is the present Clinical Condition of the patient
User :   In EMG , it came out as "Motor Neroun Liason" in Right arm,
User :   Non of the doctors reacted on that, but i know, its not good report
User :   Condition of Patient is ok
Doctor :   So is it only for the arm
User :   that's what report says.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What are the complaints of the patient right now
User :   Gets Tired, Muscle wasting, cant lift heavy items
Doctor :   Ok How long is it?
User :   8mths to 1yr
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   there's no reversing the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, treatments mainly involve efforts to make you more comfortable and independent and to slow the progression of symptoms.
Doctor :   The presently adopted treatment is mostly
Doctor :   Riluzole
Doctor :   and the Physical therapy
Doctor :   and Occupational thery
User :   I have been hearing about stem cell therapy
User :   what's your take on it
Doctor :   clinical use or clinical trials with stem cell therapy is still a long way off to be available for the common man
Doctor :   Right now i have no stand
Doctor :   but hope so
User :   last i heard that hospital had started Stell cell therapy for spinal cord treamement.... do you have any idea on if they have any course for MND paitents.
Doctor :   I am sure the MND ( mostly Amyotropic lateral sclerosis in adults) has no stem cell therapy developed yet
Doctor :   What is the location you are chatiing from
User :   mumbai
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Well i am monitoring these two sites... you can refer to others too...
Doctor :   sure
User :   stellcell-inda told me its possible....
Doctor :   Ok
User :   thow i wanted to take advice of other doctors
Doctor :   What is your age
User :   33
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you consult the neuro for the same
User :   i had asked one, he said no cure, he did not wanted to listen to my stell cell stuff... infact he started arguing and asked me to give figure on how many have been cure....
User :   Well, i wanted to know how much hope to keep on stemcell... how much it can slow the progress?
Doctor :   There is a cell called MOtor neuron cell
Doctor :   which is disappering in the human body
Doctor :   in these patients
Doctor :   So stem cell research is on for these degenerating diseases
Doctor :   yet unsuccessful
Doctor :   so take a well informed decision
Doctor :   before you go further
Doctor :   I am not still aware of this
User :   ok
Doctor :   I shall check into that
Doctor :   anyways
Doctor :   and I shall speak to my team
Doctor :   too
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am not sure what is healthcaremagic .... but there is lots of research going into cell treatement , targeting cells...
Doctor :   If you can give me your contact details
User :   can healthcare bring those trials to india ?
Doctor :   I know but yet cannot be applied
Doctor :   to the common sufferer
Doctor :   India has the largest potential in future
Doctor :   and it certainly can prove it
Doctor :   anyways
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   no one has seen future... lets talk about current.... can healthcare play any role to bring those clinic trials to india
Doctor :   Yes
User :   I would like to hear then
User :   for now can you revert back on stemcell after you research more on your side...
Doctor :   I shall pass on the information to you,
Doctor :   if i find anything beneficial to you
User :   Thanks... one Last question
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Is this a type of virus , which can spread to others?
Doctor :   Few years ago it was though to be virus
Doctor :   it is said more of autoimmunity now
Doctor :   there are two types one is familial and other is sporadic
Doctor :   The autoimmunity affects the same person and cannot be spread ot other
User :   and sporadic?
Doctor :   Most are sporadic, accounting for 90-95% of cases
Doctor :   Remaining cases are familial
User :   sporadic meaning ?
Doctor :   sporadical means it is found irregularly
User :   ok
Doctor :   no particular pattern of spread
User :   well i have other doubts also, but for now i shall pause here...
Doctor :   You can come online and chat with us anytime
Doctor :   from 9 to 9 anyday
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ok.... nice meeting you.... I shall look for you in my email box.... and then i shall chat with your again.
Doctor :   ok
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