Stem-cell transplants might be the key to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis according to a new study by the National Institute of Health. The study found that the transplant of one’s blood cells resulted in the remission of multiple sclerosis symptoms in the long-term.
The treatment is administered once. It is known as autologous hematopoietic cell transplant or high-dose immunosuppressive therapy. 70% of the participants in the study experienced no relapse or symptom progression five years after receiving the treatment.
Early predictions show that this method might be more effective than the drugs that are used today. The study was conducted on 24 subjects between the ages of 25 and 52 who were not responding to treatment. The results were encouraging since more than half of the subjects responded to this form of therapy.
Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta is a neurologist and medical practitioner in the US. He attended the Government Medical College in Nagpur and graduated with a medical degree in 1979. Shiva did his residency at Tufts Medical Center where he was able to train under John Kelly who is a world-renown neurologist. He completed his residency at the Boston City Hospital. He was involved with the Major Brain Injury Center at the hospital in partnership with Harvard University. He received his medical license in 1990.
Vasishta is one of the 33 neurology specialists at the Kennedy University Hospital. Vasishta has more than two decades of experience. He is considered one of the top neurologists in New Jersey. Some of the medical conditions that he has mastered extensively include ALS, peripheral neuropathy, and myopathy. The conditions mentioned above are neurological. Vasishta’s expertise allows him to employ modern techniques to treat them. His background in psychiatry enables him to conduct quantitative EEG tests to scan for trauma, epilepsy, and psychiatric disorders.