News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hennes Paynter Communications

The Holden Arboretum


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Health and Medicine


Cleveland Clinic announces million dollar study for progressive MS
Drug could meet 'unmet need' in second phase MS treatment
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

The Cleveland Clinic is spearheading a national study on MS that could provide the first treatment for people who have the progressive form of the disease. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the $11.3 million, two-year study announced today

LISTEN TO: SCHULTZE ON MS STUDY

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:13)


The drug Ibudilast already is used in Japan to treat asthma and patients who have had strokes. And MRIs indicate it slowed the atrophy of the brain in the early stages of MS, known as relapsing or remitting.

So the question the clinic and the National Institutes of Health will be trying to answer is whether the drug could slow the second phase of MS, known as progressive. Dr. Robert Fox says it if works, it would be an important first.

“That affects about half of all MS patients of of those 10 FDA approved therapies," Fox says. "We don’t use any of them in progressive MS, so with no therapies to alter the long-term course of the disease, we really have a very big unmet need."

Fox says the study, which will involve 28 states with 250 patients followed over two years, is possible in part because of advances in MRI that can measure smaller parts of the brain, as well as new studies of the retina.

The national Multiple Sclerosis Society also is involved in the trial, as is the drug maker Medinova. Fox underscored that he has no financial stake in the drugmaker or the trials.

Listener Comments:

We are in need of your help so bad. My brother has progressive ms and is not able to move He gets treated at VA in Las Vegas Nevada. He has had IVG treatment for 5 days is back at rehab,and can't,ove but a few jerks. He is 67 years old.
I would love to hear from you and the clinic.My brother is in dyer need of someone to take the time to look at him with some hope. Your time is deeply appreciated.
Sincerely
Sue Oeftering. Home # 3137783039.
Susan52900@comcast.net,


Posted by: Sue Oeftering (Nevada) on July 24, 2013 3:07AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Fancy dinners from humble beginnings at The Blue Door
Grandma of Chris Miller moved to Florida in a retirement community but I sure miss the Falls and the Blue Door, and the fine service and the true friendship of ...

The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

Video of Cleveland police shooting a 12-year-old is critical to the investigation
While I think this is a very unfortunate, the fact is that police are trained to aim for the large mass of a human to stop them. If they aimed for the leg it w...

Wayne County teacher says he was fired for criticizing dairy
This is bull crap Smithville Schools have changed ever since the new school I'm so ashamed at the district I wish I could pick my house up and move it to anothe...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University