Category Archives: Pharmacology

IN DEPTH: Review Of 2012 Research On Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

IN DEPTH: Review Of 2012 Research On Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

As many of us know, the neurological disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS)  has multiple forms [1]: Relapsing-Remitting  (RRMS):    Unpredictable attacks (relapses) followed by periods of relative remission with no new signs of disease activity Secondary Progressive (SPMS) :     Neurologic decline without acute relapses: A sign that one is evolving from …Read the Rest

Nanoparticle Research Has Success On Halting Multiple Sclerosis In Animal Model Of Disease

Nanoparticle Research Has Success On Halting Multiple Sclerosis In Animal Model Of Disease

Nanotechnology involves  manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. This means at  least one dimension of the molecule or structure sized from 1 to 500 nanometres. (a nanometer is one billionth of a meter) It is not the first time that Nanotechnology concepts have been used to attack …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: A Study Questions The Benefits of Cranberry Juice Against Urinary Tract Infections

IN BRIEF: A Study Questions The Benefits of Cranberry Juice Against Urinary Tract Infections

We have posted several times about the efficacy of cranberry juice against Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) [1] Cranberry juice has been accepted by the nutrition and alternative medicine communities as the first line of defense against UTIs [2,3] UTIs affect particularly women, and people who must  use  a wheelchair for mobility. How …Read the Rest

Direct Anti-Inflammatory Treatment Of Heart Disease: New Clinical Trial

Direct Anti-Inflammatory Treatment Of Heart Disease: New Clinical Trial

The US National Institute of Health is launching a clinical trial (Phase III) for using Methotrexate as an anti-inflammatory for cardiovascular issues. Methotrexate has been used against cancer, some autoimmune disorders,  even abortion!   This is a very potent drug, what is the NIH ‘s drive for this clinical trial [1]? …Read the Rest

New Drug Delivery:  Nanoparticles Remotely Activated To Release Protein Producing DNA To Fight Disease

New Drug Delivery: Nanoparticles Remotely Activated To Release Protein Producing DNA To Fight Disease

This is not just about a new method of drug delivery, rather it is about a new class of treatments that may be possible because of this new drug delivery technique. This work was carried on by a rather large research group from  several Canadian and US institutions [1] : …Read the Rest

Pain Brief :Study Shows Botulinum Toxin Helpful for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Pain Brief :Study Shows Botulinum Toxin Helpful for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is a very painful condition. The nerve, which is three pronged as the name implies,  serves the human face, and brings sensory data. The nerve damage can originate  from  compression that can originate from multiple causes, and can also cause demyelination  with progressive  neuro-degeneration (axonal). The term demyelination bring …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Fibromyalgia Treatments With Antidepressants Gets Mixed Results

IN BRIEF: Fibromyalgia Treatments With Antidepressants Gets Mixed Results

MDs often prescribe antidepressants for Fibromyalgia Syndrome  (FMS). The problem is that the results are very mixed and these prescriptions seem to be rooted more in the belief that something is wrong with the FMS patients psyche than with his body.   Not to say that antidepressants do not alter …Read the Rest

Overview of Fibromyalgia And Its Treatments (January 2012)

Overview of Fibromyalgia And Its Treatments (January 2012)

The Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)  is one of the diseases that were reputed to be all in your head.  Not any more, at least not  in the “imaginary” sense. This was particularly,  aggravating because it could be so painful. It is called a syndrome because it manifests itself in a similar …Read the Rest

Overview of Incontinence Problems in Multiple Sclerosis

Overview of Incontinence Problems in Multiple Sclerosis

The British site MSTrust came to our attention with a post  “Uro-Neurologist Professor Clare Fowler receives Honor. ” According to that site,  Prof Fowler is managing continence problems in people with neurological problems, particularly people with MS. A quick way to get familiar with her work is to go to …Read the Rest

Severe Chronic Pain, Drug Regulations, and Patients’ Rights

Severe Chronic Pain, Drug Regulations, and Patients’ Rights

An entry to in the AARP [1] and a post in the Facebook’s group “Living with Multiple Sclerosis Worldwide” got our attention. It’s about the  painkiller in development called Zohydro. In a nutshell, this drug would contain highly addictive painkiller hydrocodone. Zohydro is manufactured by Zogenix, from San Diego, CA The …Read the Rest

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