HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Second patient with multiple sclerosis undergoes groundbreaking surgery at Yale

New Haven, Conn. A 29-year-old man with multiple sclerosis is the second patient to undergo transplantation surgery at Yale in an effort to repair myelin, the protective brain and spinal cord sheath that is destroyed by the disease, Yale researchers have reported.

The surgery took place in two stages March 6-7 and the patient was discharged from Yale-New Haven Hospital March 10. The young man is the second of five patients who are scheduled to participate in the groundbreaking clinical trial.

"The patient is doing fine," said Timothy Vollmer, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Yale School of Medicine. "He has a high level of disability because of the location of the lesions in the brain, but he is otherwise healthy."

There are an estimated 1.4 million persons worldwide with multiple sclerosis. The young man in the trial suffers from a relapsing form of multiple sclerosis, which Vollmer said is the most common form of multiple sclerosis. It affects three times as many women as men.

Vollmer said he and his team hope to perform the procedure on a third patient next month.

The purpose of the Phase One trial is to determine whether cells found in the bodys peripheral nerves, in this case, the ankle, can safely repair the damaged cells in the brain and spinal cord that result in neurologic disability in patients with multiple sclerosis and other disorders of myelin.

In multiple sclerosis, the immune system attacks the brains nerve fibers and strips away the protective myelin sheath around nerve fibers in the spinal cord and brain. The resulting lesions make it difficult for the nerves to transmit messages.

In the first procedure on March 6, the surgical team harvested Schwann cells from the patients ankle. Animal studies show that Schwann cells can replace the cells that generate the myelin. The second day, the cells were injected into the left posterior aspect of the patients brain, which has lesi
'"/>

Contact: Jscqueline Weaver
jacqueline.weaver@yale.edu
203-432-8555
Yale University
14-Mar-2002


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Secondhand smoke linked to cervical cancer
2. Second NIAID SARS vaccine candidate helps mice fend off SARS
3. Secondhand smoke impairs lung function in women
4. Second stage of HIV vaccine trial begins in London and Oxford, UK
5. Cholesterol Carriers Better Predictors Than Cholesterol For Second Heart Attack
6. Second Annual AIDS Vaccine Day Honors Volunteers Nationwide
7. Patients Treated Successfully For Hodgkins Disease Are At 9 Times The Risk For Developing Second Cancer
8. Cedars-Sinai Medical Centers Prenatal Program Pushes the Frontiers of Diagnosis From the Second Trimester Into the First
9. AAPS Sponsors Second Frontier Symposium
10. Drug Combination Including New "Super Aspirin" Drug Cuts Risk Of Death Or Second Heart Attack
11. Drugs Effect On Chromosomes May Explain Second Cancers

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2017)... Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2017 , ... ... convert any media into an old-fashioned vintage look. FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 contains ... can add film grain for distorted looks, vignettes and blurs to single out subjects, ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... , ... June 25, 2017 , ... Republicans in the ... and replace Obamacare, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It differs significantly from the ... will need to be reconciled in committee, or the House will have to take ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... CareSet Labs released the Root NPI Graph today at the ... greatly improved version of the Doctor Referral teaming dataset commonly available from Medicare. , ... called the the “Doctor Referral Dataset” as released by Medicare and “DocGraph” as released ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... , ... June 25, 2017 , ... June is Men’s Health Month and ... most common cancer among men in the U.S. and the third most common cause of ... estimated that one man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... ... June 24, 2017 , ... The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society’s ... and Erie Convention Center on June 8-10. The weekend consisted of many ... award and scholarship presentations, and professional networking. , On Friday June 9th, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/9/2017)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June 9, ... living with diabetes. In a further effort to help ... affected by this condition, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) ... ) have come together for the second phase of ... Systems programme (BRIDGES 2), reaffirming their commitment to helping ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... MCKINNEY, Texas , June 8, 2017 ... Company"), a leading developer and manufacturer of ... industry, announced today that Cressey & Company ... investment firm, has completed a growth-focused investment ... acquired a majority ownership position from selling ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... URBANDALE, Iowa , June 6, 2017  Diplomat Specialty Infusion ... a sterile compounding environment to its Iowa ... Urbandale now features an ISO 7 cleanroom—the ... a controlled environment with a low level of pollutants. ... serve more IV nutrition consumers and better serve our ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: