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Multiple sclerosis receives experimental treatment

Multiple sclerosis receives experimental treatment

The results were promising compared to the conventional treatments available today. In a group of 52 patients, only 3 presented some worsening in their condition three years after the procedure, unlike the control group, which in a total of 50 patients, 30 worsened.

The treatment aims to cease the attack immune system to brain cells with a radical approach: their destruction and reconstruction. "We are not trying to regenerate the neurons, what we are trying to do is to get the immune system to stop attacking the brain to allow it to recover," said Richard Burt, project leader in an interview for the O Globo newspaper. What is it?

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord (central nervous system). This is because the body's immune system confuses healthy cells with "intruders," and attacks them by causing injuries. The patient's immune system erodes the protective nerve sheath known as myelin. Myelin damage causes interference in communication between the brain, spinal cord and other areas of the central nervous system.

How is the experimental treatment performed?

In therapy, hematopoietic stem cells are collected from the patient, present in the blood and in the bone marrow, which are only able to differentiate into blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, etc.).

Next, potent chemotherapeutic drugs are given for the total removal of the person's immune system, ceasing inflammation in the brain . Then, the collected hematopoietic stem cells are injected back into the patient so that they rebuild the immune system.


Physiotherapy is used in the treatment of urinary incontinence

Physiotherapy is used in the treatment of urinary incontinence

More than 10% of complaints in gynecology outpatient clinics refers to involuntary loss of urine , called urinary incontinence (UI). This pathology affects between 30 and 60% of women during the menopause and climacteric period, but can also affect women in the reproductive period. Therefore, it is important because of its high incidence and the negative impact on the quality of life of its patients.

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Glove with exclusive technology reduces muscle pain in hands, wrists and arms

Glove with exclusive technology reduces muscle pain in hands, wrists and arms

These pains can often affect people's quality of life. This is because the dependency we have on our hands is enormous: preparing a meal, cleaning the bed, or even brushing our teeth can be a daunting task for those who experience muscle pain in this area. Invel® line the Glove Invel® Actiive Glove, a product registered with the National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (ANVISA), which assists in the treatment of muscular pain.

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