ME breakthrough Will launch a major national study, ME http://translate.google.com/transla...for-aa-ta-seg-av-sin-syke-datter-3696918.html The Bergen-based doctors behind the Norwegian ME breakthrough is now working to launch a larger study involving many more patients. If the financing in order, such a study be a step towards a treatment for ME. In October, let TV 2 on the Norwegian breakthrough that may solve the riddle ME . The two cancer doctors, Professor Olav Mella and Dr. ystein Fluge at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, has accidentally discovered a possible treatment for ME, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome. SEE ALSO: Elene (26) were cured of ME Now the doctors want to launch a major, so-called multi-center study, the number of university clinics in Norway. Such a study will be a step towards a treatment for ME. - If there is a study that is positive and shows a clear effect and are not experiencing severe, unexpected side effects, so we begin to approach an approved treatment. It will benefit many patients, says Dr. ystein Fluge to tv2.no. Strong interest from communities After the study, the doctors became known, several research groups in Norway have been in contact with the doctors. - Several of the university clinics have now taken an academic initiative to launch a national multi-center study on the effect of Rituximab to the ME, professor Fluge to tv2.no. Such a study will be based on the earlier study (read the main points from the ME-study to the right of the article) as well as a maintenance study still in progress at Haukeland. Doctors believe that the study can be started over the summer. ALSO READ: All About ME-breakthrough - We want to spend time on this in order to draw lessons from the maintenance study, which is now said Fluge. The results from this study are not public yet, but we see some things what number of infusions and response pattern applies. We wish to draw on when we create designs for the new study. Need financing Currently, such a study at the planning level. The initiative is there, but it may become a reality is doctors rely on funding. - Should this study be part of, we are totally dependent on what is external financing. If we are to rely on funding from the usual channels, such as RCN, so it may take years before we get to anything, say professor of Mella tv2.no. SEE ALSO: Kavli Fund provides money for ME research Where the funding will come from is not yet clear, but doctors are hoping for help from the state. - We will certainly try to enter into dialogue with government authorities on external financing, says Mella. TV 2 has previously written about the Health Minister Anne-Grete Strm-Erichsen, who promised to follow ME-breakthrough . Strict requirements to be included in the study Influx from the ME patients have been tremendous and overwhelming for the Fluge and Mella. - I have received hundreds of emails and people calling directly on my cell phone, said Fluge. - Now that you are working with to launch a new study, many will wonder how they can make. What can you say about who should be included? - If we have a study in which we are sure to get the result we must be very clear about the criteria. They must be crystal clear, says Mella. SEE ALSO: ME sufferers "Nancy" was not believed - was admitted to a psychiatric This is particularly important as it will be different doctors at different centers to take care of patients. Fluge Mella and therefore want to use the so-called Canadian criteria . - We will go for the strict criteria. It shall be the greatest possible chance that the patients included really have ME and general exhaustion, said Fluge. He also points out that all will benefit from a careful selection process. - If it then would be a study that is positive and shows a clear effect and are not experiencing severe, unexpected side effects, so we begin to approach that this may be an approved treatment. It will benefit many patients, says the Fluge tv2.no.