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Progression of Alzheimer's halted after treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) (small tri)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Bob, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Bob

    Bob

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    A small drug trial showed a halt in progression of Alzheimer's after treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg). If I remember correctly, immunoglobulin has been proposed as a treatment for ME by people like Jonathan Kerr.

    "The four participants originally given the highest dose and kept on that dose for three years showed no decline in cognition."

    The Guardian
    Alzheimer's drug IVIg could halt sufferers' decline
    Trial involving 16 patients excites scientists by suggesting treatment prevented deterioration of memory and cognitive skills
    18 July 2012 10.21 BST
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jul/18/alzheimers-drug-ivig-halt-decline
     
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  2. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member

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    Next we hear someone will come up with a silly idea to try bone marrow stem cell transplants ;)
     
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