Researchers have been working round the clock to get a breakthrough in the treatment of various health conditions. If the results from a recently concluded study are anything to go by, then patients who have multiple sclerosis could get relief in the coming few days. The new NIH study indicates that stem-cell transplants could be the way to go in the fight against multiple sclerosis. According to the findings from the study, stem cell transplants have been shown to yield long-term remission of multiple sclerosis symptoms.
The treatment, which is now known as high-dose immunosuppressive therapy and autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HDIT/HCT), has yielded significant results in containing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Results from the NIH study indicates that 69% of the MS patients who participated in the study have experienced no progression of symptoms, new brain lesions or even relapse. It was a one-time treatment where patients were observed over a period of five years.
Although the results from the NIH study have brought a new dawn in the treatment of MS, researchers say that there is the need for further research. However, it appears that this one-time treatment may be more efficient in the treatment of multiple sclerosis than the current multiple sclerosis drugs that prescribed to the patients. EMG test is a type of electrodiagnostic test used to analyze nerve and muscle function. The EMG test is usually carried out by a physiatrist or a neurologist. Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta is a New Jersey based neurologist and psychiatrist who have been helping patients to deal with such health conditions.
In a case of injuries, Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta performs an EMG test to determine the extent of muscle or nerve damage. The test can also determine the exact location of the injury and also give some clue whether the damage is reversible. Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta advises patients to seek an EMG test when they experience numbness, tingling, and decreased sensation, radiating pain or burning. Other symptoms that may necessitate an EMG test include general muscle weakness, spasms, difficulty in handling objects and walking.