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Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 05-06-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,664
Posted By calcal
It's just too bad MSer's couldn't band together...

It's just too bad MSer's couldn't band together and go off Rebif for a while, teach them a lesson where it really matters, in their Rebif sales margin. That would be a lesson all pharma would heed,...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 08-03-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By calcal
Thank you for this. What do people here...

Thank you for this.

What do people here think of CCSVI and its possible role in MS?
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 07-31-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,939
Posted By calcal
mmcc - absolutely awesome advice, all round. So...

mmcc - absolutely awesome advice, all round. So impressed with all the help you gave.

dear Elizabeth, my most sincere condolences and love go out to you in such a time of deep losses in your...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 07-17-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By calcal
No, I think with the black box warning on these...

No, I think with the black box warning on these drugs now, it's buyer beware, you take your chances and accept the risks. :rolleyes:
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 02-23-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By calcal
The more recent studies of IVIG have not shown...

The more recent studies of IVIG have not shown any benefit from its use in MS except to help with post partum worsenings.

I would be very surprised if your insurance would pay for both IVIG plus...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 02-19-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By calcal
4 more PML cases disclosed

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100216-712060.html?mod=WSJ_World_MIDDLEHeadlinesEurope
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 02-17-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By calcal
Aspirin may help prevent recurrence of breast cancer

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2010-02-17-aspirin17_st_N.htm?csp=34&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-NewsTopStories+%28News+-+Top+Stories%29
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 02-11-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By calcal
Sorry this has happened to you. Maybe it's still...

Sorry this has happened to you. Maybe it's still possible for e-coli to be present in that region, thus risking transfer into the urethra?

Hope you get rid of it quickly and you feel better soon.
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 02-11-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By calcal
And of course Biogen's profits were up by 24% in...

And of course Biogen's profits were up by 24% in 2009. :rolleyes: PROFITS (not total revenue but PROFITS alone) were $977.1 million, up from $790.1 million in 2008.

Nice to see that the economy...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 02-10-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By calcal
Jimmie Heuga, dead at 66

http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20100208/NEWS/100209617/1078&ParentProfile=1062
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 02-05-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By calcal
I guess that's why they randomize trial...

I guess that's why they randomize trial participants so it is assumed that arbitrary changes are equally divided between both the control group and the active drug group so that any significant...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 02-05-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By calcal
Lady, If everyone in both groups, placebo...

Lady,

If everyone in both groups, placebo and treatment group, are receiving copaxone, then any difference between the groups could be attributed to the estriol in the active group.

These days,...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 02-04-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By calcal
Rocky Mountain MS Centre looking for female trial participants

New trial for Copaxone plus estriol looking for participants:

http://files.e2ma.net/31451/assets/docs/copaxonestriolstudy.pdf
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 01-30-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By calcal
Cleveland Clinic looking for "a few good MSer's" for stem cell clinical trial

http://www.newsnet5.com/health/22357374/detail.html
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 01-30-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By calcal
Biogen re-instating PML reporting

Dr.'s have full access, patients, limited access to information:




Full article at:
...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 01-29-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By calcal
That's great news, Mark! What a relief! ...

That's great news, Mark! What a relief!

Celebrate with a big bowl of ice cream! :D
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 01-11-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 21,657
Posted By calcal
As of November, 6,250 people have died from swine...

As of November, 6,250 people have died from swine flu worldwide, presumed to be underreported since many people aren't tested.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_92090.html

As of...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 01-07-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,229
Posted By calcal
Is gamma globulin the same as IVIG...

Is gamma globulin the same as IVIG (immunoglobulin)?

Because there was a study a little while ago that said that IVIG during and after pregnancy actually helped to reduce exacerbations in the mom...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 01-07-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,136
Posted By calcal
Hi Howie, Just a note that you probably mean...

Hi Howie,

Just a note that you probably mean 3,000 IU (international units) of Vitamin D, not grams.

1 mcg vitamin D = 40 IU, so there is no way you could be taking 3 grams of Vitamin D. :)
...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 01-07-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,883
Posted By calcal
So.... does this mean that MSer's without...

So....

does this mean that MSer's without dissociation had LOWER levels of magical ideation than healthy controls???

Because the rates of magical ideation was the same for those with MS and...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 01-05-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,423
Posted By calcal
It might be time to retire the "birthday" threads...

It might be time to retire the "birthday" threads here as this site is a lot more stagnant and there is a far smaller group of "regulars" here, and even fewer who participate in the birthday...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-07-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 21,657
Posted By calcal
I might have had H1N1 already myself as I got...

I might have had H1N1 already myself as I got quite sick a month ago - no cough but my throat was soooooo sore and red. The doc swabbed it and sent it in thinking it might be strep throat but that...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-06-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 21,657
Posted By calcal
I was able to get both shots at once, H1N1 in one...

I was able to get both shots at once, H1N1 in one arm, and the seasonal in the other arm.

I've had no reactions to either. The H1N1 arm was tender and a bit red for the first few days, and it...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-03-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,389
Posted By calcal
BBS - hubba hubba, you cradle robber, you. :D ...

BBS - hubba hubba, you cradle robber, you. :D

Well, I threw the baseball on Wii sport 94 mph. woo hoo! It is a blast. The Wii fit is really really amazing at the balance portion, it checks...
Forum: Multiple Sclerosis 11-01-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,389
Posted By calcal
I just bought the Wii fit and sports program, so...

I just bought the Wii fit and sports program, so I can't wait to get started. If I can figure out how to set it up. I need a young kid around to help put it together. LOL

I am making a...
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