Stem-cell transplants could be the breakthrough to treating multiple sclerosis. This is according to an NIH study called HALT-MS. The study reveals that the stem cell transplants in the blood cells of a person yield long-term remission of the MS symptoms. The one-time treatment is known as High-dose immunosuppressive therapy, or autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (HDIT/HCT). The results showed that 69% of the participants reported no fresh brain lesions, relapse, or symptoms progression after five years. This intervention works well as compared to the MS drugs that are the commonly used for treatment.
The study looked at the treatment in 24 clinical subjects that ranged from 26 to 52 years. They got worse despite using MS. The fact that 70% were helped may be the primary option for those who did not get better with other treatments.
Shiva Gopal Vashista has 40 years of experience in the field. He is a certified neurologist affiliated to the Kennedy University of Hospital. The neurologist graduated from the Government Medical College in Nagpur in 1979. His post-graduate medical degree was from Boston City Hospital. Other authorities that have helped in his health education include Dr. Teodre Munsat and Jon Kelly at Tufts University Medical Centre. The doctor holds certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta works in Voorhees, New Jersey where he also specializes in Psychiatry. He treats peripheral nerves, spinal cord, and the involuntary nervous system that control lungs and the heart. Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta also treats amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)/MND. He uses electroencephalogram (EEG) testing to check if a patient is suffering from conditions such as epilepsy. Dr. Siva Gopal Vasishta uses quantitative EEG in Psychiatric disorders including epilepsy trauma. He accepts insurance as means of paying for a patient’s treatment.