Clinical trials findings recently gave indication that high-dose immunosuppressive therapy followed by stem cells transplantation can stimulate sustained remission of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis diseases. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the central nervous system causing symptoms such as fatigue, pain, weakness, in addition to speech and motor skill problems.After undergoing the treatment using high-dose immunosuppressive therapy and autologous hematopoietic cell transplant for five years, 69% of the trial participants survived without adverse reaction of disability, new brain lesions, or relapse of MS symptoms. The trial participants did not take any other medication after receiving HDIT/HCT during the trial period. This is certainly one of the notable achievements by medical experts like Dr. Shiva GopalVasishta.The sponsors of the trial, commonly called the HALT-MS, included the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institutes of Health, and it was carried out by Immune Tolerance Network (ITN), which is funded by NIAID.
The three-year results of the study were released and published in ‘Neurology’, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology in December 2014.Dr. Shiva GopalVasishta is a Certified Neurologist operating in Voorhes, New Jersey. Dr. Shiva serves at the Kennedy University Hospital as part of a team of 34 health experts that specialize in Neurology. He has a vast experience in treating stroke, sleep disorder, dementia, headaches, and multiple sclerosis.Dr. Shiva GopalVasishta earned his degree from the Government Medical College, Nagpur. Later, Dr. Shiva joined the Boston Medical University Center and Tufts Medical Center where he completed his residency in Neurology. He received certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and he has a New Jersey State Medical License. At the Eastern Neurodiagnostic Associates, Dr. Shiva Gopal serves as a psychiatrist and has over 38 years working as a Neurologist. At his top-rated practice, Dr. Shiva accepts different insurance plans such as Medicare, Aetna, and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.