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Question (04/15/2012):

Title: Motor Neuron Disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) | Dr. Nabila El Zind | Clinical Trials

Hello, I am a 39 yr old female in Oklahoma.

I was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease / ALS at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale Az in 2005.

My Neurologist Dr. Nabila El Zind has done an excellent job of treating me especially with Immunoglobulins IVIG and Botulism injections as well as an assortment of oral medications.

But none of the treatments are slowing the muscle loss due to my dead and dying nerves.

My muscle weakness is now interfering with my swallowing the amount of O2 sats and moving the back from my lower extremities to my heart causing venous swelling and busted veins and capillaries and the all over body muscle weakening has became serious and was wondering if you would see me and give me some advise as to where I might find help or would be willing to see me yourself.

Answer:

Thank you very much for your consideration.

We just provide information.

While there is no cure nowadays for motor neuron diseases (MNDs), some drug treatments can help reduce the severity of symptoms.

One drug, riluzole (Rilutek), may help slow damage to the nerves that control muscles.

There are currently 281 clinical trials at:

NIH Patient Recruitment for Motor Neuron Diseases, Clinical Trials, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

You may copy this URL:

http://clinicaltrials.gov/search/term=Motor%20Neuron%20%20Diseases

and paste in your browser to see all of them.


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