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We’ll be looking at a variety of local news, including a new ABC News story on a new drug that could help people living with ALS recover faster.
The story comes from The Associated Press, who are reporting on a drug called NeuroLift that can improve cognition and improve muscle movement, but could also lead to new treatment options for people who suffer from the disease.
“NLP-based therapies are being used by some people with ALS and some people who have mild-to-moderate symptoms,” Dr. Stephen Kliman, a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University, told the AP.
“The treatment could be especially effective for people with more severe and chronic forms of ALS, where the symptoms last for years.”
New drugs for the disease that have been approved by the FDA could make it more difficult for people to survive, but there are also other options.
If you or anyone you know has a history of having an ALS diagnosis, talk to your doctor about how they can help.
The AP’s story notes that NeuroLifts could be used to help patients who suffer with muscle spasms, paralysis, or a combination of those.
Klimen explained that there are other medications that could be useful, such as an amino acid supplement, and he suggested taking the supplement in conjunction with a medication called rifampin.
“You’re trying to get rid of the spasms so you can get better circulation and improve your muscle function,” he said.
“So the idea is, put it in the morning and you’ll have better circulation.”
The story also notes that some people could also benefit from using rifamps in combination with NeuroLifting.
In a recent trial, researchers reported that taking rifamines paired with Neurolifts improved muscle spasm symptoms and recovery time.
“Rifampins have been used for years to treat a variety [of] neurological disorders, including MS, and many of the benefits have been shown in studies of people with MS,” Drs.
Sarah Cogan, a neurologist at Vanderbilt University and Dr. Scott D. Rupp, a professor of neurology at Columbia University, wrote in an email to NBC News.
“However, there are concerns that the drugs might lead to an increased risk of side effects and, in some cases, death.”
Klimin and Kromer also noted that rifamampin could also improve motor function in people with mild-type ALS.
“A drug called neurolift could be helpful for people in this group, particularly in patients who have not had a seizure in the past,” Klimun said.
Dr. Robert G. Schreiber, a clinical psychologist and director of the NeuroLifted Program at Stanford University, also told the Associated Press that the combination of rifamycin and NeuroLIFT was promising.
“This is the first trial to show a statistically significant benefit of rafamycin plus NeuroLifter,” Schreiben told the outlet.
“I think the next step is to try to test this on patients with other disorders and see if it is able to produce that benefit.”
Kromers article points out that rafamcin is the only drug approved for the treatment of ALS that has been approved for other uses.
And it has a high safety profile.
As a part of its clinical trial for rafampin, the company is working with scientists from the University of Arizona to conduct another, longer-term study in people who live with mild to moderate ALS.
In that trial, the researchers are hoping to see whether rafamate could be the next treatment option for ALS.
However, the new drug is still being evaluated by FDA, and Klimans article says it is “not currently approved for ALS.”
That is good news for those living with the disease, who have seen a rise in the number of new ALS cases over the past few years.
However it also means that if you or someone you know have a history, or even a diagnosis, of ALS and a history or an association with the drug, talk with your doctor and their prescribing team.
If they recommend the drug or the drug combination, make sure that you take the drug along with it.
Kroms article also says that “some people with moderate-to severe ALS may have a higher incidence of tinnitus, especially when it is loud or prolonged.”
While the exact cause of tannic hearing loss in people living and working with ALS is not yet known, it could be linked to a loss of the inner ear’s hearing organs, which can slow down your brain’s ability to process sound.
To combat this, researchers have started using a new type of ear gel, which they are calling the LIFACOG ear gel.
“They are the only ear gel that works against tinnitis,” Krom told NBC News, referring to the disease and hearing loss associated with ALS.
While some patients who live in