Another possible treatment??

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   Posted 9/11/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Lol, there are so many of them but some of you may wish to delve further :) Adacolumn treatment personally I don't know how it is supposed to work but some of you more medically minded will have thoughts/opinions.

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   Posted 9/12/2010 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
It filters out the inflammation pieces ... "Leukocytes are the major cellular source for TNF-α production. Activated leukocytes express Fcγ receptors on the cell surface. The adhesion of leukocytes to the cellulose acetate beads in the Adacolumn® is mediated by the Fcγ receptor, hence the adsorption is specific for Fcγ receptor bearing cells, i.e. activated granulocytes and monocytes, and by adsorbing the activated leukocytes, Adacolumn® reduces the TNFα production in the circulation." (According to their website).

I've been super curious about this for years. I don't think it's been approved in US yet, though I believe so in Japan and maybe other areas of Europe. I think it was in Phase 3 here... but I haven't checked up on it in a while. I would be willing to try it, no question! A drug free way to manipulate the inflammation. Thanks for posting!
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   Posted 9/12/2010 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Still sounds like double dutch to me, but if it works for people, why not!

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   Posted 9/12/2010 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I did the adacolumn trial a couple years ago. It was gradual but I believe it helped me after a few months. It's not an easy treatment - sit for hours with IV's in each arm. But it's relatively tame on your body compared with biologics.
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