A thought about MS research

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whiteflagship
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   Posted 8/25/2011 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Whenever I read up on studies and research conducted on MS, I read things like "in a study of 51 patients"..."in a study conducted between 171 males and 191 females with MS"..."in a recent study involving 100 MS patients".......

Why cant more research be done involving large numbers of patients (or a relatively large group)? Surely you wont get any definitive results with a few hundred people, I'm sure of this. I'm also sure that the problem is funding, and if this is so, protests should be made by patients into where the current research funding goes into.

I'm pretty sure that MS patients would first and foremost want research conducted into meds and treatments that halt and reverse symptoms of different severities. I'm also pretty sure that MS patients will also want research into what causes MS in the first place. Like I said, a few hundred people will not give you any insight, and my personal opinion is that these studies with a "handful" of people is money down the drain because nothing is really learned from it.

I am of the firm belief that it is NOT the medical authorities who should dictate where the research goes into, but rather the patients who go through this illness/condition/disease.

I may be totally out of line by saying all of the above, and if I am then please feel free to tell me (but please - without insulting me), so that I know if I am thinking along the right lines or not. But I truly believe that too many neurologists disagree with each other because they surely have the "book knowledge", but they dont have research knowledge but not enough of research is being done.
Thanks. Sorry if I disturbed anyone's thoughts.
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