Russia is one of a few countries that offer HSCT for PPMS patients. Dr. Fedorenko in Moscow treats and has success with patients who have my type of MS. He has been helping patients with HSCT for almost 10 years. I’ve spoken with over 20 of his patients. Every single one of them praises Dr. Fedorenko and his team, the nursing staff, the level of asepsis and the security at the hospital. His patients all agree that he is a very warm and thoughtful person who provides compassionate care. I spoke with him over the phone to discuss HSCT for PPMS treatment. He was extremely helpful and answered all of my questions. I asked about the testing, the procedure and his results for stopping the disease and progression for PPMS patients. I feel fortunate that I found such a reputable and caring doctor who includes PPMS patients in his treatment protocol.
HSCT for MS is still in the clinical trial phase here in the US, and those trials have limited spaces and very strict eligibility requirements.
In order to meet the criteria to receive HSCT for autoimmune diseases at Maximov, a patient must be in sufficiently good health to tolerate the procedure (including good heart and renal function). Patients with Multiple Sclerosis must not be ‘severely’ disabled – they must have an approximate EDSS of less than 6.0.
Maximov has treated more than 250 patients with autoimmune disorders with 0% TRM (Treatment Related Mortality).
No one has died : )
Blogs of other patients who have already received treatment in Moscow.
Amy Peterson, Austin, TX – amygoesninja.wordpress.com
Jeff Root, Honolulu, HI – rootingoutms.wordpress.com
Tammy Kazen-Reichert, Battle Ground, WA – tamstopms.wordpress.com
Vicki Wilson, Little Rock, AR – kickinms.com
Kristy Cruise, Gold Coast, Australia – movingmountains2013.com
Sheli Smith, Euless, TX – kissmsgoodbye.wordpress.com
Keith Moore, Ottawa, Canada – hsctinrussia.weebly.com
Lisa Stallings, Oklahoma City, OK – fromrussiawithlisa.wordpress.com
Edmund Pires, Bristol, RI – edbeatsms.com