Cuban Program Benefitting Patients with Multiple Esclerosis

Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban program, one of its kind in Cuba, for the treatment of multiple esclerosis is being developed in this Cuban city with positive results in patients suffering esclerosis.

The program is conceived by specialists from the Faustino Perez Hernandez Rehab Hospital and is being spread to other institutions in Cuba.

Doctor Rodney Jimenez, main investigator of the project, said that the procedure prevents the deterioration of patients in progressive stages, improving their quality of life.

A multi-discipline team formed by psychologists, neurologists, nurses, specialists in Physical Medicine and Recuperation is working on the evaluation and treatment of the patients.

The investigation is counting on the efforts from specialists from the universities of Leeds (United Kingdom) and Jaime I (Spain), interested in the new therapeutical resources created here in Cuba.

The program is the first of its kind for training and activation of cognitive processes in the patients, and has improved the functions, emotional state and manual abilities of the patients.

Multiple esclerosis is considered a self-immuno disease, and is ranked as the 2nd cause for neurological disability in the world, more frequently in people from 20 to 40 years old.

Still without a cure, its treatment consists in controlling the symptoms and keeping the normal quality of life of the patients.

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