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    worn1 posted:
    Good morning Dr Stacy!
    During my search on the web I discovered an article on a drug that is used for high blood pressure called isradipine. It said it could rejuvinate and protect the dopamine producing neurons.
    News Medical june 11 2007
    Have you been involved with research on this drug and if so what did you discover. I have high blood pressure and if this works on both parkinsons and high blood pressure it would be great.

    Also to incourage your patients you can tell them even with parkinsons you can be promoted. I am the tech specialist for 3 laboratory supervisors and the assisstant lab director. And they are aware that I have parkinsons. I beat out 8 canidates. So life does not end with parkinsons. Just take the lemon and make lemonade.

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    Mark A Stacy, MD responded:
    Dear worn1,
    Congratulations on your promotion - It is always good, when the good guys (girls) win!

    Isradapine is a medicine approved for treating high blood pressure, and researchers at Northwestern University discovered that this agent showed promise in neuroprotection in an animal model. This idea has now been translated to human trials, and the effort is headed by Dr. Tanya Simuni at Northwestern in Chicago. You may wish to look at her website or Clintrials.gov for more information on how to become a participant in the trial. I believe there are 12 centers enrolling subjects all across the United States.
     
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    susiemargaret responded:
    hello, all --

    if i am not mistaken, dr, stacy may have a typo in his post and the correct website for ressearch on clinical trials is http://www.clinicaltrials.gov (with an L in "clinical").

    -- susie margaret
    what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
     
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    susiemargaret responded:
    hello again, all --

    try http://www.parkinsons.northwestern.edu/simuni.html for info on dr. simuni.

    -- susie margaret
    what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
     
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    worn1 replied to susiemargaret's response:
    Thanks Dr Stacy and susie margaret.

    Good to see your back susie margaret

    w:)
     
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    susiemargaret replied to worn1's response:
    hello, W --

    thanks. the past two weeks have been rough for personal reasons, but i'm feeling better.

    -- susie margaret
    what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
     
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to susiemargaret's response:
    (((HUGS))) to you susie margaret. I hope this week is going better.

    worn1, big, huge congrats for your position and thank you for the lemonade reminder. Great to keep top of mind no matter what your situation.

    Haylen


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