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Cladribine: Off-label disease modification for people with multiple sclerosis in resource-poor settings?
Background: A considerable number of people with multiple sclerosis (pwMS) live in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), where lack of resource adversely affects access to effective disease-modifying treatment. Objective: ...
Treating the ineligible: Disease modification in people with multiple sclerosis beyond NHS England commissioning policies.
(Elsevier/Science Direct, 2018-11-02)
BACKGROUND: Whilst there is a broad selection of drugs licensed as disease modifying treatments (DMTs) for people with relapsing multiple sclerosis (pwRMS), access to DMTs remains restricted, particularly for people with ...
Alemtuzumab depletion failure can occur in multiple sclerosis.
Alemtuzumab is a lymphocyte-depleting antibody and one of the most effective treatments for relapsing multiple sclerosis. However, it also causes loss of immune-tolerance leading to secondary autoimmunity and marked anti-drug ...
Validation of an environmentally-friendly and affordable cardboard 9-hole peg test.
BACKGROUND: In multiple sclerosis (MS) upper limb neurological impairments, are an important driver of disability and handicap. The gold standard for assessing upper limb function is the 9-hole peg test (9HPT). One ...
Switching patients at high risk of PML from natalizumab to another disease-modifying therapy.
There are several options for switching people with multiple sclerosis (MS) who are at high risk of developing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) from natalizumab to alemtuzumab. However, some of these have ...
No evidence for higher risk of cancer in patients with multiple sclerosis taking cladribine.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the cancer risk of cladribine and other disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) in trials of people with relapsing multiple sclerosis (pwRMS). METHODS: Meta-analysis of phase III trials of licensed DMDs for ...