Navigation Links
Approximately One-Third of MS Patients Experiencing Relapses Do Not Adequately Respond to Traditional Corticosteroid Therapy, According to New Data Presented at the 5th Joint Congress of the European and Americas Committees for Treatment and Researc
Date:10/21/2011

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 21 at the 5th Joint Congress of the European and Americas Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS/ACTRIMS), results were presented from a survey conducted by NARCOMS which found that about one-third of patients experiencing MS relapses do not adequately respond to corticosteroid treatment.  The survey included over 2,000 patients with MS who had experienced relapses and were treated with either intravenous (IV) or oral corticosteroids.  Corticosteroids are generally considered to be first-line therapy for MS relapses requiring therapy by most neurologists.

Of 1,122 MS patients surveyed who had been treated with IV steroids for their relapses, 31% reported no change or a worsening of relapse symptoms following treatment.  Of 894 MS patients treated with oral steroids for relapses, 39% reported no change or a worsening of symptoms following treatment.

"This NARCOMS survey helps to further our understanding about the experiences and perspectives of patients who are suffering from MS relapses," said Ruth Ann Marrie, MD, PhD, Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and NARCOMS representative.  "We hope that such information can be helpful to both physicians and patients in the management of MS."

This survey was one of an ongoing series of patient surveys independently conducted by NARCOMS on a variety of important topics related to MS patient care.  NARCOMS is a non-profit project of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and operates the largest North American MS patient self-report registry, with the ultimate goal of improving research, treatment and education.

"These findings provide a major step forward in the understanding of how MS patients who are suffering relapses view their experience with corticosteroid treatment, which has been the most widely-used firs
'/>"/>

SOURCE Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. New Study Finds That Gastric Banding Pays for Itself In Approximately Two Years for Patients With Diabetes and Four Years for Patients Without Diabetes
2. Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Institutional Investors Purchase Approximately $16.0 Million of Preferred Stock and Warrants
3. PDI Announces Contract Extension With Revenue Value of Approximately $23 Million
4. Unilife COO Makes Open Market Purchase of Approximately $250,000 in Companys Publicly Traded Shares
5. Accuray to Acquire TomoTherapy for Approximately $277 Million in Cash and Stock
6. Court Grants Preliminary Approval to Class Action Settlement that Provides Benefits Of Approximately $20 Million to Healthcare Providers that Purchased a SS1 Before January 1, 2009
7. Echo Therapeutics Receives Funding and Commitment of Approximately $5.5 Million
8. HA&W Obtains Approximately $2 M in Credits and Cash Grants for Clients Through the Therapeutic Discovery Project Program
9. The Acute Ischemic Stroke Drug Market Will Remain Relatively Flat, Increasing from $460 Million in 2009 to Approximately $610 Million in 2019
10. Consumer Reports Flu Poll: Approximately Three Out of 10 Health Care Workers Living in a Bubble, Not Getting Flu Vaccine
11. The Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Drug Market Will Increase From Approximately $4 Billion in 2009 to More Than $6.5 Billion in 2019
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2015)... -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical" ... leading specialty hospital management solution provider and operator ... imaging centers in China , ... under which Concord Medical Services (International) Pte Ltd, ... to acquire the Fortis Surgical Hospital from Fortis ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... -- The Burzynski Research Institute, Inc. (BRI) announced today that ... Department of Surgery at Kurume University Medical Center ... published. The study, a randomized non-blinded phase 2 ... adjuvant therapy with and without Antineoplastons A10/AS2-1 Injections ... A total of 65 patients, with histologically ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Calif. , March 26, 2015 Huntington ... Gabriel Valley to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), ... procedure is a revolutionary new way to replace an ... of a heart lung machine. The procedure ... team led by Azhil ( Alex) Durairaj , MD, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Concord Medical Announces Acquisition of Fortis Surgical Hospital in Singapore 2Concord Medical Announces Acquisition of Fortis Surgical Hospital in Singapore 3Huntington Memorial Hospital Performs Groundbreaking Minimally Invasive Replacement of Heart Valves 2
... , EXTON, Pa., Nov. 23 ... LaunchTrends (TM): Feraheme report, the second ... AMAG,s new IV iron product, Feraheme, through the first six months ... information from 50 unique Nephrologists and qualitative information from a subset ...
... , FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 23 ... of specialty medical products, announced that it has filed it Q3 2009 ... the developments during the 2009 calendar year. , Q3 2009 sales ... , Shareholder equity as of the Q3 2009 increased to $3,327,892 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reported Use of AMAG's Feraheme (ferumoxytol) Continues To Be Low, But a Number of Nephrologists Are 'On the Verge' of Use 2Wound Management Technologies (OTCBB: WNDM) Reports Revenue Increase of 33.5%; Posts Evidence-Based Studies for CellerateRx; and Business Update 2Wound Management Technologies (OTCBB: WNDM) Reports Revenue Increase of 33.5%; Posts Evidence-Based Studies for CellerateRx; and Business Update 3Wound Management Technologies (OTCBB: WNDM) Reports Revenue Increase of 33.5%; Posts Evidence-Based Studies for CellerateRx; and Business Update 4Wound Management Technologies (OTCBB: WNDM) Reports Revenue Increase of 33.5%; Posts Evidence-Based Studies for CellerateRx; and Business Update 5Wound Management Technologies (OTCBB: WNDM) Reports Revenue Increase of 33.5%; Posts Evidence-Based Studies for CellerateRx; and Business Update 6
(Date:3/28/2015)... Purity Products®, a leading direct to ... of their revolutionary new weight loss product, MuffinStop™. ... placebo-controlled clinical studies to be effective in reducing ... is a combination of two traditionally used botanical ... to create one of the most innovative weight ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... LTW Cyber is an innovation hub ... the purpose of addressing the needs of the global ... own opportunities to grow while seeking collaborative opportunities with ... , Ventures in LTW Cyber focus on secure application ... identifying vulnerabilities and analyzing open source. As the ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Island, NY (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 ... cancer-focused training and business criteria for the spa and ... services to clients who have experienced or are living ... the global Spafinder Wellness 365® Network, will be identified ... and recognized as a provider of safe, therapeutic services ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Florida Hospital is excited to continue its partnership with ... provider for the 2015 and 2016 season. As the Storm’s ... an athletic trainer for the team throughout each season. Tonight, ... the Cleveland Gladiators at Amalie Arena; the game starts at ... us as it gives us the opportunity, to provide health ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Texas (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 First ... 7am today. The new facility is located 12665 W Lake ... “As a resident of Summerwood, I look forward to delivering ... said Dr. Sowell, Facility Medical Director of First Choice Emergency ... Choice Emergency Room made a donation to Summer Creek High ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Purity Products Releases Revolutionary New Weight Loss Product, MuffinStop™ 2Health News:Canadian Cybersecurity Ventures Globalize as a Collective 2Health News:Canadian Cybersecurity Ventures Globalize as a Collective 3Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Certified as “Cancer Aware” by Wellness for Cancer and Recognized on Spafinder.com 2Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Certified as “Cancer Aware” by Wellness for Cancer and Recognized on Spafinder.com 3Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Certified as “Cancer Aware” by Wellness for Cancer and Recognized on Spafinder.com 4Health News:Florida Hospital Is Kicking off the 2015 Season as the Exclusive Health Care Provider for the Tampa Bay Storm 2Health News:Florida Hospital Is Kicking off the 2015 Season as the Exclusive Health Care Provider for the Tampa Bay Storm 3Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Opens New Facility in Houston, Texas 2
... patients, according to a recent study, are increasingly turning ... In this context physicians need to be aware of ... patients to the most reliable, accurate and updated information. ... Cancer Center in Philadelphia echoed these ideas at the ...
... Dr. Balakrishna Ganapat Rao Matapurkar, from Maulana Azad Medical ... winning the first patent on organ regeneration from the ... / repairing organs in human beings. ,A few ... patent on this technique. Dr. Matapurkar was able ...
... has come out with a damning disclosure that half the ... Tobacco Day 2001," World Health Organization chief Gro Harlem Brundtland ... because most governments still allowed smoking in public places. She ... no safe permissible levels of second hand smoke. ,"Far ...
... Pfizer on the Indian front has run into rough ... subsidiary Parke-Davis (India). A local court in Hyderabad ... the city. ,The vacation court of the Ranga ... and machinery of Parke-Davis (India) following a petition filed ...
... forward by Brazil, at the annual assembly of the ... breast-feeding for the first six months in all infants. ... on Wednesday after 2 hours of debate where many ... for breast-feeding. ,Nestle, a maker of infant formula ...
... reproductive scientists plan to launch a human cloning clinic, ... 18 months, according to a US infertility specialist, Dr. ... Univeristy of Kentucky, is not medically qualified but holds ... and director of two USD infertility clinics, the Kentucky ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientists plan human cloning clinic in the United States 2
... automated 100-position ESR analyzer designed for laboratories ... instrument accurately and precisely measures the sedimentation ... ESR-Vacuum Tubes. Results are measured in millimeters ... available in 30 minutes. The ESR-100 features ...
... Sysmex CA-1500 enhances productivity in the laboratory ... three detection methods clotting, chromogenic and ... and precise test results every time. ... options and random access, the CA-1500 will ...
... Qwik-Let Elite has become one of ... This popularity is due to the ... in the design and function of ... device is priced for far less ...
This CLS number is a new product number, created to easily match Cornings product number. If showing no availability yet, please order under the old Sigma-Aldrich number (Z71,410-0) or contact custom...
Medicine Products: