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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Lemtrada Lessens MS Disability in People Who Respond Poorly to Other Therapies, Study Says


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Data from the CARE-MS II clinical trial showed that Lemtrada(alemtuzumab) can lessen pre-existing disabilities in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who failed to respond adequately to previous disease-modifying therapies, according to a study of the trial’s data. The treatment was evaluated against Rebif(interferon beta-1a) therapy.
A major aim of multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment is limiting patients’ disability, an outcome usually measured by the delay in confirmed disability worsening (CDW). However, interest in growing in efforts to reach confirmed disability improvement (CDI), a higher standard of therapeutic efficacy than that of slowing disability accumulation.
CDI is believed to reflect durable and clinically meaningful Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score changes. EDSS is a standard method of quantifying disability in MS.
In this study, the researchers’ objective was to characterize the effects of Lemtrada treatment on measures of disability improvement in patients with RRMS whose response to other treatments was found to be inadequate (relapsing at least once). Lemtrada is a humanized monoclonal antibody capable of remodeling the immune responses of innate immune cells in patients with RRMS.

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