Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
This was an open-label, multicentric, prospective, post-marketing surveillance (PMS) study to investigate whether baseline treatment with high-dose interferon beta 1a (Rebif 44 μg x 3 ), administered at a high frequency, leads to maintenance of stabilisation of the course of the disease in MS subjects previously treated with mitoxantrone. The previous mitoxantrone treatment of the included MS subjects was conducted in the course of a so-called escalation according to the immunomodulatory escalation treatment plan. An additional important aspect of the problem was the collection of safety and tolerance data during the observation phase.
The treatment of relapsing-remitting MS with interferon-beta has established itself as first-choice treatment. In previous clinical studies, the interferon-beta 1a (Rebif) used within the scope of this PMS study has demonstrated significant efficacy in all aspects of treatment - magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, relapse rate, progression of disability of MS. The PRISMS-4 study demonstrated that treatment with Rebif reduces the frequency and severity of clinical relapses over 4 years and slows the progression of disability.
In the course of treatment escalation according to the Multiple Sklerose Therapie Konsensus Gruppe (MSTKG) guidelines, MS subjects with correspondingly high disease activity were predominantly put on mitoxantrone. The duration of treatment is on principle limited by a cumulative lifelong total dose of 140 mg/m2 body surface area, which may not be exceeded due to the known cardiologic adverse effects. If the cumulative mitoxantrone maximum dose is reached and if the subject is in a stable condition, the question of further treatment options presents itself. One possibility is the so-called 'deescalation', that is, the return to immunomodulating baseline treatment.
Currently there is an increasing number of subjects who are in this phase of the disease and are eligible for corresponding treatment decisions.
- To systematically investigate the safety, benefit and course of Rebif (44 μg x 3 ),treatment in a larger number of subjects and to subject these data to standardized analysis
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Interferon beta 1a
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:57-0400
The investigators hypothesize that Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis positive Relapsing Remitting MS subjects will have a greater response to Interferon beta-1a therapy plus RHB-104 tha...
The purpose of this study to investigate the safety of subcutaneous (SC) interferon beta therapies with regard to frequency of injection site reactions (ISR) and flu-like symptoms (FLS) as...
The "SWiss Atorvastatin and Interferon-Beta 1b Trial In Multiple Sclerosis - Follow up Study" is the follow up study of the "SWiss Atorvastatin and Interferon Beta-1b Trial In Multiple Scl...
This is a multicentric, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised, parallel group study to estimate the effect of minocycline as add-on to interferon beta 1a (IFN β-1a) in subjects wit...
The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the adherence to the treatment with interferon beta-1b, in patients diagnosed with isolated syndrome (CIS), relapsing-remitting multiple s...
Interferon beta is currently the first line treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Different formulations of interferon beta are available. Avonex and CinnoVex are two interferon ...
Subcutaneous (SC) peginterferon beta-1a and SC interferon beta-1a (IFN beta-1a) have demonstrated efficacy in treating relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) but have never been compared in dir...
Human recombinant interferon beta (IFN-β) is one of the first line treatments for Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS). However, the production of neutralizing antibodies (NAb) can impair it...
Smoking has been associated with increased multiple sclerosis (MS) risk, disease worsening, and progression in MS patients. Furthermore, interactions between smoking and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) ...
Interferon beta therapies have been effective in the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis for over 2 decades. These therapies have varying routes and schedules of administration but broa...
A non-glycosylated form of interferon beta-1 that has a serine at position 17. It is used in the treatment of both RELAPSING-REMITTING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS and CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.
A form of multiple sclerosis characterized by a progressive deterioration in neurologic function which is in contrast to the more typical relapsing remitting form. If the clinical course is free of distinct remissions, it is referred to as primary progressive multiple sclerosis. When the progressive decline is punctuated by acute exacerbations, it is referred to as progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis. The term secondary progressive multiple sclerosis is used when relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis evolves into the chronic progressive form. (From Ann Neurol 1994;36 Suppl:S73-S79; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp903-914)
An interferon beta-1 subtype that has a methionine at position 1, a cysteine at position 17, and is glycosylated at position 80. It functions as an ANTI-VIRAL AGENT and IMMUNOMODULATOR and is used to manage the symptoms of RELAPSING-REMITTING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.
A random polymer of L-ALANINE, L-GLUTAMIC ACID, L-LYSINE, and L-TYROSINE that structurally resembles MYELIN BASIC PROTEIN. It is used in the treatment of RELAPSING-REMITTING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.
An autoimmune disorder mainly affecting young adults and characterized by destruction of myelin in the central nervous system. Pathologic findings include multiple sharply demarcated areas of demyelination throughout the white matter of the central nervous system. Clinical manifestations include visual loss, extra-ocular movement disorders, paresthesias, loss of sensation, weakness, dysarthria, spasticity, ataxia, and bladder dysfunction. The usual pattern is one of recurrent attacks followed by partial recovery (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, RELAPSING-REMITTING), but acute fulminating and chronic progressive forms (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE) also occur. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p903)
Radiology is the branch of medicine that studies imaging of the body; X-ray (basic, angiography, barium swallows), ultrasound, MRI, CT and PET. These imaging techniques can be used to diagnose, but also to treat a range of conditions, by allowing visuali...
The Top 100 Pharmaceutical Companies
Top 10 biotech and pharmaceutical companies worldwide based on market value in 2015 2015 ranking of the global top 10 biotech and pharmaceutical companies based on revenue (in billion U.S. dollars) Johnson & Johnson, U.S. 74...