Fingolimod (FTY720) supports ADLs in Multiple Sclerosis

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Fingolimod (FTY720) supports ADLs in Multiple Sclerosis

Postby MSUK » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:52 pm


Multiple sclerosis patients who took the oral investigational agent fingolimod were better able to maintain activities of daily living over a year than those treated with injected interferon beta-1A, according to a study presented here at CMSC-ACTRIMS.

Patients taking the standard injected therapy interferon beta-1A (Avonex) had more pronounced decline in their ability to perform ADLs based on a patient reported activity scale -- dropping by 0.43 points over 12 months, compared with those on either of two doses of fingolimod, whose scores dropped by just 0.08 and 0.12 points (P<0.05 for both comparisons), Jeffrey Cohen, MD, of the Neurologic Institute of the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, reported.... Read More - ... ageid/1309
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