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Study suggests Tysabri safe past 24 months

Study suggests MS drug Tysabri treatment can be safely continued past 24 months

A recent study suggests that treatment with natalizumab (Tysabri) beyond 2 years compared with switching to other drugs can control relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) with adequate safety.

The longer a patient with RRMS is treated with natalizumab, the greater the risk of developing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), especially in patients who are infected with JC virus after 2 years of monthly treatments. ...
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MS rebound after stopping Tysabri

Abnormal inflammatory activity returns after natalizumab cessation in multiple sclerosis.

Gueguen A, Roux P, Deschamps R, Moulignier A, Bensa C, Savatovsky J, Heran F, Gout O.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To characterise recurrence of multiple sclerosis (MS) inflammatory activity during the year following natalizumab (NTZ) cessation..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/tysabri
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Age and it's effects on response to MS treatment Tysabri

Age-dependent effects on the treatment response of natalizumab in MS patients.

Matell H, Lycke J, Svenningsson A, Holmén C, Khademi M, Hillert J, Olsson T, Piehl F.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Natalizumab is approved for treatment of active forms of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) based on a pivotal phase III study comprising patients aged 18-50 years. The effect of natalizumab has not been specifically studied in older patients...... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/tysabri
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PML Cases now Reach 464

The number of reported PML cases from using Tysabri has jumped by 10 up to 464. Certainly not seeing any slowdown in this area. Don't know if any more deaths are involved.

http://chefarztfrau.de/?page_id=716
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The RESTORE trial: What did we learn about MS?

RESTORE was a randomized, partially placebo-controlled exploratory study evaluating multiple sclerosis (MS) disease activity during a 24-week interruption of natalizumab. The objectives of RESTORE were to explore the course of MS disease activity and the effects on pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and immune parameters in patients undergoing an interruption of natalizumab therapy for up to 24 weeks as compared with those in patients remaining on natalizumab. It also assessed the effects of alternate therapies during natalizumab interruption ...
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undiagnosed....walk for a living and legs declining rapidly

I am a mail carrier. Have mri of brain indicative of ms. Ins wont pay for cervical thoracic mri. Rheumatoligist rules out everything and says its ms. On gabapentin, zanaflez and provigil now. But no diagnosis. Meanwhile...2 episodes to er and steroid injections. My legs have such spasticity i can hardly bend them. I walk through yards and rough terrain all day. Doctor put me to 5 days a week 6 hours a day. Now ...
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New Data for MS drug Tysabri released at AAN annual meeting

- New Tysabri® analysis shows improved walking speed in significant number of MS patients.

- Additional data show escalation to Tysabri following relapse improves clinical outcomes compared to remaining on or switching between first-line Interferon Beta and Glatiramer Acetate.............. Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/tysabri
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PML Cases now reach 454!

The number of reported PML cases has risen 6 more to 454. Don't know if any deaths are included in this number.


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New clues to link between MS drug Tysabri and PML

Researchers report drug mobilizes a kind of cell easily infected by a virus that attacks the brain.

Researchers report that they think they have figured out why patients who take the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri face a high risk of developing a rare, and sometimes fatal, brain infection....... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/tysabri
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PML Cases Now Reach 448

The number of Tysabri related PML cases has increased by 9 over the previous month, bringing the new total to 438. It isn't known if there are any deaths included in this figure.

These are the cases reported by Biogen and may not reflect the real number of PML cases encountered by MS patients using Tysabri.


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