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Sunday 02, Jan 2011

  Interferon can provide considerable relief to asthmatics

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Interferon can provide considerable relief to asthmaticsInterferon, an immune-system protein already used for treating health complications like hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, and a variety of cancers, could be used for granting relief to patients afflicted with asthma.

This finding was disclosed by researchers from the UT Southwestern Medical Center. It was also suggested that interferon can prove out to be a readily available and valuable therapy for treating asthmatic patients.

The study was funded by Exxon Mobil Corp and the National Institutes of Health and the findings appeared in the July 15 issue of the Journal of Immunology.

Friday 29, Jan 2010

  Steroid drug addition to MS treatment effective for reducing disease activity

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Steroid drug addition to MS treatment effective for reducing disease activityThe use of a steroid drug, methylprednisolone, in addition to a multiple sclerosis (MS) drug can prove to be a more effective combination for reducing the volume of disease activity than the use of MS drug alone.

This finding was presented as part of the Late-breaking Science Program at the American Academy of Neurology’s 61st Annual Meeting in Seattle, April 25 – May 2, 2009.

Study author Mads Ravnborg, MD, of the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Research Center at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, remarked that the results suggest that both drugs seem to have a synergy when taken as a combination and offer a more beneficial effect on the disease activity.

Thursday 30, Jul 2009

  Reduce MS activity found during steroid administration

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Reduce MS activity found during steroid administrationThe Danish Multiple Sclerosis Research Center at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark conducted a study of adding methylprednisolone in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

The study involved patients with relapsing-remitting MS and who had the disease for an average of three years. The treatment group received both interferon and methylprednisolone, while the control group received the interferon drug and a placebo. The study lasted for three years and the participants were only seen every three months.

The researchers measured the size of the brain lesions at the initial phase and again after a period of three years. They found that those in the treatment group, their lesions either stayed the same size or it shrunk while the lesions grew in size for those in the control group. The sign of disease activity is measured primarily by the size of the lesion in the brain.

Furthermore, those who received both drugs have fewer incidences of relapses while those receiving interferon only have a 38% higher rate of relapse. In terms of MS disability tests, the treatment group improved slightly higher than the control or placebo group.

These results might be an indication that there is a synergy between the two drugs which can provide more benefits than interferon alone.

According to Science Daily:

“These results indicate that these two drugs may have a synergy when taken together and provide a more beneficial effect on the disease activity,” said study author Mads Ravnborg, MD, of the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Research Center at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark. “This is a promising finding, as the benefit from interferon is only moderate and not everyone responds fully to the treatment, so anything we can do to boost those results is positive.”

Wednesday 13, May 2009

  STEROIDS WORK FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS TOO

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STEROIDS WORK FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS TOOExtensive studies have showed that using steroid is a better treatment for multiple sclerosis rather than just being dependent on the drug named interferon beta-1a. The steroid – methylprednisolone when added to the treatment along with interferon gives a 38% more improvement than the one undergoing just with the drug.

This combination is generally advised if the patient is suffering from acute case of multiple sclerosis. This reduces the activity of disease to spread at a lower rate. They also improved on the MS disability test and placebo scores were also decreased. During the evaluation of studies, the participants were seen every three months for some improvement.

During the process of undergoing treatment it was seen that the lesions in the brain were smaller in size as compared to the patients who were just under the effect of interferon. The combination of steroid and drug was working. After many clinical trials it was proved to be beneficial in many ways. As stated by author Mads Ravnborg, MD, of the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Research Center at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, “The steroids and the drug work together in a synergistic manner and gave favorable result.”

Also to make a much more effective dose for curing multiple sclerosis, this combination was prepared since interferon does not fully respond to everyone an effectual manner.