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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774057/ocrelizumab-a-new-milestone-in-multiple-sclerosis-therapy
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REVIEW
Patricia Mulero, Luciana Midaglia, Xavier Montalban
B cells play a central role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS): they are involved in the activation of pro-inflammatory T cells, secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and production of autoantibodies directed against myelin. Hence, the use of B cell-depleting monoclonal antibodies as therapy for autoimmune diseases, including MS, has increased in recent years. Previous results with rituximab, the first therapeutic B cell-depleting chimeric monoclonal antibody that showed efficacy in MS clinical trials, encouraged researchers to evaluate the efficacy of a humanized anti-CD20 antibody, ocrelizumab, in MS...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719400/new-horizons-for-multiple-sclerosis-therapeutics-milestones-in-the-development-of-ocrelizumab
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REVIEW
Jessica Frau, Giancarlo Coghe, Lorena Lorefice, Giuseppe Fenu, Eleonora Cocco
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system, and both T and B cells are involved in its pathogenesis. The vast majority of disease-modifying drugs used for MS act on the inflammatory component of the disease and are approved for use in relapsing-remitting (RR) patients. Ocrelizumab (OCR) is the only MS drug that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) not only for patients with RRMS but also for patients with primary progressive (PP) MS...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686117/comprehensive-systematic-review-summary-disease-modifying-therapies-for-adults-with-multiple-sclerosis-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology
#3
Alexander Rae-Grant, Gregory S Day, Ruth Ann Marrie, Alejandro Rabinstein, Bruce A C Cree, Gary S Gronseth, Michael Haboubi, June Halper, Jonathan P Hosey, David E Jones, Robert Lisak, Daniel Pelletier, Sonja Potrebic, Cynthia Sitcov, Rick Sommers, Julie Stachowiak, Thomas S D Getchius, Shannon A Merillat, Tamara Pringsheim
OBJECTIVE: To review evidence on starting, switching, and stopping disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for multiple sclerosis (MS) in clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), and progressive MS forms. METHODS: Relevant, peer-reviewed research articles, systematic reviews, and abstracts were identified (MEDLINE, CENTRAL, EMBASE searched from inception to November 2016). Studies were rated using the therapeutic classification scheme. Prior published Cochrane reviews were also used...
April 24, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686116/practice-guideline-recommendations-summary-disease-modifying-therapies-for-adults-with-multiple-sclerosis-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology
#4
Alexander Rae-Grant, Gregory S Day, Ruth Ann Marrie, Alejandro Rabinstein, Bruce A C Cree, Gary S Gronseth, Michael Haboubi, June Halper, Jonathan P Hosey, David E Jones, Robert Lisak, Daniel Pelletier, Sonja Potrebic, Cynthia Sitcov, Rick Sommers, Julie Stachowiak, Thomas S D Getchius, Shannon A Merillat, Tamara Pringsheim
OBJECTIVE: To develop recommendations for disease-modifying therapy (DMT) for multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: A multidisciplinary panel developed DMT recommendations, integrating findings from a systematic review; followed an Institute of Medicine-compliant process to ensure transparency and patient engagement; and developed modified Delphi consensus-based recommendations concerning starting, switching, and stopping DMTs pertinent to people with relapsing-remitting MS, secondary progressive MS, primary progressive MS, and clinically isolated syndromes of demyelination...
April 24, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680179/progress-in-understanding-the-pathophysiology-of-multiple-sclerosis
#5
REVIEW
H Zéphir
Multiple sclerosis (MS) arises in people who have a genetic susceptibility to environmental factors and events, which ultimately trigger the disease. It is thought that peripheral immune cells are mobilized and enter the CNS through the impaired blood-brain barrier in the subarachnoid space, as acute lesions show large numbers of macrophages and CD8+ T cells and, to a lesser extent, CD4+ T cells, B cells and plasma cells. Demyelination is mostly localized to focal lesions in early relapsing-remitting (RR) MS, whereas other areas of white matter appear normal...
April 18, 2018: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663814/new-biological-agents-in-the-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
#6
M Buc
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease induced by autoimmune processes. Their understanding has resulted in an introduction of biological agents to its treatment. Interferon beta and glatiramer acetate have been in clinical practice for more than 20 years. Nowadays, novel biologics, which target molecules involved in immunopathological processes more specifically have entered the scene. They are represented by monoclonal antibodies binding to molecules VLA4 (natalizumab), CD20 (ocrelizumab), CD52 (alemtuzumab) or alpha subunit of IL-2 receptor (daclizumab) or by small molecules such as those modulating the receptors involved in regulation of lymphocyte migration (fingolimod, ozanimod) or in induction of lymphopenia by apoptosis (dimethyl fumarate, cladribine)...
2018: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627873/disease-modifying-treatment-in-progressive-multiple-sclerosis
#7
REVIEW
John Robert Ciotti, Anne Haney Cross
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated disorder that affects the central nervous system (CNS), often first affecting people in early adulthood. Although most MS patients have a relapsing-remitting course (RRMS) at disease onset, a substantial proportion later develop chronic progression, termed secondary progressive MS (SPMS). Approximately 10% of MS patients experience chronic progression from disease onset, termed primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS)...
April 7, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600441/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-newer-multiple-sclerosis-drugs-approved-since-2010
#8
REVIEW
Simon Faissner, Ralf Gold
Multiple sclerosis treatment faces tremendous changes as a result of the approval of new medications. The new medications have differing safety considerations and risks after long-term treatment, which are important for treating physicians to optimize and individualize multiple sclerosis care. Since the approval of the first multiple sclerosis capsule, fingolimod, the armamentarium of multiple sclerosis therapy has grown with the orally available medications dimethyl fumarate and teriflunomide. Fingolimod is mainly associated with cardiac side effects, dimethyl fumarate with bowel symptoms...
March 2018: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568544/no-evidence-of-disease-activity-neda-analysis-by-epochs-in-patients-with-relapsing-multiple-sclerosis-treated-with-ocrelizumab-vs-interferon-beta-1a
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Eva Havrdová, Douglas L Arnold, Amit Bar-Or, Giancarlo Comi, Hans-Peter Hartung, Ludwig Kappos, Fred Lublin, Krzysztof Selmaj, Anthony Traboulsee, Shibeshih Belachew, Iain Bennett, Regine Buffels, Hideki Garren, Jian Han, Laura Julian, Julie Napieralski, Stephen L Hauser, Gavin Giovannoni
Background: No evidence of disease activity (NEDA; defined as no 12-week confirmed disability progression, no protocol-defined relapses, no new/enlarging T2 lesions and no T1 gadolinium-enhancing lesions) using a fixed-study entry baseline is commonly used as a treatment outcome in multiple sclerosis (MS). Objective: The objective of this paper is to assess the effect of ocrelizumab on NEDA using re-baselining analysis, and the predictive value of NEDA status. Methods: NEDA was assessed in a modified intent-to-treat population ( n  = 1520) from the pooled OPERA I and OPERA II studies over various epochs in patients with relapsing MS receiving ocrelizumab (600 mg) or interferon beta-1a (IFN β-1a; 44 μg)...
January 2018: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512131/b-cells-in-multiple-sclerosis-therapy-a-comprehensive-review
#10
REVIEW
R Rahmanzadeh, M S Weber, W Brück, S Navardi, M A Sahraian
For decades, B cells were ignored in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathogenesis, and the disease was always regarded as a T cell-mediated disorder. Recent evidence shows that there is an antigen-driven B-cell response in the central nervous system of patients with MS, and memory B cells/plasma cells are detectable in MS lesions. The striking efficacy of B cell-depleting therapies in reducing the inflammatory activity of the disease highlights that B cells may play more pathogenetic roles than expected. B cells express several unique characteristic markers on their surface, for example, CD19, CD20 molecules, that provide selective targets for monoclonal antibodies...
June 2018: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468952/rituximab-is-an-acceptable-alternative-to-ocrelizumab-for-treating-multiple-sclerosis-yes
#11
Fredrik Piehl, Jan Hillert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468947/rituximab-is-an-acceptable-alternative-to-ocrelizumab-for-treating-multiple-sclerosis-commentary
#12
Bruce Ac Cree
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468931/rituximab-is-an-acceptable-alternative-to-ocrelizumab-for-treating-multiple-sclerosis-no
#13
Mitchell T Wallin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426575/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-steroid-sparing-effect-of-biologic-agents-in-randomized-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trials-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#14
REVIEW
Shereen Oon, Molla Huq, Timothy Godfrey, Mandana Nikpour
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review, and conduct a meta-analysis of steroid-sparing effect in, phase 3 randomized, placebo-controlled trials of biologic therapies for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Studies were identified by searching Medline (via Pubmed), EMBASE, CINAHL and SCOPUS databases, the Cochrane library, and clinicaltrials.gov. Adult human studies published in English in the last ten years (until 18/04/2017) were included. A random-effects meta-analysis comparing a common corticosteroid-reduction endpoint in the trials of rituximab, belimumab, tabalumab and epratuzumab in SLE, was conducted...
January 6, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358322/b-cell-therapies-in-multiple-sclerosis
#15
Joseph J Sabatino, Scott S Zamvil, Stephen L Hauser
B cells play a vital function in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathogenesis through an array of effector functions. All currently approved MS disease-modifying therapies alter the frequency, phenotype, or homing of B cells in one way or another. The importance of this mechanism of action has been reinforced with the successful development and clinical testing of B-cell-depleting monoclonal antibodies that target the CD20 surface antigen. Ocrelizumab, a humanized anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2017 after pivotal trials showed dramatic reductions in inflammatory disease activity in relapsing MS as well as lessening of disability progression in primary progressive MS...
January 22, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337452/-neurology
#16
Isabelle Chopard, David Benninger, Jean-François Demonet, Renaud Du Pasquier, Lorenz Hirt, Thierry Kuntzer, Patrik Michel, Bernard Nater, Jan Novy, Andrea Rossetti, Olivier Rouaud, Philippe Ryvlin, Myriam Schluep, Marie Theaudin
Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus), an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, has been approved for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Eculizumab (Soliris) has been approved in several countries for refractory forms of generalized seropositive severe myasthenia gravis. A form of gene therapy, patisiran, has shown positive results in transthyretin familial amyloidosis. In the treatment of headaches, particularly migraines, non-pharmacological approaches have shown some interesting results. The criteria for Lewy body dementia have been revised...
January 10, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300693/antibodies-to-watch-in-2018
#17
Hélène Kaplon, Janice M Reichert
The pace of antibody therapeutics development accelerated in 2017, and this faster pace is projected to continue through 2018. Notably, the annual number of antibody therapeutics granted a first approval in either the European Union (EU) or United States (US) reached double-digits (total of 10) for the first time in 2017. The 10 antibodies granted approvals are: brodalumab, dupilumab, sarilumab, guselkumab, benralizumab, ocrelizumab, inotuzumab ozogamicin, avelumab, duvalumab, and emicizumab. Brodalumab, however, had already been approved in Japan in 2016...
February 2018: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276296/formulary-drug-review-ocrelizumab
#18
REVIEW
Zaynah K Ali, Danial E Baker
Each month, subscribers to The Formulary Monograph Service receive 5 to 6 well-documented monographs on drugs that are newly released or are in late phase 3 trials. The monographs are targeted to Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees. Subscribers also receive monthly 1-page summary monographs on agents that are useful for agendas and pharmacy/nursing in-services. A comprehensive target drug utilization evaluation/medication use evaluation (DUE/MUE) is also provided each month. With a subscription, the monographs are available online to subscribers...
October 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251340/-rituximab-its-efficacy-effectiveness-and-safety-in-the-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
#19
REVIEW
L Midaglia, L Mora, P Mulero, J Sastre-Garriga, X Montalban
INTRODUCTION: There is increasing evidence that B cells and humoral immunity play key roles in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). Ocrelizumab, an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, has been shown to be effective in controlling the disease and has recently been aproved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of primary progressive and relapsing MS. While awaiting its marketing authorization, the use of rituximab, with a similar mechanism of action, has expanded widely in the area of demyelinating diseases...
January 1, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244240/b-cell-therapy-for-multiple-sclerosis-entering-an-era
#20
REVIEW
Ariele L Greenfield, Stephen L Hauser
Monoclonal antibodies that target CD20 expressing B cells represent an important new treatment option for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). B-cell-depleting therapy is highly effective against relapsing forms of the disease and is also the first treatment approach proven to protect against disability worsening in primary progressive MS. Moreover, evolving clinical experience with B-cell therapy, combined with a more sophisticated understanding of humoral immunity in preclinical models and in patients with MS, has led to major progress in deciphering the immune pathogenesis of MS...
January 2018: Annals of Neurology
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