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Deciding on treatment in Multiple Sclerosis

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12577220&dopt=Abstract

Rev Neurol 2003 Jan 1-15;36:80-5
Rivera VM.

The modern history of the treatment of multiple sclerosis is reflected during the last years with the advent of controlled clinical trials design to produce measurable outcomes utilizing MRI techniques and statistical analysis.

Addressing in this form the use of disease modifying medications: immunomodulation with interferons and glatiramer acetate in the relapsing/remitting type, and combination therapies or immunosuppression in the progressive forms, these studies based on evidence provide to the clinician direction in the process to decide the most appropriate treatment for the individual patient.