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Therapeutic approaches to disease modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis in adults: An Australian and New Zealand perspective Part 3 Treatment practicalities and recommendations

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Broadley, SA and Barnett, MH and Boggild, M and Brew, BJ and Butzkueven, H and Heard, R and Hodgkinson, S and Kermode, AG and Lechner-Scott, J and Macdonell, RAL and Marriott, M and Mason, DF and Parratt, J and Reddel, SW and Shaw, CP and Slee, M and Spies, J and Taylor, BV and Carroll, WM and Kilpatrick, TJ and King, J and McCombe, PA and Pollard, JD and Willoughby, E, Therapeutic approaches to disease modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis in adults: An Australian and New Zealand perspective Part 3 Treatment practicalities and recommendations, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21, (11) pp. 1857-1865. ISSN 0967-5868 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Elsevier

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2014.01.017

Abstract

In this third and final part of our review of multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment we look at the practical day-to-day management issues that are likely to influence individual treatment decisions. Whilst efficacy is clearly of considerable importance, tolerability and the potential for adverse effects often play a significant role in informing individual patient decisions. Here we review the issues surrounding switching between therapies, and the evidence to assist guiding the choice of therapy to change to and when to change. We review the current level of evidence with regards to the management of women in their child-bearing years with regards to recommendations about treatment during pregnancy and whilst breast feeding. We provide a summary of recommended pre- and post-treatment monitoring for the available therapies and review the evidence with regards to the value of testing for antibodies which are known to be neutralising for some therapies. We review the occurrence of adverse events, both the more common and troublesome effects and those that are less common but have potentially much more serious outcomes. Ways of mitigating these risks and managing the more troublesome adverse effects are also reviewed. Finally, we make specific recommendations with regards to the treatment of MS. It is an exciting time in the world of MS neurology and the prospects for further advances in coming years are high. Crown Copyright © 2014.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Evidence-based medicine, Guideline, Multiple sclerosis, Review, Treatment
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Central Nervous System
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Nervous System and Disorders
Author:Taylor, BV (Professor Bruce Taylor)
ID Code:93266
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-07-23
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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