Sonalee S Agarwal

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BACKGROUND Adherence to disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) is essential for the reduction of multiple sclerosis (MS) progression and relapse. However, only limited data currently exist on the impact of treatment adherence on MS-related clinical and economic outcomes in the real world setting. OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of treatment adherence on(More)
PURPOSE To compare adherence and persistence among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) initiated on disease-modifying therapy (DMTs), including intramuscular (IM) interferon beta-1a (IFNβ-1a), subcutaneous (SC) IFNβ-1a, IFNβ-1b, or glatiramer acetate (GA). METHODS MS patients initiated on IM-IFNβ-1a, SC-IFNβ-1a, IFNβ-1b, or GA between January 1, 2000(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) has a significant impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with symptoms adversely affecting many aspects of everyday living. BG-12 (dimethyl fumarate) demonstrated significant efficacy in the phase III studies DEFINE and CONFIRM in patients with relapsing-remitting MS. In CONFIRM, HRQoL was worse in patients with greater(More)
BACKGROUND Oral BG-12 (dimethyl fumarate), approved for the treatment of the relapsing forms of MS, has demonstrated clinical efficacy with an acceptable safety profile in the Phase III "Determination of the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Fumarate in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS)" (DEFINE) and "Comparator and an Oral Fumarate in RRMS" (CONFIRM)(More)
BACKGROUND Natalizumab (Tysabri, Biogen Idec and Elan Pharmaceuticals) significantly reduces the relapse rate and disability progression, and improves health-related quality of life (HRQoL), in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. We investigated the impact of natalizumab on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in a real-world setting. (More)
OBJECTIVE Currently, direct comparative evidence or head-to-head data between BG-12 (dimethyl fumarate) and other disease-modifying treatments (DMTs) is limited. This study is a systematic review and data synthesis of published randomized clinical trials comparing the efficacy and safety of existing DMTs to BG-12 for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis(More)
INTRODUCTION There are no published data on patient adherence to, and persistence with, disease-modifying therapies (DMT) for multiple sclerosis (MS) after one immunomodulatory failure. The present study compares secondline DMT adherence and persistence among patients with MS. METHODS Patients with MS initiating a second-line treatment with natalizumab,(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating disease that negatively impacts patients' lives. OBJECTIVE ENABLE assessed the effect of long-term prolonged-release (PR) fampridine (dalfampridine extended release in the United States) treatment on patient-perceived health impact in patients with MS with walking impairment. METHODS ENABLE was a(More)
The Early Mobility Impairment Questionnaire (EMIQ) was developed to facilitate early identification of mobility impairments in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. We describe the initial development of the EMIQ with a focus on the psychometric evaluation of the questionnaire using classical and item response theory methods. The initial 20-item EMIQ was(More)
OBJECTIVE : To assess multiple sclerosis (MS) patients' experience with natalizumab (TYSABRI, Biogen Idec, Inc. and Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) in a clinical practice setting. METHODS : MS patients who were enrolled in the TOUCH (TYSABRI Outreach Unified Commitment to Health) prescribing program and who had received their third natalizumab infusion(More)