Response to interferon-beta therapy in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: a comparison of different clinical criteria.

@article{Portaccio2006ResponseTI,
  title={Response to interferon-beta therapy in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: a comparison of different clinical criteria.},
  author={Emilio Portaccio and Valentina Zipoli and Gianfranco Siracusa and Sandro Sorbi and Maria Pia Amato},
  journal={Multiple sclerosis},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          281-6
        }
}
We assessed the proportion and potential predictors of response to interferon-beta (IFNbeta) therapy in relapsing remitting (RR) multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, comparing different definitions of response: a) lower relapse rate during therapy compared to the year and the two years before therapy, b) reduction of relapse rate during therapy of at least 30% compared to the two years before therapy, c) no relapse during treatment, d) no progression on the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS… CONTINUE READING
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