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ID: 1108562

Short Link: https://gregory-ms.com/articles/1108562/

Discovery Date: 24 November 2022, 18:20:55 UTC

Published Date: 2022-11-24 11:00:00

Source: PubMed

Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36421066/?fc=20210216052009&ff=20221124132014&v=2.17.8

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Neurol Neurochir Pol. 2022 Nov 24. doi: 10.5603/PJNNS.a2022.0068. Online ahead of print.


INTRODUCTION: This study was performed to compare probabilities of SDI on the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), treated with cladribine tablets (CT) or fingolimod (FTY), natalizumab (NAT), alemtuzumab (ALE) and ocrelizumab (OCR).

CLINICAL RATIONALE FOR THE STUDY: Progression of neurological disability as measured by the EDSS has been a common endpoint in multiple sclerosis (MS) trials. Novel therapies can not only slow this process, but in some patients even reverse it. This effect can be measured by the sustained disability improvement (SDI) - an endpoint that seems to continuously gain importance in clinical practice. Despite that, SDI has rarely been explored as an outcome in MS clinical studies, mostly as post-hoc analyses from randomised trials or as retrospective analyses based on patient registry records.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review was conducted in Medline, Embase and Cochrane to identify clinical trials (RCT or non-RCT) evaluating 6-month SDI. An indirect comparison via network meta-analysis (NMA) was performed. Bayesian inference with Markov chains Monte Carlo methods were applied.

RESULTS: Eight trials presenting SDI results and applicable for NMA were included: six non-RCTs, with control groups selected by propensity score matching, and two RCTs. NMA results revealed that probability of achieving 6-month SDI with CT was significantly higher compared to all other high efficacy disease-modifying drugs with available data - HR (95% Crl - Bayesian Credibility Interval) vs. FTY: 4.98 (2.11-11.79); vs. NAT: 3.12 (1.31-7.27); vs. ALE: 9.29 (3.40-25.21). The main results were confirmed in the sensitivity analyses.

CONCLUSIONS: Of all considered therapies, treatment with cladribine tablets was associated with a higher probability of sustained disability improvement in RRMS patients. As this conclusion is based on available clinical data of limited quality, future studies, as well as real-world data, would be valuable to provide further evidence regarding the comparative effectiveness of RRMS therapies.

PMID:36421066 | DOI:10.5603/PJNNS.a2022.0068

Noun Phrases in Title

  • Systematic review
  • network meta-analysis
  • (NMA
  • cladribine tablets
  • sustained disability improvement
  • SDI
  • multiple sclerosis
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