From Medscape Neurology

Coverage from the

7th Joint European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis-Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS-ACTRIMS) 2017

October 25 - 28, 2017; Paris, France

October 25 - 28, 2017 Paris, France
  • ECTRIMS Ibudilast 'Impressive' for Progressive MS in Phase 2 Trial The novel small-molecule drug ibudilast was associated with a 48% reduction in brain atrophy progression and 'excellent tolerability,' meeting both primary outcomes in the phase 2 SPRINT-MS trial.
  • European MS Treatment Guidelines Released The first real guidelines on the use of disease-modifying therapies cover the treatment of adults with MS or CIS, the monitoring of treatment response, the stopping and switching of treatment strategies, and treatment in special situation, such as pregnancy.
  • ECTRIMS New MS Diagnostic Criteria Will Allow Earlier Diagnosis The updated McDonald criteria allow CSF findings and symptomatic MRI lesions to be considered for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Conference News

Popular News from ECTRIMS 2016

  • New Draft MS Treatment Guidelines in US and Europe New Draft MS Treatment Guidelines in US and Europe New guidelines for the treatment of multiple sclerosis are being drawn up in both Europe and the United States, with initial drafts having been released in the past few days.
  • Blood Test for Multiple Sclerosis? Blood Test for Multiple Sclerosis? The IQIsolate system identifies diagnostic gene expression patterns consistent with multiple sclerosis in peripheral whole blood samples with 90% accuracy, report investigators.
  • OTC Supplement May Reduce Brain Atrophy in SPMS OTC Supplement May Reduce Brain Atrophy in SPMS Although the pilot trial was small, its finding of a 66% reduction rate in whole-brain atrophy with lipoic acid, an over-the-counter supplement, vs placebo is grabbing attention. 'It looks very encouraging,' said one expert.

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