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2010-01-22 14:37:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Ampyra (dalfampridine) extended release tablets to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). In clinical trials, patients treated with Ampyra had faster walking speeds than those treated with an inactive pill (placebo). This is the first drug approved for this use. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) MS is a chronic, often disabling,...

2010-01-06 07:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sermo (http://www.sermo.com), the world's largest online physician's community, today announced a new Sermo Event(TM) Report assessing physician perception of FDA's "refuse to file" (RTF) letter on EMD Serono's Cladribine tablets and its potential impact, if any, on Novartis' oral MS agent in development; Fingolimod. Cladribine is expected to be one of the first oral agents to be approved for the treatment of relapsing and remitting multiple...

2009-11-30 13:48:16

Best-practice recommendations for the selection and management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who may benefit from, or are receiving treatment with TYSABRI® (natalizumab) were published today in a supplement to the medical journal Multiple Sclerosis. The panel provided recommendations focusing on appropriate patient selection and patient management. The recommendations, which recognize the significant efficacy of TYSABRI and the need to adequately treat patients...

2009-11-02 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, in the Crohn's disease drug market, the dominance of TNF-alpha inhibitors such as Abbott/Eisai's Humira and Centocor Ortho Biotech/Schering-Plough/Mitsubishi Tanabe's Remicade will continue over the next decade. Sales of Humira and Remicade, which accounted for more than three-quarters of the market in 2008, will continue to...

2009-10-26 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new results from the WELCOME trial, exploratory data analyzing the impact of treatment with CIMZIA(®) (certolizumab pegol) - the only PEGylated anti-TNF (alpha) (Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha) - administered either every two weeks or every four weeks, showed that the majority of Crohn's disease patients in both dosing groups experienced no hospitalizations and surgical procedures during the course of the 26-week study. These...

2009-10-26 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- New data from an open-label extension study evaluating the long-term safety and efficacy of CIMZIA® (certolizumab pegol) in moderate to severe Crohn's disease patients demonstrate that 82 percent of patients actively treated with CIMZIA - the only PEGylated anti-TNF-alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha) - remained in long-term remission without dose escalation up to 3.5 years. In a separate analysis, CIMZIA significantly improved...

2009-09-30 07:14:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that patient-targeted messaging for emerging multiple sclerosis oral agents will need to provide high-level information regarding the efficacy and preservation of quality of life and forego catchy and/or short taglines highlighting oral dosing. The knowledgeable multiple sclerosis patient population is likely to already...

2009-09-12 16:46:10

Results further support the benefits of TYSABRI for multiple sclerosis patients Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) today announced six-month results of an ongoing, one-year longitudinal, observational, patient-reported outcomes study showing multiple sclerosis (MS) patients taking TYSABRI® (natalizumab) experienced an improvement in both their physical function and psychological well-being. Findings from the study, which was performed in...

2009-09-10 08:18:13

The source of PML, the JC virus, is found to be reactivated in multiple sclerosis patients receiving natalizumab treatment The virus responsible for PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy), a rare brain disease that typically affects AIDS patients and other individuals with compromised immune systems, has been found to be reactivated in multiple-sclerosis patients being treated with natalizumab (Tysabri). The findings, led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center...

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2009-08-18 14:51:17

Scientists believe they have discovered a link between high blood pressure and multiple sclerosis. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, neurology professor Lawrence Steinman of the Stanford University School of Medicine, said that the findings could prove that the inexpensive blood pressure drug lisinopril could be used to treat multiple sclerosis as well. Lisinopril is marketed by pharmaceutical company Merck under the name Prinivil. Steinman's team studied the...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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