Ocrelizumab for Treating MS Patients

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In this video from the Healthcare Channel, Dr. Jerry S. Wolinsky talks about the results of an Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) clinical trial for primary-progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) patients.

MORE: What the world is saying about Ocrevus.

The neurologist, from the University of Texas Health Service Center in Houston, begins by explaining the difference between relapsing MS and progressive MS and that women tend to have the relapsing form and men the progressive form. Until recently, medications and treatments have only worked for relapsing MS.

Ocrelizumab is a monoclonal antibody that targets B-cells, and is the first approved treatment for the use in PPMS. Wolinsky talks about two published papers on the comparison of Ocrelizumab and interferon for relapsing MS and the effectiveness of Ocrelizumab in slowing down the progression of PPMS.

MORE: Four ways Ocrevus can improve your life. 

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