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SJKU 2006, 11(1): 27-32 Back to browse issues page
The evaluation of efficacy of Avonex in the treatment of Multiple sclerosis patients in Tohid Hospital in Sanandaj
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ABSTRACT Background and Aim: The effect of beta INF on multiple sclerosis has been reviewed in some studies but it is partially effective and some of its complications are unknown. This study was performed to evaluate Avonex efficacy in reducing relaps and attacks in the patients with Multiple sclerosis in Sanandaj. Materials and Methods: This was a before-after study from 1380 to 1382, encompassing 42 patients with multiple sclerosis who had received Avonex for 3 years. Data collected, were analyzed by means of SPSS. Win, x² and paired T-tests. Results: Mean age of the patients was 34.85±13.73 years and most patients (42.8%) were between 30-39 years of age. 83.4% of patients were female and 16.6% of them were male (ratio5/1). The mean number of attacks in the patients before treatment with Avonex was 1.8±1.29, while after treatment it declined to 0.71±1.04. which is statistically significant (p<0.01). Conclusion: Results of this study suggest that Avonex reduce recurrences and attacks of MS in the patients. Key words: Avonex, Beta INF, Multiple sclerisis.
Keywords: Avonex, Beta INF, Multiple sclerisis.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/10/27
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Volume 11, Issue 1 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2006) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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