Author Archives: Steve Bryson PhD

Uplizna Reduces NMOSD Attack Severity, Analysis Shows

Uplizna (inebilizumab-cdon) effectively reduced the severity of attacks in people with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) who continued to experience attacks after being treated with the therapy during the N-MOmentum Phase 2/3 clinical trial, recent data analysis shows. The data also demonstrated lower levels of key disease-related biomarkers,…

Claims Analysis Shows High Comorbidities, Care Costs for Patients

People with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) experience a high prevalence of co-existing conditions, or comorbidities, which are associated with much higher healthcare costs, a claims analysis demonstrated. In particular, pharmacy costs for NMOSD patients with any comorbidity were “significantly higher” than for those with no co-existing conditions: a…

Analysis: Uplizna Provides Long-term NMOSD Attack Prevention

Uplizna (inebilizumab-cdon) safely prevented autoimmune attacks in 83% of people with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) who received the treatment for four or more years, data from the N-MOmentum Phase 2/3 clinical trial show. Among those who experienced relapses, most did so during the first year of treatment.

NMOSD Relapses Common, Increase Healthcare Costs in US

Almost half of U.S. patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) experienced relapses over a period of two years, according to an analysis of a large healthcare claims database. Such relapses — which lasted on average nearly 13 days — were treated more often with outpatient rather than hospital…