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Drug Slows Disability Progression in Multiple Sclerosis

Drug Slows Disability Progression in Multiple Sclerosis News & Analysis Clinical Trials Update Hypertension Management ence in improvement between the 2 groups, in Barbershops however, was in the highest intensity tai chi Having pharmacists manage hypertension group(twiceaweekfor24weeks)compared at black-owned barbershops led to larger with the same intensity aerobic exercise. blood pressure reductions among black patrons with uncontrolled hypertension Drug Slows Disability Progression in than if barbers simply promoted blood Multiple Sclerosis pressure screening and follow-up, accord- Siponimod, a sphingosine-1-phosphate ing to a recent New England Journal of modulator, consistently slowed disability in Medicine study. secondary progressive multiple sclerosis The study enrolled 319 black men with (MS), according to a phase 3 trial published uncontrolled hypertension (systolic blood in the Lancet. pressure [SBP]140 mm Hg) from 52 The study included 1 645 patients with barbershops. Barbershops were cluster secondary progressive MS and moderate randomized to either a pharmacist-led or advanced disability (3.0-6.5 on the A pharmacist-led intervention at barbershops intervention or control group. In the inter- Expanded Disability Status Scale; 55% was effective in managing hypertension vention group, barbers encouraged patrons needed help walking) who were randomly among black men. to meet with specially trained pharmacists assigned (2:1) to receive 2 mg of oral siponi- at the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Drug Slows Disability Progression in Multiple Sclerosis

JAMA , Volume 319 (20) – May 22, 2018

Drug Slows Disability Progression in Multiple Sclerosis

Abstract

News & Analysis Clinical Trials Update Hypertension Management ence in improvement between the 2 groups, in Barbershops however, was in the highest intensity tai chi Having pharmacists manage hypertension group(twiceaweekfor24weeks)compared at black-owned barbershops led to larger with the same intensity aerobic exercise. blood pressure reductions among black patrons with uncontrolled hypertension Drug Slows Disability Progression in than if barbers simply promoted blood Multiple...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2018.6256
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Abstract

News & Analysis Clinical Trials Update Hypertension Management ence in improvement between the 2 groups, in Barbershops however, was in the highest intensity tai chi Having pharmacists manage hypertension group(twiceaweekfor24weeks)compared at black-owned barbershops led to larger with the same intensity aerobic exercise. blood pressure reductions among black patrons with uncontrolled hypertension Drug Slows Disability Progression in than if barbers simply promoted blood Multiple Sclerosis pressure screening and follow-up, accord- Siponimod, a sphingosine-1-phosphate ing to a recent New England Journal of modulator, consistently slowed disability in Medicine study. secondary progressive multiple sclerosis The study enrolled 319 black men with (MS), according to a phase 3 trial published uncontrolled hypertension (systolic blood in the Lancet. pressure [SBP]140 mm Hg) from 52 The study included 1 645 patients with barbershops. Barbershops were cluster secondary progressive MS and moderate randomized to either a pharmacist-led or advanced disability (3.0-6.5 on the A pharmacist-led intervention at barbershops intervention or control group. In the inter- Expanded Disability Status Scale; 55% was effective in managing hypertension vention group, barbers encouraged patrons needed help walking) who were randomly among black men. to meet with specially trained pharmacists assigned (2:1) to receive 2 mg of oral siponi- at the

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 22, 2018

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