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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Brazilian database on pregnancy in multiple sclerosis
Author: Finkelsztejn, A
Fragoso, YD
Ferreira, MLB
Lana-Peixoto, MA
Alves-Leon, SV
Gomes, S
Damasceno, BP
Mendes, MF
Salgado, PR
Correa, EC
Comini-Frota, ER
Diniz, DS
Gama, PD
Kaimen-Maciel, DR
Morales, RR
Arruda, WO
Grzesiuk, AK
Khouri, JMN
Lopes, JS
Rocha, CF
Domingues, R
Goncalves, MVM
Lorenti, MA
Parolin, MKF
Siquineli, F
Tosta, ED
Brooks, JBB
Gallina, AS
Melges, LDM
Ruocco, HH
Abstract: Objectives: To report the results from the Brazilian database on multiple sclerosis (MS) and pregnancy. Methods: Retrospective data from MS patients who became pregnant at any time of their disease were sent to a Brazilian database, using a specific file for this purpose. Results: Data on 128 women (142 pregnancies) from 30 neurologists working in 21 cities in Brazil were collected. Patients' average age at pregnancy was 29.8 years (range 16-42). EDSS at start of pregnancy was 1.5 +/- 1.4; and the relapse rate in the year preceding pregnancy was 1.2 +/- 1.5. Exposure to medication at any time during pregnancy was high (69.7%): 48.6% to interferon beta; 14.1% to glatiramer acetate; and 7% to other immunomodulatory and immunosuppressive drugs. There was a significant decrease in relapse rate during pregnancy. The prevalence of complications was relatively low, with 4.9% of obstetric and 1.4% neonatal unfavorable outcomes. Conclusions: Our patients had low degrees of disability, short histories of disease, high drug exposure, and relatively high relapse rate in the year previous to pregnancy. Obstetric and neonatal outcomes were successful in over 90% of our patients. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: Multiple sclerosis
Beta interferon
Glatiramer acetate
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Citation: Clinical Neurology And Neurosurgery. Elsevier Science Bv, v. 113, n. 4, n. 277, n. 280, 2011.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2010.11.016
Date Issue: 2011
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