|drug293||Evaluation of the epidemiological characteristics of coronavirus infection (SARS-CoV-2) Wiki||0.71|
|D009471||Neuromyelitis Optica NIH||0.71|
There are 2 clinical trials
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, demyelinating disease which affects the central nervous system (CNS). The etiology of MS is unknown, although the immune system appears to play a role. Many different infectious agents have been proposed as potential causes for MS, including Epstein-Barr virus, human herpesvirus 6, and coronaviruses. Recently Dr. Sriram at Vanderbilt University has found evidence for active Chlamydia pneumonia infection in the CNS of MS patients. These findings have been replicated in part by other laboratories. The purpose of the current study is to test whether antibiotic treatment aimed at eradicating Chlamydia infection will reduce the disease activity in MS. The primary outcome measure will be reduction in new enhancing MS lesions on brain MRI. Forty patients will be entered into the trial. To be eligible, patients must have evidence of chlamydia infection in their spinal fluid and enhancing lesions on their pre-randomization MRI scans. Patients who meet these criteria will be randomized to either placebo or antibiotic therapy, and followed for 6 months on treatment.
The purpose of this study is to collect French medical data for patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or NeuroMyelitis Optica (NMO) spectrum disorder who are diagnosed or strongly suspected of being infected with Covid19. The objective of this study is to provide scientific information regarding the possible risk factors in these patients, as a large part of them receive immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive treatments. The main objective of this study is thus to determine the epidemiological (eg, age, form of disease, disability) and pharmacological (related to immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive treatments) factors favoring the occurrence of a severe form of Covid-19 in MS and NMO patients.
Description: The main outcome measure is a clinical severity score on a 7-point severity scale at Nadir (in medicine, the most severe point in the progression of symptoms of a pathology). Nadir scale from 1 : Not hospitalized, no limitation of activities to 7 :DeathMeasure: Clinical severity Time: 6 months
Description: EDSS is the Expanded Disability Severity Scale, a measure of neurological disability in patients with MS or NMO. EDSS Scale from 0: normal neurological examination to 10: MS-related DeathMeasure: EDSS (Expanded Disability Status Scale) Time: 6 months