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Women with multiple sclerosis are less likely to have pregnancy complicaitons

March 05, 2016

Dr. Alexander Gebauer, Chief Scientific Officer, Head of Global R&D, Merz Pharmaceuticals, Frankfurt, Germany, said, "In addition to the impact it has on the day-to-day life activities, post-stroke spasticity can cause significant pain and discomfort to patients. The positive outcomes presented in this study suggest NT 201 may give promise to patients in search of a treatment option for post-stroke spasticity."

According to the National Stroke Association, 58 percent of stroke survivors experience post-stroke spasticity and only 51 percent of those are receiving treatment for that condition. Aside from pain and significant discomfort, post-stroke muscle spasticity can negatively impact mobility, ability to carry out personal hygiene, and other activities of daily living. In this study, significant improvements were shown in each of the four domains of the Disability Assessment Scale (DAS), including dressing, limb position, hygiene and pain, among patients treated with NT 201.

SOURCE Merz Pharmaceuticals