Search anything and hit enter
  • Teams
  • Members
  • Projects
  • Events
  • Calls
  • Jobs
  • publications
  • Software
  • Tools
  • Network
  • Equipment

A little guide for advanced search:

  • Tip 1. You can use quotes "" to search for an exact expression.
    Example: "cell division"
  • Tip 2. You can use + symbol to restrict results containing all words.
    Example: +cell +stem
  • Tip 3. You can use + and - symbols to force inclusion or exclusion of specific words.
    Example: +cell -stem
e.g. searching for members in projects tagged cancer
Search for
Count
IN
OUT
Content 1
  • member
  • team
  • department
  • center
  • program_project
  • nrc
  • whocc
  • project
  • software
  • tool
  • patent
  • Administrative Staff
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Full Professor
  • Graduate Student
  • Lab assistant
  • Non-permanent Researcher
  • Permanent Researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • PhD Student
  • Physician
  • Post-doc
  • Project Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Research Engineer
  • Retired scientist
  • Technician
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Veterinary
  • Visiting Scientist
  • Deputy Director of Center
  • Deputy Director of Department
  • Deputy Director of National Reference Center
  • Deputy Head of Facility
  • Director of Center
  • Director of Department
  • Director of Institute
  • Director of National Reference Center
  • Group Leader
  • Head of Facility
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Structure
  • Honorary President of the Departement
  • Labex Coordinator
Content 2
  • member
  • team
  • department
  • center
  • program_project
  • nrc
  • whocc
  • project
  • software
  • tool
  • patent
  • Administrative Staff
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Full Professor
  • Graduate Student
  • Lab assistant
  • Non-permanent Researcher
  • Permanent Researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • PhD Student
  • Physician
  • Post-doc
  • Project Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Research Engineer
  • Retired scientist
  • Technician
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Veterinary
  • Visiting Scientist
  • Deputy Director of Center
  • Deputy Director of Department
  • Deputy Director of National Reference Center
  • Deputy Head of Facility
  • Director of Center
  • Director of Department
  • Director of Institute
  • Director of National Reference Center
  • Group Leader
  • Head of Facility
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Structure
  • Honorary President of the Departement
  • Labex Coordinator
Search
Go back
Scroll to top
Share
© Fabrice Chrétien with Ultrapole, colorized by Jean-Marc Panaud
Cellule souche (en jaune) de muscle squelettique partiellement recouverte par la membrane basale, migrant sur une fibre musculaire (en bleu).
Publication : Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry

Immunosuppressant drugs for myasthenia gravis

Scientific Fields
Diseases
Organisms
Applications
Technique

Published in Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry - 01 Jan 2009

Hart IK, Sharshar T, Sathasivam S

Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 19091704

J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr. 2009 Jan;80(1):5-6; discussion 6

Along with corticosteroids, immunosuppressant drugs are mainstays of disease-modifying therapy for myasthenia gravis (MG). However, their efficacies and optimum use are unclear. We identified seven randomised controlled trials (RCT) of immunosuppressants in generalised MG that qualified for Cochrane Review: (1) azathioprine plus initial prednisolone versus prednisolone; (2) azathioprine plus prednisolone versus prednisolone plus placebo; (3) ciclosporin versus placebo (4) ciclosporin plus prednisolone versus prednisolone plus placebo; (5) cyclophosphamide plus prednisolone versus prednisolone plus placebo; (6) mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) alone or plus either ciclosporin or prednisolone versus placebo alone or plus either ciclosporin or prednisolone; (7) tacrolimus plus corticosteroids with or without plasma exchange versus corticosteroids with or without plasma exchange. All trials were small (14 to 41 participants) and their designs heterogeneous. The RCT evidence, albeit limited, was that ciclosporin (alone or with corticosteroids) or cyclophosphamide (with corticosteroids) improved MG significantly within 1 year compared with placebo. There was no clear evidence of benefit for azathioprine, MMF, or tacrolimus within 1 year. Larger, better-designed, longer trials are needed.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19091704