News teleconference -- Mayo Clinic study finds new,,treatment option for patients with severe attacks of multiple sclerosis

BASEL, SWITZERLAND--On Friday, 17 Sept., Mayo Clinic neurologists will report the results of a new treatment option that was effective in over 40 percent of patients with severe attacks of multiple sclerosis and related diseases that cause inflammation and myelin destruction in the brain and spinal cord. The results of the study are being announced at the 1999 joint meeting of the European and America's Committees for Treatment and Research in MS in Basel. The study will be published in the December issue of Annals of Neurology. The study was supported by the American National Institutes of Health.

Coverage of the story for radio and print news media is possible through a live telephone news conference with Brian Weinshenker, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist and the study's principal investigator, and Moses Rodriguez, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist who did pioneering research preceding the study. The press teleconference is being coordinated through a USA phone number.


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