Patricia Coyle, MD, Discusses Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Published Online: October 29, 2013
Patricia Coyle, MD, director, MS Comprehensive Care Center, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, professor and vice chair of clinical affairs, Department of Neurology, SUNY at Stony Brook, says that prognostically, the earlier you treat multiple sclerosis the better.

Dr Coyle says “very interesting long-term data” demonstrates that younger MS patients and lower Expanded Disability Status Scale patients who are treated, do better later and have less disability. “I think that’s really reinforcing the concept of a window of opportunity,” she says.