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Could Kineret® reduce inflammation in stroke patients?

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In a recently published study in Stroke, researchers have revealed that the anti-inflammatory drug, Kineret®, could reduce inflammation when given to patients in the early stages of a stroke.

Kineret is currently licensed for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and works by blocking the actions of IL-1, which is released into the body following injury caused by a stroke.

The single-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase II trial (SCIL-STROKE) was funded by the Stroke Association and follows earlier research that demonstrate the drug reduces inflammation in stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage patients.

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