The session featured a study comparing MRI criteria for diagnosing MS, the role of spinal cord volume loss in predicting disease activity, and more.
Studies from the Young Scientific Investigators’ Session 1 presented at ECTRIMS 2016 (Sept 14, 2016) in London highlighted recent multiple sclerosis research. The following slides include a study comparing MRI criteria for diagnosing MS and the role of cortical lesions, a look at the impact of cognitive impairment on patients’ income, and an investigation of whether or not spinal cord volume loss can predict disease activity and disability.
ECTRIMS 2016: Young MS Investigators’ Research
Comparison of MRI criteria for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: role of cortical lesions
The authors compared different sets of imaging criteria for the development of MS.
Role of cortical lesions in MS diagnosis - conclusion
Income and cognitive impairment among multiple sclerosis patients
Cognitive impairment prevalence in MS is 40 to 70%.
Income and cognitive impairment in MS patients - conclusion
Spinal cord volume loss predicts disease activity and disability over time in multiple sclerosis
Do spinal cord volume changes predict disease changes in relapsing-remitting and secondary-progressive MS?
MS disease activity and disability related to spinal cord volume loss - results
Conclusion - MS disease activity and disability related to spinal cord volume loss