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The purpose of this study is to look at multiple sclerosis patients process of awareness, learning, and judging status over a 3 year time period.
Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) frequently experience cognitive and emotional difficulties. Theses neuropsychiatric symptoms are known to be associated with reduced quality of life. However, little is known about the evolution of MS patients' neuropsychiatric difficulties and how these neuropsychiatric changes may be related to other MS symptoms. The purpose of the present study is to examine MS patients' cognitive and emotional status over time as part of standard neuropsychological evaluations in a private practice setting. MS patients presenting for neuropsychological evaluation at the MidAmerica Neuroscience Institute will be provided with the option of participating in thorough evaluation of their cognitive and affective MS symptoms. They will then be followed clinically and receive re-evaluation over a period of 3 years on a yearly basis. It is hoped that this study will help us obtain a better understanding of the factors associated with worsening cognition in MS. A greater understanding of the factors associated with cognitive and affective decline in MS help could lead to the early identification and treatment of at-risk patients.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Enrolling by invitation
MidAmerica Neuroscience Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:21:25-0400
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative disease. Over time, symptoms accumulate leading to increased disability of patients.
A form of multiple sclerosis characterized by a progressive deterioration in neurologic function which is in contrast to the more typical relapsing remitting form. If the clinical course is free of distinct remissions, it is referred to as primary progressive multiple sclerosis. When the progressive decline is punctuated by acute exacerbations, it is referred to as progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis. The term secondary progressive multiple sclerosis is used when relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis evolves into the chronic progressive form. (From Ann Neurol 1994;36 Suppl:S73-S79; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp903-914)
A non-glycosylated form of interferon beta-1 that has a serine at position 17. It is used in the treatment of both RELAPSING-REMITTING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS and CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.
An autoimmune disorder mainly affecting young adults and characterized by destruction of myelin in the central nervous system. Pathologic findings include multiple sharply demarcated areas of demyelination throughout the white matter of the central nervous system. Clinical manifestations include visual loss, extra-ocular movement disorders, paresthesias, loss of sensation, weakness, dysarthria, spasticity, ataxia, and bladder dysfunction. The usual pattern is one of recurrent attacks followed by partial recovery (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, RELAPSING-REMITTING), but acute fulminating and chronic progressive forms (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE) also occur. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p903)
The most common clinical variant of MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, characterized by recurrent acute exacerbations of neurologic dysfunction followed by partial or complete recovery. Common clinical manifestations include loss of visual (see OPTIC NEURITIS), motor, sensory, or bladder function. Acute episodes of demyelination may occur at any site in the central nervous system, and commonly involve the optic nerves, spinal cord, brain stem, and cerebellum. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp903-914)
Multiple protein bands serving as markers of specific ANTIBODIES and detected by ELECTROPHORESIS of CEREBROSPINAL FLUID or serum. The bands are most often seen during inflammatory or immune processes and are found in most patients with MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.
Spinal Cord Disorders
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of the back which carry signals back and forth between the body and brain. It is protected by vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up the spine. An accident that damages the verte...