Linking Cognitive Functioning to Multimodal Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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NYU Langone Health

Status

Terminated

Conditions

Cognition Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis

Treatments

Diagnostic Test: Diffusion Spectrum Imaging (DSI)
Diagnostic Test: fMRI
Diagnostic Test: Siemens Biograph mMR (molecular MR)

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03723356
17-00238

Details and patient eligibility

About

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common progressive neurologic disorder to occur in adults of working-age. Despite longstanding recognition of cognitive impairment as a symptom of MS, two obstacles in measurement have limited understanding its biological basis, and therefore identifying targeted options for management. First is the absence of a sensitive and precise measure of cognitive impairment. Second is the absence of an index of disease status linked to brain pathophysiology and cognitive performance. This project overcomes both obstacles to link cognitive impairment to MS disease biomarkers. The absence of a sensitive and precise measure of cognitive impairment, along with the absence of an index of disease status linked to brain pathophysiology and cognitive performance, limits the understanding of the biological basis for multiple sclerosis (MS). This project overcomes both obstacles to link cognitive function to MS disease biomarkers, and provides preliminary evaluation of a disease modifying therapy (Tecfidera) for preserving cognitive function.

Enrollment

6 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 45 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Ability to understand the purpose and risks of the study and provide signed and dated informed consent and authorization to use protected health information (PHI) in accordance with national and local subject privacy regulations.
  • Male and Female subjects between 18 and 45 years
  • WRAT-4 Reading [127] standard score > 85
  • Able to undergo neuroimaging data collection procedures. For MS Participants
  • Definite diagnosis of RRMS [128]
  • EDSS of 0 to 6.0
  • Adequate vision as as reported by the participant (with correction if applicable)
  • Clinically prescribed Tecfidera, Tysabri or Ocrevus therapy by treating neurologist, with first dose being within 3 months + 14 days from baseline visit
  • At baseline visit, concurrent medications to be kept constant over three months prior to data collection visits
  • No relapse or steroids in previous month

Exclusion criteria

  • Unable or unwilling to provide informed consent.
  • Beck Depression Inventory-Fast Screen (BDI-FS) [129, 130] score of 4 or more
  • Current alcohol or other substance use disorder
  • Primary psychiatric disorder that would adversely influence ability to participate
  • Other neurological condition associated with cognitive impairment (e.g., epilepsy, brain injury)
  • Other serious uncontrolled medical condition (e.g., cancer or acute myocardial infarction)
  • Learned English language after 12 years of age

For low absolute low lymphocyte count (ALC), USPI guidance will be utilized.

For MS participants:

Lemtrada, Cladribine, Mitoxantrone

Trial design

6 participants in 2 patient groups

MS Patients
Description:
Definite diagnosis of RRMS
Treatment:
Diagnostic Test: Siemens Biograph mMR (molecular MR)
Diagnostic Test: fMRI
Diagnostic Test: Diffusion Spectrum Imaging (DSI)
Healthy Controls
Description:
gender aged match healthy
Treatment:
Diagnostic Test: Siemens Biograph mMR (molecular MR)
Diagnostic Test: fMRI
Diagnostic Test: Diffusion Spectrum Imaging (DSI)

Trial contacts and locations

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