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The effect of natalizumab on cognitive function in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: preliminary results of a 1-year follow-up study.
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PMID:  20872033     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The objective of the study was to assess the natalizumab effect on the course of cognitive impairment in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). Patients with active relapsing-remitting MS (n = 17) were treated with natalizumab for 1 year. The quasi control group included patients (n = 7) with clinically stable MS. Assessment of disease course [expanded disability status scale (EDSS); number of relapses] and neuropsychological impairment [Wisconsin card sorting test (WCST); controlled oral word associations; verbal/non-verbal memory tests; paced auditory serial addition test] was conducted at baseline and after 1 year. Natalizumab-treated patients experienced significantly fewer relapses compared with the previous year (P < 0.05). At 1-year follow-up, EDSS score was unchanged and neuropsychological assessments of memory/executive functions showed a significant improvement in natalizumab-treated patients (all P < 0.05). No changes were observed in the quasi control group. This preliminary study suggests that natalizumab could be effective in ameliorating cognitive functions in patients with active relapsing-remitting MS, over 1-year follow-up.
Flavia Mattioli; C Stampatori; R Capra
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1590-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinical Neuropsychology Unit, Spedali Civili of Brescia, Via Nikolajewka, 13, 25123, Brescia, Italy,
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