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SHR Neuro Krebs Kardio Lipid

Bsteh, G; Berek, K; Hegen, H; Altmann, P; Wurth, S; Auer, M; Zinganell, A; Di Pauli, F; Rommer, P; Leutmezer, F; Deisenhammer, F; Berger, T.
Macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer thinning as a biomarker of disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis
MULT SCLER J. 2020; 1352458520935724
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Wurth Sebastian

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Background: Macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (mGCIPL) is an emerging biomarker of neuroaxonal degeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS). Objective: We aimed to determine cut-off values of mGCIPL thinning for discriminating between progressing and stable patients in relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS). Methods: This is a 3-year prospective longitudinal study on 183 RMS patients with annual optical coherence tomography. Best possible cut-off values of baseline mGCIPL and annual loss of macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (aLmGCIPL) for discriminating clinically progressing (physical progression or cognitive decline) from stable patients were defined by receiver operating characteristics analysis and tested using multivariate regression models. Results: Baseline mGCIPL thickness <77 mu m was associated with an increased risk (hazard ratio: 2.7, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.5-4.7,p < 0.001) of disability progression. An aLmGCIPL cut-off > 1 mu m accurately identified clinically progressing patients (87% sensitivity at 90% specificity) and was a strong predictor of clinical progression (odds ratio: 18.3, 95% CI: 8.8-50.3). Conclusion: We present evidence that cross-sectionally measured mGCIPL thickness and annualized thinning rates of mGCIPL are able to identify clinically progressing RMS with high accuracy.

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