MS Functional Composite Scores with a Visual Component Added Capture Axonal Loss in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

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Identifier 20090224_nanos_posters_073.pdf
Title MS Functional Composite Scores with a Visual Component Added Capture Axonal Loss in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Creator Chang, Sally; Bisker, Esther; Loguidice, Michael; Jacobs, Dina; Markowitz, Clyde; Galetta, Steven; Maguire, Maureen; Balcer, Laura
Subject multiple sclerosis (MS); optical coherence tomography (OCT); MS Functional Composite (MSFC); visual function; axonal loss
Description Retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness by optical coherence tomography (OCT) is increasingly recognized as a marker for axonal loss in multiple sclerosis (MS). RNFL thinning is associated with brain atrophy by MRI, suggesting that this measure may reflect more global aspects of disease. The MS Functional Composite (MSFC) currently lacks a visual component, but studies have shown that addition of low-contrast letter acuity increases the capacity of the MSFC to reflect overall neurological impairment.
Relation is Part of NANOS 2009: Poster Presentations
Contributor Secondary Steven Galetta, MD; Lynn Gordon, MD, PhD
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2009-02-24
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Source 2009 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
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Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s680880b
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Date Created 2010-05-03
Date Modified 2010-05-03
ID 180623
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s680880b