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Friday, October 31, 2014

Researchers Discover Cognitive Shortcomings linked to PPMS

In an MRI study of 26 patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, researchers discovered widespread cognitive abnormalities. They also found that those abnormalities have a link to cognitive performance.

When compared to 20 healthy individuals, researchers found that individuals with PPMS experienced cortical organization dysfunction and connection problems in three specific regions of the brain. These were found to affect processing speed, executive function, and verbal fluency.

Primary progressive multiple sclerosis is characterized by steady clinical deterioration without remission from disease onset.

This information was obtained from the MSFYi e-Newsletter on Oct 31, 2014

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