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Black Holes Associated With Impaired Cognition in MS

Özakbas S et al. CMSC 2019, Abstract IMG02.


Key clinical point : Evaluating black holes as part of routine clinical practice could be a quick method for screening people with MS for referral to a comprehensive cognitive assessment.

Major finding : Mean Symbol Digit Modalities Test score was 49.0 in patients without a black hole and 42.9 in patients with at least one black hole.

Study details : A prospective study of 226 patients with MS.

Disclosures: The investigators had no disclosures and conducted their study without financial support.

Citation: Özakbas S et al. CMSC 2019, Abstract IMG02 .

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