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New Screening Test Validated For Cognitive Impairment in Lupus

Key clinical point: A new screening test could help to identify cognitive impairment in adults with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Major finding: The Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics shows high sensitivity, specificity, and area under the curve in adults with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Study details: A study in 211 adults with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Disclosures: The study was supported by grants from the Arthritis Society of Canada, Physician’s Services, the Kathi and Peter Kaiser Family, and the Lou and Marissa Rocca Family. One author was supported by the Arthritis Society and the Canadian Rheumatology Association. No conflicts of interest were declared.


Tayer-Shifman OE et al. Arthritis Care Res. 2019 Oct 18. doi: 10.1002/acr.24096.