BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Movement-associated cortical changes have been detected at the earlier clinical stage multiple sclerosis. Our purpose was to assess whether different patterns of cortical recruitment are associated with the short-term evolution of definite multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: We followed for 1 year a group of patients with clinically isolated syndromes (CISs) suggestive of MS and compared the baseline movement-associated patterns of cortical activations between those patients with and those without evolution to definite MS. RESULTS: Those patients in whom MS did not evolve had more significant activations of several areas part of the "classic" motor network; those who went on to develop MS had more significant activations of several regions in the frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes. CONCLUSION: In CIS patients, the extent of early cortical reorganization following tissue injury might be a factor associated with a different disease evolution.

A widespread pattern of cortical Activations in patients at presentation with clinically isolated symptoms is associated with evolution to definite multiple sclerosis

Rocca MA;FALINI , ANDREA;COMI , GIANCARLO;FILIPPI, MASSIMO
2005

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Movement-associated cortical changes have been detected at the earlier clinical stage multiple sclerosis. Our purpose was to assess whether different patterns of cortical recruitment are associated with the short-term evolution of definite multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: We followed for 1 year a group of patients with clinically isolated syndromes (CISs) suggestive of MS and compared the baseline movement-associated patterns of cortical activations between those patients with and those without evolution to definite MS. RESULTS: Those patients in whom MS did not evolve had more significant activations of several areas part of the "classic" motor network; those who went on to develop MS had more significant activations of several regions in the frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes. CONCLUSION: In CIS patients, the extent of early cortical reorganization following tissue injury might be a factor associated with a different disease evolution.
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