Study Purpose:Recently two staging systems have been proposed for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), based on clinical milestones The King's college clinical staging system (1) and ALS Milano-Torino Staging (ALS-MITOS) (2). Further research to validate and develop an accurate staging system in different populations will improve our understanding of its pathogenesis, disease activity and progression.
General objective : To validate the two previously proposed staging system and to test the interest of considering Neurofilament biomarkers in these systems.
Specific objectives: 1) To validate the two classification systems in an independent cohort of patients with ALS followed-up in the ALS expert center of Limoges (France) 2) To assess the interest of Nf biomarkers to predict neurological decline
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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Full Study Summary:
The proposed staging systems: have been recently tested in two independent cohorts (3,4) with results that were not fully consistent (ii) did not considered the potential value of biomarkers.
University Hospital, Limoges
Estimated Study Start Date:
05 / 02 / 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date:
05 / 02 / 2024
Posting Last Modified Date:
06 / 01 / 2022
Date Study Added to neals.org:
04 / 26 / 2021
- ALS cases recruited for retrospectively (between) 2007 to 2016 for the retrospective cohort
- ALS cases recruited for prospectively by the ALS expert center of Limoges for one year.
- Previous neurosurgical operations
- A recent history of neurotrauma
- Peripheral neuropathies
- ALS/frontotemporal dementia (ALS/FTD)
Limoges University Hospital | Recruiting
Philippe COURATIER, Pr