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Cerebrovascular Changes in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

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Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : October 17, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 17, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
safaa omeira ghaly said, Assiut University

Brief Summary:

Multiple sclerosis (MS) MS is a chronic disease containing the inflammatory, demyelinating, anddegenerative processes of the central nervous system. The inflammation, microglial activation, astrocyticgliosis, demyelination, and somewhat axonal loss inwhite matter and grey matter was present in the brainsof the patients with MS . Moreover, MS patientspresented a reduction in the cerebral blood flow (CBF)affecting both grey and white matter in positronemission tomography (PET) studies.

MS is the most common autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system. As of 2010, the number of people with MS was 2-2.5 million (approximately 30 per 100,000) globally, with rates varying widely in different regions. MS affects approximately 1000000 people between 17 and 65 years old world wide, the projected prevalence rate of MS for the white US population was 191 per 1000000 and the incidence rate was 7.3 per 1000000 persons .

the contribution of neurodegenerative processes in the disease pathogenesis has been increasingly recognized, especially with respect to possible mechanisms of progression. These may include axonal degeneration, mitochondrial injury, energy failure, hypoxia, oxidative damage, iron accumulation or global cerebral hypoperfusion . Interestingly, Cerebral vasomotor reactivity (CVMR) in MS may be impaired as well.

Although the cause of CVMR impairment in MS is not clear, several potential factors mightcontribute to this phenomenon.

For the purpose of clarity,we divide them into (1) vascular factors, (2) glial factors, and (3)neuronal factors:

  1. Vascular factor

    Blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption might be anotherfactor contributing to CVMR impairment in neurodegenerative disorders. CVMR impairment could also be caused by an increase inthe concentration of vasoconstrictive agents. For instance,endothelin-1 (ET-1) - a potent vasoconstrictor, is overexpressed in the cerebral vessels of MS and elevated in both serumand cerebrospinal fluid of patients with MS.

  2. Glial factors

    Reactive astrocytes, i.e. hypertrophied astrocytes that overexpress GFAP (glial fibrillary acidic protein) have been described in virtually all CNS disorders including MS . they could also contribute to CVMR impairment through the production of ET-1 and possibly other vasoconstrictors Another way in which glial cells could contribute to the impairment of CVMR might be associated with their involvement in oxidative stress pathways. Glial pathology may also cause BBB dysfunction.

  3. Neuronal factors

It has been shown that cholinergic projections originating from the nucleus basalis induce cerebral vasodilation directly through the release of acetylcholine and indirectly through the stimulation of NO-releasing interneurons . there is evidence of a cholinergic deficit in MS.

From a clinical point of view, reduced white and gray matter CBF in patients with MS has thus far been associated with cognitive manifestations.

Cognitive impairment occurs in 40 to 65% of patients with MS and can have a considerable impact on occupational and social life. also reduced deep gray matter perfusion in MS negatively correlated with fatigue.

Cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) is an inherent indicator of the dilatory capacity of cerebral arterioles for a vasomotor stimulus for maintaining a spontaneous and instant increase of CBF) in response to neural activation. The integrity of this mechanism is essential to preserving healthy neurovascular coupling. Transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) is defined as a non-invasive ultrasound procedure to evaluate the changes in cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) . The high temporal resolution and non-invasive nature of TCD make it a useful tool in the assessment of integrative cerebrovascular function in terms of cerebral reactivity, autoregulation and neurovascular coupling (NVC).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Multiple Sclerosis Radiation: mri

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Cerebrovascular Changes in Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Estimated Study Start Date : January 1, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 1, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2021

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
1st group
30 patients were diagnosed with MS according to revised MacDonald's criteria 2017 & collected from Neuropsychiatry department in Assuit university hospital
Radiation: mri
mri brain & spinal cord

2nd group
30 healthy volunteers subjects matched with age, sex & education level were recruited from outpatient clinic neuropsychiatry department and included only if they had no current or previous history of any neurological illness and their neurological examination was free
Radiation: mri
mri brain & spinal cord

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. evaluate cerebrovascular changes in patients with MS byTCD, which is an easy applicable and non-invasivebedside technique [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

All patients are subjected to the following:

  1. History taking and full general and neurological examination.
  2. Laboratory tests:


  3. MRI brain and spinal cord:

    To confirm diagnosis of MS by experienced neuro-radiologist.

  4. Visual Evoked potential:

    Help to confirm diagnosis (detect central demyelination and disseminated in space), VEP was performed using the Nihon Kohden model). MEB-7102 (Nihon Kohden Corp., Tokyo, Japan).

  5. Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) [Kurtzke JF. Et al, 1983]. This scale provides an overall rating of disabilities based on 0(normal neurological examination) to 10 (death due to MS) point scale, higher scores represent greater degree of disability.
  6. Transcranial doppler study

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients diagnosed with MS or diagnosis of CIS highly suggestive of MS according to revised McDonald's criteria 2010.
  2. MS patients aged (18-60 years) of both sexes.
  3. EDSS score (1-7).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History or current evidence of CNS diseases other than MS which may affect brain volume &cognition e.g. (Dementia prior to MS, parkinsonism, other inflammatory CNS diseases).
  2. History or current evidence of medical illness as endocrinal or metabolic which may affect cognitive function e.g. (hepatic, renal impairment or hypothyrodism).
  3. History or current intake of any drug that may affect cognitive function e.g (Antiepileptic, antipsychotic…).
  4. History or current evidence of depression (according to DSM -5- criteria &Hamilton depression scale) or any psychiatric disorder.

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Responsible Party: safaa omeira ghaly said, Doctor, Assiut University Identifier: NCT03709290     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CVSIMSP
First Posted: October 17, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Sclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases