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Delphine HAMEL


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27/10/2016 | J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry
Posterior lobules of the cerebellum and information processing speed at various stages of multiple sclerosis.
Moroso A, Ruet A, Lamargue-Hamel D, Munsch F, Deloire M, Coupe P, Ouallet JC, Planche V, Moscufo N, Meier DS, Tourdias T, Guttmann CR, Dousset V, Brochet B

BACKGROUND: Cerebellar damage has been implicated in information processing speed (IPS) impairment associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) that might result from functional disconnection in the frontocerebellar loop. Structural alterations in individual posterior lobules, in which cognitive functioning seems preponderant, are still unknown. Our aim was to investigate the impact of grey matter (GM) volume alterations in lobules VI to VIIIb on IPS in persons with clinically isolated syndrome (PwCIS), MS (PwMS) and healthy subjects (HS). METHODS: 69 patients (37 PwCIS, 32 PwMS) and 36 HS underwent 3 T MRI including 3-dimensional T1-weighted MRIs. Cerebellum lobules were segmented using SUIT V.3.0 to estimate their normalised GM volume. Neuropsychological testing was performed to assess IPS and main cognitive functions. RESULTS: Normalised GM volumes were significantly different between PwMS and HS for the right (p<0.001) and left lobule VI (p<0.01), left crus I, right VIIb and entire cerebellum (p<0.05 for each comparison) and between PwMS and PwCIS for all lobules in subregions VI and left crus I (p<0.05). IPS, attention and working memory were impaired in PwMS compared with PwCIS. In the whole population of patients (PwMS and PwCIS), GM loss in vermis VI (R2=0.36; p<0.05 when considering age and T2 lesion volume as covariates) were associated with IPS impairment. CONCLUSIONS: GM volume decrease in posterior lobules (especially vermis VI) was associated with reduced IPS. Our results suggest a significant impact of posterior lobules pathology in corticocerebellar loop disruption resulting in automation and cognitive optimisation lack in MS. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Clinicaltrail NCT01207856, NCT01865357; Pre-results.

25/10/2016 | Mult Scler   IF 4.5
Hippocampal microstructural damage correlates with memory impairment in clinically isolated syndrome suggestive of multiple sclerosis.
Planche V, Ruet A, Coupe P, Lamargue-Hamel D, Deloire M, Pereira B, Manjon JV, Munsch F, Moscufo N, Meier DS, Guttmann CR, Dousset V, Brochet B, Tourdias T

OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) could reveal early hippocampal damage and clinically relevant correlates of memory impairment in persons with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) suggestive of multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: A total of 37 persons with CIS, 32 with MS and 36 controls prospectively included from 2011 to 2014 were tested for cognitive performances and scanned with 3T-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess volumetric and DTI changes within the hippocampus, whole brain volume and T2-lesion load. RESULTS: While there was no hippocampal atrophy in the CIS group, hippocampal fractional anisotropy (FA) was significantly decreased compared to controls. Decrease in hippocampal FA together with increased mean diffusivity (MD) was even more prominent in MS patients. In CIS, hippocampal MD was correlated with episodic verbal memory performance (r = -0.57, p = 0.0002 and odds ratio (OR) = 0.058, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.0057-0.59, p = 0.016 adjusted for age, gender, depression and T2-lesion load), but not with cognitive tasks unrelated to hippocampal functions. Hippocampal MD was the only variable discriminating memory-impaired from memory-preserved persons with CIS (area under the curve (AUC) = 0.77, sensitivity = 90.0%, specificity = 70.3%, positive predictive value (PPV) = 52.9%, negative predictive value (NPV) = 95.0%). CONCLUSION: DTI alterations within the hippocampus might reflect early neurodegenerative processes that are correlated with episodic memory performance, discriminating persons with CIS according to their memory status.

15/12/2015 | J Neurol Sci   IF 2.1
Cognitive evaluation by tasks in a virtual reality environment in multiple sclerosis.
Lamargue-Hamel D, Deloire M, Saubusse A, Ruet A, Taillard J, Philip P, Brochet B

BACKGROUND: The assessment of cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis (MS) requires large neuropsychological batteries that assess numerous domains. The relevance of these assessments to daily cognitive functioning is not well established. Cognitive ecological evaluation has not been frequently studied in MS. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the interest of cognitive evaluation in a virtual reality environment in a sample of persons with MS with cognitive deficits. METHODS: Thirty persons with MS with at least moderate cognitive impairment were assessed with two ecological evaluations, an in-house developed task in a virtual reality environment (Urban DailyCog(R)) and a divided attention task in a driving simulator. Classical neuropsychological testing was also used. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Fifty-two percent of the persons with MS failed the driving simulator task and 80% failed the Urban DailyCog(R). Virtual reality assessments are promising in identifying cognitive impairment in MS.

15/12/2014 | J Neurol Sci   IF 2.1
Information processing speed impairment and cerebellar dysfunction in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
Ruet A, Hamel D, Deloire MS, Charre-Morin J, Saubusse A, Brochet B

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work is to study the relationship between information processing speed (IPS) impairment and motor testing that reflects cerebellar function in persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS). METHODS: 60 persons with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis with a mean disease duration of 4.2 +/- 4 years were studied cross-sectionally. Motor cerebellar functioning was studied using the Nine-Hole Peg Test (NHPT) and the Kurtzke Functional Status Scales, and several cognitive domains were evaluated (IPS, working memory, episodic memory, attention, executive function). Correlations between the global NHPT score and neuropsychological test scores or impairment in each cognitive domain were studied using univariate and multivariate analyses. RESULTS: The NHPT and a test of IPS significantly differentiated PwMS with and without cerebellar impairment. The NHPT total score was correlated with measures of IPS. Multivariate analyses showed a correlation between the NHPT and measures of IPS, but not between the NHPT and other neuropsychological tests that did not have a speed component. CONCLUSION: In this sample of PwMS, motor cerebellar impairment assessed by the NHPT was correlated with IPS impairment.

29/03/2011 | Neurology   IF 8.2
MRI predictors of cognitive outcome in early multiple sclerosis.
Deloire MS, Ruet A, Hamel D, Bonnet M, Dousset V, Brochet B

OBJECTIVE: To determine MRI predictors for cognitive outcome in patients with early relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: Forty-four patients recently diagnosed with clinically definite MS were followed up with clinical and cognitive evaluations at 1, 2, 5, and 7 years and underwent brain MRI including magnetization transfer (MT) imaging at baseline and 2 years. Cognitive evaluation was also performed in 56 matched healthy subjects at baseline. Cognitive testing included the Brief Repeatable Battery. Imaging parameters included lesion load, brain parenchymal fraction (BPF), ventricular fraction (VF), and mean MT ratio (MTR) of lesion and normal-appearing brain tissue (NABT) masks. RESULTS: At baseline, patients presented deficits of memory, attention, and information processing speed (IPS). Over 2 years, all magnetic resonance parameters deteriorated significantly. Over 7 years, Expanded Disability Status Scale score deteriorated significantly. Fifty percent of patients deteriorated on memory cognitive domain and 22.7%of patients on IPS domain. Seven-year change of memory scores was significantly associated with baseline diffuse brain damage (NABT MTR). IPS z score change over 7 years was correlated with baseline global atrophy (BPF), baseline diffuse brain damage, and central brain atrophy (VF) change over 2 years. CONCLUSION: The main predictors of cognitive changes over 7 years are baseline diffuse brain damage and progressive central brain atrophy over the 2 years after MS diagnosis.

05/2010 | Mult Scler   IF 4.5
Early cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis predicts disability outcome several years later.
Deloire M, Ruet A, Hamel D, Bonnet M, Brochet B

Cognition is frequently impaired in the early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS). The predictive value of cognitive impairment on disability is unknown. The objective of this study was to correlate cognitive impairment and the progression of disability over 7 years. Forty-five patients, recruited after MS diagnosis, were followed for 7 years by yearly Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) and Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFC) evaluations and were classified as cognitively impaired (CI) or unimpaired (CU) according to neuropsychological testing at baseline. At baseline, 47.8% of patients were CI, with deficits in mainly memory and information processing speed (IPS). The baseline EDSS correlated significantly with one IPS test. The EDSS, but not the MSFC, deteriorated significantly over the 7 years in the whole group and the CI group, but not the CU group. A multivariate analysis showed correlations between the EDSS change over 5 and 7 years and two baseline tests evaluating IPS and verbal memory. The deterioration of the EDSS after 7 years was significantly correlated with verbal memory testing at baseline after adjustment for age and baseline EDSS. In conclusion, in this sample of MS patients early in the disease, the baseline IPS and verbal memory impairments predict the EDSS score 5 and 7 years later.

06/2007 | Rev Neurol (Paris)   IF 0.6
[Cognitive disorders in multiple sclerosis].
Brochet B, Bonnet M, Deloire M, Hamel D, Salort-Campana E

Forty to sixty percent of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have cognitive dysfunction. The frequency of cognitive disturbances according to the clinical form is not completely understood and the natural history of these disorders has not been extensively studied. Cognitive deficits can be detected in early stages of the disease. Their frequency increases from clinically isolated syndromes, to relapsing-remitting and secondary progressive MS. Cognitive abnormalities are frequently observed also in primary progressive MS. The most frequently impaired functions are information processing speed, attention and memory. Dementia is uncommon but may disclose the disease. Diffuse cerebral injury, assessed by magnetic resonance imaging, contributes to cognitive dysfunction in MS, probably by interrupting connecting fibers between neuronal networks involved in these cognitive functions. Compensatory mechanisms may occur at early stages but they are limited by extension of brain injury.