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Ofatumumab improves cognitive processing speed

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Prof. Ralph H.B. Benedict, University at Buffalo, NY, USA
EAN 2022
In the phase 3 ASCLEPIOS I/II trials, ofatumumab was associated with more clinically meaningful improvements in cognitive processing speed (CPS) compared with teriflunomide, as measured by changes in Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT) scores. This was observed in the overall population and in the subgroup of patients recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Cognitive impairment presents in 40–70% of MS patients, can start early in the disease course, and can have a profoundly negative effects on quality-of-life. Cognitive impairment, particularly CPS, also seems to be able to predict MS progression. In trials, CPS is often measured with the SDMT. Early baseline screening with the SMDT or a similar validated test is recommended for clinically stable patients. The phase 3 ASCLEPIOS I and II trials (NCT02792231,

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