Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a comparison of two staging systems in a population-based study

D. Ferraro, D. Consonni, N. Fini, A. Fasano, Cinzia Del Giovane, Emilia Romagna Registry for ALS (ERRALS) Group, J. Mandrioli, P. Nichelli, S. Biguzzi, Y. Handouk, E. Venturini, M. G. Passarin, C. Guidi, W. Neri, E. Sette, V. Tugnoli, M. R. Tola, E. Terlizzi, D. Guidetti, M. Currò DossiM. Pasquinelli, Jessica Andruccioli, A. Ravasio, M. Casmiro, F. Rasi, F. Salvi, I. Bartolomei, R. Michelucci, P. Avoni, S. de Pasqua, R. Liguori, R. Rizzi, Elena Canali, N. Marcello, A. Grassi, L. Delay, V. Pietrini, M. Aiello, D. Medici, E. Chierici, E. Montanari, M. Santangelo, S. Amidei, I. Casetta, E. Groppo, E. Granieri, P. De Massis, V. Mussuto, A. Borghi, A. Gabellini, T. Sacquegna, R. Rinaldi, F. Cirignotta, S. Ferro, R. D’Alessandro

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Background and purpose: To compare two recently developed staging systems for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) [King's College and Milano-Torino staging (MITOS) systems] in an incident, population-based cohort of patients with ALS. Methods: Since 2009, a prospective registry has been recording all incident cases of ALS in the Emilia Romagna region in Italy. For each patient, detailed clinical information, including the ALS functional rating scale score, is collected at each follow-up. Results: Our study on 545 incident cases confirmed that King's College stages occurred at predictable times and were quite evenly spaced out throughout the disease course (occurring at approximately 40%, 60% and 80% of the disease course), whereas MITOS stages were mostly skewed towards later phases of the disease. In the King's College system there was a decrease in survival and an increase in deaths with escalating stages, whereas in the MITOS system survival curves pertaining to intermediate stages overlapped and the number of deaths was fairly homogenous throughout most stages. Conclusions: The King's College staging system had a higher homogeneity (i.e. smaller differences in survival among patients in the same stage) and a higher discriminatory ability (i.e. greater differences in survival among patients in different stages), being more suitable for individualized prognosis and for measuring efficacy of therapeutic interventions. © 2016 EAN
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1426-1432
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Ferraro, D., Consonni, D., Fini, N., Fasano, A., Del Giovane, C., Group, E. R. R. F. ALS. ERRALS., ... D’Alessandro, R. (2016). Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a comparison of two staging systems in a population-based study. European Journal of Neurology, 23(9), 1426-1432. https://doi.org/10.1111/ene.13053

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a comparison of two staging systems in a population-based study. / Ferraro, D.; Consonni, D.; Fini, N.; Fasano, A.; Del Giovane, Cinzia; Group, Emilia Romagna Registry for ALS (ERRALS); Mandrioli, J.; Nichelli, P.; Biguzzi, S.; Handouk, Y.; Venturini, E.; Passarin, M. G.; Guidi, C.; Neri, W.; Sette, E.; Tugnoli, V.; Tola, M. R.; Terlizzi, E.; Guidetti, D.; Currò Dossi, M.; Pasquinelli, M.; Andruccioli, Jessica; Ravasio, A.; Casmiro, M.; Rasi, F.; Salvi, F.; Bartolomei, I.; Michelucci, R.; Avoni, P.; de Pasqua, S.; Liguori, R.; Rizzi, R.; Canali, Elena; Marcello, N.; Grassi, A.; Delay, L.; Pietrini, V.; Aiello, M.; Medici, D.; Chierici, E.; Montanari, E.; Santangelo, M.; Amidei, S.; Casetta, I.; Groppo, E.; Granieri, E.; De Massis, P.; Mussuto, V.; Borghi, A.; Gabellini, A.; Sacquegna, T.; Rinaldi, R.; Cirignotta, F.; Ferro, S.; D’Alessandro, R.

In: European Journal of Neurology, Vol. 23, No. 9, 2016, p. 1426-1432.

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Ferraro, D, Consonni, D, Fini, N, Fasano, A, Del Giovane, C, Group, ERRFALSERRALS, Mandrioli, J, Nichelli, P, Biguzzi, S, Handouk, Y, Venturini, E, Passarin, MG, Guidi, C, Neri, W, Sette, E, Tugnoli, V, Tola, MR, Terlizzi, E, Guidetti, D, Currò Dossi, M, Pasquinelli, M, Andruccioli, J, Ravasio, A, Casmiro, M, Rasi, F, Salvi, F, Bartolomei, I, Michelucci, R, Avoni, P, de Pasqua, S, Liguori, R, Rizzi, R, Canali, E, Marcello, N, Grassi, A, Delay, L, Pietrini, V, Aiello, M, Medici, D, Chierici, E, Montanari, E, Santangelo, M, Amidei, S, Casetta, I, Groppo, E, Granieri, E, De Massis, P, Mussuto, V, Borghi, A, Gabellini, A, Sacquegna, T, Rinaldi, R, Cirignotta, F, Ferro, S & D’Alessandro, R 2016, 'Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a comparison of two staging systems in a population-based study', European Journal of Neurology, vol. 23, no. 9, pp. 1426-1432. https://doi.org/10.1111/ene.13053
Ferraro, D. ; Consonni, D. ; Fini, N. ; Fasano, A. ; Del Giovane, Cinzia ; Group, Emilia Romagna Registry for ALS (ERRALS) ; Mandrioli, J. ; Nichelli, P. ; Biguzzi, S. ; Handouk, Y. ; Venturini, E. ; Passarin, M. G. ; Guidi, C. ; Neri, W. ; Sette, E. ; Tugnoli, V. ; Tola, M. R. ; Terlizzi, E. ; Guidetti, D. ; Currò Dossi, M. ; Pasquinelli, M. ; Andruccioli, Jessica ; Ravasio, A. ; Casmiro, M. ; Rasi, F. ; Salvi, F. ; Bartolomei, I. ; Michelucci, R. ; Avoni, P. ; de Pasqua, S. ; Liguori, R. ; Rizzi, R. ; Canali, Elena ; Marcello, N. ; Grassi, A. ; Delay, L. ; Pietrini, V. ; Aiello, M. ; Medici, D. ; Chierici, E. ; Montanari, E. ; Santangelo, M. ; Amidei, S. ; Casetta, I. ; Groppo, E. ; Granieri, E. ; De Massis, P. ; Mussuto, V. ; Borghi, A. ; Gabellini, A. ; Sacquegna, T. ; Rinaldi, R. ; Cirignotta, F. ; Ferro, S. ; D’Alessandro, R. / Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a comparison of two staging systems in a population-based study. In: European Journal of Neurology. 2016 ; Vol. 23, No. 9. pp. 1426-1432.
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