To test this assumption, the typical progression rate parameter for these subjects was fixed to zero. This led to an increase in the minimum value of the OFV by only 1. Secondly, a separate residual error parameter was tested for progressors vs nonprogressors, and it was found that the residual error for nonprogressors was greater than that for progressors the OFV decreased by 34 points, which is highly significant.
This suggests that studying MCI patients with pathologic biomarkers has the potential to reduce intraindividual residual variability. PsN was used to optimize and finalize the covariate model. A total 37 covariates were tested across models, using the automated process in PsN. Covariates were identified both on the disease progression rate parameter and baseline disease score.
The statistically significant covariates on the disease progression rate parameter were delayed logical memory a measure of episodic memory and Trail-Making Test part A Trails A a measure of cognitive processing speed. Hippocampal volume has been previously identified as an influential covariate on baseline severity 2425 and was significant in the current analysis as well, ie, smaller hippocampal volume was associated with higher bCDRSB score.
To allow visualization of important covariate effects on progression rate, some simple diagnostic plots were created Figure 2. The impact of delayed logical memory, which is a measure of episodic memory, on progression rate is clearly visible in the LMCI cohort in Figure 2Awhere low baseline delayed logical memory score poor episodic memory is associated with faster progression rate.
The impact of delayed logical memory in mild AD is difficult to discern due to a floor effect in episodic memory in this population Figure 2B. However, the impact of Trails A test in the LMCI cohort becomes less apparent between year 2 and 3 Figure 2Cprobably due to missing data, which is described later.
The model obtained after the covariate search indicated that the impact of CSF biomarker status on baseline disease severity was no longer statistically significant.
Thus the model was reduced for predictive purposes and for reasons of parsimony. Removal of this covariate effect could be justified because it did not impact coefficients for other remaining effects and because the increase in OFV was 0. The parameter estimates of the final disease progression model are reported in Table 2. The estimated inflection point, where the progression rate is fastest, was found to be at a CDR—SB score of 10 Table 2. The condition number wassuggesting that the final model was fairly stable.
As the first step in the missing data analysis, an Suggestive Acts Of Intergrading - Millsart - Blue Potential (CDr) analysis was performed, where the average CDR—SB observed scores as a function of different study discontinuation times were plotted Figure S3.
For the residual plots, a random distribution of residuals against time was observed. Furthermore, there was also a random distribution of observed versus individual predicted values across the identity line. However, a mismatch between data at the lower boundary of the CDR—SB scale and population predictions was observed.
To examine the predictive performance of the model, a VPC was performed. Data sets were simulated based on the fixed and random effect estimates of the final model. The simulated data sets had study design features similar to the ADNI-1 study.
In one scenario, simulations were performed without the dropout model from the realized design. For the other scenario, simulations were performed with the combined disease progression plus dropout model, in which the simulated scores replaced the observed CDR—SB score in the dropout model. The results in Figure S5 indicate that the VPCs improve when simulating from the combined disease progression plus dropout model, which allowed simulated scores to be discarded following a simulated dropout event especially at later time points, where scores are high and the probability of dropout is higher.
Thus, the remaining stratified VPCs were based on the disease progression model that accounted for the missing data based on the dropout model described in the previous section. Figure 3 provides the percentiles of the observed scores and the VPC consisting of the model-based intervals superimposed on the observed percentiles.
It further suggests a lack of disease progression in the biomarker-negative subgroup of both LMCI and mild AD subjects. Notes: The upper, middle, and lower profiles indicated by the open circles represent the 95th, 50th, and fifth percentiles of the observed data, respectively.
The upper, middle, and lower curves indicated by the lines are the median model-based predictions for the 95th, 50th, and fifth percentiles, respectively, and these predictions account for missing data. The results of the VPC and diagnostic plots substantiated the inference that the disease progression model was able to describe the temporal profile and the IIV because the observed percentiles fell within the model predicted intervals.
The VPC, and therefore the model, can be considered adequate for describing the disease progression profile. The choice of the CDR—SB end point for disease progression analysis, in a patient population proximal to the onset of dementia, with biomarker information was guided by a recent FDA draft guidance on drug development for early AD. Disease progression has commonly been described using linear, exponential, and logistic structural models in the AD literature.
In this analysis, we formally compared those structural models. The Verhulst logistic structural model was further enhanced by including a shape parameter. The linear and exponential models have the potential to predict scores outside the range of the CDR—SB scale of 0 to The Verhulst logistic model helped overcome this limitation and also tested the assumption that disease progression is nonlinear.
The shape parameter in the final disease progression model remedied the inherent problem with the Verhulst logistic model that required the inflection point to be at the midpoint of the scale. The results show that scores increase exponentially during the early phase of the disease and as AD worsens the scores theoretically level off as the CDR—SB approaches 18 flooring of cognitive and functional abilities.
This nonlinear process was mathematically described using the three-parameter logistic function in the final model, which agrees with the expectation that pharmacodynamic systems typically follow saturable relationships.
This is probably related to the fact that the three-parameter logistic model is a more flexible function at low scores, 25 where most of the data reside for LMCI and mild AD subjects. The three-parameter logistic function that describes an S-shaped disease progression curve appears to embody various end points in AD that follow a nonlinear and saturable trajectory.
The IIV on the baseline scores was assumed to follow a log-normal distribution. This, unlike the normal distribution, it does not predict negative baseline scores at the individual level.
The random effect on the progression rate parameters was assumed to follow a normal distribution. This allowed subjects to improve, deteriorate, or stay unchanged in terms of disease status, thus allowing greater flexibility to accommodate the wide range of progression rates seen in Figure S2. Various types of residual error structures were also tested in the current analysis normal, log-normal, logit-normal, and beta distributionand it was found that the logit-normal distribution captured the behavior of the residual error appropriately.
This residual error structure had two advantages. First, the model predictions, even after accounting for residual error, stayed within the boundaries of the CDR—SB scale. Second, logit-normal residuals accounted for the interdependence between the mean and variance of the data. The variance was generally lower as scores approached the boundaries of the scale, while variance was greater around the middle portion of the scale, and logit-normal residuals were able to accommodate this complexity.
The model also took into account effect of previously known 25 and highly influential CSF biomarker covariate for disease progression rate. This adds credence to the derived threshold and suggests that this threshold is similar across disease states.
The bimodal distribution in values in cross-sectional data is compatible with the notion that there are two subpopulations. Thus, subjects with biomarkers below the critical threshold have a low likelihood of disease progression within a 2—3 year time frame of a clinical trial and should potentially be excluded from studies aimed at showing disease modification with drug treatment.
This potential application of CSF biomarkers for trial enrichment has received regulatory attention from the EMA, 12 and there are at least three ongoing or completed MCI clinical trials that have used this technique for population enrichment.
The finding that CSF biomarkers do not influence CDR—SB baseline severity is not unusual because the other covariates influencing baseline disease score hippocampal volume, disease state, and comedication use are correlated with CSF biomarker status.
With these three covariates influencing baseline severity, there was no additional impact of CSF biomarker status on baseline severity. However, as pointed out previously, baseline CSF biomarker status has a large impact on progression rate, where it influences the discrimination of progressors from nonprogressors. Thus, CSF biomarkers are appropriate indicators of progression rate, while hippocampal volume, disease state, and comedication use are likely predictors of baseline severity.
An expanded list of covariates was assessed in our analysis given the richness of the ADNI-1 database, and the analysis found several noteworthy predictor variables. Higher bCDRSB scores reflected a clinical impression which can be formed in the absence of knowledge of biomarkers or detailed neuropsychological testing that the subject ought to be treated and therefore, the use of AD comedications was associated with higher baseline scores. However, AD comedication-use did not influence progression rate, which is in agreement with the mechanism of action for these drugs ie, they are symptomatic in their drug effects and do not alter the disease progression rate.
The structural model accounted for the nonlinear relationship between disease severity and progression rate. Once this nonlinearity was incorporated, the disease label LMCI vs mild AD had no further impact on the progression rate parameter. This suggests that LMCI and mild AD subjects have a single progression rate parameter and that the various stages of the disease represent a continuum.
However, based on the results in Table S2the CSF biomarkers performed better than hippocampal volume in this univariate analysis. Interestingly, once the CSF biomarkers were incorporated as a covariate on progression rate, hippocampal volume did not contribute further to the progression rate however, it still had an impact on baseline severity. An explanation for this finding could be that volumetric measurements themselves exhibit progressive hippocampal atrophy.
Structural MRI changes start to manifest at an earlier stage before changes in clinical measures become clearly evident. The lack of hippocampal volume effect on progression rate in a model with CSF biomarkers is not unexpected since hippocampal volume and CSF biomarkers are correlated variables, as discussed before.
More noteworthy is the fact that the correlation between hippocampal volume and CSF biomarker status was much stronger in ApoE4 carriers vs noncarriers. One implication of these findings is that future drug trials could be enriched by including patients with ApoE4, who are more likely to have smaller hippocampi and are also more likely to be CSF biomarker-positive and therefore likely to progress within the time frame of a clinical trial. Two additional covariates were identified that influenced progression rate.
These were the baseline delayed logical memory score and the baseline Trails A test score. The delayed logical memory score is a reflection of the episodic memory deficit, and episodic memory deficit is a well-recognized predictor of progression rate.
The Trails B test score is a measure of executive functioning, and in two previous progression analyses, 2425 this test was associated with progression rate.
The Trails A test is not associated with this data limitation and may therefore perform slightly better in the covariate analysis than the Trails B test. Thus the influence of Trails A test on progression rate may be indicative of the influence of executive functioning on progression rate, through its correlation with the Trails B test. This suggests that episodic memory is predictive of progression earlier in the disease, while executive functioning is a better predictor later in the disease.
We have previously shown 24 that younger age is associated with faster progression rate in AD subjects. This earlier analysis did not assess CSF biomarkers. This agrees well with another recent report, 25 where it was shown that the CSF biomarkers were positive in ApoE4 carriers and subjects with high cholesterol, who also tended to exhibit faster disease progression.
Thus, previously reported covariate effects, such as the influence of age, ApoE4-carrier status, and cholesterol, on progression rate can all be explained by the presence of CSF biomarkers.
Once the influence of the primary covariate CSF biomarkers on progression rate is factored into the model, the other covariates correlated with CSF biomarkers age, ApoE4, serum cholesterol, and hippocampal volume are no longer necessary. There is one key limitation of the current model. This limitation arises from the fact that three out of the six CDR—SB subscales cover various aspects of daily functioning that are not impaired earlier in the disease.
Scales with a broader dynamic range and better sensitivity than CDR—SB such as a sensitive cognitive measure at a lower spectrum of the disease may be more suitable to explore in the future, for early MCI. An additional limitation is that the CDR—SB evaluation, which is based on a semistructured interview with the patient and an informant, is a lengthy instrument to administer.
CDR—SB disease progression is nonlinear and follows a sigmoidal shape. The dropout process for this population was informative in nature, and as the CDR—SB scores increased, the probability of dropout increased.
The model allowed the identification of a subpopulation, based on CSF biomarkers, that have a low likelihood of disease progression and could be excluded from future clinical trials. The model could serve as a useful simulation tool for the efficient design of clinical trials. B The loess smoother and confidence bands are shown alone to allow illustration of the inverted U-shaped relationship between progression rate and disease severity.
Results of the exploratory analysis for missing data: mean observed scores as a function of different study discontinuation times. Data used in preparation of this article were obtained from the ADNI database. The authors would like to thank the subjects, investigators, and the staff who participated in the ADNI-1 trial.
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Abbreviation: VPC, visual predictive check. Figure S3: Results of the exploratory analysis for missing data: mean observed scores as a function of different study discontinuation times. Figure S4: Goodness-of-fit plots. Abbreviation: iWRES, the individually weighted residuals. Figure S5: VPC with and without dropout.
Open in a separate window. Table S3 Mean baseline CDR—SB for the subgroups, based on the statistically significant covariates for the baseline parameter in the disease progression model. Methods The model describes progression rate and baseline disease score as a function of covariates. Results Covariates associated with baseline disease severity were disease state, hippocampal volume, and comedication use.
Conclusions In conclusion, this model describes disease progression in terms of CDR—SB changes in patients and its dependency on novel covariates. Video abstract Download video file. Selection of the structural model with additive residual error A sequence of models was tested and the results compared in order to select the best model.
Beta regression Since CDR—SB is a bounded outcome, the function for disease progression was nonlinear, which was accounted for by models 2—10 in the previous section, either through the structural component or the fixed effects.
Optimized residual error structure Published AD disease progression models have used different types of residual error structures for disease progression modeling.
Handling boundary data Some of the residual error models assumed that the dependent variable was continuous in nature and that the data resided within the boundaries of the scale. Biomarker mixture models and use of optimal baseline biomarker as covariates In order to establish thresholds for dichotomizing subjects, at baseline, into progressors and nonprogressors, mixture models were developed for each of the biomarkers.
Covariate screening A list of 37 covariates was considered in this analysis to find additional covariates that could influence disease progression. Missing data Missing at random MAR was assumed as the mechanism for missing data, because likelihood-based mixed-effects modeling was conducted. Model qualification Once Suggestive Acts Of Intergrading - Millsart - Blue Potential (CDr) disease progression, covariates, and dropout submodels were finalized, model qualification was carried out by a the use of diagnostic plots; b checking the plausibility of the model parameter values; and c further evaluating the model using VPCs.
Development of the disease progression structural model with additive residual error A simple diagnostic plot, based on the month interval method, was constructed to decipher how CDR—SB progresses over time ie, linear vs nonlinear progression.
Table 1 Summary of structural models. Model description Akaike information criterion Linear progression 2, Comparison of models employing beta regression Five different models employing this technique were tested. Selection of regular model vs model with beta regression The choice between the regular parameterization with additive residual error versus beta regression is limited to the selection of only the residual error component.
Boundary data handling: sensitivity analysis The results of the sensitivity analysis for handling of boundary data using logit-normal residuals with the three-parameter logistic model are reported in Table S1. Figure 1. Figure 2. Model refinement and disease progression parameter estimates The model obtained after the covariate search indicated that the impact of CSF biomarker status on baseline disease severity was no longer statistically significant.
Missing data mechanism As the first step in the missing data analysis, an exploratory analysis was performed, where the average CDR—SB observed scores as a function of different study discontinuation times were plotted Figure S3. Table 3 Parameter estimates from the dropout model. Figure 3. Stratified visual predictive check. Discussion The choice of the CDR—SB end point for disease progression analysis, in a patient population proximal to the onset of dementia, with biomarker information was guided by a recent FDA draft guidance on drug development for early AD.
Supplementary materials Figure S1 Overview of the model building process. Click here to view. Figure S3 Results of the exploratory analysis for missing data: mean observed scores as a function of different study discontinuation times. Figure S4 Goodness-of-fit plots. Figure S5 VPC with and without dropout. References 1. Hardy J, Selkoe DJ. Efficacy of cholinesterase inhibitors in the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms and functional impairment in Alzheimer disease: a meta-analysis.
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London: European Medicines Agency; J Pharmacokinet Pharmacodyn. PLoS One. Aug 1, Comput Methods Programs Biomed. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther. Tsoularis A, Wallace J. I was hardly asked any questions at all about that seemed relevant but was given a series of memory tests involving numbers and words.
And since I have no issue with memory when I'm in the very brief parts of the cycle I think she wrote down that I had improved but still disabled.
I was given another review date 1 year from now. Is this normal to be given another review only a year later? I have never stopped seeing doctors, I have never stopped medication and my cycles are even worse now than they were years ago.
I've been having so much anxiety over the recent review because maybe I didn't "look" disabled that within a minute interaction I was labeled as showing improvement because at that moment I was able to recall a list of words and repeat them back.
Should I be concerned about this review in 1 year? Should I request all my paperwork and notes from doctors from the last 3 years? Quote from: bipolarcdr on July 23,PM. Thanks for the long reply. I think the reason I considered requesting all my records and notes was because I read about it being recommended on a website about ssd. Saying that doctors may move or get rid of your records after a certain point? And because I can't figure out why I was given a listing of 'improvement expected' based on all my previous doctor visits and hospital.
I entirely believe I was listed that way because I was acting 'normal' and not having a Suggestive Acts Of Intergrading - Millsart - Blue Potential (CDr) or psychotic episode right there in the office, and because I could count to 20 backwards and remember a few words, despite everything else related to the illness.
I'm not really sure what my doctor writes down but it seemed like the ssd doctor had never seen my past records at all, or even known the doctors I went to. Prior to the visit I was sent paperwork in the mail to fill out, but when I arrived they had me fill out the same things again. If you are still seeing a doctor, they keep your records. But if you stop seeing a doctor, they can dispose of them after a certain number of years varies by state but usually years.
However, your records for the past 3 years will not be needed again when you havd your next CDR. And the important records will be from this last CDR to the next one.
The reason I say this is that they have actually lowered the bar as far as your disability, Suggestive Acts Of Intergrading - Millsart - Blue Potential (CDr). To cancel your benefits they have to prove: 1. You have had medical improvement 2. You have improved to the point that you are no longer disabilted. Even though they believe you have improved, they did not prove 2.
At this point, they have now set the bar on your disability so that the next review, they would have to prove you had improved since the last CDR instead of the level you were at when first disabled.
When they do, it is best to confirm with your doctors that they faxed your records to SSA when requested and to also call the adjudicator listed on your long form CDR paperwork to confirm the records were received. Many recommend collecting all of your medical records when you're applying for disability. By all, I mean everything from years prior to the alleged onset date to present date for a CDR it would be years prior to whenever you think you might get a longform CDR. When applying, this is so the claimant can check to see what their doctors are documenting and also to make sure that everything is submitted to SSA although SSA will still request the records directly from the doctors' offices to reduce the chance of the claimant altering records or leaving out pertinent records.
But if the claimant has their own set of records, if they go all the way to a hearing, while preparing for the hearing, it's easier to check if anything's missing from the record if you have your own set of records. I don't hear this recommended as much once you're approved, but it's up to you. It can also become tricky with mental health records because some doctors won't release them to you directly.
And it can be difficult for some emotionally, psychologically to read their own mental health records. Or at least it is for me. Thanks everyone for replying.
I think I'll talk to my doctor next visit about what she writes in my file. I get embarrassed sometimes saying exactly what I feel or what happens to me, and try to act like I'm doing 'okay' and I don't mention how often I get stuck in dark suicidal rumination loops.
I only see her about every 3 months, I don't know if this is normal. The CDR psych recommended that I should see a therapist regularly though so maybe that will help me figure things out.
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