Corrigendum to Longitudinal machine learning modeling of MS patient trajectories improves predictions of disability progression: (Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (2021) 208, (S0169260721002546), (10.1016/j.cmpb.2021.106180))

Edward De Brouwer, Thijs Becker, Yves Moreau, Eva Kubala Havrdova, Maria Trojano, Sara Eichau, Serkan Ozakbas, Marco Onofrj, Pierre Grammond, Jens Kuhle, Ludwig Kappos, Patrizia Sola, Elisabetta Cartechini, Jeannette Lechner-Scott, Raed Alroughani, Oliver Gerlach, Tomas Kalincik, Franco Granella, Francois Grand'Maison, Roberto BergamaschiMaria José Sá, Bart Van Wijmeersch, Aysun Soysal, Jose Luis Sanchez-Menoyo, Claudio Solaro, Cavit Boz, Gerardo Iuliano, Katherine Buzzard, Eduardo Aguera-Morales, Murat Terzi, Tamara Castillo Trivio, Daniele Spitaleri, Vincent Van Pesch, Vahid Shaygannejad, Fraser Moore, Celia Oreja-Guevara, Davide Maimone, Riadh Gouider, Tunde Csepany, Cristina Ramo-Tello, Liesbet Peeters

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The authors regret an error in the pre-processing of the dataset that went unnoticed in the extensive code used for pre-processing of the study data. As a result of this error, the last EDSS overall for each patient was included as the last EDSS in the observation period. We corrected the error and repeated all analyses. Reassuringly, the main message of the paper remains unchanged: incorporating longitudinal data is beneficial for the prediction of disability progression. Yet, the following changes are to be noted. • The absolute performance metrics of all compared methods have dropped by about 20%. That is: • AUC of the static setup is 0.63• AUC of the dynamic setup is now 0.67• AUC of the longitudinal is 0.68• The difference between the compared methods is also less pronounced but importantly, the improvement between the static and the dynamic/longitudinal methods is still substantial.• The feature importance list has changed, with the full EDSS trajectory now becoming the most important factor, therefore strengthening one of the main findings of the study.The AUCs and AUC-PR originally reported in Table 3 have now been updated as presented below. [Table Presented] (The best results are in bold. If several values are in bold, the results are not significantly different.) The feature importance list (Table 4) has also been updated, with the full EDSS trajectory now becoming the most important factor. [Table Presented] In the appendix, the following changes are to be noted for the comparison of MS types (table G1): [Table Presented] In the discussion, setting the sensitivity at 70% for a cohort of 1000 patients results in 421 false positives in the static case versus 354 false positives in the dynamic case. The authors apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106479
Number of pages3
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

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