Professor of Neurology, and Director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center, University of California, Los Angeles
Pediatric Sleep Disorders: Assessment and Treatment
The long-term consequences of untreated—and prevalent—sleep disorders in children and adolescents point to a need for a focus on this field of care.
Future Improvements in the Management of Narcolepsy
Expert neurologists discuss advancements in the management of narcolepsy including new drug formulations and provide take-home messages for how to improve diagnosis and treatment in the future.
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Management of Narcolepsy
Key opinion leaders consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the diagnosis and treatment of narcolepsy and comment on improvements in symptom management at home.
Recent Approvals of Pitolisant and Solriamfetol for EDS
Experts in neurology review the recent approvals of pitolisant and solriamfetol for the management of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and compare their mechanisms of action.
Pharmacological Approaches to the Management of Narcolepsy
Key opinion leaders discuss pharmacotherapeutic options for the management of narcolepsy symptoms and examine the safety and efficacy of potential treatments.
Behavioral Approaches to the Management of Narcolepsy
Experts in neurology discuss the goals of treatment and consider behavioral approaches to the management of narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia including naps and exposure to sunlight.
Differential Diagnosis of Patients with Narcolepsy
Key opinion leaders review reasons for diagnostic delay in narcolepsy including medical and psychiatric comorbidities and discuss diagnostic tools such as sleep diaries, polysomnograms, and cerebrospinal fluid testing.
Pathophysiology and Risk Factors for Narcolepsy
Expert neurologists discuss the pathophysiology of narcolepsy and examine the role of genetic predisposition, environmental triggers, and immune system involvement.
Signs and Symptoms of Narcolepsy
Key opinion leaders discuss symptoms associated with narcolepsy such as cataplexy, hallucinations, sleep paralysis, and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).
An Overview of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS)
Experts in the management of sleep disorders provide an overview of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) including potential causes and consequences.
Alon Avidan, MD: Putting Patients With Suspected Narcolepsy Into Buckets
The Director of the Sleep Disorders Center and vice chair of the department of neurology at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine describes why labeling patients can lead to a misdiagnosis of narcolepsy.
Alon Avidan, MD, MPH: Early Stage Identification of Narcolepsy
The Director of the Sleep Disorders Center and vice chair of the department of neurology at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine detailed how patients and physicians can be proactive in identifying narcolepsy.
Alon Avidan, MD, MPH: Comorbidities Associated With Narcolepsy
The director of the Sleep Disorders Center and vice chair of the department of neurology at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine detailed the comorbidities related to narcolepsy.
Alon Avidan, MD, MPH: Narcolepsy in Daily Function
The director of the Sleep Disorders Center and vice chair of the department of neurology at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine discussed the daily challenges patients with narcolepsy face.
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