Authors


Nicholas E. Johnson, MD, MSci

Latest:

Successes and Challenges in the New Era of Genetic Medicine: Nicholas E. Johnson, MD, MSci

The division chief of neuromuscular disorders and vice-chair of research at Virginia Commonwealth University spoke to the ongoing success in the development of gene-mediated therapies and the challenges that come along with treating rare neuromuscular disease. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


Mustafa Saad Siddiqui, MD

Latest:

COVID-19 Shutdowns and the Disruption to Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment

While shutdowns disrupted care for all patients with Parkinson disease, hospitals were forced to postpone elective procedures such as the initial DBS device implantation and implantable pulse generator replacements.


Michael Kaplitt, MD, PhD

Latest:

The Promising Future of Gene Therapy in Treating Neurological Diseases: Michael Kaplitt, MD, PhD

The professor of neurological surgery at Weill Cornell medicine talked about how gene therapy may offer a more direct and efficient pathway to develop treatments for neurological diseases like Parkinson disease. [WATCH TIME: 6 minutes]


Amanda Hare, DNP

Latest:

Improving Access to Care in Parkinson Disease: Expanding Objective Diagnostics and Telemedicine

Standardizing protocols and incorporating objective diagnostics and telemedicine can enhance care for patients with PD and alleviate the burden on healthcare systems.


Louis Ferrari, RPh, MBA

Latest:

Balancing New Medications and Reducing Adverse Effects in Epilepsy Treatment: Louis Ferrari, RPh, MBA

The vice president of medical affairs at SK Life Science talked about findings from a new post-hoc analysis which highlighted the importance of strategically reducing concomitant medications to minimize adverse events of epilepsy treatment. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Lori Lonczak, MBA, RPh

Latest:

Digital Health Tool Offers Innovative Quantitative Fall Assessment Solution for Older Adults

Falls cost the US more than $50 billion annually, but platforms like CatchU, a transformative digital health tool, provide quantitative fall assessment that might significantly enhance the current standard of care for predicting falls.


Marian LaMonte, MD, MSN, FAAN

Latest:

Improving Stroke Discharge Outcomes: Marian LaMonte, MD, MSN, FAAN

The chief of neurology at Ascension Saint Agnes discussed the interventions her team implemented to improve patient-specific stroke discharge instructions.


Jessica Yi, MD

Latest:

A Practical Approach to Chronic Immunosuppression in Myasthenia Gravis

A practical approach to initiating and tapering corticosteroids, and the considerations in the selection and monitoring parameters of steroid-sparing agents are crucial to the care of myasthenia gravis.


Laurits Taul Madsen, PhD-C

Latest:

Using Neuromuscular Function as a Risk Factor for Falls in Multiple Sclerosis: Laurits Taul Madsen, PhD-C

The PhD student at Aarhus University provided insight on his study presented at 2022 ECTRIMS Congress on an innovative way using neuromuscular measures to discriminate those with MS at high risk for falls. [WATCH TIME: 2 minutes]


Andreas Charidimou, MD, PhD

Latest:

Considerations to Better Diagnose Nonhemorrhagic Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy: Andreas Charidimou, MD, PhD

The neurologist and assistant professor at Boston University Medical Center provided forward thoughts on improving the diagnosis of milder, asymptomatic cases of cerebral amyloid angiopathy. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]


Josh Cohen, BSc

Latest:

Reactions to FDA Advisory Panel Decision on AMX0035: Justin Klee; Josh Cohen, BSc

The co-CEOs and co-founders of Amylyx Pharmaceuticals discussed their immediate thoughts to the recent FDA AdComm meeting, which voted against evidence of efficacy for AMX0035 in ALS. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


Gabriel Pardo, MD, FAAN

Latest:

Recommendations for RRMS Management

Ahmed Zayed Obeidat MD, PhD; Ravi Dukkipati, MD; and Gabriel Pardo, MD, FAAN, share key takeaways for clinicians treating RRMS.


Sara Hantgan, BSI-C

Latest:

Applying the Innovation Biodesign Framework to Promote Equity and Green Activity in Dementia Care

Lassell et al present a use case demonstrating the process of moving an unmet need to the “solution space” of the Innovation Biodesign Framework for addressing a healthcare challenge in a specific at-risk population: Alzheimer disease and AD-related dementias.


Kevin Chang, PharmD

Latest:

Amifampridine in LEMS and Beyond: Unraveling Its Therapeutic Potential

Amifampridine enhances neuromuscular transmission and relieves muscle weakness, showing promise for Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome and other neuromuscular junction disorders.


Anthony Feinstein, MPhil, PhD, FRCP

Latest:

The Challenge of Treating Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: Anthony Feinstein, MPhil, PhD, FRCP

The professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto discussed the various medications for multiple sclerosis fatigue that have been tested but ultimately fail to outperform placebo. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]


Danielle Becker, MD, MS, FAES

Latest:

Emphasizing Patient Conversations and Treatment Opportunities for Seizure Management: Danielle Becker, MD, MS, FAES

The division director of epilepsy and associate professor of neurology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center talked about the impact of ongoing seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy and the importance of education for emerging opportunities in epilepsy care. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


Jenn Orthmann-Murphy, MD, PhD

Latest:

The Complexity of Immune Cell Interactions and Potential Treatments for MS: Jenn Orthmann-Murphy, MD, PhD

The assistant professor of neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania talked about her presentation at CMSC 2024 on the complex interactions of immune cells in multiple sclerosis. [WATCH TIME: 6 minutes]


Susan W. Broner, MD

Latest:

Understanding Headache Essentials for General Neurologists: Susan W. Broner, MD

The medical director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Headache Program discussed key essential knowledge on the diagnosis, treatment, and pathophysiology of different headache types. [WATCH TIME: 6 minutes]


Joanna Hellmuth, MD, MS

Latest:

Future Research on the Pathogenesis of COVID-19, Cognitive Changes: Joanna Hellmuth, MD, MS

The cognitive neurologist at the University of California San Francisco discussed the need to continue research on why patients develop cognitive changes following COVID-19 infection and how clinicians can care for them. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]


John D. England, MD, FAAN

Latest:

AUPN Leading Edge Episode 6: Transitioning From Academics to Industry and Vice Versa

AUPN Leading Edge Episode 6 features John D. England, MD, FAAN, and Jinsy Andrews, MD, MSc, who discuss the experiences, opportunities, and challenges while transitioning between academia and industry. [LISTEN TIME: 33 minutes]


Nathaniel F. Watson, MD

Latest:

Resources for Sleep Disorders

Drs C. Michael Gibson, Ashgan A. Elshinawy, and Nathaniel F. Watson share resources for the treatment of sleep disorders.


Mijail Serruya, MD, PhD

Latest:

Future Research Using Brian Implants in Stroke: Mijail Serruya, MD, PhD

The assistant professor of neurology at Thomas Jefferson University discussed the potential and feasibility of brain implants in patients with stroke.


William Kilgo, MD

Latest:

Reviewing the Utilization of Serum Biomarker Tests for Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis: William Kilgo, MD

The director of the neurology residency program and assistant professor of neurology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine shared his insights from a year’s worth of using a serum biomarker test for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Suketu Khandhar, MD

Latest:

Filling in the Care Management Gaps for Parkinson Disease With Software Technologies

StrivePD and Apple Watch continuously track motor symptoms, aiding neurologists in adjusting treatments for better patient outcomes.


Paige Estave, PhD

Latest:

The Effect of Mindfulness Practices on Migraine: Paige Estave, PhD

The MD-PhD student at Wake Forest School of Medicine shared her perspective on the findings of a study suggesting that mindfulness practices can alter pain perception and migraine attack awareness, among other results. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]


Peter Kang, MD

Latest:

Overcoming the Challenges of Ultra Rare Diseases, Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy: Peter Kang, MD

At the 2023 MDA conference, the professor of neurology at the University of Minnesota talked about the current understanding and challenges of Limb Girdle muscular dystrophy from a clinical perspective. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Michael Levin, MD, FAAN, FANA

Latest:

Shifting Focus From Relapses to Neurodegeneration in MS: Michael Levin, MD, FAAN, FANA

The professor of neurology at the University of Saskatchewan discussed the need to improve therapeutics aimed at improving neurodegeneration in patients with multiple sclerosis. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


Shuhei Nishiyama, MD, PhD

Latest:

Analyzing Specific Pathways in Cells to Prevent Relapse in NMOSD: Shuhei Nishiyama, MD, PhD

The research fellow at the Neuroimmunology Clinic and Research Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, talked about his research of cell function in NMOSD to be presented at the upcoming AAN annual meeting. [WATCH TIME: 6 minutes]


James Berry, MD, MPH

Latest:

Clinical Research in ALS, the Potential of CNM-Au8 in the Care Landscape: James Berry, MD, MPH

The director of the Massachusetts General Hospital ALS Care Center discussed the importance of effective disease-modifying therapies for ALS and the potential of CNM-Au8 in the management of the disease. [WATCH TIME: 2 minutes]


Ashley Alex, MD

Latest:

Implementing Headache Training in Residency

Despite a tremendous burden regarding migraine-related disability and expenditure, headache disorders remain underdiagnosed and undertreated, and only a small percentage of patients report satisfaction with the treatment received.

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