Recommendations for identifying neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders in the community and using immunosuppressive therapy to help prevent acute attacks.
EP. 1: Raising Awareness About NMOSD
Mayo Clinic’s Brian G. Weinshenker, MD, compares multiple sclerosis with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) and explains why community neurologists need to receive more education on NMOSD risk factors and symptoms.
EP. 2: Receiving a Diagnosis of NMOSD
Doug and Kim, patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders, describe the types of symptoms that prompted each of them to seek an evaluation by a neurologist for an eventual diagnosis of a neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.
EP. 3: The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation for NMOSD
Jacinta M. Behne, MA, describes how the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation supports patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders.
EP. 4: Identifying and Managing NMOSD
Types of testing that can help neurologists distinguish between acute attacks of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) and multiple sclerosis, as well as therapies that can be used to help manage patients with NMOSD.
EP. 5: NMOSD Acute Attack Prevention
An overview of newer preventive therapies approved for acute attacks of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders, and variables that impact treatment selection.
EP. 6: Treating NMOSD During COVID-19
What to know about treating patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
EP. 7: Navigating NMOSD Infusion-Based Treatment
Kim, a patient with neuromyelitis optica, describes what it has been like receiving rituximab infusions as preventive therapy, and shares advice for others who are about to embark on a similar treatment journey.
EP. 8: Treating NMOSD: What to Expect
Neuromyelitis optica patient Doug highlights the types of treatments he has received since his diagnosis and provides suggestions to patients on navigating therapy, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
EP. 9: NMOSD Research Programs
Jacinta M. Behne, MA, of the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation, reacts to the types of research programs the organization has been involved in, regarding better treatments for patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders.
EP. 10: Support For Patients With NMOSD
Patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders highlight the types of resources and support that have helped them manage their neurological condition.
EP. 11: Treatment Advances in NMOSD
Dr Brian G. Weinshenker envisions the future management of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders based on his involvement in research programs and treatment advances occurring in neurology.
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