Early Identification and Personalized Care in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Insights From Brazil
Experts review the state of SMA diagnosis and medications, highlighting factors that guide treatment selection in North America and South America.
Phase 3 Study Aims to Confirm Benefit of Dual Orexin–Receptor Antagonist TS-142 in Insomnia
After showing promise in a phase 2 assessment, Taisho Pharmaceutical’s TS-142 will be assessed in a long-term study of 300 patients with the sleeping disorder.
Promising Disease-Modifying Therapies in Parkinson Disease
Despite years of use of gold-standard therapy levodopa, therapeutic development in Parkinson disease has advanced rapidly and expanded to numerous novel pathways and targets.
Read All About It: How On-Demand Therapy Has Changed the PD Landscape
As therapeutic development has advanced in Parkinson disease management, the introduction of on-demand options have extended ON time for patients and altered the paradigm of care.
Managing Nonmotor Symptoms: Psychosis in Parkinson Disease
Psychosis is estimated to affect more than half of patients with Parkinson disease, and there is a growing need for improved management and therapeutic development.
Therapeutic Potential of IGF-1 and MECP2 in Rett Syndrome
Research that is already underway will be necessary to confirm the safety and efficacy of this class of Rett syndrome therapies, and targeting IGF-1 may be a possibility for treating additional neurological disorders beyond Rett.
Therapeutics Aim at Modifying Alzheimer Disease
Disease-modifying agents will require early detection, including comprehensive evaluation of disease severity and alternative or confounding diagnoses. When the long-awaited moment arrives, when disease-modifying therapies finally are available for ADRDs…will we be ready?
Searching for the PD Holy Grail
The holy grail of neurodegenerative disorders would be to alter or halt the progression of the disease. For years, the discussion has swirled around stem cells and gene therapy, and they remain potential options for the future.
Zavegepant Becomes First FDA-Approved CGRP-Targeting Nasal Spray for Acute Migraine
The first and only approved CGRP nasal spray for acute migraine is expected to be available in pharmacies in July 2023.
FDA Accepts Supplemental BLA for Traditional Approval of Lecanemab
Supplementary data from the phase 3 Clarity AD study served as the basis for the lecanemab’s new review, for which a decision is expected to come by July 6, 2023.
FDA Approves Omaveloxolone As First Treatment for Friedreich Ataxia
The Reata Pharmaceuticals therapy, branded as Skyclarys, is indicated for adults and adolescents aged 16 years and older.
Metabolic Changes, Cognitive Improvements in Multiple Sclerosis Observed Through Intermittent Calorie Restriction
Compared with those on an unrestricted diet, patients with MS on intermittent calorie restriction showed greater cognitive performance, as assessed by SDMT, after 12 weeks dieting.
Favorable Safety Outcomes Observed in Ozanimod Over Diroximel Fumarate
The ozanimod group demonstrated significantly lower odds of safety outcomes such as nasopharyngitis, diarrhea, and urinary tract infection relative to diroximel fumarate.
Majority of Long-Term Immunotherapy-Treated Patients With MOGAD Sustain Relapses
An analysis of patients with MOGAD showed that only 50% of those treated with various immunotherapies over a long-term period maintained relapse-free status.
Cognition Stabilized in Highly Active Relapsing MS on Cladribine
Between pretreatment naïve patients and those previously on disease-modifying therapies, treatment with cladribine resulted in stable scores on Symbols Digit Modalities Test and other cognitive assessments.
Combination Treatment Approach to Fatigue in MS Nets Benefits
Study results suggest that selected interventions should be based on phenotypic differences and treatment goals.
High Proportion of Patients Maintained No Evidence of Disease Activity With Ublituximab
Majority of patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis demonstrated achieving and maintaining no evidence disease activity after being treated with ublituximab.
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