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Adjusting Antiseizure Medication Dosages Improves Retention of Cenobamate

Adjusting Antiseizure Medication Dosages Improves Retention of Cenobamate

December 2nd 2023

In a recent post hoc analysis of the Study C021 trial, findings support the idea that early adjustments to concomitant antiseizure medications enhance the retention of cenobamate, an FDA-approved treatment for focal seizures.


Empowering Patient Voice in Epilepsy Treatment and Strategies for Seizure Freedom: Patrick Kwan, MD, PhD, FRCP

Empowering Patient Voice in Epilepsy Treatment and Strategies for Seizure Freedom: Patrick Kwan, MD, PhD, FRCP

December 2nd 2023

The professor of neurology in the department of neuroscience at Monash University discussed implementation strategies for treatment approaches to achieve seizure freedom in patients with epilepsy. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Efficacy and Safety of Antiseizure Medication Brivaracetam Maintained in Asian Patients

Efficacy and Safety of Antiseizure Medication Brivaracetam Maintained in Asian Patients

December 2nd 2023

Over a 12-week trial period, Asian patients treated with brivaracetam demonstrated efficacy and safety outcomes that were similar to other populations previously observed.


Fetal Outcomes Largely Unaffected by Antiseizure Medication Lacosamide

Fetal Outcomes Largely Unaffected by Antiseizure Medication Lacosamide

December 1st 2023

In an analysis of lacosamide in pregnant women, a low number of preterm birth deliveries were reported, with no new safety concerns identified.


A Paradigm Shift in Preventing Drug-Resistant Epilepsy: Pavel Klein, MD

A Paradigm Shift in Preventing Drug-Resistant Epilepsy: Pavel Klein, MD

December 1st 2023

The director of the Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy & Sleep Center and adjunct associate professor of neurology at George Washington University discussed the advancements in epilepsy research, especially for drug-resistant epilepsy, to be presented at AES 2023. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]


Long-Term CBD Treatment in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Effective Regardless of Age

Long-Term CBD Treatment in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Effective Regardless of Age

December 1st 2023

Both pediatric and adult patients with tuberous sclerosis complex demonstrated significant reductions in TSC-associated seizures with no new safety concerns identified.


Exploring the Hidden Burdens of Persistent Seizures for Patients: Danielle Becker, MD, MS, FAES

Exploring the Hidden Burdens of Persistent Seizures for Patients: Danielle Becker, MD, MS, FAES

December 1st 2023

The division director of epilepsy and associate professor of neurology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center discussed the profound repercussion of ongoing seizures for patients with epilepsy which is to be presented at AES 2023 in SK Life Science’s symposium. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Building on Momentum: Overviewing Ongoing Efforts from the Alzheimer’s Association

Building on Momentum: Overviewing Ongoing Efforts from the Alzheimer’s Association

November 29th 2023

Heather Synder, PhD, vice president of medical and scientific relations at the Alzheimer’s Association, gave thoughts on the recently concluded CTAD conference and how the organization plans to carry the positive momentum in the field.


Eptinezumab’s Real-World Impact as Chronic Migraine Treatment: Amaal Starling, MD, FAHS, FAAN

Eptinezumab’s Real-World Impact as Chronic Migraine Treatment: Amaal Starling, MD, FAHS, FAAN

November 28th 2023

The associate professor in the department of neurology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine talked about findings from a real-world study assessing eptinezumab among patients with chronic migraine which was presented at the AHS Scottsdale Headache Symposium 2023. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]


Considerations Amid the Ever-Changing Field of Alzheimer Disease

Considerations Amid the Ever-Changing Field of Alzheimer Disease

November 28th 2023

Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD, director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, provided commentary on the ways Alzheimer disease treatment has changed and how clinicians will need to adapt in the coming years.


Understanding Donanemab’s Clinical Relevance for Patients With Alzheimer Disease: Alireza Atri, MD, PhD

Understanding Donanemab’s Clinical Relevance for Patients With Alzheimer Disease: Alireza Atri, MD, PhD

November 22nd 2023

The director of the Banner Sun Health Research Institute provided commentary on his presentation at CTAD 2023 examining the value of donanemab and its effect on specific Alzheimer-related assessments. [WATCH TIME: 10 minutes]


Advancements and Updates to the Treatment Algorithm of Migraine: Emad Estemalik, MD

Advancements and Updates to the Treatment Algorithm of Migraine: Emad Estemalik, MD

November 19th 2023

The director of the headache section at Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute gave an administrative perspective on the changes to how patients with migraine are cared for, led by significant developments in recent years. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]


The Economics and Ethics of Inclusive Seating in Aircrafts for Patients with Mobility Devices: Michael Lewis, MA

The Economics and Ethics of Inclusive Seating in Aircrafts for Patients with Mobility Devices: Michael Lewis, MA

November 17th 2023

The director of disability policy at the Muscular Dystrophy Association talked about the future possibility of having an aircraft that accommodates for patients with neuromuscular disorders who use mobility devices. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


Excitement Behind the 2023 American Headache Society Symposium: Emad Estemalik, MD

Excitement Behind the 2023 American Headache Society Symposium: Emad Estemalik, MD

November 16th 2023

The director of the headache section at Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute provided commentary on the advances in the field of migraine and reasons to be excited about the 2023 AHS symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


Effects of Long-term CPAP Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis: Daria Trojan, MD, MSc

Effects of Long-term CPAP Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis: Daria Trojan, MD, MSc

November 15th 2023

The associate professor in the department of neurology and neurosurgery at McGill University discussed results from a study on the long-term use of continuous positive airway pressure treatment among patients with multiple sclerosis and sleep apnea presented at MSMilan 2023. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


NeuroVoices: Susan Landau, PhD, on the POINTER Trial and Understanding the Link Between Elevated Alzheimer Biomarkers and Cognition

NeuroVoices: Susan Landau, PhD, on the POINTER Trial and Understanding the Link Between Elevated Alzheimer Biomarkers and Cognition

November 15th 2023

The research neuroscientist at the University of California Berkeley provided insight on findings from the US POINTER study and why previous thoughts on the link between relevant biomarkers and cognition may be slightly incorrect.


Efficacy and Safety of Weekly Subcutaneous Efgartigimod for Myasthenia Gravis: Yuebing Li, MD, PhD

Efficacy and Safety of Weekly Subcutaneous Efgartigimod for Myasthenia Gravis: Yuebing Li, MD, PhD

November 14th 2023

The neuromuscular neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic discussed findings from an analysis presented at AANEM 2023 that investigated the safety and efficacy of subcutaneous efgartigimod in patients with myasthenia gravis. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Switch to Cipaglucosidase Alfa/Miglustat Shows Improvement in Motor Function and Quality of Life in Late-Onset Pompe Disease

Switch to Cipaglucosidase Alfa/Miglustat Shows Improvement in Motor Function and Quality of Life in Late-Onset Pompe Disease

November 14th 2023

Group-level analyses indicated that a combination of cipaglucosidase alfa and miglustat outperformed alglucosidase alfa/placebo in various motor function and patient-reported outcome measures, with notable improvements in walking tests and quality of life aspects like 'ability to move around' and 'energy level.'


Mechanistic Potential of Synapse-Targeted Agent ALX-001 for Alzheimer Disease: Adam Mecca, MD, PhD

Mechanistic Potential of Synapse-Targeted Agent ALX-001 for Alzheimer Disease: Adam Mecca, MD, PhD

November 14th 2023

The associate director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit at the Yale School of Medicine discussed the mechanism of action of ALX-001, a highly selective agent in development for neurodegenerative diseases. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Differences Between Antiamyloid Therapies Lecanemab and Donanemab: Martin Sadowski, MD, PhD

Differences Between Antiamyloid Therapies Lecanemab and Donanemab: Martin Sadowski, MD, PhD

November 13th 2023

The professor of neurology, psychiatry, and pharmacology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine commented on the differences in mechanisms and clinical trial data between lecanemab and donanemab. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Fosgonimeton's Impact on Neuroprotection and Cognition in Alzheimer Disease

Fosgonimeton's Impact on Neuroprotection and Cognition in Alzheimer Disease

November 12th 2023

Kevin Church, PhD, chief scientific officer at Athira Pharma, discussed preclinical findings of fosgonimeton where the therapy exhibited procognitive effects among mice models in Alzheimer disease, as presented at CTAD 2023.


Fostering Patient-Physician Partnerships for Improved Care in Neuromuscular Diseases: Jodi Wolff, PhD, MSSW

Fostering Patient-Physician Partnerships for Improved Care in Neuromuscular Diseases: Jodi Wolff, PhD, MSSW

November 12th 2023

The founder of Strategic Advocacy Solutions LLC discussed the critical role of psychosocial support throughout various stages of neuromuscular diseases, emphasizing the impact of transitions on patients' emotional well-being. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Understanding Zilucoplan’s Positive Impact on Fatigue in Myasthenia Gravis: Michael D. Weiss, MD, FAAN

Understanding Zilucoplan’s Positive Impact on Fatigue in Myasthenia Gravis: Michael D. Weiss, MD, FAAN

November 10th 2023

The director of the neuromuscular diseases division at the University of Washington discussed findings from a new post hoc analysis presented at AANEM 2023 that showed that zilucoplan treatment significantly reduced fatigue in patients with myasthenia gravis. [WATCH TIME: 6 minutes]


Targeting Neurotrophic Factors and Preclinical Results of ALS Agent ATH-11055: Kevin Church, PhD

Targeting Neurotrophic Factors and Preclinical Results of ALS Agent ATH-11055: Kevin Church, PhD

November 8th 2023

The chief scientific officer at Athira Pharma talked about new preclinical results presented at the 2023 NEALS Annual Meeting on the investigational therapy ATH-1105 for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Sub-Analysis of CHAMPION MG Study Reveals No Differences in Ravulizumab Treatment Based on Prior Immunoglobulin Use

Sub-Analysis of CHAMPION MG Study Reveals No Differences in Ravulizumab Treatment Based on Prior Immunoglobulin Use

November 8th 2023

Recent findings from an analysis of the CHAMPION MG study suggest that ravulizumab continues to be an effective therapy for patients with generalized myasthenia gravis, regardless of whether they had received prior IVIg treatment.


Overviewing Preliminary Data of ABvac40, a Vaccine for Alzheimer Disease: Jose Terencio

Overviewing Preliminary Data of ABvac40, a Vaccine for Alzheimer Disease: Jose Terencio

November 8th 2023

The vice president of Innovation and New Technologies at Grifols provided perspective on the interim phase 2 findings of ABvac40, a vaccine in development for patients with Alzheimer disease. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


NeuroVoices: Joseph Foss, MD, on NTRX-07 and CBR2-Targeting Therapies for Alzheimer Disease

NeuroVoices: Joseph Foss, MD, on NTRX-07 and CBR2-Targeting Therapies for Alzheimer Disease

November 8th 2023

The chief medical officer of NeuroTherapia provided insight on promising phase 1b data assessing NTRX-07, a CBR2-targeting agent in development for patients with early-stage Alzheimer disease.


Neurologists' Perspectives on Healthcare Disparities in Myasthenia Gravis: A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN

Neurologists' Perspectives on Healthcare Disparities in Myasthenia Gravis: A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN

November 7th 2023

The professor and chair of neurology at Virginia Commonwealth University discussed a study conducted among neurologists that revealed healthcare disparities in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, particularly related to access to care and therapeutics. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Study Reveals Racial Disparities in Acute Care Utilization Among Patients With Myasthenia Gravis

Study Reveals Racial Disparities in Acute Care Utilization Among Patients With Myasthenia Gravis

November 7th 2023

Recent research, presented at the 2023 AANEM Annual Meeting, emphasized the potential need for patient support programs targeting at-risk populations to enhance disease management and reduce acute care utilization in myasthenia gravis.

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