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Kelly Papesh, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Overcoming Barriers in Communication for Patient Disclosure in Movement Disorders: Kelly Papesh, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

June 24th 2024

The executive director of the Association of Movement Disorder Advanced Practice Providers talked about the need for improved communication and trust of the patient-provider relationship in the field of movement disorders. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


Anvi Gadani, MD

Advanced Therapeutic Options for Parkinson Disease and Essential Tremor: Anvi Gadani, MD

June 24th 2024

The assistant clinical professor of medicine at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital talked about her presentation at ATMRD where she covered various advanced therapies for managing Parkinson disease and essential tremor. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Role of Sleep Chronotype, Circadian Rhythm in Neurocognitive Health: Ashley Curtis, PhD

Role of Sleep Chronotype, Circadian Rhythm in Neurocognitive Health: Ashley Curtis, PhD

June 22nd 2024

The assistant professor at the University of South Florida provided perspective on the influence of circadian rhythm in neurocognitive health and the possibilities of screening for circadian rhythm issues for large-scale clinical trials. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]


Understanding the Importance of Maternal-Fetal Circadian Synchrony

Understanding the Importance of Maternal-Fetal Circadian Synchrony

June 20th 2024

Eric Herzog, PhD, a chronobiologist and professor of biology and neuroscience at Washington University, provided thoughts on a number of topics related to sleep during pregnancy and the significance of maintaining circadian rhythms.


Eliciting Patient Voice to Help Optimize the Treatment and Management of Cataplexy: Anne Marie Morse, DO, FAASM

Eliciting Patient Voice to Help Optimize the Treatment and Management of Cataplexy: Anne Marie Morse, DO, FAASM

June 18th 2024

The pediatric neurologist and sleep medicine specialist at Geisinger Medical Center provided commentary on the complexities with treating cataplexy, and the misperceptions patients may have about how to manage their condition. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


A Personalized Approach to Treating Gait Issues in Multiple Sclerosis: the Cionic Neural Sleeve

A Personalized Approach to Treating Gait Issues in Multiple Sclerosis: the Cionic Neural Sleeve

June 17th 2024

Douglas A. Wadja, PhD, an assistant professor of neurology at Cleveland State University, detailed a study assessing an electrical nerve stimulation approach to alleviate gait dysfunction in patients with MS.


Therapeutic Potential of Orexin Agonist ALKS 2680 on Display at SLEEP 2024

Therapeutic Potential of Orexin Agonist ALKS 2680 on Display at SLEEP 2024

June 15th 2024

Ron Grunstein, MD, PhD, head of Sleep and Circadian Research at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, provided commentary on early, promising data regarding investigational agent ALKS 2680 in patients with narcolepsy type 1.


Episode 117: 2024 Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Meeting Highlights

Episode 117: 2024 Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Meeting Highlights

June 14th 2024

Mind Moments®, a podcast from NeurologyLive®, brings you exclusive interviews with Anthony Feinstein, PhD, FRCPC, MBBCh; Brian G. Weinshenker, MD; Douglas A. Wajda, PhD; Le Hua, MD; and Eoin P. Flanagan, MB, BCh. [LISTEN TIME: 22 minutes]


Sanjay R. Patel, MD, MS

Promising Developments in Pharmaceutical Treatments for Sleep Apnea: Sanjay R. Patel, MD, MS

June 13th 2024

The director of the Center for Sleep and Cardiovascular Outcomes Research at University of Pittsburgh talked about a novel pharmacologic treatment that shows potential as an alternative to continuous positive airway pressure for sleep apnea. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Using the Cionic Neural Sleeve to Alleviate Gait Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis: Douglas A. Wajda, PhD

Using the Cionic Neural Sleeve to Alleviate Gait Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis: Douglas A. Wajda, PhD

June 13th 2024

The assistant professor of neurology at Cleveland State University provided perspective on an early-stage study assessing the impacts of a functional electrical stimulation approach to treat gait problems in multiple sclerosis. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]


Closing the Gaps in Underserved Multiple Sclerosis Communities: Yahaira Rivera, MBEd

Closing the Gaps in Underserved Multiple Sclerosis Communities: Yahaira Rivera, MBEd

June 12th 2024

The director of Mission Delivery and Program Development for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America provided perspective on a study presented at CMSC 2024 highlighting factors that play a role in access to resources and healthcare for patients with MS. [WATCH TIME: 3 minutes]


Using Social Listening Analyses to Better Characterize Patient Experiences With Narcolepsy: Anne Marie Morse, DO, FAASM

Using Social Listening Analyses to Better Characterize Patient Experiences With Narcolepsy: Anne Marie Morse, DO, FAASM

Published: June 12th 2024 | Updated: June 12th 2024

The pediatric neurologist and sleep medicine specialist at Geisinger Medical Center discussed a presentation from SLEEP 2024 highlighting the impacts of narcolepsy and how patients try to mitigate their symptoms. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


NeuroVoices: William L. Conte, MD, MS, on Improving Care for LGBTQ+ Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

NeuroVoices: William L. Conte, MD, MS, on Improving Care for LGBTQ+ Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

June 12th 2024

The head of the MS Center at Methodist Hospitals discussed the need for inclusive and affirming healthcare practices for patients with multiple sclerosis who identify as LGBTQ+.


Patricia K. Coyle, MD

Updates in the Diagnosis and Management of Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Patricia K. Coyle, MD

Published: June 11th 2024 | Updated: June 11th 2024

The professor of neurology at Stony Brook Medicine talked about the diagnosis of primary progressive multiple sclerosis, a unique MS phenotype characterized by a gradual deterioration without initial attack. [WATCH TIME: 5 minutes]


Kathy Zackowski, PhD, OTR

Promoting Early Rehabilitation and Wellness for Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: Kathy Zackowski, PhD, OTR

Published: June 10th 2024 | Updated: June 6th 2024

The associate vice president of research at National MS Society talked about proactive and early referral to rehabilitation services to effectively manage multiple sclerosis symptoms from the outset. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]


Aliza Ben-Zacharia, PhD, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

Localization and Puzzling Together the Bigger Picture in Multiple Sclerosis: Aliza Ben-Zacharia, PhD, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

June 10th 2024

The assistant professor at Hunter College emphasized the important role of localization and accurately identifying the origin of neurological symptoms when diagnosing and managing multiple sclerosis. [WATCH TIME: 7 minutes]


 Brian G. Weinshenker, MD, FRCP

The Clinical Pearls for Diagnosing and Treating NMOSD: Brian G. Weinshenker, MD, FRCP

June 7th 2024

The professor of neurology at the University of Virginia talked about the improvement and areas of unmet need in the diagnosis and treatment for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. [WATCH TIME: 6 minutes]


Maria M. Brooks, PhD  (Credit: University of Pittsburgh)

Diagnostic Code Aids in Predicting Isolated REM Sleep Behavior Disorder in Outpatient Setting

Published: June 6th 2024 | Updated: June 6th 2024

A recent study showed that patients with isolated REM sleep behavior disorder had a high risk of neurodegenerative parkinsonian disorders or dementia based on electronic health records.


Kathy Zackowski, PhD, OTR

The Importance of Early Referral and Interdisciplinary Care in MS: Kathy Zackowski, PhD, OTR

Published: June 5th 2024 | Updated: June 6th 2024

The associate vice president of research at National MS Society talked about proactive and early referral to rehabilitation services to effectively manage multiple sclerosis symptoms from the outset. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]


Joyita Dutta, PhD  (Credit: X)

Deep Learning Model Predicts Cognitive Status With High Accuracy From Sleep EEG Data

June 5th 2024

Researchers presented an innovative multi-task learning paradigm that leveraged deep learning, night sleep EEG data, sleep stage labels, and covariates to simultaneously predict cognitive performance in an older patient cohort.


Pooled Phase 3 Data Suggests 50 mg Daridorexant as Most Effective Starting Dose in Insomnia

Pooled Phase 3 Data Suggests 50 mg Daridorexant as Most Effective Starting Dose in Insomnia

June 5th 2024

Daridorexant, an FDA-approved dual orexin receptor antagonist, had a dose-response relationship observed at month 1 on all 4 efficacy end points for all doses tested.


Helene Emsellem, MD  (Credit: LinkedIn)

Qualitative Interviews Reveal Impact of Fatigue and Sleepiness in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

June 5th 2024

A recent study showed that patients with obstructive sleep apnea experience significant negative impacts on their physical, social, and emotional functioning.


NeuroVoices: James Rowley, MD, on SLEEP 2024 and the Direction of the AASM

NeuroVoices: James Rowley, MD, on SLEEP 2024 and the Direction of the AASM

June 5th 2024

The pulmonologist at Rush Health and immediate past president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine provided perspective on some of the intriguing changes to sleep medicine and where the field is headed in the coming years.


Chang-Ho Yun, MD, PhD  (Credit: Seoul National University Bundang Hospital)

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Status Affects Glymphatic System Function and Cognitive Function

June 4th 2024

A recent study showed that obstructive sleep apnea may impact the long-term disruption of the glymphatic system function and the development of neurodegenerative diseases.


Doxepin Demonstrates Effectiveness to Treat Sleep Latency in Insomnia

Doxepin Demonstrates Effectiveness to Treat Sleep Latency in Insomnia

June 4th 2024

Assessing doses of 3 mg doxepin, results revealed non-statistically significant improvements in latency to sleep onset and latency to persistent sleep that were observed across patients above and at or below the median baseline values.


Gandis Mažeika, MD, FAASM  (Credit: Sound Sleep Health)

Age-Dependent Risk for Neurodegenerative Disorder Identified in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

June 4th 2024

In a clinical cohort study, approximately 89% of patients with obstructive sleep apnea classified as “Probably-normal” or “Likely-normal" in assessment of sleep biomarker-based neurodegenerative disorder risk.


SynAIRgy Phase 3 Trial Aims to Assess Pharmacological Activation of Upper Airway Muscles to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

SynAIRgy Phase 3 Trial Aims to Assess Pharmacological Activation of Upper Airway Muscles to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Published: June 4th 2024 | Updated: June 4th 2024

A phase 3 trial plans to investigate the efficacy and safety of AD109, a novel oral medication, for treating obstructive sleep apnea in patients who cannot tolerate continuous positive airway pressure therapy.

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