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Episode 70: Raising Awareness of Acute Flaccid Myelitis

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Mind Moments®, a podcast from NeurologyLive®, brings you an exclusive interview with Olwen C. Murphy, MBBCh; and Matthew R. Vogt, MD, PhD.

Episode 70 of the NeurologyLive® Mind Moments® podcast is now live! Scroll down to listen or click here to subscribe on your favorite streaming service.

The Mind Moments® podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.

Episode 70, "Raising Awareness of Acute Flaccid Myelitis," features an exclusive interview with Olwen C. Murphy, MBBCh, assistant professor of neurology, Johns Hopkins University; and Matthew R. Vogt, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The pair spoke about the current clinical understanding of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and the existing treatment approach, as well as the current guidelines and the need to improve awareness ahead of the peak infection months in autumn.

Click here for additional AFM resources can be found here: CDC – Acute Flaccid Myelitis and here: SRNA – Acute Flaccid Myelitis.

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The stories featured in this week's Neurology News Minute, which will give you quick updates on the following developments in neurology, are further detailed here:


1:15 – Background on AFM from the neurology perspective

3:50 – Background on AFM from the infectious disease perspective

6:10 – Ongoing work and research into AFM cases

9:15 – The evolution of the clinical care of patients with AFM

13:00 – The diagnostic approach and guidelines for AFM

16:05 – Neurology News Minute

19:00 – State of care and treatment approaches

21:45 – The importance of recognition of AFM

26:50 – Testing and differential diagnosis of AFM

32:30 – Message for the clinical community around awareness

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