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NeurologyLive® Friday 5 — August 19, 2022

Take 5 minutes to catch up on NeurologyLive®'s highlights from the week ending August 19, 2022.

Welcome to NeurologyLive®'s Friday 5! Every week, the staff compiles 5 highlights of NeurologyLive®'s widespread coverage in neurology, ranging from newsworthy study findings and FDA action to expert interviews and peer-to-peer panel discussions.

1: Highly Effective Gene Therapies for SMA: Where Do We Go From Here?

In the cover story of the NeurologyLive® August issue, Elizabeth A. Kichula, MD, PhD, and John F. Brandsema, MD, write that neuromuscular medicine has entered an era of genetic therapy, opening the doors to questions about possible combination approaches and earlier initiation of treatment.

2: Ever Changing Face of MS: Defining Cognitive Impairment and Brain Health in Multiple Sclerosis

In episode 3 of this NeurologyLive® Ever Changing Face of MS series, Ahmed Obeidat, MD, PhD; Randall Schapiro, MD, FAAN; and Jeffrey Wilken, PhD, comment on the lack of definition of cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis, highlighting an inability to adequately screen for and measure this disease symptom.

3: NeuroVoices: Jessica Caldwell, PhD, on Evaluating Brain Regions and Functional Connectivity to Understand Sex Differences in Cognitive Decline

In the latest edition of our Q&A series, the director of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic discussed new research which looked at the differences in functional connectivity for men and women of older age.

4: Incorporating Technology and Virtual Reality in Parkinson Disease and Neurological Disorders: Jay Alberts, PhD

The Edward F. and Barbara A. Bell Family Endowed Chair at Cleveland Clinic discussed seamless adjustment made by patients with Parkinson disease to virtual reality, and the benefits it may bring to care.

5: Questions of Adherence Raised by Unused Multiple Sclerosis Disease-Modifying Therapies: Darin T. Okuda, MD; Karin Cook

The professor of neurology and director of Neuroinnovation and the Multiple Sclerosis & Neuroimmunology Imaging Program at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas; and senior vice president of medical strategy and clinical ethnographer at Heartbeat Medical Communications discussed the importance of transparency between physician and patient.