NeurologyLive Friday 5 — January 24, 2020


Take 5 minutes to catch up on NeurologyLive's highlights from the week ending January 24, 2020.

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: Podcast: Why EMS Transport Protocols Matter in Stroke

Episode 6, "Time Is Brain: Why EMS Transport Protocols Matter" features an interview with Donald Frei, MD, a neurointerventional surgeon at Swedish Medical Center and Radiology Imaging Associates in Denver, Colorado, and past president of the Society for Neurointerventional Surgery.


2: Humble Pie: The Art of Eating Your Words in Medicine

Danielle B. Cross, MD, MS, a neurology resident in training, shares her thoughts on the importance of humility in medicine—an "acquired taste as mandatory a part of the diet of any well-meaning clinician as vegetables."


3: Risdiplam Meets Primary End Point in SMA Type 1

Part 2 of the pivotal FIREFISH clinical trial met its primary end point in infants aged 1 to 7 months with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy, with statistically significant and medically meaningful motor milestone improvements.


4: Suvorexant Increases Sleep Time in Patients With Alzheimer Dementia, Insomnia

The drug proved effective in extending total sleep time over a 4-week study period, with minimal adverse events observed.


5: FDA Gives Green Light to Healey ALS Platform Trial

The first trial of its kind in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis will first examine 3 drugs and add additional treatments as more become available.


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