NeurologyLive Friday 5 — January 31, 2020


Take 5 minutes to catch up on NeurologyLive's highlights from the week ending January 31, 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: The Evolution of Epilepsy Care: Where We Are Going

Page B. Pennell, MD, president of the American Epilepsy Society, shared her thoughts on the epilepsy treatment landscape, managing women with epilepsy, and the need for multidisciplinary involvement and communication.


2: Neuroprotection in Progressive MS Will Require Combination Approach

Data from the MS SMART trial, which may serve as a template for simultaneous testing of multiple DMTs, suggest that exclusively targeting axonal pathobiology is inadequate to prevent neuroaxonal loss.


3: Managing Ischemic Stroke in Adolescents Requires Multidisciplinary Care

Findings from a study revealed that 50% of strokes in adolescents remained cryptogenic, sparking the need for multidisciplinary collaboration on prevention and management.


4: Digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Effective for Pregnant Women

Using the Sleepio intervention resulted in significantly greater improvement in insomnia symptoms, as well as almost all other outcomes assessed, in women who were pregnant with insomnia.


5: Successful Epilepsy Surgery Linked to Good Educational Attainment, Employment Outcomes

Seizure-free patients experienced similar rates of graduation and employment following epilepsy surgery compared to the general population.


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