NeurologyLive Friday 5 — July 23, 2021

Take 5 minutes to catch up on NeurologyLive's highlights from the week ending July 23, 2021.

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: Peers & Perspectives: SMA: Patient Adherence to Therapy

In episode 10 of the NeurologyLive Peer Exchange, "Treating Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)," John Brandsema, MD, comments on the importance of patient compliance to therapy to manage spinal muscular atrophy in conversation with Julie Parsons, MD.

2: Implementing and Maintaining Telehealth for Alzheimer Disease: Jessica Zwerling, MD

Challenges surrounding the use of telehealth for patients with Alzheimer disease are affected by technological barriers, according to the associate director of the Center for the Aging Brain at Montefiore Medical Center, who detailed how these can be overcome.

3: NeuroVoices: Aarushi Suneja, MD, and Zubair Ahmed, MD, on Improving Migraine Treatment Optimization

The duo from Cleveland Clinic stressed the reasons for conducting real-world data assessing migraine treatments and why it can lead to the achievement of the ultimate goal of treatment optimization for each patient.

4: American Heart Association Statement Stresses Need for Comprehensive Post-Stroke Care

The collaborative newly published statement stressed the need to address gaps in care that may lead to high risk of stroke recurrence, with particular focus on the role that primary care can play following the occurrence and acute treatment of stroke.

5: Peer Exchange: Looking to the Future of Dravet Syndrome Therapies

Joseph Sullivan, MD; Trevor J. Resnick, MD; Elizabeth A. Thiele MD, PhD; and Elaine C. Wirrell, MD, discusses the future of gene therapies currently in development for Dravet syndrome in episode 11 of the Peer Exchange series, "Redefining Treatment Outcomes in Dravet Syndrome."

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In Case You Missed It: The fourth installment of our webinar series, "The Ever-Changing Face of Multiple Sclerosis," put on in partnership with the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, is premiered on Wednesday, July 21. This time, the conversation focused on the evolving rehabilitation strategies for patients with MS, and featured Ahmed Obeidat, MD, PhD; Nicholas C. Ketchum, MD; Francois Bethoux, MD, who shared their insight into gait and ambulation issues, spasticity and its management, the incorporation of technology into rehabilitation, and the traditional versus nontraditional approaches.

To view the on-demand versions of the programs, click here for our Future Leaders in Neurology section.