NeurologyLive Friday 5 — April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

Take 5 minutes to catch up on NeurologyLive's highlights from the week ending April 10, 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: Barry J. Byrne, MD, PhD: Muscular Dystrophy Association COVID-19 Recommendations

The chief medical advisor for the Muscular Dystrophy Association spoke about the process of keeping patients updated on new information and how the MDA has taken steps to ensure the neuromuscular community gets the correct information.

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2: The Great Debate: Can Older Patients With MS Discontinue Therapy?

As the treatment of multiple sclerosis continues to evolve and improve, the proposition of lifetime therapy has come under scrutiny.

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3: Peer Exchange: Signs and Symptoms of Narcolepsy

Alon Y. Avidan, MD, MPH, outlines the signs and symptoms of narcolepsy, including excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hallucinations, and insomnia, as well as the challenges in diagnosis.

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4: Neurologic Complications of COVID-19 Reported

The first presumptive case of acute necrotizing encephalopathy in a patient with confirmed COVID-19 has been published in the journal Radiology.

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5: Building the Foundation for Precision Medicine in Epilepsy

Significant advancements in genetics and the implementation of artificial intelligence have begun to carve a new, more personalized path for the diagnosis and treatment of seizure disorders.

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