NeurologyLive Friday 5 — February 28, 2020


Take 5 minutes to catch up on NeurologyLive's highlights from the week ending February 28, 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: Evidence Lacking for Cognitive Screening in Older Adults, USPSTF Says

Based on current evidence, the Task Force was unable to recommend cognitive screening for older adults despite a recent push by the AAN to screen all adults 65 and older for thinking and memory problems.


2: How an Innovative Trial Design May Change the ALS Treatment Landscape

The Healey ALS Platform Trial learns from successful cancer drug studies to identify and accelerate new treatments for the devastating disease.


3: Evolution of MS MRI Guidelines and Alignment With MAGNIMS

Multiple sclerosis experts discuss the 2019 Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Center Annual Meeting, the development of MRI protocol and clinical guidelines, and alignment with the MAGNIMS protocol.


4: Mission Control: Cleveland Clinic's Hub of Epilepsy Expertise Has Global Benefits

Imad Najm, MD, director of the Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center, detailed the ongoing efforts to transform the way health care providers diagnose and treat patients with 1 ultimate goal in mind: improving access to high-quality care.


5: Siponimod Significantly Slows MS Disability Progression in Patients With Shorter Disease Duration

Patients with a disease duration of <16 years experienced a significantly greater reduction in risk for confirmed disability progression at 3 and 6 months compared with placebo.


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