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NeurologyLive® Friday 5 — November 19, 2021

Take 5 minutes to catch up on NeurologyLive®'s highlights from the week ending November 19, 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: AAN Publishes New Guideline for Treatment of Early Parkinson Motor Symptoms

The American Academy of Neurology has issued a new clinical practice guideline with recommendations for the treatment of motor symptoms in early Parkinson disease (PD) this week. This new guidance updates an existing practice guideline published in 2002 that outlines initiation of treatment for early PD and use of dopaminergic medications.

2: Incorporation of Registered Dietitians in MS Care: Tyler Titcomb, PhD, RDN, IFMCP

The postdoctoral scholar at the University of Iowa commented on why the multiple sclerosis field should lean on registered dietitians to help alleviate symptoms of patients with multiple sclerosis. Titcomb provides his thoughts on the role RDs and nutritionists play in the care of patients with MS. He cited what has been previously observed in the literature and why there needs to be an increased effort within the research.

3: NeuroVoices: Orrin Devinsky, MD, Heart Rate Variability as a SUDEP Biomarker

The director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone discussed his recently published research, which identified a novel biomarker for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. Additionally, he shared why the results carry so much weight clinically, and provided insight on what has been previously observed in terms of SUDEP biomarkers.

4: Deciding on Acute and Preventative Treatment Options for Migraine

In episode 2 of this NeurologyLive® Insights series, "Expert Perspectives on the Management of Acute and Preventative Migraine," David Kudrow, MD, explains how to decide on migraine treatment with a patient and when to consider preventive treatment options.

5: Podcast: Episode 51: The State of Sleep Medicine

Mind Moments™, a podcast from NeurologyLive®, brings you an exclusive interview with Karl Doghramji, MD, FAASM, DFAPA, in which he shares his perspective on the current state of care for sleep disorders, the impact of the pandemic on sleep in the US, and some of the recent advances in therapeutics and research.

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