NeurologyLive Friday 5 — October 16, 2020

October 16, 2020

Take 5 minutes to catch up on NeurologyLive's highlights from the week ending October 16, 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: Early Awareness Towards Epilepsy Transition

Sucheta M. Joshi, MD, MS, FAES, FAAP, and Nicholas Beimer, MD, discussed the reasons why EpiTRAQ may influence earlier discussions with patients prior to the epilepsy transition process.

2: Ana Pereira, MD: Studying Riluzole in Alzheimer Disease

The assistant professor of neurology and neuroscience at Mount Sinai Medical Center discussed the literature that influenced a pilot trial of riluzole in Alzheimer disease.

3: Remote Ischemic Post-Conditioning Shows Significant Benefit With IVT

Investigators noted changes in plasma vascular endothelial growth factor and S100 ß levels indicate a protection-based mechanism derived from the combined treatment.

4: COVID-19 Associated With New Neurologic Disorders, Increased Risk of In-Hospital Mortality

Patients with neurologic disorders were more often older, male, white, hypertensive, diabetic, intubated, and had higher sequential organ failure assessment scores.

5: Peer Exchange: Safety of CGRP Receptor Antagonists vs 5-HT1F Agonists

Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD, DSc; Dawn C. Buse, PhD; Jelena Pavlovic, MD, PhD; Wade M. Cooper, DO; and Paul G. Mathew, MD, assess the differences in dosing and adverse-effect profiles when using small-molecule CGRP receptor antagonists rimegepant and ubrogepant vs lasmiditan.