July/August 2018

 

In this Issue

Multiple Sclerosis

The Best & Worst of Times For Clinical Decision Making?

Issue

Clinical Insights

ABOUT THE COVER ARTIST

About The Cover Artist

Elizabeth Jameson explores the intersection of art and science through her own brain scans of multiple sclerosis lesions.

GUEST MEDICAL EDITOR’S PAGE

The Best and Worst of Times?

Despite exciting advances in diagnosis and myriad treatments, clinical management for patients with multiple sclerosis remains challenging.

By Barbara S. Giesser, MD

CLINICAL INSIGHT

Sponsored by EMD SERONO

Deepening Our Understanding of the Science Behind Multiple Sclerosis

By John Walsh, MD

COVER FOCUS: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

New American Academy of Neurology Disease-Modifying Treatment Guidelines: Impact on Clinical Practice

Key concepts and checklists provide a framework for optimal decision making with patients.

By Kedar R. Mahajan, MD, PhD; and Alexander Rae-Grant, MD, FRCP(C), FAAN

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis

Finding the forest among the trees with an update on the safety, efficacy, and mechanisms of monoclonal antibodies.

By Lawrence Steinman, MD; and Aaron M. Carlson, MD

Diagnosis and Monitoring of Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

From the 2017 guidelines to newest modalities.

By Edward Fox, MD, PhD; Esther Melamed, MD, PhD; and Elliot Frohman, MD, PhD

Treatment of Patients With Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Rehabilitative care of the symptoms in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis can also be used for those with relapsing multiple sclerosis.

By Charles R. Smith, MD

Fatigue in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Treating fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis may significantly improve quality of life and requires a high index of suspicion for coexisting sleep disorders.

By Jonathan L. Carter, MD

Sleep Disorders in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Identifying and treating sleep problems can help optimize the well-being and function of patients with multiple sclerosis.

By Tiffany J. Braley, MD, MS

Cognition and Mental Health in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Neuropsychologic evaluation and treatment can improve quality of life.

By Kathleen D. Tingus, PhD; Katelyn L. Steele, MA; and Alexander J. Steiner, PsyD

Reproductive Issues for Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

The prototypic patient with multiple sclerosis is a young woman of childbearing age, which makes reproductive issues extremely important.

By Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

The Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Checklist

A clinician’s guide to evaluating brain MRI in a patient with improbable multiple sclerosis.

By Ilya Kister, MD, FAAN

Integrative Care for Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

What is integrative care, and why should clinicians care about it?

By Allen C. Bowling, MD, PhD

SPOTLIGHT TOPIC: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Going Off the Grid to a Noninsurance-Based Practice

A personal journey of surviving and thriving.

By Peter McAllister, MD; and Angelo Termine, MSM, MBA

Options for Easing the Prior Authorization Burden

Prior authorization requests may take 2 business days per week per physician.

By Dan Rubin

FINANCIAL PLANNER

Reducing Life Insurance Costs

It can be as good to “refinance” life insurance as it is to refinance a mortgage.

By Jason M. O’Dell, MS, CWM; and David B. Mandell, JD, MBA

STROKE SNAPSHOT

A Transformational Era in Stroke Care

The 2018 guidelines for treatment of acute ischemic stroke reflect great advances in patient care.

By Donna K. George, MD

CASE REPORT

Meningeal Enhancement Seen on Workup for Memory Loss

Inflammation in the context of memory loss reminds us of the importance of checking opening pressure on lumbar puncture.

By Nima Khosravani, MS; Anamaria Shanley, MSN, ARNP-BC; and Ira J. Goodman, MD

CONVENTION QUESTION

What Do Clinicians Need to Know About CGRP-Related Headache Treatments?

Answers from neurologists attending the American Headache Society 60th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, June 28-July 1, 2018.

 

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