September 2018

 

In this Issue

Seeking Breakthrough Treatments

• Roundtable Discussions from Physicians, Industry, and Startups
Antisynuclein Therapies
Biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis

Issue

GUEST MEDICAL EDITOR’S PAGE

Seeking Breakthroughs—We Want You!

The challenges we must overcome to find breakthrough treatments in neurology are many and the potential is great.

By Shamik Bhattycharyya, MD, MS

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS MINUTE

Overactive Bladder in MS

Functional imaging studies suggest neurogenic overactive bladder in people with MS may differ from idiopathic overactive bladder.

By Daniel Kantor, MD, FAAN, FANA

HEADACHE HORIZONS

What We Talk About When We Talk About Headache

The stigma associated with words headache and migraine carries over to those stricken in a way that no other neurologic condition does.

By Peter McAllister, MD

SEEKING BREAKTHROUGH TREATMENTS

Seeking Breakthroughs: The Industry Perspective

A roundtable discussion with Gregory Went, PhD, Adamas Pharmaceuticals; Lynn Kramer, MD, Eisai; Paulo Fontoura, MD, PhD, Genentech/Roche; Justin Gover, BSc, MBA, GW Pharmaceuticals; Marc Kamin, MD, SK Life Sciences; and Mike Davis, BSc, MBA, UCB

Seeking Breakthroughs: The Physician Perspective

A roundtable discussion with Claudia A. Chiriboga, MD, MPH; Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD; and Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD

Seeking Breakthroughs: The Startup Perspective

A roundtable discussion with Chase Spurlock, PhD, IQuity; Michal Izrael, PhD, Kadimastem Ltd; Kevin Hrusovsky, Quanterix; and J. Michael Ryan, MD, Rodin Therapeutics

Biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis

Biomarkers have resulted from breakthrough treatments and, in turn, provide targets for more breakthroughs.

By Neeta Garg, MD; Ye Hu, MD; and Kottil W. Rammohan, MD

Anti-Alpha-Synuclein Therapies in Parkinson’s Disease

Could therapies developed to stop cancers be the next breakthrough for neurodegenerative disorders?

By Mazen T. Elkurd, DO; Yasar Torres-Yaghi, MD; Laxman B. Bahroo, DO; Charbel E.-H. Moussa, MD, PhD; and Fernando L. Pagan, MD

Neurologists Wanted!

A recently graduated resident and new professor recommends ways to attract medical students to the specialty of neurology.

By Rachel Gottlieb-Smith, MD

STROKE SNAPSHOT

Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke

The evidence shines a light on the need for stroke education for both clinicians and the public.

By Neil Majmundar, MD; and Priyank Khandelwal, MD

FINANCIAL PLANNER

Strategies for Approaching Retirement

There are 3 key steps to take when preparing for retirement.

By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA; and Andrew Taylor, CFP

DEMENTIA INSIGHTS

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

A treatable cause of dementia.

By Ronald Devere, MD, FAAN

SPOTLIGHT TOPIC: PAIN

From Piriformis Syndrome to Deep Gluteal Syndrome

Once an uncommon controversial diagnosis, piriformis syndrome is now understood as a sciatic nerve entrapment neuropathy.

By Stuart B. Black, MD, FAAN

When to Refer Patients With Pain for EMG

Carefully weigh the cost to patient in time, money, and possible pain against diagnostic benefits before referring for an EMG.

By Shivkumar C. Bhadola; and Kate M. Daniello, MD

CASE REPORT

Vasculitis Presenting as a Hypertensive Crisis With Back Pain

Because laboratory and imaging studies may not be sensitive enough to detect central nervous system vasculitis, maintain a low threshold for further evaluation when clinical suspicion is high.

By Elizabeth Sharp, MD; Michael Colin, MD; Peter Sayegh, MD; Julia Blanter, MD; Jared Steinklein, MD; and Asaff Harel, MD, MSc

CONVENTION QUESTION

Why Are Clinical Trials for People With Alzheimer’s Disease So Challenging?

Answers from attendees at the American Alzheimer’s International Conference in Chicago, Illinois, July 22-26, 2018.

 

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