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Breakthrough Device Designation Granted to Brain-Monitoring Technology

Wednesday, January 09, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough device designation to a brain health monitoring technology (Neurametrix; San Francisco, CA). The approved use is moni…

Inebilizumab Meets Primary and Secondary Endpoints for Treatment of Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder

Friday, January 04, 2019—In a global trial of inebilizumab (Viela Bio, Gaithersberg, MD) for the treatment of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), the drug met its primary and…

American Academy of Neurology Call for Uniformity in Brain Death Standards

Thursday, January 03, 2019—Noting that only 1 state, Nevada, has adopted legislation requiring use of medically accepted guidelines for determining brain death, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) i…

MS Minute: Introducing The New Editors

Barbara S. Giesser, MD, FAAN, FANA; and Lawrence Samkoff, MD, FAAN

January 2019—Our new editors continue their professional collaboration to help advance care of patients with MS.

Cognitive Complaints and Neuropsychologic Testing

Nabil Ali, MD; Kendra Corning, PsyD, HSPP; and Laura M. Clark, PhD, ABPP

January 2019—When should neuropsychologic tests be ordered and what questions should testing answer?

Neurosyphilis-Induced Psychosis

Veronica Hocker, MD; and Nabil Ali, MD

January 2019—The return of the great imitator makes it critical to know the guidelines for testing for neurosyphilis.

Case Report: Longitudinally Extensive Transverse Myelitis

Lakshmi Leishangthem, MD; Pooja SirDeshpande, MD; Saman Zafar, MD; Ylec Mariana Cardenas, MD; Aparna Prabhu, MD; and David Roby, MD

January 2019—The borderline of neuromyelitis optica and systemic lupus erythematosus.

New Drug Application Submitted for Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Tuesday, December 18, 2018—A New Drug Application (NDA) has been submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for diroximel fumarate (BIIB098/Vumerity; Alkermes PLC, Waltham, MA), a novel oral…


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