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Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier: A Potential New Treatment Modality

Monday, July 30, 2018—In a small, yet groundbreaking, clinical trial, MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) (ExablateNeuro; Insightec, Miami FL) was used to open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) safel…

Potential Source for New Biomarkers in Sleep Disorders

Thursday, July 19, 2018—A study just published in the journal PLOS One shows that there are circadian molecules in saliva that are disrupted in children with sleep disorders.  These results adva…

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Issues Advisory: Insufficient Sleep May Increase Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, June 05, 2018—The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has issued a health advisory warning that insufficient or poor sleep may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s diseas…

Patients Treated With Lemborexant Awake and Return to Sleep Safely Without Fall Risk

Tuesday, June 05, 2018—In results presented today at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies meeting (SLEEP 2018, Baltimore, MD) it was shown that patients treated with lemborexant (Eisai, Woodc…

Excessive Sleepiness Impacts More Than Quality of Life: More Awareness Needed

Monday, June 04, 2018—Results from a survey of sleep specialists suggest there is a need for greater awareness of the neurologic effects of excessive sleepiness (ES), including neuronal injury and …

FDA Grants Breakthrough and Fast-Track Designations to Pitolisant for Treatment of Patients With Narcolepsy

Monday, May 21, 2018—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted fast-track and breakthrough therapy designations to the investigational therapy pitolisant (Harmony Biosciences, Plymouth Me…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Epilepsy

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD; and Karin G. Johnson, MD

May 2018—It is important to consider comorbid sleep disorders for patients with epilepsy.

Sleep Medicine: A Team Sport

James D. Geyer, MD; Paul R. Carney, MD; and Monica M. Henderson, RN, RPSGT

March/April 2018—The effectiveness of the team will be reflected in the effectiveness of treatment.

 
 

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