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Smart Phone Tests May Distinguish Parkinson’s from Idiopathic REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Tuesday, September 25, 2018—In a paper published in Neurology, researchers report that consumer-grade smartphones can be used to accurately identify patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) versus th…

Patients With Epilepsy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Have More Frequent Seizures

Tuesday, September 25, 2018—A pilot study of 49 adult patients with refractory focal, generalized, or unclassified epilepsy syndromes enrolled prospectively found those with probable obstructive sleep ap…

Pitolisant for Treatment of Patients with Narcolepsy has Long-Term Safety, Tolerability, and Durability of Effect

Tuesday, September 11, 2018—Long-term data for pitolisant (Harmony Biosciences, Plymouth Meeting PA), an investigational treatment for excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and cataplexy in patients with na…

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 …

 
 

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