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Sleep & Traumatic Brain Injury

With Michael S. Jaffee, MD, FAAN

March/April 2019—Sleep disorders are a common symptom of traumatic brain injury and treating them is also part of promoting recovery.

Update on Treating Sleep Disorders

Tyler M. Pugeda, BA; Charlene E. Gamaldo, MD, FAAN, FAASM; and Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, MEdHP, FAAN

March/April 2019—New treatments hold promise of increasing efficacy with precision medicine.

Movement Disorders Moment: Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder

Ahmad Alsibai, MD; and Jill M. Giordano Farmer, DO

March/April 2019—This sleep disorder is a strong predictor for the development of synucleinopathies, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, and dementia with Lewy bodies.

“Recovery Sleep” on Weekend Does Not Make Up for Lost Sleep During the Week

Monday, March 18, 2019—  Research published in Current Biologyshows that sleeping on the weekends to make up for lost sleep during the week has no beneficial effect for adults. In this …

New Drug Application Accepted for Lemborexant for Treatment of Insomnia

Tuesday, March 12, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted a New Drug Application (NDA) for lemborexant (Eisai, Woodcliff Lake, NJ). Lemborexant is novel small molecule being investigate…

Motor Function in Persons with REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Predictive of Conversion to Parkinson’s Disease

Tuesday, March 05, 2019—In a large multicenter study of 1,280 patients diagnosed with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD), published in Brain, patients’ scores on motor …

Pitolisant New Drug Application Granted Priority Review

Wednesday, February 13, 2019—Pitolisant (Harmony Biosciences; Plymouth Meeting, PA), an investigational drug being studied for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness and/or cataplexy in patients wi…

Tau Pathology of Alzheimer’s Linked to Sleep-Wake Cycle

Wednesday, February 06, 2019—Poor sleep is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that worsens as the disease progresses and is also suggested to be an early symptom of AD. It has been known for some…

 
 

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