Serum neurofilament light: A biomarker for disease activity in MS

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How close are we to establishing a reliable liquid biomarker for detecting disease onset, progression and treatment response in multiple sclerosis? According to Dr Peter Calabresi (Johns Hopkins, USA) at…

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The EAN President’s take on medical education

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At the recent EAN 2018 congress, we met with Professor Franz Fazekas to discuss important advances and ongoing initiatives in medical education and continuous learning for neurologists. Prof. Fazekas is…

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Headaches and new ways to crush them

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At the ‘conference highlights’ session of the 2018 EAN meeting, Professor Isabel Pavão Martins presented a summary of the most groundbreaking research in the field of migraine. This highly burdensome…

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Rasagiline add-on treatment may offer hope to fast-progressing ALS patients

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At the ‘late breaking’ session of the EAN 2018 congress, Professor Albert Ludolph from Ulm University (Germany) unveiled the results of a recent double-blind, randomised Phase II trial of rasagiline…

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Revolutionary therapies could make spinal muscular atrophy a distant memory

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Cutting-edge molecular and genetic therapies for neurogenic disorders took centre stage at the EAN congress, with novel therapies showcased for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) – a severe…

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The many faces of progressive supranuclear palsy

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Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)—a neurodegenerative disease characterized by tau pathology—can have a variety of clinical presentations, delegates heard at an EAN 2018 forum talk delivered by Prof. Günther Höglinger from…

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PML risks linked to MS drug duration

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Development of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients is linked to treatment medications, not the MS itself, delegates heard at the recent Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers…

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New app aims to facilitate cognitive screening of MS patients

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Dr. Stephen Rao from the Cleveland Clinic (Ohio, USA) presented a new tablet-based screening method for cognitive dysfunction at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) annual meeting in Nashville,…

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“Ask the audience”: Stroke debates feature at ESOC 2018

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Controversies in stroke were laid bare at the recent European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) in Gothenburg, Sweden, in a special session that saw experts rallying to convince the audience of…

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Solriamfetol improves wakefulness in narcolepsy patients

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This year’s American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting featured results of a randomised, placebo-controlled phase III study evaluating the safety and efficacy of solriamfetol for the treatment of excessive sleepiness (ES) in…

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