March/April 2019


In this Issue

The Importance of Sleep

Sleep & Neurodegeneration
• Sleep & Performance in
      • Medicine
      • Athletics
      • Cognition
Sleep & Brain Injury



The Importance of Sleep

Sleep has a critical role in brain health and is an essential part of improving neurologic care for all of our patients.

By Logan Schneider, MD


Sleep & Neurodevelopment

Sleep characterization in children may have a role in evaluation for risk of impaired development, behavior, mood, and self-regulation.

By Anne M. Morse, DO

Sleep & Neurodegenerative Disease

Sleep problems are common and treatable in neurodegenerative disorders, and may also be a treatable risk factor and early biomarker.

By Raman K. Malhotra, MD

Sleep & Elite Athletic Performance

Elite athletes commonly have sleep disturbances and poor sleep quality made worse by the environmental demands of athletics.

By Scott Kutscher, MD

Sleep & Medical Training

“If sleep doesn’t serve an absolutely vital function, it is the greatest mistake evolution ever made.”—Allan Rechschaffen, University of Chicago

By Michael Howell, MD, FAAN, FAASM

Sleep, Sleeplessness, & Neuropsychiatric Conditions

Sleep disturbances are symptoms of psychiatric conditions that can worsen prognosis; however, nonpharmacologic treatments are available and effective.

By Fiona Barwick, PhD

Sleep & Neurocognitive Performance

A daily adequate dose of healthy sleep is the most effective performance enhancement on the planet.

With Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, MSc

Sleep & Traumatic Brain Injury

Sleep disorders are a common symptom of traumatic brain injury and treating them is also part of promoting recovery.

With Michael S. Jaffee, MD, FAAN

Update on Treating Sleep Disorders

New treatments hold promise of increasing efficacy with precision medicine.

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


Stroke Snapshot: Blood Pressure Management After Acute Ischemic Stroke

CLINICAL DECISION MAKING: Managing blood pressure after acute ischemic stroke requires different approaches before and after reperfusion.

By Zachary Bulwa, MD; Camilo R. Gomez, MD, MBA; Sarkis Morales-Vidal, MD; and José Biller, MD

Multiple Sclerosis Minute: Telemedicine and Multiple Sclerosis

Telemedicine is acceptable to patients and clinicians in the continuum of clinic-to-in-home care and reduces barriers to care.

By Riley Bove, MD, MMSc; and Valerie J. Block, DPTSc, PT

Movement Disorders Moment: Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder

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

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

Headache Horizons: Headache in the CGRP Era

There are knowns, unknowns, and bogeymen.

By Peter McAllister, MD


Dizziness and Vertigo

Part 1: Untangling the complexity of dizziness and vertigo requires a careful history.

By Ari A. Shemesh, MD; and Daniel R. Gold, DO


Case Report: Cyclophosphamide as Rescue Agent in Myasthenic Crisis

When patients are refractory to first-line treatments for myasthenic crisis, cyclophosphamide may have benefits and warrants further study.

By Amanda E. Simon, BS; and Daniel L. Menkes, MD


Convention Question: What Will Drive the Next Great Advance in Stroke Treatment?

Answers from attendees of the International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, HI, Feb 6th-8th, 2019.

With Attendees of the International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, HI, Feb 6th-8th, 2019

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Launched in 2002, Practical Neurology is a publication uniquely dedicated to presenting current approaches to patient management, synthesis of emerging research and data, and analysis of industry news with a goal to facilitate practical application and improved clinical practice for all neurologists. Our straightforward articles give neurologists tools they can immediately put into practice.