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Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis

Duriel I. Hardy, MD; and Brenda L. Banwell, MD

February 2019—Information from clinical trials in children with MS is furthering understanding and improving treatment options for this rare presentation.

Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders

Michael J. Bradshaw, MD; and Dorlan Kimbrough, MD

February 2019—It is critical to maintain a high index of suspicion for these conditions when evaluating a patient with demyelination to avoid delays in treatment.

Case Challenge: Behavior Changes, Seizures, and Hyponatremia

Elena Grebenciucova, MD

February 2019—Extensive workup is necessary when evaluating individuals with seizures and behavioral changes.

A Coming of Age for Neuroimmunology

Aaron M. Carlson, MD

February 2019—Increasingly complex diagnostics and highly effective disease-modifying therapy come with challenges in clinical decision making.

Stem-Cell Transplants Delayed Disease Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

Friday, January 25, 2019—January 25, 2019 -- As published in JAMA, interim results of the phase 2 MIST trial (NCT00273364) show that stem-cell treatment resulted in a significantly prolonged time…

Breakthrough Device Designation Granted to Brain-Monitoring Technology

Wednesday, January 09, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough device designation to a brain health monitoring technology (Neurametrix; San Francisco, CA). The approved use is moni…

Inebilizumab Meets Primary and Secondary Endpoints for Treatment of Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder

Friday, January 04, 2019—In a global trial of inebilizumab (Viela Bio, Gaithersberg, MD) for the treatment of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), the drug met its primary and…

American Academy of Neurology Call for Uniformity in Brain Death Standards

Thursday, January 03, 2019—Noting that only 1 state, Nevada, has adopted legislation requiring use of medically accepted guidelines for determining brain death, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) i…


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