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NeuroFrontiers explores new research, diagnosis and treatment in all areas of neurological disease. This series also addresses the most relevant clinical topics, trends, news and advances pertaining to all areas of the practice of Neurology.

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NeuroFrontiers explores new research, diagnosis and treatment in all areas of neurological disease. This series also addresses the most relevant clinical topics, trends, news and advances pertaining to all areas of the practice of Neurology.

    Family Planning in Multiple Sclerosis: Enhancing Patient Care

    Family Planning in Multiple Sclerosis: Enhancing Patient Care

    Host: Matt Birnholz, MD

    Guest: Maria K. Houtchens, MD

    Guest: Maria Lopes, MD


    Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are increasingly choosing to start families. It is incumbent on us as healthcare professionals to try to ensure their chances for healthy pregnancies while maintaining adequate disease control.
    In this program, Dr. Houtchens and Dr. Lopes discuss the importance of patient/healthcare provider partnerships in family planning. Specific points of focus include the role of effective contraception, key concepts regarding the use of disease modifying therapies, and important practical considerations related to patient care in the time before, during, and after pregnancy.
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    Multiple Sclerosis & Aging: Considerations for Diagnosis & Treatment

    Multiple Sclerosis & Aging: Considerations for Diagnosis & Treatment

    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

    Guest: Riley Bove, MD

    Guest: Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD


    The disease course of multiple sclerosis (MS) can take many paths based on numerous factors, including age at diagnosis, gender, and MS subtype. Layered upon the typical MS management challenges are those that can occur with the physical and physiological changes of the normal aging process. How might the care of a patient with MS need to be modified as they age?
    In this discussion, Dr. Bove and Dr. Weinstock-Guttman will review:
    The effects that aging may have on patients with MS The interplay between menopause and MS How aging may affect the approach to disease management EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
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    Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Disorders: Is It Ready for Primetime?

    Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Disorders: Is It Ready for Primetime?

    Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

    Guest: James B, Potash, MD, MPH


    Psychopharmacology is the study of genetic variations to pinpoint more effective personalized treatments for psychiatric disorders. But with clinicians, industry heads, insurance providers, and regulating agencies all weighing in on this practice and forming varying opinions, what’s the best way to move forward? Here to answer that question and others with Dr. Mimi Secor is Dr. James Potash, a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Psychiatrist in Chief at the John Hopkins Department of Psychiatry.

    A Look at Current & Potential Therapies for High Grade Glioma

    A Look at Current & Potential Therapies for High Grade Glioma

    Host: Jenn Simmons, MD

    Guest: Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD

    Guest: David Piccioni, MD, PHD

    Guest: Christina I. Tsien, MD


    There is currently a high unmet need for treating high grade glioma, but is there hope on the horizon for more treatment alternatives? Joining Dr. Jenn Simmons to break down the current standard of care and potential treatments under investigation for high grade glioma are Dr. Clark Chen, Dr. Christina Tsien, and Dr. David Piccioni.
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    Bits from “Bullets and Brains”: The Challenge of Healing After a Headshot

    Bits from “Bullets and Brains”: The Challenge of Healing After a Headshot

    Host: Andrew Wilner, MD, Author of "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens"


    Even with quick thinking and timely action, the chances of a neurosurgeon being able to do more than taking out the bullet, administering antibiotics, and stopping the bleeding isn’t likely, and surviving a bullet to the brain can unfortunately be just the beginning of a patient’s struggles. Focusing on the title story of his book Bullets and Brains, Dr. Andrew Wilner discusses the serious aftermath congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords experienced while recovering from a headshot.

    Bits from “Bullets and Brains”: Houston, We Have a (Health) Problem

    Bits from “Bullets and Brains”: Houston, We Have a (Health) Problem

    Host: Andrew Wilner, MD, Author of "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens"


    As a follow-up to the Microgravity: A New Risk Factor for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension essay he wrote back in 2012, Dr. Andrew Wilner investigates whether there have been any updates on the 27 astronauts who had significant microgravity exposure.

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