The goal of our “Ask the Expert” podcast series is to share the latest research and information on rare neuroimmune disorders and provide an avenue for individuals diagnosed with these disorders and their family members to ask questions to experts who specialize in these disorders. The podcasts are moderated based on questions submitted by our community. We would like to hear from you. If there are topics that you would like us to address in our podcasts, you can share your thoughts by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please use SRNA Podcast in the subject.
1007. Immunology of Rare Neuroimmune Disorders Part 2
Krissy Dilger of SRNA hosted this Ask the Expert podcast on "Immunology of Rare Neuroimmune Disorders Part 2" with experts Dr. Alex Simpson and Dr. Paula Barreras. The experts provided information on how the immune system interacts with the neurological system to cause rare neuroimmune disorders. They described each of these conditions and how different treatments impact the immune system. Finally, the experts talked about long-term issues related to immune-mediated diseases, including relapses, vaccinations, pregnancy and family planning, and genetic components.
1006. Immunology of Rare Neuroimmune Disorders Part 1
Dr. GG deFiebre of SRNA was joined by Dr. Philippe-Antoine Bilodeau and Dr. Anastasia Vishnevetsky for the first episode in a four part “Ask the Expert” podcast series on “Immunology of Rare Neuroimmune Disorders.” The experts began by discussing innate and acquired immunity, immune cells, and antibodies. They explained the interrelatedness and interactions between different aspects of the immune system and the nervous system. They also gave a detailed overview of how several medications affect the immune system as treatments and therapies for rare neuroimmune disorders. Finally, the experts discussed how the brain and immune system may or may not change after an injury and the direction of neuroimmunology research.
1005. Community Spotlight - Ben Harris
The Community Spotlight edition of the “Ask the Expert” podcast series shares the stories of our community members. For this episode, Ben Harris joined Dr. GG deFiebre of SRNA to talk about his experience with transverse myelitis (TM) as a result of neuroinvasive West Nile virus. They discussed his symptoms and diagnosis, rehabilitation, view of the healthcare system, and philosophy for day-to-day life.
1004. Community Spotlight - Paul Garrett
The Community Spotlight edition of the "Ask the Expert" podcast series shares the stories of our community members. For this episode, a Peer Connect volunteer, Paul Garrett, joined Lydia Dubose of SRNA to talk about his experience with transverse myelitis (TM). They discussed his initial symptoms and diagnosis, treatments, rehabilitation, pain management, and life today.
1003. Managing Spasticity with a Baclofen Pump
Dr. GG deFiebre of SRNA was joined by Dr. Miguel Escalón for an Ask the Expert podcast on "Managing Spasticity with a Baclofen Pump." Dr. Escalón began by giving an overview of spasticity, tone, and treatment options. He explained how the baclofen pump works, its advantages, and the impact on neurogenic bladder and bowel function. Next, Dr. Escalón described the initial surgical procedure, recovery process, and potential risks. Finally, he discussed long-term operation and maintenance, as well as safety measures and how pregnancy might impact the baclofen pump. You can view this video and transcript on our web site: https://wearesrna.org/resources/managing-spasticity-with-a-baclofen-pump/
1002. The Future of Diagnosing Transverse Myelitis
For this episode of our Ask the Expert podcast series, "The Future of Diagnosing Transverse Myelitis," Dr. GG deFiebre of SRNA was joined by Drs. Kyle Blackburn, Stacey Clardy, Eoin P. Flanagan, Benjamin Greenberg, Michael Levy, and Carlos Pardo-Villamizar. Dr. Carlos Pardo-Villamizar began by explaining the history of transverse myelitis. The experts then talked about criteria for TM published in 2002 and how the diagnostic process has changed in the past 20 years. They discussed the terminology of TM, how vascular causes of myelopathies change our understanding of diagnosing TM, and changes they foresee to the TM diagnostic criteria and process. Finally, they answered questions from the audience about potential research for treatments or a cure and COVID-19 vaccines.
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This podcast is so informative, thank you! I’d also really love a MOG Antibody Related Disorder follow up episode. A neuropsychiatric symptoms and treatment episode would be great too!
Can u please do an updated interview with Dr. Greenberg about MOG antibody?