Dr. Kiran Maski is a Pediatric Neurologist that specializes in Sleep Medicine. She is the Director of the Neurology Sleep Clinic at Boston Children's Hospital @bostonchildrens.
In this episode, Dr. Maski shares how she got into studying Sleep Medicine and how she leads the Sleep Clinic at Boston Children's Hospital. She also details how she brings in a group of other specialists that address the comorbidity that tends to come into to play with a narcolepsy diagnosis.
Dr. Maski is passionate about improving diagnostic delays and she has developed a screening tool to identify children and adolescents with narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia in the community. With this tool, she hopes to bring awareness about CNS hypersomnia conditions to children, parents, teachers, school nurses, and healthcare providers. She is partnering with Wake Up Narcolepsy and other sleep centers to validate this Hypersomnia Screening Tool validated.
If you are interested in participating in the study please click here.
We are grateful for Dr. Maski who works to raise awareness of narcolepsy and prompt referrals to appropriate pediatric specialists for faster diagnoses.
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Disclaimer: Since recording this episode, Sodium oxybate has been approved by the FDA for pediatric use.
Narcolepsy 360 is a production of Wake Up Narcolepsy, in partnership with Jazz Pharmaceutical.