MDS Podcast: Exploring Latest Research in Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

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The International Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) introduces the MDS Podcast. 
 

The MDS Podcast was created with the goal of improving education in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, while keeping MDS members, other neurologists, health professionals and neuroscientists updated with novel and clinically-relevant research findings. Each monthly episode highlights the results of an article published in the Society's journals, including an interview with one of the authors of the article selected.

Introduction to the MDS Podcast

In this introductory podcast, the hosts, Dr. Michele Matarazzo and Dr. Sara Schaefer, introduce themselves and interview the editor-in-chief of the Movement Disorders Journal, Prof. José Obeso.
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August 2019: MDS PSP Criteria in Practice: From Clinical Phenotyping to Pathological Diagnosis

Dr. Farwa Ali discusses with Dr. Schaefer the results of her study on the use of the MDS criteria for PSP with the MAX rules and their clinical implications, as well as the challenges of the phenotype variability of this disease in clinical practice and research.
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 July 2019: Iron Imaging of Substantia Nigra in Parkinson's Disease: A Possible Biomarker?

Dr. Bergsland discusses with Dr. Matarazzo the results of the article he recently published in the Movement Disorders Journal on longitudinal iron imaging in the substantia nigra in PD and in its different regions.
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June 2019: Patient vs. Care Partner Assessment of Cognitive Disability in Parkinson's: Who's More Accurate? 

Benjamin Deck discusses with Dr. Schaefer the article he recently published in the Movement Disorders Clinical Practice on the patient vs. care partner assessment of cognition in Parkinson's disease.
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May 2019: Long-Term Outcomes of Focused Ultrasound in Essential Tremor

Dr. Chang shares the results of 4-year follow-up of MR-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy in essential tremor. In his article, recently published in the Movement Disorders Journal, he analyzes whether the efficacy of this procedure is sustained over time.
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April 2019: When Should Dopaminergic Treatment be Initiated in Parkinson's Disease?

Dr. Ruth Schneider discusses with Dr. Sara Schaefer about the article she recently published in the Movement Disorders Clinical Practice that investigates the outcomes of early vs delayed start of dopaminergic medication in Parkinson's disease.
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March 2019: Advanced Therapies for Parkinson's Disease: Are They All the Same?

Dr. Ray Chaudhuri discusses with Dr. Michele Matarazzo his article on the differences between subthalamic nucleus DBS, intrajejunal levodopa and apomorphine infusion in Parkinson's, published in the March 2019 issue of the Movement Disorders Journal.
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February 2019: Is benign hereditary chorea really benign?

Dr. Mered Parnes discusses with Dr. Sara Schaefer his article on benign hereditary chorea recently published in the January 2019 issue of the Movement Disorders Clinical Practice. 
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January 2019: Mediterranean Diet in Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas discusses with Dr. Michele Matarazzo the results of his article about the impact of the Mediterranean diet on the risk of Parkinson’s disease, published in the January 2019 issue of the Movement Disorders Journal.  
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Podcasts Contributors
 

Michele Matarazzo, MD,
Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sara Schaefer, MD,
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT, USA

 

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