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

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.

Listen to the Introductory Episode 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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Listen to the October 2019 Special Issues from the 2019 MDS Congress
 
October 2019: MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue: Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body disorders

As part of the MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue, Dr. Matarazzo interviews Dr. Chaudhuri about news in Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia, including new treatments, scales and other advances in early and late-stage PD.
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October 2019: MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue: New technologies in movement disorders

As part of the MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue, Dr. Matarazzo interviews Dr. Espay about technology in movement disorders, highlighting recent advances and the goal of the MDS to create a platform that will combine technology-based data and e-diaries.
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October 2019: MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue: Tremor

As part of the MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue, Dr. Matarazzo interviews Dr. Elble about recent advances in tremor classification, diagnosis and treatment approaches, and about the future plans of the MDS Tremor study group to overcome current challenges for clinicians and researchers.
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October 2019: MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue: Tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome

As part of the MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue, Dr. Matarazzo interviews Dr. Ganos about the newly created MDS Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndrome Study Group, and the main news breakthroughs in the field, that have been discussed during the MDS Congress.
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October 2019: MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue: Atypical parkinsonisms

As part of the MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue, Dr. Matarazzo interviews Dr. Respondek about atypical parkinsonisms, focusing on the MDS activities to advance in the knowledge and management of these diseases and facilitate clinical trials.
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October 2019: MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue: The Treatment of Upper Limb Tremor with Botulinum Toxin: An Individualized Approach

Dr. Schaefer discusses with Dr. Kamel the role of botulinum toxin in the treatment of refractory upper limb tremor, and his center's tailored approach to provide relief for these patients. Read the article.
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October 2019: MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue: Neuroimaging in Movement Disorders

As part of the MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue, Dr. Schaefer interviews Dr. Strafella about the emerging research in neuroimaging in movement disorders and plans to establish a centralized database for neuroimaging in atypical parkinsonisms.
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October 2019: MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue: Dystonia

As part of the MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue, Dr. Schaefer interviews Dr. Jinnah about notable research in dystonia and activities of the MDS Dystonia Study Group.
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October 2019: MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue: Huntington's Disease

As part of the MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue, Dr. Schaefer and Dr. Tabrizi discuss the evolving research in disease-modifying therapies for Huntington's Disease, and what may come next.
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October 2019: MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue: Introduction and Functional Movement Disorders

Did you miss the MDS Congress in Nice, or do you just want an overview of highlights from the International Congress as well as a look forward at new ventures? Dr. Schaefer introduces the MDS Congress 2019 special issue, which features interviews with experts in various fields of movement disorders at the MDS Congress 2019. In this first issue, Dr. Schaefer interviews Dr. LaFaver about notable research in functional movement disorders, activities of the MDS Functional Movement Disorders Study Group, and more.
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October 2019: MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue: Education at MDS

As part of the MDS Congress 2019 Special Issue, Dr. Schaefer interviews Dr. Postuma about all of the educational offerings through the MDS, as well as new projects of the MDS Education Committee.
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Listen to Past Episodes
 

September 2019: Definition and characteristics of early onset PSP: A different disease?

In this interview with Dr. Jabbari we highlight the results of his study on the definition and genetic and neuropathological characteristics of early onset progressive supranuclear palsy. The full study is available on the September 2019 issue of the Movement Disorders Journal.
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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. K. 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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