MDS Podcast

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. A monthly issue of the podcast will highlight the results of an article published in the Society journals, including an interview with one of the authors of the article selected.

Introduction: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

January 2019: 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.   

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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