C113 - Sleep for the Practicing Neurologist I: Is it Narcolepsy or Something Else? Diagnostic and Management Challenges in the Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence

Event Time: Tuesday April 24, 2018 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Sleep
Director(s): Rachel Marie Salas MD, FAAN
Description: This program is open to the first 110 attendees. Patients with brain disease frequently describe excessive daytime sleepiness. Because of this, neurologists are often asked to investigate and manage the central disorders of hypersomnolence such as narcolepsy types 1 and 2, idiopathic hypersomnia, and Kleine-Levin Syndrome. These treatable conditions are challenging to both clinicians and patients. Faculty will provide a clinically relevant, up-to-date review on the identification and management of patients with central disorders of hypersomnolence; discuss narcolepsy, its unique presentation, pathophysiology, and treatments; and discuss the other central disorder of hypersomnolence. Faculty will also discuss mimics of central disorders of hypersomnolence that should be considered in the evaluation. This program complements C126: Sleep for the Practicing Neurologist II: Night Fighting: Sleep Related Hypermotor Epilepsy, Sleepwalking, and Dream Enactment, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to recognize the features of narcolepsy that distinguish it from other central disorders of hypersomnolence; be able to recognize the limitations of the multiple sleep latency test, the most commonly employed laboratory measure of sleepiness; and leave with new insights on the etiology of these conditions. Participants will be able to evaluate a patient who presents with excessive daytime sleepiness, differentiate a central disorders of hyper somnolence (e.g., narcolepsy) from other etiologies. Participants will also understand new directions researchers are taking towards the development of novel therapies for central disorders of hypersomnolence.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge

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