Neurology - Psychiatry

Understanding Narcolepsy

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Understanding Narcolepsy

Understanding Narcolepsy
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Course Length:

  • 26 topics
  • 40 minutes of seat time

Language:

  • English

Course Features:

  • Audio narration
  • Animations
  • Progress checks
  • Pop quizzes
  • Final assessment

Target Audience:

  • Medical professionals
  • Medical students
  • Pharmaceutical representatives
  • Nurses

Description:

All of us have had a lifetime of personal experience with the phenomenon of sleep, either hitting the snooze button as teenagers, burning the midnight oil as busy professionals, or rocking a fussy baby to sleep as parents. It does not require any special expertise to appreciate the importance of sleep quantity and quality for our health and well-being, and it is easy to understand how sleep disorders can have a significant impact on functioning. This learning program is designed to introduce you to narcolepsy, one of the most severe conditions associated with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). The program begins with a brief overview of the epidemiology of narcolepsy, followed by a detailed description of its clinical presentation. The program will conclude with an explanation of the pathophysiology underlying this condition.

Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to:

  • Define narcolepsy.
  • Discuss the incidence, prevalence, and demographics of narcolepsy.
  • Identify and describe the signs and symptoms of narcolepsy.
  • Describe the functioning of the sleep-wake switch and how it is altered with narcolepsy.
  • Explain the autoimmune hypothesis underlying narcolepsy pathophysiology.
  1. GETTING STARTED
    1. Sound Check
    2. Disclaimer
    3. Welcome
    4. Navigation Instructions
  2. STAYING FOCUSED
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning Objectives
  3. THE IMPACT OF NARCOLEPSY
    1. What Is Narcolepsy?
    2. Clinical Definition of Narcolepsy
    3. Progress Check
    4. Risk Factors
    5. Incidence and Prevalence
    6. Progress Check
  4. CLINICAL PRESENTATION
    1. Overview
      • Popup: Polysomnography
      • Popup: Sleep Latency Tests
      • Popup: CSF Hypocretin Measurement
    2. Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
    3. Cataplexy
    4. Hypnagogic Hallucinations
    5. Sleep Paralysis
    6. Progress Check
  5. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
    1. Overview
    2. The Sleep–Wake Switch
    3. The Sleep–Wake Switch and Narcolepsy
    4. Hypocretin or Orexin Deficiency
    5. The Autoimmune Hypothesis
    6. Progress Check
  6. TEST YOUR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
    1. Summary
    2. Final assessment
  7. END OF PROGRAM
  8. GLOSSARY
  9. REFERENCES



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