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Understanding Narcolepsy

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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.

 

  • GETTING STARTED
  • Sound Check
  • Disclaimer
  • Welcome
  • Navigation Instructions
  • STAYING FOCUSED
  • Introduction
  • Learning Objectives
  • THE IMPACT OF NARCOLEPSY
  • What Is Narcolepsy?
  • Clinical Definition of Narcolepsy
  • Progress Check
  • Risk Factors
  • Incidence and Prevalence
  • Progress Check
  • CLINICAL PRESENTATION
  • Overview
    • Popup: Polysomnography
    • Popup: Sleep Latency Tests
    • Popup: CSF Hypocretin Measurement
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Cataplexy
  • Hypnagogic Hallucinations
  • Sleep Paralysis
  • Progress Check
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
  • Overview
  • The Sleep–Wake Switch
  • The Sleep–Wake Switch and Narcolepsy
  • Hypocretin or Orexin Deficiency
  • The Autoimmune Hypothesis
  • Progress Check
  • TEST YOUR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
  • Summary
  • Final assessment
  • END OF PROGRAM
  • GLOSSARY
  • REFERENCES
  • Delivery
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    Understanding Narcolepsy
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    Duration
    40 mins
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