Demystifying NMO & MOG

por The Sumaira Foundation

Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) and Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein antibody disease (MOGAD) are neurological autoimmune diseases that cause blindness and paralysis. While NMOSD and MOGAD are rare diseases, autoimmune diseases are common, and so is finding scientific and medical jargon tricky to understand. In this podcast, The Sumaira Foundation works to simplify the science associated with NMOSD, MOGAD, and ...   ...  Leer más

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  • Episode #33 | From Patient to Practitioner w/ Roselyne

    Episode #33 | From Patient to Practitioner w/ Roselyne

    This week's episode offers a compelling narrative for both patients and clinicians as we delve into Roselyne's extraordinary journey. Diagnosed with Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) as a young adult, she would later decide to pursue a career as a physician. Throughout her journey, Roselyne grappled with the psychological impact of straddling the roles of both clinician and patient, navigating feelings of guilt and obligation along the way. Roselyne emphasizes the importance of patient-provider communication and empathy in healthcare. She highlights the need for clinicians to convey diagnoses in a clear and compassionate manner, drawing from her own experiences of receiving life-altering news with nonchalance. Tune in as Roselyne shares her hard-won wisdom on navigating the complex intersection of healthcare and chronic illness. ABOUT US: The Demystifying NMO and MOG podcast is a Sumaira Foundation (TSF) project and was made possible with the generous support of Genentech. SOCIAL & WEBSITE: Roselyne Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/roselyne_trains Demystifying NMO podcast Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/demystifying_nmomog Twitter - https://twitter.com/DemystifyingNMO The Sumaira Foundation Website - https://www.sumairafoundation.org Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheSumairaFoundation TIMESTAMPS/TOPICS: 00:01:00 Roselyne 00:01:28 The Path to Being a Physician 00:04:29 Educating Others 00:06:14 Guilt and Obligation 00:10:03 Self-care in a Demanding Profession 00:14:48 Managing a Career with NMO 00:17:23 Improving Clinician - Patient Relationships 00:25:33 Learning to Accept Illness SUPPORT THE PODCAST Donate to Illuminate https://www.sumairafoundation.org/advocacy/donate/ CREDITS: Producer & Host - Brian Dawson Music - Denys Kyshchuk from Pixabay

  • Episode #32 | Beyond Words: The Silent Support of Animal Companions

    Episode #32 | Beyond Words: The Silent Support of Animal Companions

    In this emotional episode, we delve into the profound relationship between pets and mental health. Starting with the TSF AMbassador for New Mexico, Marie Abrego talks about the recent loss of her dachshund Bambi while traveling to raise awareness about NMO. Then, we are joined by TSF Ambassador for Illinois, AnneMarie Nawrocki, a licensed social worker and TSFs ambassador for Illinois; they explore the multifaceted benefits of pet ownership for individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses. From reducing stress and providing emotional support to promoting opportunities to enhance physical health and promoting social connection, pets play a crucial role in improving overall well-being. The discussion also touches on coping with the loss of a beloved pet, highlighting the unique grieving process and the importance of support from friends and family. Through personal anecdotes and expert insights, this episode celebrates the transformative power of the human-animal bond in navigating life's challenges. ABOUT US: The Demystifying NMO and MOG podcast is a Sumaira Foundation (TSF) project and was made possible with the generous support of Genentech. SOCIAL & WEBSITE: Marie Abrego Website - t.ly/ndARI Twitter - https://twitter.com/nmo_marie AnneMarie Nawrocki Website - t.ly/RN2TD LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/annemarie-nawrocki-5426b7120/ Demystifying NMO podcast Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/demystifying_nmomog Twitter - https://twitter.com/DemystifyingNMO The Sumaira Foundation Website - https://www.sumairafoundation.org Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheSumairaFoundation TIMESTAMP: 00:01:03 Marie Abrego 00:04:06 Marie & Bambi 00:20:42 AnneMarie Nawrocki 00:23:37 Pets & Wellbeing 00:27:13 Physical benefits 00:35:57 Loss of a Pet 00:39:29 Coping with the Inevitable 00:42:03 Supporting a Grieving Pet Owner SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Donate to Illuminate https://www.sumairafoundation.org/advocacy/donate/ CREDITS: Producer & Host - Brian Dawson Music - Denys Kyshchuk from Pixabay

  • Episode #31 | EUPATI Education in Action: Leda's Path to Patient Advocacy

    Episode #31 | EUPATI Education in Action: Leda's Path to Patient Advocacy

    Episode #31 | EUPATI Education in Action: Leda's Path to Patient Advocacy In this episode, we delve into the world of patient advocacy with Leda Bresnov. Leda shares her transformative journey following her NMO diagnosis and the pivotal role patient advocacy and education played in reshaping her life. From her initial involvement as the Denmark Ambassador with the Sumaira Foundation to her experiences in EUPATI’s Patient Academy, Leda's dedication to raising awareness and empowering fellow patients is making a significant impact in healthcare. Join us as Leda offers her insights into the power of patient involvement in healthcare decision-making, highlighting the importance of education and advocacy in shaping the future of healthcare. ABOUT US: The Demystifying NMO and MOG podcast is a Sumaira Foundation (TSF) project and was made possible with the generous support of Genentech. SOCIAL & WEBSITE: Leda Bresnov Website - https://www.sumairafoundation.org/ledas-nmo-story-i-want-to-live-while-i-live/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bresnov/ Twitter -https://twitter.com/Bresnov Demystifying NMO podcast Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/demystifying_nmomog Twitter - https://twitter.com/DemystifyingNMO The Sumaira Foundation Website - https://www.sumairafoundation.org Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheSumairaFoundation TIMESTAMPS/TOPICS: 00:01:14 Leda Bresnov 00:04:36 EUPATI Patient Expert Training Programme 00:07:21 Patient Expert Training Programme 00:11:02 Patient Input and Drug Development 00:23:39 Self-Advocacy & Involvement in Healthcare Decision-Making LINKS: EUPATI - https://eupati.eu/ European NMOSD Toolkit - https://www.nmosd-in-focus.com/-/media/Themes/Horizon/nmosd-in-focus-com/nmosd-in-focus-com/Documents/European-NMOSD-Patient-Toolkit.pdf SUPPORT the Podcast Donate to Illuminate https://www.sumairafoundation.org/advocacy/donate/ CREDITS: Producer & Host - Brian Dawson Music - Denys Kyshchuk from Pixabay

  • Episode #30 | Navigating NMO in Challenging Circumstances: Global Inequities in Care

    Episode #30 | Navigating NMO in Challenging Circumstances: Global Inequities in Care

    In recent years, we have seen healthcare systems collapse under the strain of natural disasters and armed conflict and hundreds of millions of people being forcibly displaced. So, how do we meet the healthcare needs of people in humanitarian disasters, let alone those living through these nightmares with a rare disease such as NMO? To talk about the unique challenges of diagnosing and treating rare conditions like NMO in these low-resource settings, we are joined by Dr. Farrah Mateen. She highlights common barriers such as lack of disease awareness, limited diagnostic testing availability, and restricted treatment access. Dr. Mateen also proposes concrete goals to better support patients facing the most challenging circumstances. ABOUT US: The Demystifying NMO and MOG podcast is a Sumaira Foundation (TSF) project and was made possible with the generous support of Genentech. SOCIAL & WEBSITE: Farrah Mateen, MD, PhD Website - https://doctors.massgeneralbrigham.org/provider/Farrah+J+Mateen/255866 Global Neurology Research Group - www.massgeneral.org/neurology/research/global-neurology-research-group Twitter - https://twitter.com/FarrahMateen The Sumaira Foundation Website - www.sumairafoundation.org Facebook - www.facebook.com/TheSumairaFoundation LINKS: Mateen FJ. Neurological disorders in complex humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters. Ann Neurol. 2010 Sep;68(3):282-94. doi: 10.1002/ana.22135. PMID: 20818788. Mateen FJ. Neurocritical care in developing countries. Neurocrit Care. 2011 Dec;15(3):593-8. doi: 10.1007/s12028-011-9623-7. PMID: 21863357. Mateen FJ, Hanafi I, Birbeck GL, Saadi A, Schmutzhard E, Wilmshurst JM, Silsbee H, Jones LK Jr; AAN Quality Committee. Neurologic Care of Forcibly Displaced Persons: Emerging Issues in Neurology. Neurology. 2023 May 16;100(20):962-969. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000206857. Epub 2023 Mar 1. PMID: 36859408; PMCID: PMC10186241. Mateen FJ. Rectifying global inequities in neuromyelitis optica diagnosis and treatment. Mult Scler. 2023 Jul;29(8):932-935. doi: 10.1177/13524585231179108. Epub 2023 Jun 10. PMID: 37300419. SUPPORT the Podcast Donate to Illuminate https://www.sumairafoundation.org/advocacy/donate/ CREDITS: Producer & Host - Brian Dawson Music - Denys Kyshchuk from Pixabay

  • Episode #29 | Caregivers: Nobody Fights Alone

    Episode #29 | Caregivers: Nobody Fights Alone

    We kick off Season 4 of the Demystifying NMO & MOG Podcast with a very special guest, Candice Galvan. Candice became an Ambassador for The Sumaira Foundation after her daughter was diagnosed with NMO. She joins us today to talk about her path to becoming an advocate and how she is helping care for others through her work as program manager for TSF’s Human Collective Project. ABOUT US: The Demystifying NMO and MOG podcast is a Sumaira Foundation (TSF) project and was made possible with the generous support of Genentech. SOCIAL & WEBSITE: Candice’s Story https://www.sumairafoundation.org/bellas-nmo-story-in-this-family-we-fight-together/ Demystifying NMO podcast Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/demystifying_nmomog Twitter - https://twitter.com/DemystifyingNMO The Sumaira Foundation Website - https://www.sumairafoundation.org Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheSumairaFoundation TIMESTAMPS/TOPICS: 00:01:34 Candice's Story 00:11:28 Becoming an Advocate 00:14:42 Explaining NMO to a 9-year-old 00:17:57 Medical Marijuana 00:22:10 TSF's Human Collective Project LINKS: Human Collective Project (HCP) Support Group Meetings https://www.sumairafoundation.org/community/human-collective-project-2/ SUPPORT the Podcast Donate to Illuminate https://www.sumairafoundation.org/advocacy/donate/ CREDITS: Producer & Host - Brian Dawson Music - Denys Kyshchuk from Pixabay