Neurology® PodcastAuthor: American Academy of Neurology
21 Oct 2018

Neurology® Podcast

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The Neurology podcast is introduced by Editor-in-Chief Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, who discusses several highlighted articles in the current issue of Neurology®. The podcast regularly features content from Neurology® Clinical Practice, Neurology® Genetics, and Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation. Opening segments include interviews with authors who summarize a current article and discuss the main findings and clinical implications for neurologists. Regular features also include the Lesson of the Week, Delayed Recall, What’s Trending, and selected content from Neurology® Today. Podcast listeners can earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ by answering the multiple-choice questions related to Neurology content in the online Podcast Quiz. (Delayed Recall, Neurology® Clinical Practice, Neurology® Genetics, and Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation contents are excluded from the CME program). The exams are posted weekly on Tuesday.

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    Primary angiitis of the CNS and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome: A comparative study

    1. Featured Article: Primary angiitis of the CNS and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome: A comparative study

    2. What’s Trending: Cannabis and chronic neuropathic pain

    Dr. Andy Southerland talks with Dr. Anne Ducros about her paper on primary angiitis of the CNS and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome. In the second part of the podcast, Dr. Heather Harle focuses her interview with Dr. Haggai Sharon on the use of cannabis analgesia in chronic neuropathic pain.


    Dr. Ducros has served on scientific Advisory Boards for Novartis, Eli Lilly, and TEVA;has served on editorial boards for

    Cephalalgia: Associate Editor, Headache: editorial advisory board member, Journal of Headache and Pain: editorial advisory board member.

    Dr. Sharon reports no disclosures

    Dr. Southerland has served on editorial boards for Journal Neurology, Section Editor Neurology Podcast

    Patents Intellectual property unrelated to current work: U.S. Patent Application No. 14/910,890 (iTREAT study) U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/620,096 (BANDIT study). Dr. Southerland's consultancies include National Stroke Association - helped develop website for resources regarding telestroke and teleneurology, Research Support, Commercial Entities. Dr. Southerland's Edwards Lifesciences include perform neurological assessments for the PARTNER clinical trials of transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Dr. Southerland's Research Support, Government Entities include Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort (SHINE) NINDS/NIH U-01 NS 069498, Health Resources Services Administration - Evidence based tele-emergency network grant (RURAL EQUIT-E Project) HRSA G01RH27869, and NHLBI/NINDS - Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) - performed neurological assessments in conjunction with the neuroprotection trial of aortic valve replacement. Dr. Southerland's Research Support, Foundations and Societies include American Heart Association-American Stroke Association National Clinical Research Program, Cervical Artery Dissection Expression (CADEX) AHA 3CRP141400001, American Academy of Neurology - Education Research Grant, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Faculty Fellowship Award. Dr. Southerland's legal proceedings include Legal Expert Review - perform expert review, on behalf of the UVA University Physician's Group, pertaining to stroke and vascular neurology questions for both plaintiff and defense cases.

  • Posted on 15 Oct 2018

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    October 9 2018 Issue

    1. Featured Article: Neurology: Clinical Practice: Presentation and management of community onset vs. hospital onset first seizures

    2. What’s Trending: Acute viral encephalitis

    In the first segment, Dr. Katherine Zarroli talks with Dr. Emma Foster about her paper comparing the presentation and management of patients with community- and hospital-onset first seizures attending the same hospital. In the second part of the podcast, Dr. Stacey Clardy and Dr. Kenneth Tyler review the diagnosis and treatment of acute viral encephalitis.

    DISCLOSURES: Dr. Zarroli reports no disclosures. Dr. Foster has received research support from National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Medical / Dental Research Postgraduate Scholarship, APP1150482, CIA, funding 2018-2020 and Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Research entry scholarship, 2018. Dr. Clardy has received research support from Western Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Dr. Tyler serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of Neurovirology and Neurology Today; serves as an editorial board member for Annals of Neurology, Apoptosis, JAMA Neurology, Experimental Neurology, Journal of Infectious Disease, Microbial Pathogenesis, Virology, Neurology ALL Current; serves on the scientific advisory board for DNAtrix (DSMB, active), LPath (DSMB)(completed), and PML Consortium (Scientific Advisory Board, completed); is a consultant for Hoffman La Roche; receives royalties from the publication of the books: Handbook of Clinical Neurology and Harrison's Principles & Practices of Internal Medicine; receives research support from Taiga Biotechnologies and the NIH/NIAID, 1R01 NS101208, PI, 2018-2022, Dept. of Veterans Affairs Merit Grant (BX000963, Role: PI, 2017-21), NIH/NINDS, (5R21NS103186, PI, 2017-2019); and serves as Officer (Treasurer) and Member Board of Directors American Neurological Association (ANA)- Uncompensated.

  • Posted on 08 Oct 2018

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    Drug Pricing (Delayed Recall - October 2018)

    This month’s Delayed Recall episode includes interviews on drug pricing. The episode starts with Dr. Jason Crowell’s interview with Dr. Gordon Smith from September 26, 2017 on orphan drug pricing. Following this clip, we have the full-length interview from the December 5, 2017 episode where Dr. Ted Burns speaks with Dr. John Mytinger on the drug Achtar for infantile ataxia. Next, in an interview from the July 4, 2017 podcast, Dr. Stacey Clardy focuses her interview with Dr. Dennis Bourdette on new immunotherapies. In the fourth and final interview, Dr. Ted Burns and reporter Ike Swetlitz discuss drug pricing practices and the different players in determining drug prices, which first aired in the May 1, 2018 episode of the podcast.

  • Posted on 03 Oct 2018

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    October 2 2018 Issue

    1. Featured Article: Nusinersen in spinal muscular atrophy type 1 patients older than 7 months: a cohort study

    2. What’s Trending: MRI-guided thrombolysis for stroke with unkown time of onset (WAKE-UP study)

    In the first segment, Dr. Ted Burns talks with Dr. Laurent Servais about his paper on safety and efficacy of nusinersen treatment in patients with SMA type 1 older than 7 months. In the second part of the podcast, we are featuring a discussion with Dr. Jim Siegler and Dr. Christian Gerloff on the results of the WAKE-UP stroke trial.

    DISCLOSURES: Dr. Servais has served as scientific consultant in the S.A.B of Roche, Biomarin, aTyr Pharma, Dynacure, Biogen, Bamboo, Sarepta, and Avexis; has received speaker honoraria gave lecture sponsored by Biomarin, Biogen, and Sarepta; holds patents as co-inventor of the Moviplate device, and of Actimyo; has consulted for Bamboo therapeutics, Pfizzer, Anagenesis, Avexis, and Dynacure; has received research support from NHS, Valerion, Dynacure, Avexis, Biogen, Roche, FP7 programs Skip and Scope, Université de Liège, and Association Française contre les Myopathies.

  • Posted on 01 Oct 2018

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    September 25 2018 Issue

    1. Antiepileptic Drug Clearances during Pregnancy and Clinical Implications for Women with Epilepsy

    2. AAN Position Statement: Lawful physician-hastened death

    In the first segment, Dr. Derek Bauer talks with Dr. Paula Emanuela Voinescu about her paper on antiepileptic drug (AED) clearances during pregnancy and the relationship between AED serum concentration and seizure frequency. In the second part of the podcast, we are featuring a discussion with Dr. Jason Crowell and Dr. James Russell on the recent AAN position statement regarding lawful physician-hastened death.

    DISCLOSURES: Dr. Voinescu has received speaker honoraria from SUNOVION, and has received research support from American Academy of Neurology, Susan Spencer Clinical Training Fellowship. Dr. Russell has received funding for travel from the Mexican Academy of Neurology; receives publishing royalties from Neuromuscular Disorders (McGraw-Hill, 2nd ed, 2015) and honorarium for a published article in Continuum Peripheral Neuropathy 2017; has received compensation for market research interviews regarding ALS therapeutics; and has received reimbursement for record review of medical legal proceedings without testimony or document authorship. All other participants report no disclosures.

  • Posted on 24 Sep 2018


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