Neurology® PodcastAuthor: American Academy of Neurology
16 Jan 2019

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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    January 15 2019 Issue

    1. A score that predicts one year functional status in anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis patients. 2. [What's Trending]: Part 2: Drug pricing and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review framework. In the first segment, Dr. David Lapides talks with Dr. Ramani Balu about his paper on a score that predicts one year functional status in anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis patients. In the second part of the podcast, you'll hear the the second part of Dr. Gordon Smith's interview with Dr. Steve Pearson on the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review and drug pricing. DISCLOSURES: Dr. David Lapides has served as a consultant for Board Vitals; and has received foundation/society research support from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Clinical Fellowship. Dr. Ramani Balu has received governmental research support from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. Dr. A. Gordon Smith has served on the scientific advisory board of the Regenesis Data Monitoring Committee; has served on the editorial boards for Continuum and Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology; has served as a consultant for Regenesis; has served on the speakers' bureau for Alexion; has received commercial research support from Impeto Medical SAS; and has received governmental research support from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Dr. Steve Pearson's Institute for Clinical and Economic Review has received membership dues from Aetna, Alnylam, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Anthem, AstraZeneca, Blue Shield of CA, Cambia Health Solution, CVS, Caremark, Editas, Express Scripts, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), HealthPartners, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), Novartis, Premera Blue Cross, Prime Therapeutics, Regeneron, Sanofi, and United Healthcare; and has received foundation/society research support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the California Health Care Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Kaiser, East Bay Community Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund.

  • Posted on 14 Jan 2019

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    January 8 2019 Issue

    1. Development and validation of a score to detect paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after stroke. 2. [What's Trending]: Drug pricing and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review framework. In the first segment, Dr. Andy Southerland talks with Dr. Timo Uphaus about his paper on the development and validation of a score to detect paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after stroke. In the second part of the podcast, Dr. Gordon Smith focuses his interview with Dr. Steve Pearson on the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review and drug pricing. DISCLOSURES: Dr. Southerland has severed on editorial boards for the Journal Neurology and is Section Editor for the Neurology Podcast. Dr. Timo Uphaus reports no disclosures. Dr. A. Gordon Smith has served on the scientific advisory board of the Regenesis Data Monitoring Committee; has served on the editorial boards for Continuum and Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology; has served as a consultant for Regenesis; has served on the speakers' bureau for Alexion; has received commercial research support from Impeto Medical SAS; and has received governmental research support from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Dr. Steve Pearson's Institute for Clinical and Economic Review has received membership dues from Aetna, Alnylam, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Anthem, AstraZeneca, Blue Shield of CA, Cambia Health Solution, CVS, Caremark, Editas, Express Scripts, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), HealthPartners, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), Novartis, Premera Blue Cross, Prime Therapeutics, Regeneron, Sanofi, and United Healthcare; and has received foundation/society research support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the California Health Care Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Kaiser, East Bay Community Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund.

  • Posted on 07 Jan 2019

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    January 1 2019 Issue

    1. Continuous EEG is Associated with Favorable Hospitalization Outcomes for Critically Ill Patients. 2. [What's Trending]: Investigation of "generic" cartel. In the first segment, Dr. Andy Schomer talks with Dr. Chloe Hill on the association between continuous EEG and favorable hospitalization outcomes for critically ill patients. In the second part of the podcast, Dr. Ted Burns focuses his interview with Christopher Rowland of the Washington Post on the investigation into a generic drug "cartel." Dr. Chloe Hill has served as an epileptologist for clinical procedures or imaging studies; and has received governmental research support from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Dr. Ted Burns has served on the scientific advisory boards for Argenx and Momenta; has received funding for travel or speaker honoraria from Argenx and Alexion; has served on editorial boards as the Section Editor for Neurology Podcast and as Section Deputy Editor, Neurology Podcast; and has received support for consulting activities from UCB Pharma, CSL Behring, Momenta, and Argenx. Christopher Rowland is employed as a full-time reporter for the Washington Post.

  • Posted on 31 Dec 2018

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    December 18 2018 Issue

    1. The ethical and philosophical implications of gene editing. 2. [What’s Trending]: Scientific and societal impact gene editing , Dr. Jason Crowell talks with Dr. Josephine Johnston of the Hastings Center on the ethical and philosophical implications of gene editing. In the second part of the podcast, Dr. Stacey Clardy focuses her interview with Dr. Stefan Pulst on the scientific and societal impact of the recent first reported gene editing using the CRISPR technology. Dr. Jason Crowell reports no disclosures. Dr. Josephine M. Johnston has received honoraria for speaking or travel from The Hastings Center, the University of Toronto, Danbury Hospital, World Science festival, the Yale School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the Royal Society of New Zealand, McGill University, Dalhousie University, and Queensland University of Technology; and has received foundation/society research support from the John Templeton Foundation. Dr. Clardy serves as the Podcast Section Editor for Neurology and has received research support from Western Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Dr. Stefan Pulst has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Cerebellum, NeuroMolecular Medicine, Experimental Neurology, Neurogenetics, Nature Clinical Practice, Neurology, and as the Editor-in-Chief of Neurology: Genetics; holds numerous patents (for the following: Nucleic acids encoding ataxin-2 binding proteins; Nucleic acid encoding Schwannomin-binding-proteins and products related thereto; Transgenic mouse expressing a polynucleotide encoding a human ataxin-2 polypeptide; Methods of detecting spinocerebellar ataxia-2 nucleic acids; Nucleic acid encoding spinocerebellar ataxia-2 and products related thereto; Shwannomin-binding-proteins; Compositions and methods for spinocerebellar ataxia); has received publishing royalties from The Ataxias (Churchill Livingston, 2007), Genetics in Neurology (ANN Press, 2005), Genetics of Movement Disorders (Academic Press, 2003), Neurogenetics (Oxford University Press, 2000), Molecular Genetic Testing in Neurology, 2nd - 5th (AAN Press, 1996); has served as a consultant for Ataxion Therapeutics; has served on the speakers' bureau for Athena Diagnostics, Inc.; has received governmental research support from National Institutes of Health and the Clinical Research Consortium for Spincerebellar Ataxias; has received foundation/society research support for serving as a fellowship award mentor from National Ataxia Foundation; and has received license fee payments for technology or inventions from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

  • Posted on 17 Dec 2018

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    December 11 2018 Issue

    1. Body mass index, but not vitamin D status, is associated with brain volume change in MS. 2. [What’s Trending]: preventing firearm injury. In the first segment, Dr. Stacey Clardy talks with Dr. Ellen Mowry about her paper on the associations between body mass index and brain volume change in MS. In the second part of the podcast, Dr. Ted Burns focuses his interview with Dr. Christine Laine on preventing firearm injury. Dr. Clardy serves as the Podcast Section Editor for Neurology and has received research support from Western Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Dr. Ellen Mowry has served on a liothyronine study Data and Safety Monitoring Board; serves on the editorial board of Frontiers in Neuroepidemiomology; has received royalties as an UptoDate chapter editor; has received commercial research support from Teva Neuroscience, Biogen Idec, Genzyme, and Sun Pharma; has received governmental research support from the Department of Defense; and has received foundation/society research support from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Dr. Christine Laine serves on the editorial board of Annals of Internal Medicine; has served as the Senior Vice President of American College of Physicians; and has received foundation/society research support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


  • Posted on 10 Dec 2018

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