Aug 4, 2014
1) Palliative care and neurology: Time for a paradigm shift and 2) Topic of the month: Contemporary alternative medicine therapies. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Alex Bragg interviews Dr. Benzi Kluger about his paper on palliative care and neurology: Time for a paradigm shift. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about intravascular B-cell lymphoma. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Rebecca Wells interviews Dr. Pushpa Narayanaswami about complementary alternative medicine therapies for patients with multiple sclerosis. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Kluger, Numis, and Narayanaswami.Dr. Kluger serves as an editorial board member of Frontiers in Movement Disorders; received speaker honoraria from Teva Pharmaceutical Industrials Ltd., Parkinson's Association of the Rockies and National Parkinson's Foundation; receives research support from the US Army Research Laboratory and US Army Research Office, Veterans Affairs Medical Center CRICC Program, Michael J. Fox Foundation, University of Colorado Hospital Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety Program and the NIH.Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Narayanaswami serves as an editorial board member of Neurology® Level of Evidence Review Team; is a consultant for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Advanced Medical and Boston Clinical Research Institute; performs EMG in her clinical practice (35% effort); receives research support from Merz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Solstice Pharma and AHRQ; received research support from the NIH.