Dec 7, 2015
1) Response to shunting and predictors of response in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus and 2) Topic of the month: Neurology Today: Recent Publications. 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. Farrah Mateen interviews Dr. John Halperin about the AAN guideline on response to shunting and predictors of response in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. Dr. Ted Burns is interviewing Dr. Qadeer Arshad for our “What's Trending” feature of the week about his paper on electrocortical therapy for motion sickness. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Lorenz Studer about a Neurology Today story on the topic of stem cell therapy in Parkinson disease.The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Mateen, Halperin, Burns and Studer. Dr. Mateen received research support from the Canadian Institute of Health Research.Dr. Halperin serves as an editorial board member of The Neurologist, ACP PIER, Current Neurology & Neuroscience Reports; serves on the evidence-based medicine group for Neurology®; receives speakers' honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology, Flemish Neurological Society, University of Maryland, Winthrop University Hospital and Inova Health System; receives royalties from the publication of the book Lyme disease-An evidence-based approach and from Up-to-Date; gave expert testimony in medical malpractice cases defending physicians related to Lyme disease; received research support from Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Lyme disease vs. MS.Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; and has received research support for consulting activities with UCB, CSL Behring, Walgreens and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Dr. Studer serves on the scientific advisory board for Allen Brain Institute and Neurona Irc.; received travel of compensation Allen Brain Institute and Neurona Irc.; is a consultant for Allen BrainInstitute and Neurona Irc.; is a consultant for Allen Brain Institute and Neurona Irc.; has a patent for dopaminergic neuron.