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Feb 10, 2014

1) Guillain-Barre syndrome being associated with hepatitis E virus infection and 2) Topic of the month: Review of new oral anticoagulants for stroke. 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. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Bart Jacobs about his paper on Guillain-Barre syndrome being associated with hepatitis E virus infection. Dr. James Addington is reading our e-Pearl of the week about myelin-oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Mark McAllister interviews Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi about a brief review of new oral anticoagulant (Rivaroxaban), reference clinical trial, indication and dosing. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Burns, Jacobs, Addington and Chaturvedi.Dr. Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals.Dr. Jacobs serves as an editorial board member for Journal of the Peripheral Nerve System; received funding for travel from Baxter International Inc. for a scientific meeting; received research support from the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, Erasmus MC, Prinses Beatrix Spierfonds, GBS-CIDP Foundation International.Dr. Addington serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Chaturvedi serves as an editorial board member for Neurology®, Stroke; serves as contributing editor NEJM Journal Watch Neurology; serves as executive committee member for ACT I study; is a consultant for Genetech, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim, Abbott Vascular, Thorhill research, WL Gore, Bristol-Myers Squibb; receives research support from Daichi Sankyo, AstraZeneca, Pfizer Inc, NIH; received compensation for expert witness testimony.