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Feb 3, 2014

1) ASA/clopidogrel combination confers better long term vascular protection in ASA failure 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. Justin Sattin interviews Dr. Robert Cote about his paper on whether the combination of ASA/clopidogrel confers better long term vascular protection in ASA failure. Dr. James Addington is reading our e-Pearl of the week about hypoglycorrhachia. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Andy Southerland interviews Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi about a brief review of new oral anticoagulant (Dabigatran), reference clinical trial, indication and dosing. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Cote, Addington, Southerland and Chaturvedi.Dr. Cote served on the scientific advisory board for Bayer Schering Pharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer Inc; serves on the scientific advisory board for DSMB for National Institute of Health (Point Study), Steering committee for the National Institute of Health (SPS3 study); is a consultant for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; received speaker honoraria from Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck Serono, Sanofi-aventis.Dr. Addington serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Southerland serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology®; serves as Clinical Research Advisor for Totier Technologies, Inc.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.