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Feb 8, 2011

1) Cerebrovascular re-events and 2) Topic of the month: Neurotoxins. 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. Michael Knoflach interviews Dr. Mira Katan about her paper on stress hormones predicting cerebrovascular re-events. In the next segment, Dr. Stacey Clardy is reading our e-Pearl of the week about "candle guttering" sign in tuberous sclerosis. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Beau Bruce interviews Dr. David Bellinger about neurologic effects of lead toxicity for our Lesson of the Week. The Lesson of the Weeks for the last two weeks of February will be organic solvents and ciguatera poisoning. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Katan, Burns, Clardy and Bruce.Dr. Katan has received speaker honoraria from B - R - A - H - M - S GmbH.Dr. Burns receives a stipend as Podcast Editor for Neurology®, and performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort).Dr. Bruce has received grant funding from the AAN/AANF Practice Research Fellowship and is funded by NIH grants UL1-RR025008 and KL2-RR025009.Dr. Clardy serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section.