Jun 6, 2016
1) Neurology® Genetics: Clinical and genetic features of cervical dystonia in a large multi-center cohort 2) What's Trending: Amyloid pathology and axonal injury after brain trauma 3) Topic of the month: Abstract presentation at the AAN meeting on the spectrum of multiple sclerosis misdiagnosis in the era of McDonald criteriaThis 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. Michelle Fullard interviews Dr. Mark LeDoux about his Neurology: Genetics paper on the clinical and genetic features of cervical dystonia. Dr. Ted Burns is interviewing Dr. Dave Sharp for our “What's Trending” feature of the week about his paper on amyloid pathology and axonal injury after brain trauma. Dr. Andy Southerland interviews Dr. Andy Solomon about his abstract presentation at the AAN meeting on the spectrum of multiple sclerosis misdiagnosis in the era of McDonald criteria.DISCLOSURES: Dr. LeDoux serves on the scientific advisory boards of Spastic Paraplegia Foundation; serves as Chairman on the board of medical advisors of the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association; serves as an editorial board member of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, Tremor and other hyperkinetic movement disorders, PLOS ONE and Neurology®; is a consultant for Azilect Advisory Board, Mayo Clinic, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Lundbeck Inc.; serves on the speakers' bureau of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Lundbeck Inc.; receives funding for travel from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Lundbeck Inc.; receives royalties from the publication of the books “Animal models of movement disorders” and “Movement disorders: Genetics and models;” receives research support from Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research FDN, CHDI, Enroll HD, Omeros, Phase 2, Auspex, US WorldMeds, Mysticol, Protocol, Accorda and the NIH.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. Sharp receives research support from UK Medical Research Council, European Union, Wellcome Trust, Rosetrees Trust, Action Medical Research, Public engagement grant from The Physiological Society, The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition and the NIH (UK).Dr. Southerland serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology; receives research support from the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association National Clinical Research Program, American Academy of Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Health Resources Services Administration and the NIH; has a provisional patent application titled: “Method, system and computer readable medium for improving treatment times for rapid evaluation of acute stroke via mobile telemedicine;” and gave legal expert review.Dr. Solomon received research support from the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology and Partners Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship Award.NO CME WILL BE OFFERED THIS WEEK.