Mar 19, 2012
1) Lamotrigine and aseptic meningitis and 2) Topic of the month: Recent book, Your medical mind: How to decide what is right for you. 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. Michaela Tegan Chatman interviews Drs. Simms, Kortepeter and Avigan about their paper on lamotrigine and aseptic meningitis. Dr. Stacey Clardy is reading our e-Pearl of the week about pregnancy on the course of neuromyelitis optica. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Drs. Groopman and Hartzband about risk-benefit ratios. Next week, Dr. Burns will interview Drs Groopman and Hartzband about additional topics from their books and columns not previously discussed. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Simms, Kortepeter, Avigan, Clardy, Burns, Groopman and Hartzband.Dr. Simms is employed at U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Kortepeter is employed at U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Avigan is employed at U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Clardy serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort); and has received research support from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and Knopp Neurosciences Inc..Dr. Groopman receives royalties from the publication of the book Your Medical Mind.Dr. Hartzband receives royalties from the publication of the book Your Medical Mind.