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Mar 2, 2015

1) Utilization of antiepileptic drugs in pregnant women in Florida Medicaid and 2) Topic of the month: Stroke in systemic disease. 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. Nathan Fountain interviews Dr. Xuerong Wen about her paper on the utilization of antiepileptic drugs in pregnant women in Florida Medicaid. Dr. James Addington is reading our e-Pearl of the week about primary orthostatic tremor. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Michelle Johansen interviews Dr. Victor Urrutia about the topic of hemoglobinopathies and stroke. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Fountain, Addington, Johansen and Urrutia.Dr. Fountain performs clinical procedures as epileptologist (100% effort) at the University of Virginia Comprehensive Epilepsy Program; receives research support from UCB, SK Life Sciences, Inc., Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., NeuroPace, Inc. and the NIH.Dr. Addington serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Johansen serves as a scientific advisory member of Stroke and as a contributor to Blogging Stroke.Dr. Urrutia serves as a Guest Editor for Frontiers; was asked to consult for New York University to conduct a stroke center certification mock survey; receives research support from Genentech, Inc. and the NIH.