May 4, 2015
1) Dystonia: Five new things and 2) Topic of the month: Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy. 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. Jeff Ratliff interviews Dr. Brian Berman about his paper on five new things about dystonia. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about hereditary hemorrhagic telangectasia. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Andy Mammen about the topic of immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Berman, Numis, Burns and Mammen.Dr. Berman serves on the Medical Advisory Boards for the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation and the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association; has received funding for travel to conferences from Parkinson Study Group, American Neurological Association, Movement Disorder Society, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation; serves on the editorial board of Journal of Neurology and Neurophysiology; receives research support from the NIH, Dystonia Coalition, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Colorado Translational Research Imaging Center, University of Colorado Center for Neuroscience, The Dana Foundation, and the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation. Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Dr. Mammen serves on the scientific advisory boards of aTYR Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Biogen Idec; serves as an editorial board member of Experimental Neurology and Arthritis and Rheumatism; receives license fee payments, royalties and revenue for a patent from INOVA Diagnostics Inc. for licensed test for anti-HMGCR antibodies; and research support from the NIH.