Sep 22, 2014
1) Editorial on his career-ending traumatic brain injury and his concerns about the consequence of such injuries for his future and for others affected and 2) Topic of the month: Management of sports concussion. 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. Ted Burns interviews Mr. Ben Utecht about his editorial on his career-ending traumatic brain injury and his concerns about the consequence of such injuries for his future and for others affected. Dr. James Addington is reading our e-Pearl of the week about POTS syndrome. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Stephen Donahue interviews Dr. Michael Jaffee about the management of patients with chronic issues related to post concussive symptoms. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Burns, Addington, Jaffee and Mr. Utecht.Dr. Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Mr. Utecht serves as a spokesperson for the AAN/ABF.Dr. Addington serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Jaffee serves on the scientific advisory boards for WETA (Public Television) Brainline, U. S. Army Peer Review Alzheimer Research Program and the NIH translational research outcome consortium review.