Mar 31, 2014
1) Rolandic epilepsy has little effect on adult life 30 years later and 2) Topic of the month: Therapeutics in epilepsy. 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 Drs. Carol and Peter Camfield about their paper on how rolandic epilepsy had little effect on adult life 30 years later. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about lower cranial nerve dysfunction. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Lara Marcuse interviews Dr. Jacqueline French about epilepsy therapeutics: Perampanel. There is different intro music, "Goofy Vocal Groove" by Dave Girtsman in this podcast. The song may be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dave_Girtsman/Silly_Songs/11_-_dave_girtsman_-_goofy_vocal_groove_kzz01_vbr. The original work was not changed ii any way and is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Fountain, Peter Camfield, Numis and French.Dr. Fountain serves as Vice-President of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers; performs EEG lab work and EEG interpretation in his clinical practice (10% effort); receives research support from UCB, SK Life Sciences, Sunovion, Medtronic, NeuroPace; and the NIH.Dr. Peter Camfield serves as an editorial board member of Journal of Child Neurology and Pediatric Neurology Epileptic Disorders Journal.Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. French serves as an Associate Editor for Epilepsia; serves as an editorial board member of Lancet Neurology, Neurology Today, Epilepsy Currents; serves on the scientific advisory board for Electrocore, Epilepsy Therapy Project, UCB, Eisai Inc., SK Corporation, Marinus, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., Sunovion Inc., Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Epilepsy Study Consortium; received paid travel to present findings at scientific meetings, present at investigators meetings attend advisory boards or give lectures from Acorda, UCB, Eisai, Inc., Johnson and Johnson, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Eli Lilly and Company, LCGH, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Supernus, Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., SK Corporation; receives research support from Eisai, Inc., UCB, SK Corporation, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Inc, Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Brain Sentinal, Epilepsy Research Foundation, The Milken Foundation, The Epilepsy Study Consortium and the NIH.