Apr 10, 2018
1. Featured Article: Rituximab before and during pregnancy: A systematic review, and a case series in MS and NMOSD2. Neurology Today: Top research advances in 2017This Neurology® Podcast begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the April 10, 2018, print issue of Neurology. In the first segment, Dr. Stacey Clardy interviews Dr. Riley Bove about her paper on rituximab treatment before and during pregnancy in patients with multiple sclerosis and NMOSD. For the second segment, Dr. Andy Southerland speaks with Dr. Joseph Safdieh on the Neurology Today editorial selections for the top research advances in 2017.DISCLOSURES: Dr. Clardy has received research support from Western Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR).Dr. Southerland serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology; receives research support from the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association National Clinical Research Program, American Academy of Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Health Resources Services Administration and the NIH; has a provisional patent application titled: “Method, system and computer readable medium for improving treatment times for rapid evaluation of acute stroke via mobile telemedicine;” and gave legal expert review. Dr. Safdieh has served on scientific advisory board for Upsher Smith; receives publishing royalties from Rubin MP, Safdieh JE. Netters Concise Neuroanatomy (Elsevier 2007); and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology Today.