Dec 12, 2016
1) AAN guideline summary: Treatment of restless legs syndrome in adults 2) What's Trending: Interview with Dr. Steven Messé on why acute ischemic stroke patients are not receiving IV tPA3) Topic of the month: Neurology Today story about cases of acute flaccid myelitis spike: What the Center for Disease Control says you should look out forThis 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. Michelle Fullard interviews Dr. John Winkelman about the AAN guideline summary on the treatment of restless legs syndrome in adults. Dr. Andy Southerland is interviewing Dr. Steven Messé for our “What's Trending” feature of the week about his paper on why are acute ischemic stroke patients not receiving IV tPA. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Drs. Kevin Messacar and Ken Tyler about a Neurology Today story on the topic on cases of acute flaccid myelitis spike: What the Center for Disease Control says you should look out for.DISCLOSURES: Dr. Winkelman serves as Associate Editor for Sleep; serves as an editorial board member of Sleep Medicine and CNS Drugs; received honoraria from serving on the scientific advisory board of Merck Serono, Flex Pharma, UCB, Impax Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Inc, Lacrima, Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim, Xenoport, Zeo Inc., Sunovion, Insys, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Jazz and Neurogen; receives royalties from the publication of the books: Foundations of Psychiatric Sleep Medicine and Nocturnal Leg Cramps; holds stock options in Flex Pharma; provided expert witness work for ArentFox and CantorColburn; received funding for travel from Novartis and Otsuka; currently performs neurophysiology studies as part of his practice;receives research support from Xenoport, GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, Sepracor, Pfizer Inc, Impax Pharmaceuticals, Purdue, Neurometrix and the NIH.Dr. Southerland serves as Podcast Deputy 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. Messé received publishing royalties from UpToDate; received compensation from GlaxoSmithKline for consulting on protocol development for a trial of a neuroprotectant in high risk surgery; received research support from GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer Schering Pharma, WL Gore and the NIH.Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; and has received research support for consulting activities with UCB, CSL Behring, Walgreens and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Dr. Tyler serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of Neurovirology and Neurology Today; serves as an editorial board member for Annals of Neurology, Apoptosis, JAMA Neurology, Experimental Neurology, Journal of Infectious Disease, Microbial Pathogenesis, Virology, Neurology ALL Current; serves on the scientific advisory board for PML Consortium; is a consultant for Hoffman La Roche; receives royalties from the publication of the books: Handbook of Clinical Neurology and Harrison's Principles & Practices of Internal Medicine; receives research support from the NIH. All other participants report no disclosures.