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Dec 14, 2010

Bihemispheric brain stimulation and 2) Topic of the month: Treatment of tremor in PD. 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. Brett Kissela interviews Drs. Gottfried Schrang and Robert Lindenberg about their paper on bihemispheric brain stimulation. In the next segment, Dr. Ryan Overman is reading our e-Pearl of the week about the clinical syndrome of spinal cord lesions. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Shanna Patterson interviews Dr. Blair Ford for the next part of our discussion on surgical treatment of tremor in PD for our Lesson of the Week. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Kissela, Schlaug, Overman, and Ford. Dr. Kissela served on the scientific advisory board for Allergan, Inc in 2009; served as a consultant for Allergan for 2-day meeting in 2009; received honoraria from CME program and unrestricted educational grants; received research support from the NIH [R01 NS 30678], [N01 NS 081588], [1Ul1 RR026314] and received compensation for reviewing records for several medical/legal cases regarding stroke.Dr. Schlaug receives research support from the NIH (NINDS 1R01NS045049 [PI], NIDCD 1RO1 DC008796 [PI], and NIDCD R01 DC009823-01 [PI]), and from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Overman serves as Deputy Editor on the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section editorial team and the Neurology® Podcast Committee.Dr. Ford serves on the scientific advisory board for Medtronic, Inc., and receives in his clinical practice as Medical Director for Movement Disorder Surgery at Columbia University (25% effort).