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Dec 7, 2010

1) Transient RLS 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. Alberto Espay interviews Dr. Mauro Manconi and Prof. Luigi Ferin-Strambi about their paper on transient RLS. In the next segment, Dr. Ryan Overman is reading our e-Pearl of the week about medullary signs in neuromyelitis optica. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Shanna Patterson interviews Dr. Blair Ford about medical treatment of tremor in PD for our Lesson of the Week. Next week, we will highlight the second part of this interview which will discuss surgical treatment of tremor. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Espay, Overman, Ford and Prof. Luigi Ferin-Strambi. Dr. Espay received has personal compensation as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim; grant support from Codman; Medtronic, Inc; Allergan, Inc.; and CleveMed, and honoraria from UCB-SCHWARZ PHARMA AG; Medtronic, Inc. and Novartis.Prof. Ferini-Strambi serves as Field Editor for Sleep Medicine. 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).