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Feb 23, 2015

1) Aspirin and intracerebral hemorrhage: Where are we now and 2) Topic of the month: Autoimmune and paraneoplastic encephalitis. 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. Andy Southerland interviews Dr. Reza Behrouz about his paper on where we are regarding aspirin use in relation to intracerebral hemorrhage. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about POLG mutations in neurologic disease. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Stacy Clardy interviews Dr. Josep Dalmau about some of his recent discoveries regarding pathogenic mechanism in autoimmune encephalitis, as well as current challenges facing autoimmune neurology. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Southerland, Behrouz, Numis and Dalmau.Dr. Southerland serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology®; serves as Clinical Research Advisor for Totier Technologies, Inc.Dr. Behrouz serves as a Contributing Editor to Practical Neurology and as an Associate Editor for BioMed Central Neurology; and has participated in medico-legal cases.Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Dalmau serves as an editorial board member of Neurology® and UptoDate; serves as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology® Neuroimmunology and Neuroimflammation; is a consultant for Advance Medical; receives royalties for the following patents: Patent Ma2 autoantibody test, Patent NMDAR autoantibody test, patent application for the use of GABA(B) receptor, DPPX and IgLON5 autoantibody tests; received license fee payments for DPPX and IgLON5 autoantibody tests from Euroimmun; receives research support from Euroimmun, ISCIII, and the NIH.