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Feb 27, 2012

1) Fingolimod-associated macular edema and 2) Topic of the month: Paraneoplastic syndromes in neurology. 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. Mark Keegan interviews Dr. M. Tariq Bhatti about his paper on fingolimod-associated macular edema. Dr. Jennifer Fugate is reading our e-Pearl of the week about omega 3 fatty acids: Good for the brain. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Chafic Karam interviews Dr. Josep Dalmau about disease specific paraneoplastic disorders. In concluding, there is a brief statement where to find other up-to date patient information and current Patient Page. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Keegan, Bhatti, Fugate, Karam and Dalmau.Dr. Keegan serves as a Section Editor for Neurology® and as Chief Editor for eMedicine and has served as a consultant for Novartis, Bionest Parners, and the FDA.Dr. Bhatti has received consultancy fees, speaker fees or honoraria from Pfizer Inc, EMD Serono, Inc., Novartis and Bayer Schering Pharma.Dr. Fugate serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Karam serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section.Dr. Dalmau serves on the editorial board of Neurology®; receives royalties from the editorial board of Up-To-Date; has filed a patent application for the use of LGI1 as a diagnostic test; has received royalties from Athena Diagnostics, Inc. for a patent re: Ma2 autoantibody test and has patents pending re: NMDA and GABAB receptor autoantibody tests (license fee payments received from EUROIMMUN AG); and receives research support from funding from EUROIMMUN AG, the NIH/NCI, and a McKnight Neuroscience of Brain Disorders award.