Feb 6, 2017
1) Dystonia treatment: patterns of medication use in an international cohort2) What's Trending: Without Borders global neurology site 3) Topic of the Month: Neurology Today® paper on the expansion of teleneurologyThis podcast begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the February 7, 2017 issue of Neurology. In the first segment, Dr. Jeff Ratliff talks with Dr. Sarah Pirio Richardson about her paper on patterns of medication use in dystonia treatment. Dr. Ted Burns talks with Dr. Gretchen Birbeck about the Without Borders global neurology site for our “What's Trending” feature of the week. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Andy Southerland focuses his interview with Dr. Larry Wechsler on a Neurology Today® story about the expansion of teleneurology. Disclosures can be found at Neurology.org. DISCLOSURES:Dr. Willison serves on a scientific advisory board and receives research support from Wellcome Trust; possesses a patent for combinatorial glycoarray technology; and has received research support from Ipsen, Annexon Biosciences, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and the Medical Research Council.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. Pirio Richardson receives research support from the NIH.Dr. 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. Birbeck serves on scientific advisory board for Lift the Burden Global Campaign against Headache Board; curates the Neurology®: Without Borders site; and receives research support from the NIH.Dr. Wechsler serves on scientific advisory boards for Remedy Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Forest Devices, and Silk Road Medical, Inc.; receives research support from NIH/NINDS and Athersys, Inc., and SanBio Co. Ltd.; provides telestroke services through UPMC Telemedicine network; and holds stock options in Silk Road Medical, Inc. Remedy Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Forest Devices. Dr. Ratliff reports no disclosures.