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Jan 16, 2017

1) Glucocorticoid-associated worsening in reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome2) What's Trending: Upcoming changes regarding the Neurology® Resident & Fellow section 3) Topic of the Month: Neuromuscular topicsThis podcast begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the January 17, 2017 issue of Neurology. In the first segment, Dr. Andy Southerland talks with Dr. Aneesh Singhal about his paper on glucocorticoid-associated worsening of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome. Dr. Ted Burns talks with Dr. Roy Strowd about upcoming changes regarding the Neurology Resident & Fellow section for our “What's Trending” feature of the week. In the next part of the podcast, Dr. Ted Burns focuses his interview with Dr. Volker Straub on limb-girdle dystrophy. Disclosures can be found at 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. Aneesh Singhal has served on the scientific advisory boards of Biogen and DSMB; has served on the editorial board of Medical Gas Research; has received publishing royalties for the book Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndromes; has been a consultant to Biogen; has acted as an event adjudicator for the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Trial Group; has received research support from Boehringer Ingelheim, NIH-NINDS, the American Academy of Neurology, UpToDate, and Medlink; and has served as a medicolegal expert witness for individual cases concerning stroke. 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. Strowd serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Straub has served on the scientific advisory boards for Pfizer, Italfarmaco, Audentes Therapeutics, Bristol-Myer Squibb, Summit Therapeutics, Tivorsan, and the Nationwide Children's Hospital; has received travel funding and speaker honoraria from Sanofi Genzyme; has served on the editorial boards of Neuromuscular Disorders, the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, and PLoS Currents Muscular Dystrophy; has been a consultant for Sanofi Genzyme; and has received research support from Sanofi Genzyme, BioMarin, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Sarepta Therapeutics, Ultragenyx, the European Commission, the UK Medical Research Council, Newcastle University, the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, the Association Fracaise Contre les Myopathies, the LGMD2I Research Fund, the Wellcome Trust, the Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust, Muscular Dystrophy UK, and Action Medical Research.All other participants have no disclosures.