Jan 19, 2015
1) Exercise for falls prevention in Parkinson disease and 2) Topic of the month: Myelopathy due to systemic disease. 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. Michele Fullard interviews Dr. Colleen Canning about her paper on exercise for falls prevention in Parkinson disease. Dr. Sarah Wesley is reading our e-Pearl of the week about subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Steven L. Lewis about the topic of myelopathy due to systemic disease: drugs, toxins, vitamin and minerals. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Canning, Wesley, Burns and Lewis.Dr. Canning received funding for travel expenses and honorarium from the Movement Disorders Society, Singapore General Hospital, Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society; receives research support from the Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council, Parkinson's NSW and Harry Secomb Foundation.Dr. Wesley serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Dr. Lewis serves as CME Section Co-Editor for Neurology® and as Editor in Chief for Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology®; received royalties for book authorship and editorship from the publishers Wolters Kluwer and Wiley- Blackwell.