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Jul 5, 2011

1) Outcome of comatose patients and 2) Topic of the month: Mononeuropathies. 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. Matt Flaherty interviews Dr. Eelco Wijdicks about his paper on predicting outcome of comatose patients. In the next segment, Dr. Jennifer Fugate is reading our e-Pearl of the week about eight-and-a-half-syndrome. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. John Stewart about median neuropathies. Over the subsequent three weeks, Dr. Burns will interview Dr. Stewart about other common mononeuropathies. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Flaherty, Wijdicks, Fugate and Burns.Dr. Flaherty is a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, received research support from PhotoThera, Inc. and is funding by NIH grants 2D50NS044283-06 [PI}, NIH R01 NS030678 [Co-I], NIH R01 NS 036695 [Co-I], and NIH R01 NS044876 [Co-I).Dr. Wijdicks receives honoraria from Springer for his role as the Editor-in-Chief of Neurocritical Care and receives royalties from books published with Oxford University Press. Dr. Fugate serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Burns receives a stipend as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort); and has received research support from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and Knopp Neurosciences Inc..