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Jun 1, 2010

1) Embouchure dystonia and 2) progressive myoclonic encephalopathies. 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. Robert Pascuzzi interviews Dr. Bernhard Haslinger about his paper on embouchure dystonia. In the next segment, Dr. Ryan Overman is reading our e-Pearl of the week about the corneal reflex in stroke. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Alberto Espay interviews Dr. Berge Minassian for part 2 on progressive myoclonic encephalopathies for our Lesson of the Week. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Haslinger, Pascuzzi and Espay. Dr. Haslinger serves on a scientific board for Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC; has received funding from travel from Ipsen, Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC, and Medtronic, Inc.; has received speaker honoraria from Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Desitin Pharmaceuticals, GmbH, Ipsen, and Allergan, Inc.; receives research support from Ipsen and from the German Research Foundation (DFG).Dr. Pascuzzi serves on the Board of Directors of the ABPN; serves on the Neurology RRC; served as immediate past Program Director for Neurology Residency Training at Indiana University; participates in multicenter clinical trials for a variety of neuromuscular disorders but receives no direct compensation; and gives lectures for the AAN and at multiple academic medical centers but does not received personal compensation.Dr. Espay received has personal compensation as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim; grant support from Codman; Medtronic, Inc; Allergan, Inc.; and CleveMed, and honoraria from UCB-SCHWARZ PHARMA AG; Medtronic, Inc. and Novartis.