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Jun 15, 2010

1) Imaging in acute stroke and 2) conflicts of interest: A personal perspective. 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. Brett Kissela interviews Dr. Yves Samson about his paper on diffusion-weighted MR imaging in acute stroke. In the next segment, Dr. Ryan Overman is reading our e-Pearl of the week about posterior vermal split syndrome. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Matthew Wong interviews Dr. Joseph Martin for our Lesson of the Week about his paper on the pervasive influence of conflicts of interest. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Kissela, Samson and Martin. Dr. Kissela served on the scientific advisory board for Allergan, Inc in 2009; served as a consultant for Allergan for 2-day meeting in 2009; received honoraria from CME program and unrestricted educational grants; received research support from the NIH [R01 NS 30678], [N01 NS 081588], [1Ul1 RR026314] and received compensation for reviewing records for several medical/legal cases regarding stroke. Dr. Samson is co-inventor of Neurinfarct software (Patent WO 2008/000973, issued 2008) currently owned by Intelligence in Medical Technologies, Paris; and holds stock in Intelligence in Medical Technologies. Dr. Martin has been on the Board of Directors at Baxter International for 8 years. For a short narrative describing this activity in greater detail, and the effect it had on Dr. Martin's activities, please see appendix e-1 at