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Jun 16, 2014

1) Factors associated with recovery from acute optic neuritis in multiple sclerosis and 2) Topic of the month: Neuro-infectious diseases. 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. Mark Keegan interviews Dr. Tanuja Chitnis about her paper on factors associated with recovery from acute optic neuritis in multiple sclerosis. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about tanycytic ependymal tumors. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Chenjie Xia interviews Dr. Karen Roos about neurology and infectious diseases: Bacterial meningoencephalitides. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Jen, Tedeschi, Numis and Roos.Dr. Keegan serves as Chief Editor of eMedicine and receives research support from Terumo BCT.Dr. Chitnis is a consultant for Biogen Idec, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Novartis, Sanofi-aventis; receives research support from Merck Serono and Novartis in the form of Independent Investigator Awards, National Multiple Sclerosis Society. the Peabody Foundation and the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation.Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Roos receives royalties for five published books.