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Jun 8, 2015

1) Time from convulsive status epilepticus onset to anticonvulsant administration in children and 2) Topic of the month: Voices of encephalitis. 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. John Mytinger interviews Dr. Tobias Loddenkemper about his paper on time from convulsive status epilepticus onset to anticonvulsant administration in children. Dr. James Addington is reading our e-Pearl of the week about cannabis in epilepsy. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Lara Marcuse interviews Stephen Haslett about the topic of herpes simplex virus encephalitis. The participants had nothing to disclose except Dr. Loddenkemper and Addington.Dr. Loddenkemper performs video EEG long term monitoring, EEGs and other electrophysiological studies at Boston Children's Hospital (20% effort); evaluates pediatric neurology patients; serves on the Laboratory Accreditation Board for Long Term (Epilepsy and Intensive Care Unit) Monitoring, on the Council of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, on the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology; serves as an Associate Editor for Seizure serves as Contributing Editor for Epilepsy Currents; serves as an Associate Editor for Wyllie's Treatment of Epilepsy 6th edition; is part of pending patent applications to detect seizures and to diagnose epilepsy; receives research support from the American Epilepsy Society, the Epilepsy Foundation of America, the Epilepsy Therapy Project, PCORI, the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation, Cure, Danny-Did Foundation, HHV-6 Foundation, Lundbeck Inc., Eisai Inc., and Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.Dr. Addington serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section.