May 12, 2014
1) Venous thromboembolism in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and 2) Topic of the month: Critical care neurology. 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. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Lorne Zinman about his paper on venous thromboembolism in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dr. James Addington is reading our e-Pearl of the week about SCN4A mutations. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Mike Brogan interviews Dr. Thomas Bleck about the management of status epilepticus in critical care. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Burns, Zinman, Addington and Bleck.Dr. Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Dr. Zinman serves on the scientific advisory board for the Data and Safety Monitoring Board NIH sponsored Tamoxiphen/Creatine ALS Study (non-profit entity); receives research support from the Garfield Weston Foundation, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Institute of Health Research, ALS Society of Canada and the NIH.Dr. Addington serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Bleck serves on the data safety and monitoring boards of the NIH sponsored RAMPART and ProTECT trials.