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May 21, 2012

1) Small fiber neuropathy 2) Topic of the month: Diagnosis of MCI and AD. 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. Steve Waxman about his paper on small fiber neuropathy. Dr. Jennifer Fugate is reading our e-Pearl of the week about diffusion-weighted imaging. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Jeff Burns interviews Dr. John Morris about other biomarkers for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer disease. Next week they will discuss preclinical Alzheimer disease. All participants have disclosures.Dr. Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort); and has received research support from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and Knopp Neurosciences Inc..Dr. Waxman serves on the editorial boards of Clinical Neuroscience, The Neurologist, Neurobiology of Disease, Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, SYNAPSE, Molecular Neurobiology, Clinical Neuroscience Research, Neuron-Glia Biology, Neurotherapeutics, Trends in Molecular Medicine, Molecular Pain and Channels; served on the editorial board Journal of Neurotrauma; serves on the scientific advisory board for Brain and Nature Reviews Neurology; Editor-in-Chief of The Neuroscientist and Neuroscience Letters; Editor of The Journal of Physiology; Section Head Multiple Sclerosis, Faculty of 1000 Medicine; is or has been a consultant for Cardiome Pharmaceutical, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vertex Pharmaceutical, ChromaCell and DaiNippon Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals; receives research support from Pfizer Inc., The Erythromelalgia Association and Department of Veterans Affairs; holds stock options in SITE ONE Research for serving on its Advisory Board and is listed as an inventor for a patent held by Yale University on the Invention of sodium channel NaV1.9.Dr. Fugate serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Jeff Burns serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease; has served on a scientific advisory board for the American Academy of Physician Education; has received publishing royalties for Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment (Wiley Press, 2008) and Dementia: An Atlas of Investigation and Diagnosis (Clinical Publishing, 2007); serves on the speakers' bureau for Novartis; has served as a consultant for Medacorp Consulting, Johnson County Clinical Trials, and PRA International; receives research support from Elan Corporation, Janssen, Wyeth, Pfizer Inc, Danone, and the Dana Foundation; and has served as an expert witness in legal proceedings regarding competency.Dr. Morris serves on scientific advisory boards for Eisai Inc., Esteve, Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy Program, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., and Pfizer Inc; serves on the editorial advisory board of Annals of Neurology; receives royalties from the publications of the books Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Handbook of Dementing Illnesses, 2nd edition and for an editorial in Lancet Neurology; and receives research support from Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy Program and Pfizer Inc.