Nov 14, 2016
1) Efficacy and safety of deflazacort versus prednisone and placebo for Duchenne muscular dystrophy2) e-Pearl topic: Alien limb phenomenon3) Topic of the month: How to examine and approach movement disordersThis 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. Kelly Gwathmey interviews Dr. Robert Griggs about his the efficacy and safety of deflazacort versus prednisone for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Dr. Ilena George is reading our e-Pearl of the week about alien limb phenomenon. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Alberto Espay interviews Dr. Don Gilbert on the topic of tics.DISCLOSURES: Dr. Griggs serves as Correspondence Editor for Neurology®; serves as an editorial board member of NeuroTherapeutics and Current Treatment Opinions in Neurology; serves on the scientific advisory board for SAB for National Hospital Queen Square, Marathon Pharmaceuticals, PTC Therapeutics, Inc., DSMB, Taro Pharm and Sarepta Pharmaceuticals; is a consultant for Marathon, PTC Therapeutics, Sarepta, Taro Pharm and Idera Pharmaceuticals;receives royalties for data of previous studies from Taro Pharm and Marathon Pharmaceuticals; receives royalties from the publication of the books: Andreoli and Carpenter's Cecil Essentials of Medicine, Eighth Edition, Cecil Textbook of Medicine, multiple editions and Evaluation and Treatment of Myopathies; receives research support from Taro Pharma, Marathon Pharmaceuticals, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, Inc., Muscular Dystrophy Association, Novel Molecular Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Disease: Implications for Therapy and the NIH.Dr. George serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Espay serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders; serves as an editorial board member of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders and The European Neurological Journal; serves on the scientific advisory board for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Abbvie), Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Impax, Merz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pfizer Inc, Solstice Neurosciences, Eli Lilly and Company, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and USWorldMeds; is a consultant for Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd., Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Abbvie), ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cynapsus and Lundbeck, Inc; receives royalties for publications of books from Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and Cambridge University Press; serves on the speakers' bureau of UCB, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society; receives research support from the CleveMed/Great Lake Neurotechnilogies, Michael J. Fox Foundation and the NIH.Dr. Gilbert serves on the scientific advisory boards of Investigations of Neuroplasticity Mechanisms in Autism Spectrum Disorders, the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; received honoraria from the Tourette Association of America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Hong Kong Society of Child Neurology and Developmental Pediatrics; received funding for travel for educational talks to physicians and affected patients and families;receives royalties from the publication of the book Movement Disorders in Childhood, 2nd edition; receives research support from Ecopipam Pharmaceuticals, Neurocrine Pharmaceuticals, EryDel Pharmaceuticals, and NIH; and has provided expert testimony for the Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services regarding Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation Programs.