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Nov 23, 2010

1) Corticobasal syndrome and 2) Topic of the month: Neuro-muscular disease. 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. Alberto Espay interviews Drs. Jennifer Whitwell and Keith Josephs about their paper on corticobasal syndrome. In the next segment, Dr. Ryan Overman is reading our e-Pearl of the week about Guillain-Barre mimics: Buckthorn neurotoxicity. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Beau Bruce interviews Dr. Rahman Pourmand for the next part of our discussion on Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome for our Lesson of the Week. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Espay, Whitwell, Josephs, and Overman. Dr. Espay received has personal compensation as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim; grant support from Codman; Medtronic, Inc; Allergan, Inc.; and CleveMed, and honoraria from UCB-SCHWARZ PHARMA AG; Medtronic, Inc. and Novartis.Dr. Whitwell receives research support from the Dana Foundation and the NIH (R01- DC010367 [coinvestigator] and R01-AG037491 [coinvestigator]).Dr. Josephs receives research support from the NIH (NIDCD R01- DC010367 [PI], NIA R01-AG037491 [PI], and NINDS 2P50 NS040256-10 [coinvestigator]) and the Dana Foundation.Dr. Overman serves as Deputy Editor on the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section editorial team and the Neurology® Podcast Committee.