Nov 30, 2010
1) AAN quality measures on Parkinson disease 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. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Eric Cheng about the AAN quality measures on Parkinson disease. In the next segment, Dr. Ryan Overman is reading our e-Pearl of the week about Guillain-Barre mimics: Amiodarone neurotoxicity. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Beau Bruce interviews Dr. James Howard for the last part of our discussion on neuro-muscular disease with this week being about acetylcholine esterase inhibitors for our Lesson of the Week. In concluding, there is a brief statement where to find other up-to date patient information and current Patient Page. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Burns, Cheng and, Overman. Dr. Burns receives a stipend as Podcast Editor for Neurology®, and performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort).Dr. Cheng serves as a consultant for the National Parkinson Foundation; and receives research support from the NIH/NINDS (K23NS058571 [PI]), the VA Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the California Office of Statewide Planning and Development, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the American Heart Association. Dr. Overman serves as Deputy Editor on the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section editorial team and the Neurology® Podcast Committee.