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Nov 8, 2011

1) Guideline update: treatment of essential tremor and 2) Topic of the month: Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. 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. Tiffini Voss interviews Dr. Rodger Elble about the guideline update on treatment of essential tremor. In the next segment, Dr. Jennifer Fugate is reading our e-Pearl of the week about 'Burned-out hippocampus' syndrome. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Eelco Wijdicks about neurologic examination of post-cardiac arrest patients. Over the following weeks, Dr. Burns will interview Dr. Wijdicks about how to translate neurologic examination into a prognosis. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Elble, Fugate, Burns and Wijdicks.Dr. Elble serves on the scientific advisory board for the International Essential Tremor Foundation; has received funding for travel from the Movement Disorders Society; receives research support from GlaxoSmithKline, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Pfizer Inc, Phytopharm, Janssen (Ortho-McNeil), the NIH/NINDS, and the Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation of Kiwanis International; and has acted as an expert witness in a medico-legal proceeding. Dr. Fugate serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. 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. Wijdicks serves as Editor-in-Chief for Neurocritical Care; and receives royalties for books published by Oxford University Press.