Oct 14, 2013
1) Vagus nerve stimulation for the treatment of epilepsy and 2) Topic of the month: Multiple sclerosis therapy and treatment. 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. Antel Patel interviews Dr. George Morris about his paper on vagus nerve stimulation for the treatment of epilepsy. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about vitamin B6 and epilepsy. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Mark Keegan interviews Dr. Robert Fox about dimethylfumarate for multiple sclerosis. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Patel, Morris, Numis, Keegan, and Fox.Dr. Patel serves as Book editor for the Journal of Child Neurology; receives research support from UCB and Eisai Inc.Dr. Morris performs clinical care involving vagus nerve stimulation (5% effort) in his practice; serves on the speakers' bureaus of UCB, Cyberonics, Lundbeck, Inc.; is a consultant for UCB, Cyberonics, Lundbeck, Inc.; receives honoraria from UCB, Cyberonics, Lundbeck. Inc; receives research support from UCB, Cyberonics, Lundbeck. Inc.Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Keegan serves as Chief Editor of eMedicine and receives research support from Terumo BCT.Dr. Fox serves as an editorial board member of Neurology and Multiple Sclerosis Journal; serves on the scientific advisory board for Biogen Idec, Novartis; is a consultant for Allozyne, Avanir, Biogen Idec, Novartis, Questcor, EMD Serono, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; receives research support from Novartis, National MS Society and NIH.