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Oct 22, 2012

1) Early epileptiform abnormalities and 2) Topic of the month: Evaluation of polyneuropathy. 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. Mark Quigg with Drs. Moushin Shafi and Brandon Westover about their paper on absence of early epileptiform abnormalities. Dr. Jennifer Fugate is reading our e-Pearl of the week about Doral midbrain syndrome. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Drs. Michelle L. Mauermann and P. James Dyck about evaluation of the chronic, axonal polyneuropathy. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Quigg, Shafi, Fugate, Burns and Mauermann.Dr. Quigg receives royalties from the publication of the book EEG Pearls; has a patent for actigraphy system for seizure characterization and receives research support from the NIH.Dr. Shafi performs EMG and cEEG monitoring studies in his epilepsy practice (35% effort); receives honoraria from (1) J. Kiffin Penry Epilepsy Minifellowship - reimbursement for travel, conference accommodations and food (2) American Epilepsy Society Fellows Program - funds for travel and attendance at 2011 American Epilepsy Society conference; and receives research support from (1) National Center for Research Resources: Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center and the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology and is funded by the NIH. Dr. Fugate serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (35% effort); and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals.Dr. Mauermann receives research support from Pfizer Inc and the NIH.