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Oct 26, 2010

1) Pneumococcal meningitis and 2) Topic of the month: Bedside testing of the frontal lobes. 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. Bart Nathan interviews Drs. Matthijs Brouwer and Diederik van de Beek about their paper on pneumococcal meningitis. In the next segment, Dr. Ryan Overman is reading our e-Pearl of the week about REM sleep behavior disorder in the synucleinopathies. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Russ Swerdlow for the last part of our discussion on bedside testing of the frontal lobes 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. Van de Beek, Overman, and Burns. Dr. van de Beek has received research support from The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development and the Academic Medical Center.Dr. Overman serves as Deputy Editor on the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section editorial team and the Neurology® Podcast Committee.Dr. Burns receives a stipend as Podcast Editor for Neurology®, and performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort).