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Oct 29, 2012

1) Intracranial arterial stenosis 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. Brad Worrall with Drs. Xunming Ji and Ran Meng about their paper on intracranial arterial stenosis. Dr. Jennifer Fugate is reading our e-Pearl of the week about Kleine-Levin syndrome. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Peter James Dyck about evaluation of demyelinating polyneuropathy. 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. Worrall, Fugate, Burns, and Dyck.Dr. Worrall has received research funding from NIH (6 grants). He serves as an outcomes adjudicator for the NHLBI for AREDS2 and as an ad hoc reviewer for the NIH and Veterans Administration study sections. Dr. Worrall received several honoraria for serving as faculty and/or director for courses at the AAN annual meetings and an honorarium for speaking for the Operation Stroke program (AHA/ASA funded) at Fairfax Inova Hospital. Dr. Worrall is on the Editorial Boards of Neurology and Seminars in Neurology. Dr. Worrall received nominal royalties for serving as a Chapter Author for Merritt's Neurology and receives an honorarium as Associate Editor of Neurology. 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. Dyck serves as an Associate Editor of Diabetes; is employed as a consultant in Neurology at the Mayo Clinic and receives research support from Pfizer Inc, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Anylam Pharmaceuticals and the NIH.