Sep 2, 2013
1) GABAB receptor autoantibody frequency in-service serological evaluation and 2) This week's topic: About Ted Burns about being diagnosed with a serious cancer. 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. Zsofia Hole interviews Dr. Andrew McKeon about his paper on GABAB receptor autoantibody frequency in-service serological evaluation. Dr. Roy Strowd is reading our e-Pearl of the week about Fazio-Londe syndrome. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Alberto Espay interviews Dr. Ted Burns about being diagnosed with a serious cancer and how he has gained insight into what it's like being a patient. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. McKeon, Strowd, Espay, and Burns.Dr. McKeon receives research support from the Guthy Jackson Charitable Foundation.Dr. Strowd serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Espay is supported by the K23 career development award (NIMH, 1K23MH092735); has received grant support from CleveMed/Great Lakes Neurotechnologies, Davis Phinney Foundation, and Michael J Fox Foundation; is a consultant for Chelsea Therapeutics; serves on the scientific advisory boards for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Abbott (now Abbie), Chelsea Therapeutics, TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Impax Pharmaceuticals, Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Solstice Neurosciences, and Eli Lilly and Company, USWorldMeds; serves as Assistant Editor of Movement Disorders and on the editorial boards of The European Neurological Journal and Frontiers in Movement Disorders; serves on the speakers' bureaus of Novartis, UCB, TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, American Academy of Neurology, Movement Disorder Society and receives royalties from Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and Cambridge University Press.Dr. Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals.