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December 13 2011 Issue: Evidence-based guideline: Clinical evaluation and treatment of transverse myelitis

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1) Transverse myelitis and 2) Topic of the month: Dizziness. 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. Alex Bragg interviews Dr. Thomas Scott about the evidence-based guideline on transverse myelitis. In the next segment, Dr. Stacey Clardy is reading our e-Pearl of the week about Gates' rule of 4 of the brainstem. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Drs. Kevin Kerber and Robert W. Baloh about Dix-Hallpike maneuver. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Scott, Clardy, Burns, Kerber and Baloh.Dr. Scott has received funding for travel or speaker honoraria from, served on the speakers' bureaus and scientific advisory boards of, and performed consultation work for Acorda Therapeutics Inc., Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Biogen Idec, Novartis, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; served as an associate editor for BMC Neurology; and has received research support from Biogen Idec, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Novartis, Pittsburgh Foundation, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.Dr. Clardy serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort); and has received research support from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and Knopp Neurosciences Inc..Dr. Kerber has served as a consultant for and received speaker honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology; receives publishing royalties for Clinical Neurophysiology of the Vestibular System, 4th edition (Oxford University Press, 2010); and receives research support from the NIH/NCRR and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.Dr. Baloh has received speaker honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology; serves on the editorial board of Neurology; receives publishing royalties for Clinical Neurophysiology of the Vestibular System, 4th edition (Oxford University Press, 2010); and receives research support from the NIH.

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