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March 15 2011 Issue: Early recognition of poor prognosis in Guillain-Barré syndrome

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1) Guillain-Barré syndrome and 2) Topic of the month: Sports neurology. 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. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Bart Jacobs about his paper on Guillain-Barré syndrome. In the next segment, Dr. Jennifer Fugate is reading our e-Pearl of the week about early handedness a sign of presumed perinatal stroke. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Howard Goodkin interviews Dr. Jeff Kutcher about concussion diagnosis. The LOTWs for the next two weeks of March will be post-concussion syndrome and peripheral nerve injury. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Burns, Jacobs, Fugate and Goodkin.Dr. Burns receives a stipend as Podcast Editor for Neurology®, and performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort).Dr. Jacobs has received funding for travel from Baxter International Inc.; and has received research support from the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, the Prinses Beatrix Fonds, and from GBS-CIDP Foundation International. Dr. Fugate serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Goodkin serves on the scientific board for Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance and CURE; serves on the editorial board for Neurology and Surgical Neurology International; receives royalties from the publication of the book The choking game and other strangulation activities in children and adolescents; and is funded by NIH grants [R01 NS067439 PI and R01 NS48413 PI].

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