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Cannabis licensing and epilepsy: addressing the challenges for doctors and patients

11/14/2018
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What do adult neurologists need to know ahead of the likely licensing of Epidiolex for epilepsy in the UK in 2019? It is quite possible that cannabidiol, currently licensed in the USA for treating rare genetic epilepsies, may open the door for the widespread legalisation of recreational cannabis. Dr Rhys Thomas (Neurologist at the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK) tells fellow Practical Neurology Associate Editor Dr Tom Hughes why the arguments about who may benefit from...

Duration:00:15:22

Valproate contraindicated in pregnancy: new regulations and advice for neurologists

4/19/2018
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Valproate is now contraindicated in pregnancy and women of child-bearing potential. The new stipulations from the Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures-Human (CMDh), a regulatory body representing European Union member states, about the use of valproate in women of child-bearing potential states that “Valproate should never be started unless alternative treatments are not suitable”. However, people taking this drug used to treat epilepsy should not stop...

Duration:00:10:29

Duchenne's muscular dystrophy - from gene discovery to treatment

8/21/2017
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Professor Michael Hanna, Senior Consultant Neurologist at Queen Square, UCL, London, discusses the developments in genetics in neuromuscular diseases with Eric Hoffman, Gordon Holmes lecturer at the ABN meeting 2017, in Liverpool. Professor Eric Hoffman (Binghampton University, USA) describes in this conversation his extensive work on the rare condition of Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy. This is the last of a series of podcasts recorded at the 2017 ABN meeting, held in May, in Liverpool, UK....

Duration:00:08:38

Nodding syndrome: a public health issue in children of South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania

7/19/2017
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Nodding syndrome affects children from 5 to 15 years old in some parts of the African continent. In this podcast, David Nicholl, Department of Neurology, City Hospital, Birmingham, UK, is joined by Mark Ellul, ABN fellow, University of Liverpool, UK, to discuss the latest research in this epileptic disorder. They talked at the Association of British Neurologists annual meeting, Liverpool, May 2017. http://pn.bmj.com/

Duration:00:08:54

ABN Annual Meeting: Professor Andrew Schwartz and the high-performance neural prosthetics

7/11/2017
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Professor Andrew Schwartz (University of Pittsburgh, USA) discusses the latest progress toward high-performance neural prosthetics with Practical Neurology's editor Geraint Fuller. The subject was highlighted at the ABN annual meeting 2017, held in May, in Liverpool, UK. For more content on this topic please visit http://pn.bmj.com/.

Duration:00:15:44

ABN Annual Meeting 2017: Interview with Kevin Talbot

6/9/2017
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At the ABN annual meeting 2017, David Burn interviews Kevin Talbot on the his talk on Antisense treatments in spinal muscular atrophy. The ABN Autumn Meeting took place on Wednesday 3rd May in Liverpool. For more content on this topic please visit: pn.bmj.com/

Duration:00:08:58

ABN Autumn Lecture: Antisense treatments in neurological disease

11/21/2016
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Based on the ABN's Autumn Meeting, Martin Turner interviews Matthew Wood on the his lecture Antisense treatments in neurological disease. The ABN Autumn Meeting took place on 20th October 2016 in London. For more content on this topic please visit: pn.bmj.com/

Duration:00:07:39

ABN Autumn Lecture: Treatable hereditary neuropathies

11/21/2016
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Based on the ABN's Autumn Meeting, David Nicholl interviews Mary Reilly on the her lecture Treatable Hereditary Neuropathies. The ABN Autumn Meeting took place on 20th October 2016 in London. For more content on this topic please visit: pn.bmj.com/

Duration:00:10:43

ABN Autumn Lecture: Functional movement disorders - phenomenology and management

11/21/2016
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Based on the ABN's Autumn Meeting, David Nicholl interviews Mark Edwards on his lecture Functional Movement Disorders - Phenomenology and Management. The ABN Autumn Meeting took place on 20th October 2016 in London. Recommended articles on this topic include: Explaining functional disorders in the neurology clinic: a photo story Alan Carson, Alexander Lehn, Lea Ludwig, Jon Stone pn.bmj.com/content/16/1/56 Functional neurological symptoms: welcome to the new normal Mark J Edwards...

Duration:00:10:35

ABN Autumn Lectures: Debate: MS and stem cells - hope or hype?

11/7/2016
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Based on the ABN's Autumn Meeting debate, Ralph Gregory interviews Neil Robertson on the subject of MS and stem cells and whether they're hope or hype. The ABN Autumn Meeting took place on 20th October 2016 in London. For more content on this topic please visit: http://pn.bmj.com/

Duration:00:07:44

ABN Autumn Lectures: Gliomas - from biology to bedside

11/7/2016
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Based on the ABN's Autumn Meeting, David Burn interviews Anthony Chalmers on his lecture Gliomas - from Biology to Bedside. The ABN Autumn Meeting took place on 20th October 2016 in London.

Duration:00:09:28

ABN Autumn Lectures: Stroke treatment - past, present and future

10/31/2016
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Based on the ABN's Autumn Meeting, PN Editor Phil Smith interviews Peter Sandercock on his lecture Stroke Treatment - Past, Present and Future. The ABN Autumn Meeting took place on 20th October 2016 in London.

Duration:00:07:17

ABN Autumn Lectures: Epilepsy surgery - who, what and when?

10/31/2016
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Based on the ABN's Autumn Meeting, PN Editor Geraint Fuller interviews Khalid Hamandi on his lecture Epilepsy Surgery - Who, What and When? The ABN Autumn Meeting took place on 20th October 2016 in London.

Duration:00:07:47

ABN Conference 2016: Nick Fletcher on movement disorders in young adults

7/5/2016
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Hugh Morris is joined by Nick Fletcher to discuss his ABN Conference lecture "Movement disorders in young adults". The ABN conference 2016, which theme was "The Seven Ages of Man", was held in May, in Brighton, UK.

Duration:00:12:34

ABN Medallist 2016: Professor Alastair Compton and the innovation on Multiple Sclerosis research

7/5/2016
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Practical Neurology Associate Editor Neil Scolding interviews ABN Medallist Prof. Alastair Compton, at the British Neurosciences Association 2016 conference. Alastair Compton, Professor Emeritus of Neurology, looks back to the history of the Multiple Slerosis research, the books he is publishing, advice for young scientists and his most recent medal. The ABN conference 2016, which theme was "The Seven Ages of Man", was held in May, in Brighton, UK.

Duration:00:08:57

Functional Disorders - Geraint Fuller interviews Jon Stone

7/5/2016
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Practical Neurology Editor Geraint Fuller is joined by Jon Stone to discuss two of his recent Practical Neurology papers on the subject of functional disorders. Dr Jon Stone is a Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neurology. The discussed papers: Functional neurological disorders: the neurological assessment as treatment - http://pn.bmj.com/content/16/1/7.full Explaining functional disorders in the neurology clinic: a photo story - http://pn.bmj.com/content/16/1/56.full...

Duration:00:15:50

ABN Conference 2016: Phil Smith interviews Ingrid Scheffer about epilepsy genetics comes of age

6/20/2016
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Practical Neurology Editor Phil Smith is joined by Ingrid Scheffer to discuss her ABN Conference Gordon Holmes' lecture: "Epilepsy genetics comes of age". Professor Ingrid Scheffer, paediatric neurologist and professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, is a world leading voice in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. The ABN conference 2016, which theme was "The Seven Ages of Man", was held in May, in Brighton, UK.

Duration:00:10:34

Ten year analysis of the UK Multiple Sclerosis risk sharing scheme study: ABN Conference 2016

6/14/2016
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Dr Jacqueline Palace is interviewed about her 10 year analysis of the UK Multiple Sclerosis risk sharing scheme study, presented at this year's Association of British Neurologists (ABN)conference, in Brighton, UK. Jackie Palace, who is interviewed in this podcast by Ralph Gregory, is a clinical lead for the UK MS risk sharing scheme study assessing the long term effects of beta-interferon and Copaxone. The ABN conference 2016, which theme was "The Seven Ages of Man", was held in May, in...

Duration:00:06:16

Oliver Sacks on 'The man who mistook his wife for a hat'

3/23/2015
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Welcome to another Practical Neurology book club podcast with PN editor Phil Smith. This time the club and discussed Oliver Sack’s ‘The man who mistook his wife for a hat’, and were honoured to be joined via Skype by Dr Sacks himself. Listen to hear his thoughts on understanding patients, how writing has influenced his clinical approach, and changes in neurology in the past few decades.

Duration:00:13:19

Huw Morris on 'Lucky Man'

7/29/2014
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Michael J Fox, star of the Back to the Future trilogy, was born in 1961, moved to Hollywood aged 18 and while avidly lapping up the customary attention and refreshments, he developed Parkinson’s disease. He has now authored a memoir describing his experience of the disease alongside his career as an actor. In this podcast, hear PN editor Phil Smith discuss the book with Huw Morris, expert in young onset Parkinson's, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Listen to the other...

Duration:00:23:42