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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Nov 8, 2018

A patient comes into the emergency department. They've got a headache. You get some basic labs, a chest x-ray, a CT scan. And then you get a drug screen. But does this information even help you? And could it hurt the patient?

This week on the BrainWaves podcast, Dr. Emily Rosenthal shares her experience with Dr. Kelley...


Oct 25, 2018

Every time you order an MRI with contrast, you should think to yourself, "Why do I need contrast?"

Then, "If I need contrast, what are the risks?" This week, a show all about the risks of routine neuroimaging.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Little Glass Men, Loyalty Freak Music, and Kevin McLeod. Sound effects...


Oct 18, 2018

What do gardeners and snow skiers have in common? Well, besides the fact that both tend to enjoy the outdoors, it turns out they are also at an increased risk of peripheral nerve injury. This week on the podcast, we review the anatomy and pathophysiology of several of the most common sites of nerve damage in the...


Oct 11, 2018

As the name suggests, "evidence-based medicine" is dependent on published evidence to support our clinical practice and medical decision making. Implicit in this is the notion that all published evidence reflects the truth that underlies the biology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology of our health.

This is not the...


Oct 4, 2018

There is nothing mysterious about the chemistry of the cerebrospinal fluid. Cells. Protein. Glucose. But the interplay of these unique components can give you incredible insight into the state of the central nervous system. This week, we revisit a prior episode where Dr. Mike Rubenstein reviews his approach...