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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Mar 21, 2019

Nobody is getting any younger. Which is too bad. Muscle cramping...fatigue...stiffness... you'll be dealing with it more and more. 'It's probably nothing,' you tell yourself. But what if it's not? Every once in a while, you might come across a case of myotonia. And you won't want to miss it. This week on BrainWaves, Dr....


Mar 14, 2019

In 2016, we heard the results of the MGTX trial--a pivotal investigation that demonstrated the efficacy of thymectomy for select patients with non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis. This spring, we saw the long-term follow-up data from the MGTX investigators. In this week's re-run, we summarize these data, critique it, and...


Mar 7, 2019

Before it was called epilepsy, it was a falling sickness. A disturbance of consciousness summoned by magic or demonic possession. Although it is less of a mystery today, the Sacred Disease is one neurological condition that continues to pique our curiosity. Join us as we recount the fascinating history of this mystical...


Feb 21, 2019

Heroin was originally marketed as a cough suppressant in 1898. (Obviously, people have discovered more uses for it since then.) One hundred years later, it has paved the way for a worldwide drug abuse epidemic. Dr. Mike Rubenstein presents this week's clinical case of a very particular type of heroin use and a rare form...


Feb 13, 2019

In the second half of our two-part series on complications of organ transplantation, Dr. Raj Dhar (Neurocritical Care, Washington University in St. Louis) discusses his experience managing the non-infectious complications of organ transplantation--from drug toxicities to multi-disciplinary medical care.

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