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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Jan 23, 2020

In a patient with isolated, progressive hand numbness and weakness, there is a much to be learned about the clinical exam. Often, its all you need. This week, Dr. Aakriti Kothiwal (Cooper University Hospital) presents this week's clinical case and helps localize the lesion.

Produced by James E. Siegler and Aakriti...


Jan 9, 2020

The common teaching is that restricted diffusion on MRI indicates stroke—acute cerebral infarction. When, more specifically, the changes on DWI and ADC indicate impairment in the random movement of water molecules in a given tissue. With slower movement, as in energy-depleted tissues with failing...


Dec 26, 2019

2019 was a big year. The year of the Mueller report. The American college admissions scandals. Brexit. But it was also the year the US Women's team won the World Cup, and lobbied for the equal pay of women and men in sports. It was the year of NMO, in which several pivotal trials showed benefit of disease...


Dec 12, 2019

In the TV show, HOUSE, it's either lupus or its sarcoidosis. Only, it's never sarcoidosis. That's because sarcoidosis is such a heterogeneous condition and can affect practically any age group. In some patients, this idiopathic inflammatory disorder can also involve the nervous system. Also causing a variety of signs...


Dec 5, 2019

In 2016, when we first launched the BrainWaves podcast, cryptogenic stroke was a poorly understood concept. 3 years later, it remains poorly understood. But we are making progress. In this week's update of episode 10, we review the progress that has been made in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of...