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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Jul 19, 2018

Some have estimated the annual cost of chronic back or neck pain in the US to exceed $200 billion per year. And the economic burden is almost as unbearable as the pain faced by patients. This week on the program, we discuss the clinical and radiographic aspects of structural spine disease--or spondylosis--and...


Jul 12, 2018

It seems like a new antibody in autoimmune central nervous system disorders is being discovered every day. Well, maybe not that frequently. But autoimmune encephalitis may now be as common as infectious encephalitis. In this week's program, we revisit an episode from 2016 where Dr. Ramani Balu (neurocritical care)...


Jul 5, 2018

In 2017, neuroimmunology experts revised the criteria with which we diagnose multiple sclerosis, they encouraged more aggressive treatment, and now they have introduced novel therapeutic agents into our pharmacologic armamentarium. Dr. Christopher Perrone explains how these newer agents work and how effective they are...


Jun 28, 2018

That's what the Greeks called it. Madness. In Sanskrit, the term was rabhas, which meant "to do violence". Later, Latin and English translations would give us the present day term for it.

Rabies.

Dr. Krista Rieckert (veterinary medicine) comments on this example of a neurotropic virus that infects humans and...


Jun 21, 2018

This week's clinical case features a complex course of hospital-acquired delirium with an in-depth discussion on antipsychotics. Dr. Ayyappan Venkatraman reviews the pertinent psychopharmacology in dopaminergic and non-dopaminergic signaling.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Unheard Music Concepts, Kevin McLeod,...