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BrainWaves

Jun 29, 2016

When the heart stops working, the brain stops working. But if the brain stops working, does the heart shut down? In this episode, Dr. David Manly discusses the pathogenesis and management of the reversible syndromes of neurogenic stress cardiomyopathy. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for...


Jun 23, 2016

Since its inception in 2002, the FAME clinic has provided the city of Karatu, Tanzania, an unprecedented medical refuge. With over 22,000 clinic visits in 2015 alone, this rural clinic continues to thrive in the region. In this episode of BrainWaves, Dr. Michael Rubenstein ("Dr. Mike") discusses the development of a...


Jun 16, 2016

Although physicians use medications to treat headache, the mind can become tolerant. In fact, many otherwise helpful medications may even aggravate a pre-existing headache syndrome. In this BrainWaves brief, we discuss the concept of medication-overuse headache and its treatment, which may be counterintuitive and is...


Jun 7, 2016

Long-term anti-thrombotic treatment of embolic stroke sounds like a tricky field to navigate. Aspirin is the drug of choice in the acute setting for most patients, but when cardioembolic stroke is suspected, aspirin is inferior to anticoagulation for preventing recurrent stroke. In the age of novel oral anticoagulants,...


Jun 1, 2016

Diagnostic dilemmas, cryptogenic infarcts account for almost a third of all stroke subtypes. But if you break it down, it's really not so complicated. In our tenth episode, Dr. Noah Levinson gets some insight into the diagnostic approach of this confounding condition. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended...