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Jul 28, 2016

The human body only has enough thiamine to last 2-3 weeks, so what happens when we run out? In this BrainWaves brief, we review the consequences of acute thiamine deficiency on the nervous system. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical...


Jul 21, 2016

How much can a picture mean to a patient? How much can it mean to a provider? And what if that picture is an MRI, instead of a photograph? In this episode of our Humanities section, we deliver 2 perspectives on imaging in patient care. On the one hand, MRI and CT scan can tell you a lot about a patient's medical history...


Jul 14, 2016

Myasthenia gravis is a disorder characterized by proximal weakness, ptosis, and antibody formation against proteins at the neuromuscular junction. Most commonly, the protein targeted by antibodies is the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. However, research in the last 2 decades has identified a number of other antibody...


Jul 7, 2016

Things you need to know about the way anti-epileptic drugs affect each other, all in one podcast. Take a few minutes here to familiarize yourself with these common and critical complications of seizure management. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to...