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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Sep 29, 2016

Heavy metal poisoning is increasingly rare in the US, but in patients with multi-organ dysfunction and unclear exposure history, you should be suspicious. In this episode of BrainWaves, we discuss the most common metals associated with central and peripheral nerve dysfunction, the symptoms they produce, imaging...


Sep 22, 2016

There's more to epilepsy than AED titration. (Shocking, I know.) Especially in women, management is undeniably complex. For example, the same enzymatic machinery used to metabolize AEDs is also used to break down estrogen-containing oral contraceptives--an interaction that could literally open a Pandora's box...


Sep 15, 2016

Abnormal eye movements can be...abnormal. We have already briefly covered efferent dysfunction in an earlier episode ("#9 Teaching through clinical cases: Painless ophthalmoparesis"), but now Dr. Ali Hamedani is back and excited to discuss how we characterize and localize nystagmus in the central nervous system....


Sep 8, 2016

In this week's episode of Teaching through Clinical Cases, Dr. Michael Rubenstein (episode 17, "The FAME clinic in Tanzania") leads a discussion on the evaluation of a young patient with a rapidly progressive gait difficulty with numbness and paresthesias. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for...


Sep 1, 2016

A relatively recent discovery in the history of neurology, autoimmune and paraneoplastic encephalitides encompass a wide spectrum of immunologic phenomena that affect the nervous system. In this episode, which focuses on limbic encephalitis, Dr. Ramani Balu outlines his experience with these unusual...