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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Dec 29, 2016

This week, I'm handing the mic over to Dr. Laura Mainardi so she can give us some pointers on the evaluation of hand weakness. We're thumbing through a few tips on working up wrist drop in particular. Hoping you give us two thumbs up on this one! ;-) BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical...


Dec 22, 2016

Prions are perhaps some of the most terrifying infectious particles known to man. But did you know that patients with some prion diseases actually shed these contagious proteins in their urine? These and other facts about prion diseases are discussed in this week's episode of BrainWaves. BrainWaves podcasts and...


Dec 15, 2016

I am not sure there are many more things terrifying than watching your child experience what looks like, just a cold, and then over the course of a few hours becomes paralyzed. In this episode, Drs. Ana Cristancho and Sarah Hopkins describe what we know about this recent polio-like outbreak in the US. BrainWaves...


Dec 8, 2016

The acute vestibular syndrome is easy enough to identify, but it can be a challenge to diagnose. In this week's episode of BrainWaves, Dr. Ali Hamedani tries to simplify the approach to acute, intermittent, and chronic complaints of dizziness. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education...


Dec 1, 2016

For those of you who've witnessed it, giving levodopa to a patient with idiopathic Parkinson Disease is almost a miracle to watch. Unlike practically every other condition afflicting the nervous system, the unmistakable unrest of PD essentially surrenders to this tiny tablet. But what did we use before levodopa? In...