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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Dec 28, 2017

In this week's clinical case, Dr. John Baird (Stanford) shares the story of a patient he's been following who's experienced a neurologic complication of her hematologic illness. Check it out.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Chris Zabriskie, Ian Southerland, Julie Maxwell, Jason Shaw, and Rafael...


Dec 21, 2017

Nerve conduction testing should not be as puzzling as it's made out to be. This week, we break it down into individual components and use two case examples to explain how you might interpret this commonly implemented electrodiagnostic assessment.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Coldnoise, Jessie Spillane, Loyalty...


Dec 14, 2017

Cerebral vein and dural sinus thrombosis comprises only 0.5% of all strokes, but is one of the most litigated medical diagnoses due to the high rate of underdiagnosis and high probability of neurologic decline without early and aggressive intervention. In this week's installment, Ali Hamedani puts Jim Siegler in the...


Dec 7, 2017

This week on the show, we're discussing the science behind the fiction of George Malley, the protagonist of the 1996 classic, Phenomenon. Specifically, we ask the question, is there a disease out there which incidentally benefits the human organism? Maybe there is...

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Hyson, Ars...


Nov 30, 2017

Last week was all about how destroying bad brain can help patients with epilepsy. This week, in a stimulating discussion with Dr. Becker, we're reviewing the ways we can activate the nervous system in order to prevent future seizures: the vagus nerve stimulator, deep brain stimulation, and the...