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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

May 31, 2017

When it comes to discussions on patient prognosis, it's easy to give bad news. But doing this well, and doing this with tact, is not so easy. It takes poise and preparation, and much more experience than you might have previously thought. Dr. Mike Rubenstein shares his approach in this installment...


May 25, 2017

With the advent of mechanical thrombectomy, some have argued that using intravenous tissue plasminogen activator for stroke is futile. But is it really? Dr. Sheryl Martin-Schild of Dr. Brain, Inc. joins us for today's episode to discuss if the thrombectomy has killed tPA.

 

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May 22, 2017

All you need to know about CNS Lyme disease in 10 minutes or less. More to come in a few weeks when Dr. Colin Quinn shares his experience with what was "definitely not Lyme disease." Stay tuned.

 

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Josh Woodward, Chris Zabriskie, Peter Rudenko, Advent Chamber Orchestra....


May 18, 2017

If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to want at least 4 more doctors to help manage his diabetes. And that is what crowdsourcing provides to the worldwide throng of chronic, complex medical cases. It is the 21st century, and if you are unsatisfied with the medical care you are receiving, why not poll the internet...


May 11, 2017

Distinguishing aphasia from delirium can be INCREDIBLY difficult in the hospital setting, and a missed diagnosis of aphasia can prove disastrous for patients. In this episode, I get a little help from Johnny Depp (yes, that Johnny Depp) in order to illustrate the major differences between these two disease...