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BrainWaves

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...


Nov 23, 2017

This week on BrainWaves, we build on concepts introduced in episode 65 regarding the non-pharmacologic management of drug-resistant epilepsy. In the next two episodes, you'll hear from Dr. Danielle Becker (Penn) and Dr. Myriam Abdennadher (NIH) on the minimally invasive procedures that can drastically impact the...


Nov 16, 2017

Everything doesn't always add up when you're evaluating a patient with a complex array of symptoms. Or maybe it does. Dr. LaFaver (University of Louisville) walks us through this week's Teaching through Clinical Cases.

Produced by James E. Siegler & Kathrin LaFaver. Music by Lee Rosevere, Montplaisir, and Coldnoise....


Nov 13, 2017

How often do you call the plumber and say, "My faucet is leaking", and then the plumber REMOVES your faucet? Problem solved, right? Ironically, this simplistic approach works extremely well in a variety of epileptic conditions. In this week's show, Dr. Myriam Abdennadher and Danielle Becker comment on the protocol...


Nov 9, 2017

With the ongoing opioid crisis, not only those using opiates are affected. There has been an exponential rise in the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome--the multi-organ dysfunction experienced by newborns of mothers who are using opioid products and other substances. This week, we discuss the manifestations...