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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Sep 20, 2018

Apomorphine has a more than 20 year history as a therapeutic adjunct in the management of idiopathic Parkinson Disease. And yet, no randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to show for it.

As of July 2018, now there is. In this week's episode of BrainWaves, Dr. Siegler discusses the relevance, the strengths,...


Sep 13, 2018

In 2012, more than 13,000 Americans were inadvertently exposed to contaminated medical equipment, resulting in one of the largest fungal outbreaks in US history. Despite rapid mobilization by the CDC and FDA, 751 patients died from complications of fungal brain infections.

But this is more the exception than the rule...


Aug 30, 2018

The sudden onset of vertigo can turn your world upside down. Literally. "I felt like I was going to die," Mike said, as it was happening to him. This week on the show, a patient (and a neurologist) recounts his experience with an acute neurologic syndrome, and its long-term consequences.

Produced by James E. Siegler and...


Aug 23, 2018

When the heart stops working, the brain stops working. But if the brain stops working, does the heart shut down? In this episode, Dr. David Manly (Duke Cardiology) discusses the pathogenesis and management of the reversible syndromes of neurogenic stress cardiomyopathy. In full disclosure, this is a re-mastered re-run...


Aug 16, 2018

Lesion localization is a critical skill for any neurologist. The so-called "cortical signs" are symptoms or exam findings which are often associated with cortical neuron injury--aphasia, neglect, gaze preference. But they are also seen after injury to subcortical structures, including white matter tracts, the thalamus,...