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BrainWaves

Feb 22, 2018

Risk factors for ALS: Family history, male sex, and serving in the US military? Dr. Colin Quinn shares his experience working with American veterans and summarizes the evidence for this unusual relationship.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Jon Watts, Josh Woodward, Lee Rosevere, Unheard Music Concepts, and The...


Feb 19, 2018

Foot turning in when you walk? Hand cramping up when you write? It could just be you, or it could be a dystonia. History and exam findings in dystonia range from slight abnormalities in posturing to disabling tremors, but there are some clues that can help you identify this movement disorder. Drs. Andres Deik and...


Feb 15, 2018

We've abused the term, 'idiopathic.' Not all clinical conditions have to have an unclear cause. More and more, we are finding out the answers. This week, using transverse myelitis as an example, Dr. Clyde Markowitz shares his experience in working up unknown etiologies of spinal cord inflammation.

Produced by James E....


Feb 8, 2018

Even as a medical professional, it can throw you off to be out in public and find someone acutely unresponsive. It's not like being in the hospital. There are no crash carts, no nursing support, no diagnostic tests. Just you and whatever you have around you. So, what can you do? This week, Dr. Ramani Balu discusses...


Feb 1, 2018

Mike Rubenstein, from prior episodes on global health and CSF interpretation, returns to discuss the case of a patient with recurrent headaches. But this time he uses big words. Take a listen.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Mystery Mammal, Lee Rosevere, Unheard Music Concepts, and Greg Atkinson. Voiceover...