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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

May 31, 2018

Unfortunately, stroke is all too common. Nearly 1 million new strokes are diagnosed in the US each year. And this means that complications of stroke--even if rare--may also be common. One such complication is hemorrhagic transformation. This week, Dr. Ava Liberman reviews a clinical case of hemorrhage following...


May 24, 2018

Unfortunately, many patients with epilepsy fail their first trial of an anti-seizure medication. A large proportion of these patients are put on a second agent...or a third. But is more necessarily better?

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Justin Warren and Lee Rosevere. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are...


May 20, 2018

It's the age of thrombectomy. The DAWN of a new era. But should we give up on intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke? In this installment of the Quanta series (typically shorter episodes, this one happens to be 19 min...), we review the latest data on fibrinolytic agents and anticipate the upcoming...


May 17, 2018

The year 2016 marked the transition in an era of neuro-oncology from histologic-based diagnoses of primary brain tumors to a molecular and genetic classification system. Drs. Jorg Dietrich (neuro-oncology) and Brian Nahed (neurosurgery) of Massachusetts General Hospital discuss what the reclassification of primary...


May 10, 2018

There is a nationwide epidemic happening right now. And it's not some terrible virus, it's not because of anything we've had to eat or drink. It is an occupational hazard of the hospital environment: Physician suicide. Dr. Pamela Wible, Founder of the Ideal Medical Care Movement, shares her unique approach to this...