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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Dec 13, 2018

Want to make a name for yourself? Declare yourself chief of something. Or chief of many things, as Dr. S. A. Kinnier Wilson did. This week on the podcast, we commemorate his legacy and his commitment to neurology.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Chris Zabriskie and Mystery Mammal. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and...


Dec 6, 2018

You may be able to recognize chorea. But what does it make you think of besides Huntington Disease? In this two part series, we'll cover the clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis, and management of Huntington Disease. In part 1, Dr. Travis Lewis (University of Pennsylvania) creates a framework for...


Nov 22, 2018

Of the "reversible" causes of dementia, normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) may be the most controversial. But there is something to be said about how surgical intervention alters the physiology of patients who present with gait impairment, ventriculomegaly, and normal CSF pressure. This week on the show, we discuss the...


Nov 8, 2018

A patient comes into the emergency department. They've got a headache. You get some basic labs, a chest x-ray, a CT scan. And then you get a drug screen. But does this information even help you? And could it hurt the patient?

This week on the BrainWaves podcast, Dr. Emily Rosenthal shares her experience with Dr. Kelley...


Oct 25, 2018

Every time you order an MRI with contrast, you should think to yourself, "Why do I need contrast?"

Then, "If I need contrast, what are the risks?" This week, a show all about the risks of routine neuroimaging.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Little Glass Men, Loyalty Freak Music, and Kevin McLeod. Sound effects...