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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Dec 5, 2019

In 2016, when we first launched the BrainWaves podcast, cryptogenic stroke was a poorly understood concept. 3 years later, it remains poorly understood. But we are making progress. In this week's update of episode 10, we review the progress that has been made in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of...


Nov 28, 2019

Peer review prior to publication of medical data dates back to the 9th century CE, but has only really gained steam in the past 70 or 80 years. Ideally, peer review would serve as an initial filter for data that enters a permanent public scientific record. But peer review is not without flaws. In the second installment...


Nov 14, 2019

The FDA label for ACTEMRA (tocilizumab)--the first medication approved for use in giant cell arteritis in 2017--is 40 pages long. Of the information provided in this document, which includes important dosing information, dose adjustments based on leukocyte count, clinical trial and epidemiologic data, there is a box...


Oct 31, 2019

This year, Halloween falls on a Thursday. So we've put together a special episode to celebrate it! But first...a question: What do Frankenstein's monster, Spock, and Rick Deckard all have in common? Find out in this week's episode of BrainWaves.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Special guest, Scott Kasner (Hospital of the...


Oct 17, 2019

College is a tough time for any kid. But it should also be exciting. Then to experience the freedoms of young adulthood, only later to face the horrifying reality of a progressive neurodegenerative condition...it's not something anyone should experience. In this week's continuation of the patient narrative series, Dr....