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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Apr 25, 2019

For patients who survive cardiopulmonary arrest, but do not wake up, neurologists are called to the bedside to prognosticate. And the question of 'How much will this patient recover?' is not unlike 'What is the benefit of aggressive therapy to await possible recovery?' In that way, you might consider neurologists to be the actuaries of hospital medicine. In this week's program, we review the clinical and diagnostic data that neurologists incorporate into their model for outcome prediction following anoxic brain injury.

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Produced by James E. Siegler. Music courtesy of Swelling, Soft and Furious, Rafael Archangel, Lovira, and Dark Room. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.


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