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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast


Mar 5, 2020

Generalized weakness is a common complaint. Much of the time, we as neurologists don’t even see these patients in the hospital or the clinic. But more often than not, “generalized” weakness may be the only way a patient describes difficulty brushing their hair or climbing stairs. In these situations, it’s not exactly generalized weakness. It’s something else. This week on BrainWaves, we review the major patterns of weakness that characterize the most common muscle disorders. With a quick review of EMG findings. Enjoy!

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music courtesy of Jahzzar, Kevin McLeod, Patches, and Montplaisir. Unless otherwise mentioned in the podcast, no competing financial interests exist in the content of this episode. 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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For great video examples of EMG findings in nerve and muscle disease, check out KImura & Kohara's YouTube recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-3PP_S-Q8I&list=PLCC_NQWOABCY18PEzlGELGOR_-IDNaDQ_