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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast


Dec 31, 2020

Happy New Year, and good riddance 2020! Hopefully there is more that you will take away from the past 12 months other than your personal experience with the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you lost a job, a loved one, or an invaluable life experience, I think we can all say BRING ON 2021! So let's welcome the new year with positive mental attitude, a bit more luck, and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music courtesy of Jahzzar, Kevin McLeod, Patches, Montplaisir, Steve Combs, Lee Roosevere, Siddhartha, Soft and Furious, Magic in the Other, and Loyalty Freak Music. The opening theme was composed by Jimothy Dalton. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. Unless otherwise mentioned in the podcast, no competing financial interests exist in the content of this episode. 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.

REFERENCES

EEG

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DYSFERLINOPATHY

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SPINAL DURAL AV FISTULA

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