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#57 Neurostimulants part 1: CAFFEINE!

4/27/2017
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Yes! Finally an episode dedicated entirely to caffeine! And just how wonderful it is. ...and how wonderful it may not be. In this installment of BrainWaves, you'll hear about how fantastic and how frightful this chemical can be. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. Yes, caffeine can be toxic. But so is water. Be smart, do your homework, and remember this is just a...

Duration:00:22:40

#55 The sickle cell-stroke connection

4/20/2017
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If you have sickle cell disease, that means you have a 1 in 10 chance of experiencing a stroke before college. And if you don't think that's going to hold you back, you don't know stroke. This week on BrainWaves, Dr. Erica Jones shares her experience with the neurologic complications of sickle cell anemia, and the latest guidelines for managing patients with this condition. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide...

Duration:00:17:08

#53 Teaching through clinical cases: A young woman with seizures and altered mental status

4/6/2017
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I have my own methods for conceptualizing altered mental status. But you already heard them in episode 46. This week on BrainWaves, take a wider view of this type of consult from the perspective of an internist. Dr. Fima Macheret takes the mic on this case of a young woman with seizures and encephalopathy. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. The content in this...

Duration:00:19:29

#49 Intro to CSF analysis

3/2/2017
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It may look like water, but CSF is anything but. In this week's episode of BrainWaves, we discuss the contents of CSF and how to interpret them. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. REFERENCES 1. Frederiks JA and Koehler PJ. The first lumbar puncture. J Hist Neurosci. 1997;6:147-53. 2. Seehusen DA, Reeves MM and Fomin DA. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis. Am Fam...

Duration:00:21:37

#47 Holy osmosis!!

2/15/2017
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In 1959, Adams and colleagues described a few patients who developed a rapid flaccid quadriparesis following fluid resuscitation for malnutrition and chronic alcoholism. Twenty years later, we learned that this occurs as a consequence of rapid correction of hyponatremia. But this isn't the only cause of the osmotic demyelination syndrome... Hear Dr. Joshua VanDerWerf discuss the history and clinical relevance of this unusual critical care scenario. BrainWaves podcasts and online content...

Duration:00:14:39

#45 Teaching through clinical cases: Status epilepticus

2/2/2017
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It may come as a surprise to you, but patients who seize...will seize. And in this week's episode, we talk about the fundamentals in working up a patient who presents in status epilepticus. So SEIZE the opportunity to learn from Dr. Chloe Hill as she navigates us through this week's Teaching through Clinical Cases. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. The content...

Duration:00:24:39

#43 Stranger causes of intracerebral hemorrhage

1/19/2017
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Trauma and hypertension account for the overwhelming majority of cases of intracerebral hemorrhage. Today, we address the minority. In this week's episode, Dr. Steven Messe discusses the atypical causes of ICH and how they are managed. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. REFERENCES 1. Biffi A and Greenberg SM. Cerebral amyloid angiopathy: a systematic review. J...

Duration:00:16:58

#42 There's more to the facial nerve than Bell's Palsy

1/12/2017
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Yeah, we talk about Bell's Palsy here. A lot actually. But there's also hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, facial myokimia, and pathologic sialorrhea as it pertains to neurodegenerative disease. Not to mention the facial nerve anatomy! Sit down and buckle up, you may want to take notes on this one. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. Any cases discussed in this...

Duration:00:20:21

#41 Teaching through clinical cases: Not-quite-so-septic meningitis

1/5/2017
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This week's BrainWaves episode features a case of a middle-aged woman with progressive headache and cranial neuropathies. The diagnosis of aseptic meningitis is made and a differential diagnosis is illustrated. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. Any cases discussed in this episode are fictional and do not contain any patient health identifying information....

Duration:00:23:01

#40 Teaching through clinical cases: Wrist drop

12/29/2016
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This week, I'm handing the mic over to Dr. Laura Mainardi so she can give us some pointers on the evaluation of hand weakness. We're thumbing through a few tips on working up wrist drop in particular. Hoping you give us two thumbs up on this one! ;-) BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. REFERENCES 1. Preston DC & Shapiro BE. Electromyography and neuromuscular...

Duration:00:10:20

#39 What doesn't scare you about prions makes you stronger

12/22/2016
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Prions are perhaps some of the most terrifying infectious particles known to man. But did you know that patients with some prion diseases actually shed these contagious proteins in their urine? These and other facts about prion diseases are discussed in this week's episode of BrainWaves. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. REFERENCES 1. Zabel MD and Reid C. A...

Duration:00:19:05

#38 Acute flaccid myelitis

12/15/2016
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I am not sure there are many more things terrifying than watching your child experience what looks like, just a cold, and then over the course of a few hours becomes paralyzed. In this episode, Drs. Ana Cristancho and Sarah Hopkins describe what we know about this recent polio-like outbreak in the US. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. This episode was vetted...

Duration:00:16:21

#36 Teaching through clinical cases: Acute vestibular syndrome

12/8/2016
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The acute vestibular syndrome is easy enough to identify, but it can be a challenge to diagnose. In this week's episode of BrainWaves, Dr. Ali Hamedani tries to simplify the approach to acute, intermittent, and chronic complaints of dizziness. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. Any cases discussed in this episode are fictional and do not contain any patient...

Duration:00:30:23

#35 Levodopa: A history

12/1/2016
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For those of you who've witnessed it, giving levodopa to a patient with idiopathic Parkinson Disease is almost a miracle to watch. Unlike practically every other condition afflicting the nervous system, the unmistakable unrest of PD essentially surrenders to this tiny tablet. But what did we use before levodopa? In this week's episode of BrainWaves, we recount the history (and serendipity) behind the development of this miracle drug. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for...

Duration:00:15:22

#37 You are what you eat/Happy Thanksgiving

11/24/2016
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This Thanksgiving, amidst all the turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce, the ham, and the cornucopia of dessert options, you may be inclined to let the food coma sink in. But for those interested in the science behind this fanciful feast, listen to what Dr. Jason Maley has to say about the neurologic complications of some of the common dishes served at your holiday spread. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide...

Duration:00:26:33

#34 The ALS multi-disciplinary clinic

11/17/2016
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Like many other diseases of the nervous system, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is not a diagnosis you want to receive in the neurology clinic. But once the diagnosis is made, quality of life supersedes quantity of life. Many academic and private hospitals provide a multi-disciplinary ALS clinic to meet the needs of their patients and their loved ones. In this BrainWaves episode, Dr. Lauren Elman discusses her experience with the multidisciplinary ALS clinic at Pennsylvania Hospital....

Duration:00:25:00

#32 Oral therapies for idiopathic Parkinson Disease

11/3/2016
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Idiopathic Parkinson Disease (PD) is the second most common cause of neurodegenerative disease following Alzheimer's. The risk of PD increases to nearly 1 in 100 in the elderly, and although we have been pharmacologically treating this disorder since the early nineteenth century, we have no cure and no definitely therapy to delay disease progression. In this episode of BrainWaves, Dr. David Coughlin illustrates how some of these therapies have evolved and which classes of medications to...

Duration:00:25:25

#31 Patient-provider interactions

10/27/2016
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This week, we are taking a break from educational neurology and will be stressing the importance of collaboration between patients and physicians. Physicians are critical to healthcare because of their expertise and experience, but medical management is a team sport. It is equally important to incorporate the patient's needs and opinions into the equation. But this leaves us with the concept of "therapeutic privilege," specifically how much does the physician need to tell the patient about...

Duration:00:21:23

#30 GBS: From variants to vaccines

10/20/2016
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The Landry-Guillain-Barre-Strohl Syndrome, aka Guillain-Barre Syndrome, is classically thought of as a painless ascending weakness with areflexia that typically follows an infectious prodrome. But there are a dozen variants with unusual clinical presentations, from back pain to pandysautonomia. And sometimes GBS follows a vaccination rather than viral infection. In this BrainWaves episode, we discuss these and other unique facts regarding the history, clinical manifestations, and treatment...

Duration:00:19:10

#29 Not-so-benign essential tremor

10/13/2016
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Once heralded as "benign" essential tremor, this movement disorder is anything but. And you can see this when you talk with your neurology patients about the difficulties they encounter with dressing, eating, and even speaking. Not to mention the social stigmata and cognitive dysfunction. In this BrainWaves episode, we start by describing the fundamentals of tremor and move on to the clinical features, pharmacology, and prognosis of ET. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended...

Duration:00:13:47

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