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BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology and medicine. Follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio, or just tune in every Thursday for the latest shows! **NOT FOR CLINICAL DECISION MAKING** #Neurology #Neuroscience #Medicine #MedEd #FOAMed #Education #Health #Brain #Residency

BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology and medicine. Follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio, or just tune in every Thursday for the latest shows! **NOT FOR CLINICAL DECISION MAKING** #Neurology #Neuroscience #Medicine #MedEd #FOAMed #Education #Health #Brain #Residency
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BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology and medicine. Follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio, or just tune in every Thursday for the latest shows! **NOT FOR CLINICAL DECISION MAKING** #Neurology #Neuroscience #Medicine #MedEd #FOAMed #Education #Health #Brain #Residency

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#139 The DAWN of a new age for stroke treatment

5/16/2019
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It would be an understatement to say that endovascular thrombectomy has revolutionized acute stroke management. As of 2018, the American Heart Association recommends treatment up to 24 hours after time last seen normal for select patients. This week on the BrainWaves podcast, Dr. Tudor Jovin--PI for the DAWN and REVASCAT clinical trials--summarizes the history of thrombectomy trials, and what it is about our current strategies that have breathed new life into a technique that has...

Duration:00:30:56

#138 A Gift from God: The neuroscience of Leonardo da Vinci

5/2/2019
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Although he may never have attended university, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was a true scholar of the Renaissance. His contributions to civil and mechanical engineering, the creative arts, and natural philosophy are nothing short of extraordinary. Less well popularized--although of equal importance--were his accomplishments in the field of anatomy. This week on the BrainWaves Podcast, we delve into his discoveries, his methodology, his handedness, and the message he has left us with. IF...

Duration:00:19:57

#137 Neurologists as medical actuaries

4/25/2019
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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...

Duration:00:26:40

#136 Iatrogenesis

4/18/2019
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In medicine, less is more. Sometimes. In this week's program, Dr. Igor Rybinnik of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School shares what he's learned when it comes to overtreating patients. IF YOU'RE TAKING YOUR NEUROLOGY BOARDS, and not sure how to prepare, check out the 2019 Penn Neurology Board Review Course here [https://upenn.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx?P=5&EID=54399]. BrainWaves' listeners get $150 off their enrollment fee using the promo code 'WAVES2019'. Produced by James E....

Duration:00:43:33

#26 Considerations in the management of women with epilepsy

4/11/2019
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When it comes to managing patients with epilepsy, there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. And it would be wrong to assume you could treat a woman the same way you would treat a man. There are a number of special considerations to keep in mind--especially birth control and pregnancy. Not to mention the increase risk of seizures during menses for some women. In this week's program, we revisit one of the earliest shows we put together in 2016 on the special considerations when it comes to...

Duration:00:20:41

#135 Brain food

4/4/2019
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A low salt diet can reduce your risk of hypertension. A low carb diet can reduce your risk of diabetes. But is there a diet out there which can lower your risk of neurologic disease? Specifically, dementia? The answer is...maybe? This week on the program we work our way up the food chain describing the vital micronutrients, food groups, and fad diets out there which may promote brain health--and could even lower your risk of dementia. Sit back, grab some blueberries, and enjoy! IF YOU'RE...

Duration:00:33:20

#134 Myotonia

3/21/2019
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Nobody is getting any younger. Which is too bad. Muscle cramping...fatigue...stiffness... you'll be dealing with it more and more. 'It's probably nothing,' you tell yourself. But what if it's not? Every once in a while, you might come across a case of myotonia. And you won't want to miss it. This week on BrainWaves, Dr. Noah Levinson provides a brief overview to myotonia and the conditions that are associated with it. IF YOU'RE TAKING YOUR NEUROLOGY BOARDS, and not sure how to prepare,...

Duration:00:24:11

#54 To thymectomize or Not to thymectomize...That is the question

3/14/2019
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In 2016, we heard the results of the MGTX trial--a pivotal investigation that demonstrated the efficacy of thymectomy for select patients with non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis. This spring, we saw the long-term follow-up data from the MGTX investigators. In this week's re-run, we summarize these data, critique it, and reflect on how it may change clinical practice. IF YOU'RE TAKING YOUR NEUROLOGY BOARDS, and not sure how to prepare, check out the 2019 Penn Neurology Board Review Course...

Duration:00:29:35

#133 The sacred disease

3/7/2019
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Before it was called epilepsy, it was a falling sickness. A disturbance of consciousness summoned by magic or demonic possession. Although it is less of a mystery today, the Sacred Disease is one neurological condition that continues to pique our curiosity. Join us as we recount the fascinating history of this mystical malady. IF YOU'RE TAKING YOUR NEUROLOGY BOARDS, and not sure how to prepare, check out the 2019 Penn Neurology Board Review Course at...

Duration:00:22:18

#132 Teaching through clinical cases: Chasing the dragon

2/21/2019
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Heroin was originally marketed as a cough suppressant in 1898. (Obviously, people have discovered more uses for it since then.) One hundred years later, it has paved the way for a worldwide drug abuse epidemic. Dr. Mike Rubenstein presents this week's clinical case of a very particular type of heroin use and a rare form of neurotoxicity. IF YOU'RE TAKING YOUR NEUROLOGY BOARDS, and not sure how to prepare, check out the 2019 Penn Neurology Board Review Course at...

Duration:00:20:39

#131 Organ transplantation part 2: Non-infectious neurologic complications

2/13/2019
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In the second half of our two-part series on complications of organ transplantation, Dr. Raj Dhar (Neurocritical Care, Washington University in St. Louis) discusses his experience managing the non-infectious complications of organ transplantation--from drug toxicities to multi-disciplinary medical care. Produced by James E. Siegler and Raj Dhar. Music by Steve Combs, Lee Rosevere, and Scott Holmes. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are...

Duration:00:22:41

#130 Organ transplantation part 1: Neuroinfectious complications

1/31/2019
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There is no question that organ transplantation has saved thousands of lives in recent years from fatal conditions. And over time, we've become more and more successful at maintaining the integrity of the graft and increasing longevity of organ transplant recipients. Despite these advances in transplant medicine, it is not an entirely risk-free process. In part 1 of this 2-part series of the BrainWaves podcast, Jim Siegler speaks with Dr. Linda Zhou about the neuroinfectious complications...

Duration:00:19:53

#36 Teaching through clinical cases: Acute vestibular syndrome

1/24/2019
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In 2016, Dr. Ali Hamedani summarized the basic principles underlying a neurologic evaluation for acute dizziness--the acute vestibular syndrome. We've remastered the prior show, and added in a few new factoids for ya in this 2019 remake. Enjoy! Produced by James E. Siegler. Music courtesy of John Bartman and Kevin McLeod. 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...

Duration:00:53:16

#129 Neurologic complications of pregnancy

1/17/2019
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For such an thrilling time in a woman's life, pregnancy can be a frightening experience for some. As a physician, I'm always a little more on edge when dealing with these patients. This week on BrainWaves, Dr. Jonathan Edlow (Emergency Medicine) of Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center shares his experience in treating neuromedical complications in this unique patient population. Produced by Jonathan Edlow and James E. Siegler. Music by Daniel Birch, Ian Southerland, Kevin McLeod, and John...

Duration:00:30:19

#128 Teaching through Clinical Cases: Thrombophilia testing

1/3/2019
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For young patients who have no reason to clot, it's good to know which diagnostic tests you should send, when you should send them, and how they can be erroneously interpreted. Dr. Kristy Yuan, a vascular neurologist from the University of Pennsylvania, summarizes her approach in this week's clinical case. Produced by James E. Siegler and Kristy Yuan. Music by Chris Zabriskie, How the Night Came, Doctor Turtle, and Swelling. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. BrainWaves'...

Duration:00:27:28

#57 Neurostimulants part 1: CAFFEINE!

12/27/2018
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As I'm sitting in a coffee shop in upstate New York this holiday season, procrastinating on the various papers that need writing, bills that need paying, and Christmas cards that need writing, I can't help but feel comforted by the warm relief of a cup of coffee. The rich aroma and jolting heat which come with the promise of productivity. There's nothing like it. So before resigning to my post-holiday to-do list, I thought I would start the day off re-mastering a prior show we put out in...

Duration:00:35:59

#127 HD part 2: Current and emerging therapeutics

12/20/2018
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This week, part 2 of our 2-part primer on Huntington Disease. Treatment. From tried-and-true therapies to the latest-and-greatest compounds being studied in clinical trials. Enjoy! Produced by James E. Siegler and Stephen Aradi. Music by Mike Durek, Jesse Spillane, Lee Rosevere, Jason Shaw and Dr. Turtle. Sound effects by Mike Koenig, 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...

Duration:00:30:21

Quanta: Lessons learned from Dr. Kinnier Wilson (1878-1937)

12/13/2018
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Want to make a name for yourself? Declare yourself chief of something. Or chief of many things, as Dr. S. A. Kinnier Wilson did. This week on the podcast, we commemorate his legacy and his commitment to neurology. Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Chris Zabriskie and Mystery Mammal. 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...

Duration:00:10:47

#126 HD part 1: Differential diagnosis and clinical features

12/6/2018
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You may be able to recognize chorea. But what does it make you think of besides Huntington Disease? In this two part series, we'll cover the clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis, and management of Huntington Disease. In part 1, Dr. Travis Lewis (University of Pennsylvania) creates a framework for hyperkinetic movement disorders and HD. Part 2 will focus on the current and future therapeutics of this neurodegenerative condition. Produced by Travis Lewis & James E. Siegler. Music...

Duration:00:29:07

#125 No pressure

11/22/2018
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Of the "reversible" causes of dementia, normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) may be the most controversial. But there is something to be said about how surgical intervention alters the physiology of patients who present with gait impairment, ventriculomegaly, and normal CSF pressure. This week on the show, we discuss the clinical features and the controversy behind this diagnosis. Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Ghost, Jon Watts, Julie Maxwell, Komiku, and Kevin McLeod. Sound effects...

Duration:00:16:53