Neurogenesis: a practical guide for neurology trainees
Rapidly Progressive Dementias part 2 with Professor Amy Brodtmann

Rapidly Progressive Dementias part 2 with Professor Amy Brodtmann

August 22, 2021

In part 2 we talk about the work-up for rapidly progressive dementias, and then run through some interesting cases pulled from the literature and personal experience.

Rapidly Progressive Dementias part 1 with Professor Amy Brodtmann

Rapidly Progressive Dementias part 1 with Professor Amy Brodtmann

August 22, 2021

We're very fortunate to have the wonderful Professor Amy Brodtmann talk to us about rapidly progressive dementias. In part one we talk about the different differentials you should be thinking about when you come across these cases.

MS diagnosis

MS diagnosis

May 20, 2021

A discussion of the diagnosis of MS with Professor Tomas Kalincik – we run through the principles behind the McDonald criteria, when to apply them, how to use MRI, oligoclonal bands, misdiagnosis and red flags. Following this, we go through some cases ranging from barn-door MS to some trickier cases. The whole podcast is filled with pearls!

Radiculopathy with Associate Professor Richard Stark

Radiculopathy with Associate Professor Richard Stark

March 18, 2021

A/Prof Richard Stark takes us through his approach to radiculopathy. A/Prof Stark has decades of experience in clinical neurology and teaching - and it really shows. This one is packed full of pearls.

Intracerebral Haemorrhage with Associate Professor Nawaf Yassi

Intracerebral Haemorrhage with Associate Professor Nawaf Yassi

November 21, 2020

Thanks to Dr John Williamson for lending us this episode that he recorded for another clinically-focused neurology podcast - Neuropodcases.

 

Listen in as he chats with Associated Professor Nawaf Yassi about intracerebral haemorrhage. They discuss hypertensive ICH, intraventricular extension, amyloid ICH, role of surgery, how to approach antithrombotics and ICH in younger patients. It's a fascinating conversation with plenty of clinical pearls.

 

We would highly encourage you to have a look at John's podcast over at https://www.neuropodcases.co.uk/ where you will also find imaging referred to in this podcast.

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension with Dr Anthony Fok

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension with Dr Anthony Fok

July 6, 2020

Expert neuroophthalmologist Dr Anthony Fok takes us through the common but commonly vexing condition of intracranial atherosclerosis. We talk about how to assess IIH patients, how to manage them medically, when surgery is required, what to do when they don't tolerate the usual medications and more!

Encephalitis with Dr Chris Kyndt

Encephalitis with Dr Chris Kyndt

May 14, 2020

Dr Chris Kyndt lends his wisdom on how to deal with those tricky referrals regarding confusion and delirium. Which ones do you LP? When should you immunosuppress on spec. Listen in to find out.

Primary Progressive Aphasias with A/Prof David Darby

Primary Progressive Aphasias with A/Prof David Darby

April 9, 2020

We run through the primary progressive aphasias with A/Prof David Darby. Listen in as David demystifies how to differentiate logopenic aphasia, semantic variant and non-fluent variant.

A long episode but absolutely packed full of pearls about how to take a history, examine, use cognitive tools and employ imaging in these patients. Then we go through some cases where David shows us how it's done.

Lumbar punctures and CSF interpretation with Dr Prashanth Ramachandran

Lumbar punctures and CSF interpretation with Dr Prashanth Ramachandran

March 9, 2020

We discuss all sorts of quandaries and myths related to lumbar punctures and CSF interpretation with Dr Prashanth Ramachandran. Specific topics covered include: lumbar punctures on antiplatelets/anticoagulants, lumbar punctures in the setting of intracranial masses, post-LP leptomeningeal enhancement, investigation of acute meningoencephalitis, investigation of chronic meningoencephalitis, acellular elevated protein, chronic idiopathic meningitis, post-ictal lymphocytic pleocytosis and HaNDL.

Evaluation for causes of stroke with Professor Vincent Thijs

Evaluation for causes of stroke with Professor Vincent Thijs

February 10, 2020

Professor Vincent Thijs  takes us through his approach to working up stroke patients for secondary causes. We discuss embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS), aortic arch atheroma, intracranial atherosclerosis, patent foramen ovale, vasculitis, which investigations are the highest yield and general approaches to different types of patients. Enjoy!

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