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BrainWaves #128 Teaching through Clinical Cases: Thrombophilia testing

MedLink Neurology Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: January 3, 2019

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' 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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