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BrainWaves #129 Neurologic complications of pregnancy

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 17, 2019

For such a 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 Bartmann. 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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