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BrainWaves #131 Organ transplantation part 2: Noninfectious neurologic complications

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. Episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: February 13, 2019

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 noninfectious complications of organ transplantation--from drug toxicities to multidisciplinary 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 intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (now X) @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.


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