Epilepsy & Seizures
Mimickers of infantile epileptic spasms
Mar. 30, 2023
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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: July 18, 2017
The human body only has enough thiamine to last 2-3 weeks, so what happens when we run out? In this BrainWaves brief, we review the consequences of acute thiamine deficiency on the nervous system. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision-making in routine clinical practice. Any cases discussed in this episode are fictional and do not contain any patient health-identifying information. The content in this episode was approved and vetted by Michael Rubenstein.
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