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BrainWaves #161 Rule out spinal dural AV fistula

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: April 16, 2020

As my wife and I are raising our 9-month-old daughter, and she is eating more solid food, I can't help but think about how important it is for her to keep an open mind to new food groups. But being open-minded is not just a lesson for toddlers. I emphasize it every day on rounds when seeing patients for a "stroke consult" or a consult for "ICU delirium." If you reduce yourself to the same anchoring biases that you've grown accustomed to, you'll never entertain the possibility of other important and treatable conditions. Or tasty foods. This week on the BrainWaves Podcast, Dr. Brian Jankowitz (Cooper University Hospital Vascular Neurosurgeon) joins Jim in a discussion about a rare but treatable cause of myelopathy. A condition you won't want to miss.

Produced by Brian Jankowitz and James E Siegler. Music courtesy of Kevin McLeod, Lee Rosevere, and Loyalty Freak Music. The opening theme was composed by Jimothy Dalton. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. Unless otherwise mentioned in the podcast, no competing financial interests exist in the content of this episode. 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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