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BrainWaves #49 Intro to CSF analysis

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: October 14, 2018

There is nothing mysterious about the chemistry of the cerebrospinal fluid. Cells. Protein. Glucose. But the interplay of these unique components can give you incredible insight into the state of the central nervous system. This week, we revisit a prior episode where Dr. Mike Rubenstein reviews his approach to interpreting CSF results. And then we have an update at the end regarding recent advances in CSF analysis.

Produced by James E Siegler and Michael Rubenstein. Music by Steve Combs. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. Voiceover by Patrick Green (German). BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making. If you like what you hear, let us know, and rate the show!


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