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BrainWaves #55 The sickle cell-stroke connection

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

If you have sickle cell disease, you have a 1 in 10 chance of experiencing a stroke before college. And if you don't think that's going to hold you back, you don't know stroke. This week on BrainWaves, Dr. Erica Jones shares her experience with the neurologic complications of sickle cell anemia and the latest guidelines for managing patients with this condition. 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.


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