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BrainWaves #68 Teaching through clinical cases: A man with falls

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

People fall for a lot of reasons when they get older, but that doesn't mean they should see a neurologist. A person can fall because of weakness, back or leg pain, instability, clumsiness, vision impairment, a sensory disturbance, and a myriad of other causes. Some of these are neurological, and these require special attention. In this week's Teaching through Clinical Cases episode, Dr. Sneha Mantri discusses a patient who presented to her clinic with falls due to rigidity and ocular dysmotility.

Produced by James E Siegler. Music by Josh Woodward and Julie Maxwell. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making.


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