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BrainWaves #70 Teaching through clinical cases: First seizure of life

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 27, 2017

The first seizure of life is a common presentation requiring a neurology consultation. In this episode, Dr. Brian Hanrahan of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, discusses his approach to counseling an adult patient with a first-ever seizure, with a particular emphasis on driving safety.

Produced by James E Siegler. Music by Axletree, Josh Woodward, and Kevin McLeod. Voiceover by Emma Smrstik. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making. Think responsibly. Podcasts are no excuse NOT to treat a patient who is seizing.


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