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BrainWaves #85 Teaching through clinical cases: A disorder of unusual movements

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: November 16, 2017

Everything doesn't always add up when you're evaluating a patient with a complex array of symptoms. Or maybe it does. Dr. LaFaver (University of Louisville) walks us through this week's Teaching through Clinical Cases.

Produced by James E Siegler & Kathrin LaFaver. Music by Lee Rosevere, Montplaisir, and Coldnoise. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for routine clinical decision-making.


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Drs. LaFaver and Siegler would like to thank Jason Lindsley for sharing his story on the BrainWaves podcast.

We believe that the principles expressed or implied in the podcast remain valid, but certain details may be superseded by evolving knowledge since the episode’s original release date.

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