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BrainWaves #87 Minimally-invasive surgery for drug-resistant epilepsy: Part 2

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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 30, 2017

Last week was all about how destroying bad brain can help patients with epilepsy. This week, in a stimulating discussion with Dr. Becker, we're reviewing the ways we can activate the nervous system in order to prevent future seizures: the vagus nerve stimulator, deep brain stimulation, and the responsive neurostimulation system.

Produced by James E Siegler. Music by Chris Zabriskie, Josh Woodward, and Kevin McLeod. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making.


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