BrainWaves POSTS

April Fools!

So much going on in this episode, it’s out of control. It’s a 3-parter, all in 1 episode. To celebrate April Fools Day, I’ve selected 3 topics that may fool you. So don’t be....

Leveraging a neurotoxin

Botulinum toxin is among the most effective pharmacologic agents accessible to neurologists, but it is also one few resident physicians experience using. Derived from the lethal bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, this neurotoxin can cause flaccid...

Holy osmosis!

Yep, it usually looks as cookie cutter as that. Right smack in the middle of the pons. But not always… Osmotic demyelination syndrome, previously known as central pontine myelinolysis, is a rare but terrifying...