Monthly Archive: June 2016

When the brain breaks your heart

I am more of a stroke guy myself. As an over-generalization, I see the heart as the organ responsible for maintaining adequate brain function. When the heart fails, the brain fails. But sometimes, we...

The Tanzania Experience

FAME. No, I don’t mean the perks of becoming a movie star. I’m talking about the Foundation for African Medicine and Education (FAME), the non-profit hospital and clinic in Karatu, a district in northeastern...

Why I choose apixaban

Secondary stroke prevention is achieved using targeted therapeutics. This is no secret. American Heart Association Guidelines recommend the use of aspirin in the acute setting of a cerebral infarction, but in cases of non-valvular...

Foot drop

Nuff said. A peroneal nerve palsy can be caused by any of a thousand things. After detailing the anatomic basis from which a foot drop can localize, the common etiologies are reviewed in this...

HIV on your mind?

Literally. HIV on the mind. And all across the remainder of the neuroaxis. In May, we posted an interview with Dr. Joseph Berger on BrainWaves where the complications of acute and chronic HIV on the central...

Painless Ophthalmoparesis

Well, relatively painless, the learning I mean. In one of my favorite episodes to date, Dr. Ali Hamedani, Section Editor for our Neuro-ophthalmology and neuro-otology section at BrainWaves, discusses the clinical approach to painless...