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Articles of Neurological Interest

I have a long and growing list of “things to maybe blog about”, and definitely too little time to cover it all. Following are some interesting articles that I’ve read recently (i.e. in the last year) that may be of interest … Continue reading

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Educational Resources

Preparing for the maintenance of certification exam, I came across some very good educational programs on the AAN’s website. I think these would be good for resident education generally, and particularly for RITE preparation. They are free for AAN members, … Continue reading

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The Bionic Resident or: Competency Theater

Slogging through another revision of the residency program manual has gotten me thinking about competency and how we measure it. I accept the premise that there are multiple dimensions to physician competence–patient care skills, communication skills, professionalism, etc. These are … Continue reading

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Update: Neurology and the Law

The idea that mental illness has an organic basis is not new, by the way. It’s just taken a long time for the idea to catch on. Here’s Plato in Timaeus: The truth is that the intemperance of love is … Continue reading

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Neurology and the Law

A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times ran an article offering Rochelle Sterling’s perspective on the racist statements made by her husband Donald, owner of the L.A. Clippers. I haven’t followed this story closely, but the essence is that Mr. Sterling’s girlfriend … Continue reading

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An Online Atlas of Adult Electroencephalography

Cruising the neurological corridors of the web this afternoon, I stumbled upon a promising resource for those learning EEG. It’s an online atlas created by Dr. David Strayhorn, an epileptologist in Maryland. The site is really well-organized, with an alphabetical … Continue reading

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Cetacean Neuro-Ophthalmology

Apropos of nothing, I found this to be a fun read, with some amazing pictures: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/03/youre-eye-to-eye-with-a-whale-in-the-ocean-what-does-it-see/274448/  

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Regards . . .

. . . from Dr. Stanek, whom I saw today in Dubuque, where I was giving a stroke lecture. He looks well-rested in semi-retirement! He’ll actually be visiting us next month to attend grand rounds and asked to meet with … Continue reading

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Update on Visual Migraine Accompaniments

From Dr. Dreizin: [T]here is a classic article in Neurology by Liu et al . . . describing persistent positive visual phenomena in migraine.  This one describes visual snow. I’d never heard of that before–visual phenomena lasting months to years. … Continue reading

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