TeesNeuro Tackles … Neuro-ophthalmology – The TeesNeuro Podcast
We talk to Dr Rhys Thomas, Epilepsy Neurolgist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.
This podcast covers epilepsy and seizures for junior doctors, including medical and neurology trainees.
Including hits such as:
- What is a seizure?
- How to manage a seizure on the ward?
- Status epilepticus – how?
- The next level – why is Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy worth knowing about?
- How do we choose AEDs?
We talk to Dr Tim Williams, MND Neurologist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.
- what is MND?
- myth bust some annoying terminology
- fail to get hung up on “types” of MND
- uncover some handy tips for clinical examination
- find out how to discuss PEG tubes and NIV
- discover the truth about new therapies
- unearth the advice Tim would give to his younger self
3. Paediatric Neurology
We talk paediatric neurology with Dr Richard Brown from Addenbrookes, Cambridge.
We discover the case mix of a typical acute take and how this differs from adult neurology. We also find out more about epilepsy, the problems with valproate, and how to do transitional neurology.
No Guinea pigs were harmed in the making of this podcast.
4. Academic Medicine
Dr Lou Wiblin, consultant neurologist, talks to Prof David Burn, about how and why to get into research.
David is President of the Association of British Neurologists, Pro Vice Chancellor of Newcastle University and, until recently, Movement Disorder lead at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcaslte upon Tyne, UK.
David tells us about his incurable imposter syndrome, how he found his way into research and gives some sage advice to his younger self.
5. Parkinson’s disease
Join Dr Ed Newman, Movement disorder neurologist in Glasgow, for a chat about Parkinson’s disease.
- differential diagnosis
- how younger patients present differently
- top tips in clinic for assessing signs
- who DBS is good for, and who might do less well
- telemedicine – the brave new world we all have to deal with
We also hear Ed’s advice to his younger self. Spoiler alert, the key is kindness.
Dr Lou Wiblin talks to Dr Sui Wong, Moorfields Eye Hospital, about neuro-ophthalmology.
- the mysteries of eye movements
- why we shouldn’t be afraid of the impenetrable terminology
- how to figure out monocular visual loss
- how to talk to people about Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
- what you just can’t afford to miss
We also hear what advice she might give her trainee self.