The TeesNeuro Podcast
TeesNeuro Tackles Stroke and TIA

TeesNeuro Tackles Stroke and TIA

September 21, 2020

Join Dr Lou Wiblin as she chats to Dr Gavin Young, consultant neurologist at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.

  • mimics and mysteries in the TIA clinic
  • what is a young stroke (and how this relates to the age of the neurologist)
  • DOACs in thrombolysis, AF and venous sinus thrombosis
  • thrombolysis and thrombectomy
  • evidence and studies in stroke

As ever, we hear what advice he would give himself.

TeesNeuro Tackles Neuropathies

TeesNeuro Tackles Neuropathies

September 4, 2020

Join Dr Neil Archibald as he chats to Dr Aisling Carr, consultant neurologist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen's Square, London, about peripheral neuropathies.

We cover:

  • how to approach a neuropathy case
  • why some knowledge of nerve anatomy is handy
  • how to investigate and when to stop
  • when to worry
  • what is around the corner in terms of tests and treatment

As ever, we hear what advice she would give her trainee self.

TeesNeuro Tackles Complex Epilepsy

TeesNeuro Tackles Complex Epilepsy

August 16, 2020

Join Dr Lou Wiblin as she chats to Dr Ela Akay, consultant neurologist at The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.

We cover:

  • how mentorship can inspire your career choices
  • what is treatment-resistant epilepsy?
  • what types of focal seizures do we see?
  • what epilepsy syndromes should we never miss?
  • how to manage fertility and pregnancy
  • how do we "untreat" people?

As ever, we hear what advice she would give her trainee self.

TeesNeuro Tackles Neurosurgery

TeesNeuro Tackles Neurosurgery

July 24, 2020

Join Dr Neil Archibald as he chats to Mr Surash Surash, consultant neurosurgeon at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.

We cover:

  • what does Surash do all day?
  • just how common is cauda equina syndrome?
  • what should we do about foot drop?
  • how neurosurgeons manage subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • what is new in neuro-oncology and tumour surgery

As ever, we hear what advice he would give his trainee self.

TeesNeuro Tackles MS

TeesNeuro Tackles MS

July 20, 2020

Join Dr Lou Wiblin as she chats to Dr Kate Petheram, consultant neurologist at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

This podcast covers MS for junior doctors, including medical and neurology trainees.

Including hits such as:

  • what is MS?
  • how to approach the space-time continuation
  • do the McDonald criteria matter?
  • drug development and new treatments - what are the options?
  • how to manage symptoms

We also hear what advice she might give her trainee self.

TeesNeuro tackles Functional Neurology

TeesNeuro tackles Functional Neurology

July 9, 2020

Join Dr Ros Murray and Dr Jason Price as we explore functional neurological disorders.

We cover:

  • how does it present?
  • what are the risk factors?
  • top tips for diagnosis in clinic
  • how to talk to patients with FND
  • what does a neuropsychologist do in a consultation?

As ever, we also get some advice from the future, for out past selves.

TeesNeuro tackles Parkinson’s psychosis

TeesNeuro tackles Parkinson’s psychosis

July 9, 2020

Join Dr Rimona Weil, Dr Christine Taylor and Dr Ross Dunne as we chat about psychosis in Parkinson's.

We cover:

  • what do we mean by psychosis
  • who gets it and why
  • what our patients experience
  • what drugs we should stop and what we should start
  • how to get a clozapine clinic up and running

As always, we also hear what advice our panel would give their younger selves.

TeesNeuro Tackles … Neuro-ophthalmology

TeesNeuro Tackles … Neuro-ophthalmology

June 29, 2020

Dr Lou Wiblin talks to Dr Sui Wong, Moorfields Eye Hospital, about:

  • 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.

TeesNeuro Tackles Parkinson’s

TeesNeuro Tackles Parkinson’s

June 18, 2020

Join Dr Ed Newman, Movement disorder neurologist in Glasgow, for a chat about Parkinson's disease.

We cover:

  • 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.

TeesNeuro Tackles Academic Medicine - with Prof David Burn

TeesNeuro Tackles Academic Medicine - with Prof David Burn

June 15, 2020

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.

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