61 episodes

The essential point of Practical Neurology is that it is practical in the sense of being useful for everyone who sees neurological patients and who wants to keep up to date, and safe, in managing them. In other words this is a journal for jobbing neurologists who plough through the tension headaches and funny turns week in and week out. Practical Neurology is included as part of a subscription to JNNP and provided in print to all members of the Association of British Neurologists. * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

Practical Neurology Podcast BMJ Group

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    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

The essential point of Practical Neurology is that it is practical in the sense of being useful for everyone who sees neurological patients and who wants to keep up to date, and safe, in managing them. In other words this is a journal for jobbing neurologists who plough through the tension headaches and funny turns week in and week out. Practical Neurology is included as part of a subscription to JNNP and provided in print to all members of the Association of British Neurologists. * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

    Editors Highlights of the February 2023 issue

    Editors Highlights of the February 2023 issue

    Practical Neurology Editors Phil Smith and Geraint Fuller talk you through the highlights of the February 2023 issue of the journal (https://pn.bmj.com/content/23/1/1).

    Please subscribe to the Practical Neurology podcast via all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify, to get the latest podcast every month.
    If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the Practical Neurology Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/pn-podcast/id942932053).
    The PN podcast is produced by Letícia Amorim and edited by Brian O'Toole.
    Thank you for listening.

    • 42 min
    Radiation and the nervous system

    Radiation and the nervous system

    Dr. Amy Ross Russell(1) discusses a recently published review by Dr. Jeremy Rees(2) and Dr. Michael Kosmin(3) on the subject of radiation therapy on the brain, the history and motivation of its use, and its benefits and limitations.

    Read this latest Editor’s Choice paper on the Practical Neurology website (https://pn.bmj.com/content/22/6/450) and the December print issue of the journal.

    The paper is also discussed by Practical Neurology editors, Dr. Phil Smith and Dr. Geraint Fuller, in their latest podcast: https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/editors-highlights-of-the-december-2022-issue?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/pn-podcast

    (1) Neurology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, UK
    (2) Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK
    (3) Clinical Oncology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

    Please subscribe to the Practical Neurology podcast via all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify, to get the latest podcast every month.
    If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the Practical Neurology Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/pn-podcast/id942932053).

    The PN podcast is produced by Letícia Amorim and edited by Brian O'Toole.

    Thank you for listening.

    • 42 min
    Editors Highlights of the December 2022 issue

    Editors Highlights of the December 2022 issue

    Practical Neurology Editors Phil Smith and Geraint Fuller talk you through the highlights of the December 2022 issue of the journal (https://pn.bmj.com/content/22/6/445).

    Please subscribe to the Practical Neurology podcast via all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify, to get the latest podcast every month.
    If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the Practical Neurology Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/pn-podcast/id942932053).
    The PN podcast is produced by Letícia Amorim and edited by Brian O'Toole.
    Thank you for listening.

    • 38 min
    Weakness in the ICU

    Weakness in the ICU

    Dr. Amy Ross Russell(1), interviews Dr. Jon Walters(2) about his recent review of approaches to weakness in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

    Read this latest Editor’s Choice paper on the Practical Neurology website (https://pn.bmj.com/content/22/5/358) and the October print issue of the journal.

    The paper is also discussed by Practical Neurology editors, Dr. Phil Smith and Dr. Geraint Fuller, in their latest podcast: https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/editors-highlights-of-the-october-2022-issue?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/pn-podcast

    (1) Neurology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, UK
    (2) Consultant Neurologist, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK

    Please subscribe to the Practical Neurology podcast via all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify, to get the latest podcast every month.
    If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the Practical Neurology Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/pn-podcast/id942932053).

    The PN podcast is produced by Letícia Amorim and edited by Brian O'Toole.

    Thank you for listening.

    • 49 min
    Editors Highlights of the October 2022 issue

    Editors Highlights of the October 2022 issue

    Practical Neurology Editors Phil Smith and Geraint Fuller talk you through the highlights of the October 2022 issue of the journal.
    Read the highlights: https://pn.bmj.com/content/22/5/341.
    Please subscribe to the Practical Neurology podcast via all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify, to get the latest podcast every month.
    If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the Practical Neurology Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/pn-podcast/id942932053).
    The PN podcast is produced by Letícia Amorim and edited by Brian O'Toole.
    Thank you for listening.

    • 36 min
    Orthoses for Neurological Ankles

    Orthoses for Neurological Ankles

    Dr. Amy Ross Russell(1), interviews Dr. Stephen Kirker(2) about his recent paper detailing the use of appropriate orthoses for patients with weakness or abnormal posture of their lower leg, and they discuss the sorts of problems that can be helped in neurological practice and the range of devices commonly used.
    Read the latest Editor’s Choice paper on the Practical Neurology website (https://pn.bmj.com/content/22/4/311) and the August print issue of the journal.
    The paper is also discussed by Practical Neurology editors, Dr. Phil Smith and Dr. Geraint Fuller, in their latest podcast: https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/editors-highlights-of-the-august-2022-issue
    (1) Neurology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, UK
    (2) Rehab Medicine Department, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
    Please subscribe to the Practical Neurology podcast via all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify, to get the latest podcast every month.
    If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review or a comment on the Practical Neurology Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/pn-podcast/id942932053).
    The Practical Neurology podcast is produced by Letícia Amorim and edited by Brian O'Toole.
    Thank you for listening.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

another wlfbp fan ,

Really helpful!

Love both formats of the podcast: the editors’ choice episodes are such a great way of providing an overview of and inroad into the journal, the in-depth discussions are refreshingly easy to follow and really suit my style of learning (being talked through a topic renders it much more penetrable than simply reading the article and guides you through the most important points). As a new trainee (at a stage where it sometimes feels impossible to know everything but difficult to know what you really need to know) it is really helpful to hear experienced clinicians sort out the things really important to understand from those that are more reference points to return to in certain scenarios. It is also encouraging to hear the podcast hosts admit to certain topics/concepts being unfamiliar or different to grasp - as at this stage many topics feel this way to be and it is good to know I’m not alone. Please don’t stop producing these podcasts!

Ianto mcantor ,

Important, credible and contemporary

Educational podcasts can be a challenge to get right, what’s the message, what’s the tone? These authoritative and intimate conversations feel like you’re eavesdropping on the two most intelligent people that you know, discuss something that they love.
Important, credible and contemporary these are hugely impressive podcasts.

Geraint() ,

Really useful CPD

Very enjoyable and interesting. Big fan of Practical Neurology.

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