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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.

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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 April 2021 issue

    Editors Highlights of the April 2021 issue

    Practical Neurology Editors Phil Smith and Geraint Fuller talk you through the highlights of the April issue of the journal.
    Read more on the PN website: https://pn.bmj.com/content/21/2/91
    The full issue here: https://pn.bmj.com/content/21/2
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    • 26 min
    Editors Highlights of the February 2021 issue

    Editors Highlights of the February 2021 issue

    Practical Neurology Editors Phil Smith and Geraint Fuller talk you through the highlights of the February issue of the journal.
    Read more on the PN website: https://pn.bmj.com/content/21/1/1
    The full issue here: https://pn.bmj.com/content/21/1

    • 22 min
    Peripheral nerve blocks for headache disorders

    Peripheral nerve blocks for headache disorders

    Dr Tom Hughes, Department of Neurology, Cardiff, interviews Dr Luis Idrovo, Department of Neurology, Leeds, about one of the most prevalent, disabling and undertreated conditions in neurological clinical practice: headaches.
    They discuss the administration of peripheral nerve blocks to treat various headache disorders both in the acute and outpatient setting.
    Please read the related paper, which is the Editor's Choice of the February 2021 issue of the journal: https://pn.bmj.com/content/21/1/30
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    • 16 min
    Editors Highlights of the December 2020 issue

    Editors Highlights of the December 2020 issue

    Practical Neurology Editors Phil Smith and Geraint Fuller talk you through the highlights of the December issue of the journal.
    Read more on the PN website: https://pn.bmj.com/content/20/6/427
    The full issue here: https://pn.bmj.com/content/20/6

    • 21 min
    Vaccine in Multiple Sclerosis

    Vaccine in Multiple Sclerosis

    In the return of the Practical Neurology Podcast, Dr Tom Hughes interviews Dr Saúl Reyes, Consultant Neurologist at the Blizard Institute, and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK.
    They discuss the important issues regarding what vaccinations people with MS should have, and when they should have them in relation to their immunosuppressant drugs.
    Read the accompanying paper on the Practical Neurology's November issue and online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/practneurol-2020-002527
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    • 18 min
    Essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease and dystonia: distinguishing the clinical features

    Essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease and dystonia: distinguishing the clinical features

    Essential tremor is the most common form of tremor in humans.
    In this podcast, Dr Tom Hughes, Practical Neurology Associate Editor, interviews Dr Elan D Louis, Yale Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders, New Haven, CT, who’s the author of a recent paper called, ‘Essential tremor: a nuanced approach to the clinical features’.
    They discuss this condition, not always easy to diagnose, and the distinction between essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease as well as dystonia.
    Read the paper on the Practical Neurology website: https://pn.bmj.com/content/19/5/389.

    • 25 min

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