Near Peer Shadowing

In this episode, Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Simon Turner discusses Near-Peer Shadowing. In this episode Dr. Turner will describe: Different structures of near-peer shadowing Benefits for both trainees and mentors in the program Hear about potential challenges http://traffic.libsyn.com/surgery101/NeerPeer_-_Final.m4a   Notes link

Acute Ischemic Stroke

In this episode, neurosurgeon Dr. Cian O’Kelly discusses the surgical management of an acute ischemic stroke. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: What an ischemic stroke is What treatment options are available Benefits and risks involved in surgical intervention http://traffic.libsyn.com/surgery101/Acute_Ischemic_Stroke_-_Final.m4a   Notes link

Approach to Back Pain

In this episode, neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Nataraj discusses the approach to back pain. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Describe the epidemiology of back pain Identify the burden of this disease on the population Differentiate the more common, non-specific back pain from more sinister causes by clinical parameters and red flag […]

Approach to Spinal Trauma

In this episode, neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Nataraj discusses the approach to spinal trauma. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Discuss the relevance of spinal trauma Describe the initial management of a patient with a suspected spinal injury List the indicators for imaging and diagnosis using imaging Identify the four most common […]

Pediatric Brain Tumors

In this episode, neurosurgeon Dr. Vivek Mehta discusses pediatric brain tumors. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Understand the commonality of pediatric brain tumors (PBT) Describe the most common symptoms seen in children suspected of having a brain tumor Describe the steps in determining what to do about the tumor Describe […]

Life Threatening Headache

        In this episode, neurosurgeon Dr. J. Max Findlay and Dr. Cam McDougall discuss life-threatening headaches. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: List the three most important causes of life-threatening headaches. Describe the main features of presentation for each type of headache. Outline the initial management of the […]

Lumbar Radiculopathy

In this episode, neurosurgeon Dr. J. Max Findlay discusses lumbar radiculopathy, along with his personal experience of this condition. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: · Define “radiculopathy” and “radiculitis” · Discuss the basic features of lumbar radiculopathy · Identify the differences between an L5, S1 and L4 radiculopathy · Discuss […]

Burr Holes and the Craniotomy

In this episode, Dr. Mitch Wilson discusses burr holes and the craniotomy.     After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:               Define “craniotomy” and “burr holes”               Identify the common indications for a craniotomy           […]

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

          In this episode, Dr. Jenny Souster from the division of Neurosurgery at the University of Alberta, discusses normal pressure hydrocephalus. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Define NPH Identify the symptoms of NPH Describe the pathophysiology of NPH Describe how to diagnose a patient as having […]

Ectopic Pregnancy

In this episode, medical student Lindsay Benoit discusses ectopic pregnancy. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Identify Ectopic Pregnancy through Pathophysiology History Physical Exam Diagnostic Tests Know about the different treatment options and when they are appropriate Notes link