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Dr. Brian M. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Neuropathology
Springfield, Illinois
Asst. Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Springfield, IL) Departments... Full Bio
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Anosognosia by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Anosognosia -  Real or feigned ignorance of the presence of disease, especially of paralysis. Read on »
"Adams and Victor" is a must-have for neuropathologists too by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I am not a neurologist; but as a neuropathologist, I work with them often. I find myself reaching for "Adams and Victor" as frequently as I do my pathology textbooks! As me ... Read on »
"Atlas of Gross Neuropathology" to be released in the United States tomorrow! by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I just received this nice email in my inbox this afternoon from a rising star in the neuropathology firmament. I hope that  readers will share their feedba ... Read on »
"Chasing The Dragon": A Cause of Toxic Spongiform Leukoencephalopathy by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health My favorite case from the 2012 AANP Diagnostic Slide Session in Chicago last month featured an autopsy slide from the brain of a 25-year-old man with a history of polysubs ... Read on »
"Coolest Picture Ever" of Baló’s Concentric Sclerosis by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Dr. Mark Cohen , neuropathologist at Case Western Reserve University, sent me these "Images in Clinical Medicine" from the August 25, 2011 edition of the New England Jour ... Read on »
"In a decade, the only people who are still playing football will be African-Americans and working... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Harry Edwards, PhD The public health policy debate (in which neuropathologists are inevitably enmeshed by virtue their involvement in the diagnosis of chron ... Read on »
"Modern Surgical Neuropathology" by Doug C. Miller to be published next month by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I just pre -ordered Modern Surgical Neuropathology by Douglas C. Miller, MD, PhD from Cambridge University Press, which provides this description: "Brain and spinal cord tu ... Read on »
"the NFL is a breeding ground for mental illness" -- Former Denver Bronco Nate Jackson by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Today, a friend forwarded me this opinion piece about the murder-suicide of NFL linebacker Jovan Belcher. I responded that I blogged about such cases before , and I didn ... Read on »
"This is huge." by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health USA Today ran a story today about a simple blood test that the US Army has developed which may objectively test for the presence of concussion.   The Army collaborated with ... Read on »
"This is the single biggest change in education since the printing press." by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Anant Agarwal, President, edX On rare occasion, I stray from this blog's focus on clinical neuropathology to inform readers about new innovations in educati ... Read on »
"What should exist?" by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health "What should exist?" Those are the words that guide the philanthropy of Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen's Institute for Brain Science. One thing that Mr. Allen believes should ... Read on »
"... this is a bad cell because I sat next to somebody who told me it was a bad cell..." by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health After a clinician presents a case at a clinicopathologic conference, he or she will not infrequently turn to the pathologists and say: "and now for the answer". The truth is t ... Read on »
'Moore as Lincoln' back in Profile by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health By popular demand, I have removed the respectable and professional picture on my profile and replaced it with me dressed as Abe Lincoln last February 12th. Read on »
'Slug Nutty' Boxers, 'Head Scrambled' Football Players, and the Role of the Neuropathologist in... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health American boxer John Heenan (1835-1873) As part of National Lab Week activities, I delivered a presentation yesterday to staff at the College of American Pat ... Read on »
14-3-3 protein by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health A clinician at my hospital ordered a CSF 14-3-3 protein on a lethargic elderly woman with a urinary tract infection. What a waste! The problem with clinicians ordering this ... Read on »
14-3-3 protein: What is it good for? by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The neurology residents and I got into a discussion today about the utility of the 14-3-3 protein immunoassay on CSF fluid. I published aposton this assay many months ago in w ... Read on »
2,000 players unite in suing NFL over head injuries by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health CNN reports today that a unified lawsuit on behalf of more than 2,000 National Football League players has been filed against the league in federal court, alleging that th ... Read on »
2010 AANP Annual Meeting Program Announced by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The preliminary program for the 2010 annual meeting of the American Association of Neuropathologists has been released. The meeting, to be held June 10-13 in Philadelphia , ... Read on »