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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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Best Post of December 2012: "the NFL is a breeding ground for mental illness" -- Former Denver... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from December 4, 2012 Today, a friend forwarded me this opinion piece about the murder-suicide of NFL linebacker Jovan ... Read on »
Mutations in COQ2 in Familial and Sporadic Multiple System Atrophy by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Researchers from the Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Research Collaborative in Japan just published online in the New England Journal of Medicine findings providing evidence t ... Read on »
Best Post of November 2012: Photos reveal unique features of Einstein's cerebral cortex by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from November 21, 2012: Photographs taken shortly after his death, but never before analyzed in detail, have now revealed ... Read on »
Best Post of October 2012: IDH1 Mutations in Oligodendrogliomas: PNA-clamping PCR is best analytic... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Time for the next in our "Best of the Month" series.. At the time of it's original publication, Dr. Craig Horbinski had this to say about a study which had recently been pub ... Read on »
Neuropathologist Roger Brumback found murdered in his home by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Neuropathologist Roger Brumback, 65, and his wife were found murdered in their Nebraska home on Tuesday. Dr. Brumback, an active member of the neuropathology community, was ... Read on »
Dr. Mark Cohen's "Wicked Clown" Mitochondrion by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Inspired by the last post regarding unusual mitochondrial inclusions, the insurmountable Dr. Mark Cohen of Case Western sent in his favorite picture of an aberrant mitocho ... Read on »
Angulated intramitochondrial inclusions in the left leg of a man with a left-sided limp by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health A 59-year-old male with a one-year history of limping as well as pain, weakness, and paresthesia of the left lower extremity who underwent lumbar microdiscectomy with cord d ... Read on »
Annual AANP meeting is two months away by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina Neuropathologists across the country are starting to make plans to attend the 89th Annual Meeting o ... Read on »
A Rich Focus by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The grey arrow is pointing to a Rich focus A Rich focus is a tuberculoma in the cerebral cortex that ruptures into the subarachnoid space, causing tuberculo ... Read on »
Best Post of September 2012: DecisionDx-GBM: Should every glioblastoma patient be getting this test? by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The next in our Best of the Month Series is from September 12, 2012. It's worth revisiting the question of whether or not genetic testing of brain tumors is appropri ... Read on »
How do you calculate a brain tumor's MIB-1 index? by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Elizabeth J. Cochran, MD I was recently contacted by the affable Elizabeth Cochran, MD   asking if I would post a query regarding MIB-1 counts on b ... Read on »
An oddball sellar region mass by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health In the last post, it was noted that Dr. Peter Burger presented a series of sellar region "oddball lesions" at the recent USCAP meeting. The esteemed Dr. Mark Cohen w ... Read on »
Dr. Thomasina Bailey reviews pituitary session at recent USCAP meeting by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health A guest post from Thomasina Bailey, MD:  I spent Saturday night, March 9,  up late in Baltimore at the AANP session at USCAP .  The talks focused on sellar le ... Read on »
Review by Dr. Mark Cohen of "Neuropathology: A Volume in the High Yield Pathology Series", edited... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Mark L. Cohen, MD I am honored to present a guest post by the inimitable Dr. Mark Cohen of the illustrious Case Western Reserve University . Dr. Cohen not o ... Read on »
A Primer on Perinatal Telencephalic Leukoencephalopathy by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health In my last post, it was correctly pointed out by two astute readers that the Netter figure demonstrating brain malformations included an entity which is NOT a brain malf ... Read on »
Best Post of August 2012: A case of renal cell carcinoma metastatic to a meningioma by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from August 9, 2012: A 74-year-old woman with a history of a seizure disorder had been followed for several years with a st ... Read on »
Yachnis and Rivera-Zengotita team up to bring us some high-yield neuropathology by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Who doesn't love the feel of a brand new textbook in your hands, and that first subtle crack of the binder as you open the cover releasing the synthetic fragrance of smo ... Read on »
The biggest Alzheimer Disease discovery in 2012 by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Kári Stefánsson Perhaps the biggest discovery in the Alzheimer research world last year was the identification of a mutation in APP that significantly dec ... Read on »
Best Post of July 2012: "Chasing The Dragon": A Cause of Toxic Spongiform Leukoencephalopathy by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The next in our "Best of the Month" series comes from July 10, 2012 My favorite case from the 2012 AANP Diagnostic Slide Session in Chicago last month featured an aut ... Read on »