Spasticity versus Rigidity (Stanford 25 Skills Symposium, 2015)

Spasticity versus Rigidity (Stanford 25 Skills Symposium, 2015)

Can you differentiate between spasticity versus rigidity? This is our first video release from our 2015 Stanford 25 Skills Symposium. This video is a part of a larger group of videos that were created during the symposium. In this short excerpt, Dr. Steve McGee talks about the approach to differentiating spasticity versus rigidity at the bedside.

Erb and Westphal

by Damiana Andonova Wilhelm Heinrich Erb of Bavaria, an internist interested in neurology, was a professor in Heidelberg, Germany. He is most known for writing about the importance of deep tendon reflexes to the neurological exam in the January 1875 issue of Archiv fur Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten. Carl Friedrich Otto Westphal was a professor in Berlin and an

The Babinski Sign

By Michael Vogel Among the key players in the neurological revolution of the early 19th Century, few may claim as much lasting relevance as Jean-Martin Charcot. Lending his eponym to phenomena such as Charcot’s Joint (diabetic arthropathy), Charcot’s Triad (acute cholangitis) and most notably Charcot’s Disease (ALS), the French physician is widely considered to be

Dr. Singh Teaches the Exam of Low Back Pain and Hip Pain

At the last Stanford 25 session, Dr. Baldeep Singh taught the exam of low back pain and hip pain. Dr. Singh is the Clinical Chief of the Stanford Internal Medicine Clinic. Below are some take-home points for the session. When a patient complains of lower back pain, buttock pain, hip pain, etc, the physical exam

Dr. Neil Schwartz Teaches the Neuro Exam

Dr. Neil Schwartz is a Stanford neurologist and the Program Director of Stanford’s Neurology Residency Program. Dr. Schwartz is an excellent teacher within the Stanford community and led this week’s Stanford 25 session on the neurology exam. Take Home Points from Dr. Schwartz: “Brain lesions, such as stroke, that affect the cortical-spinal tract: — Have

Stanford 25: Approach to Tremor

Using a Google Glass, we filmed a patient with tremor who was admitted to Stanford Hospital. In this video, we aim to provide you an overview of the approach your patient with tremor. *|YOUTUBE:myQdK6BuBws|*

Learn how doctor’s should perform a bedside swallow evaluation!

It’s important to be sure that your patient’s food is going down the right tube! We created this video to teach healthcare professionals how to perform an initial bedside swallow evaluation. Thank you to one of our own Stanford Speech Therapists, Jennifer Kizner MEd CCC/SLP BRS-S, for volunteering to help us! *|YOUTUBE:x_sssJErd6U|*

Know your tremor?

Here’s a review of the various types of tremors that we often see. It’s important to understand what diseases are associated with a given type (test) of tremor. (Click to enlarge the image.)