Stanford Medicine 25 Blog
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.
Know your tremor?
It’s important to understand what diseases are associated with a given type (test) of tremor.
Learn how doctor’s should perform a bedside swallow evaluation!
We created this video to teach healthcare professionals how to perform an initial bedside swallow evaluation.
Stanford 25: Approach to Tremor
In this video, we aim to provide you an overview of the approach your patient with tremor.
Dr. Singh Teaches 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.
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.
The Babinski Sign
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 a progenitor of modern neuroscience and psychology.
Erb and Westphal
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.