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NeuroBytes: Medical Student Series: We Need to Talk About Aphasia: A Clinical Overview

NeuroBytes: Medical Student Series: We Need to Talk About Aphasia: A Clinical Overview

Course Description

Aphasia is defined as a deficit in language processing. A careful and detailed history and examination are crucial in differentiating between the various types of aphasia as well as creating a detailed differential diagnosis to uncover the underlying etiology. In this video, we aim to review the exam features of the various aphasia types, review the neuroanatomical localization for specific aphasia syndromes, and review some potential causes for an aphasia syndrome. With these skills, you would be able develop a diagnostic and treatment plan as well as counsel patients regarding diagnosis and prognosis.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this program the learner will be able to:
  • Understand the symptoms f aphasia.

  • Know how to conduct a language examination and the associated abnormalities in the main types of aphasia

  • Know the anatomical correlates for aphasia

  • Recognize the different etiologies that can cause this symptom

Date of Release

March 15, 2024

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Faculty & Disclosures

IBRAHIM HUSEYNOV
Medical Student
Suleyman Damirel University
Turkey
*Mr. Huseynov has nothing to disclose.

DENIZ GHASEMI MOHAMMADREZALOO
Medical Student
Bahcesehir University
Turkey
*Ms. Ghasemi Mohammadrezaloo has nothing to disclose.

Faculty Advisor


JOSE ANTONIO MONTES-RIVWERA MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
UConn Health
Farmington, CT
*Dr. Montes-Rivera has nothing to disclose.

Reviewers


BEHNAM SABAYAN, MD, PhD, MSH
HealthPartners Institute
St. Paul, MN
*Dr. Sabayan has nothing to disclose.


HARINI SARVA, MD
Attending
Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY
*Dr. Sarva has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a Consultant for Neurocrine. Dr. Sarva has received personal compensation in the range of $0-$499 for serving as a Consultant for Cala Trio. Dr. Sarva has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Novo Nordisk. Dr. Sarva has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Bluerock Therapeutics. The institution of Dr. Sarva has received research support from Insightec. The institution of Dr. Sarva has received research support from NeuroNext. The institution of Dr. Sarva has received research support from Neuroderm. The institution of Dr. Sarva has received research support from Covance. The institution of Dr. Sarva has received research support from Prevail. The institution of Dr. Sarva has received research support from Bluerock Therapeutics.


AIMEE SZEWKA, MD, FAAN
Assistant Professor
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
*Dr. Szewka has nothing to disclose.



NeuroBytes Staff

Lucy Persaud, Associate Director, Graduate Education
Minneapolis, MN
*Ms. Persaud has nothing to disclose.


Xiaoyu Sun, Associate Director, eLearning
Minneapolis, MN
*Ms. Sun has nothing to disclose.


Robert Rook, Manager, eLearning
Minneapolis, MN
*Mr. Rook has nothing to disclose.



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