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Cystic fibrosis

This podcast tutorial on cystic fibrosis gives an overview of the disease including presentation and diagnosis.  
Mr Raymond Buick
about 10 years ago
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GORD

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in paediatrics  
Mr Raymond Buick
about 10 years ago
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Vagus nerve

An edited version of my Friday Evening Discouse given to the Royal Institution on 11 April 2008. Abstract: The vagus nerves (cranial nerve X) connects our brainstem to the body, facilitating monitoring and control of many automatic functions; the vagus electrically links our gut, lungs and heart to the base of the brain in an evolutionarily-ancient circuit, similar between mammals and also seen in birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The vagus comprises a major part of the parasympathetic autonomic nervous system, contributing to the motor control of important physiological functions such as heart rate and gut motility. The vagus is also sensory, relaying protective visceral information leading to reflexes like cough and indication of lung volume. The vagus has been described as a neural component of the immune reflex. By monitoring changes in the level of control exerted by the vagus, apparent as beat by beat changes of heart rate, it is possible to indirectly view the effect of pharmaceuticals and disease on brainstem function and neural processes underlying consciousness. The paired vagus nerves of humans have different functions, and stimulation of the left vagus has been shown to be a therapeutic treatment for epilepsy, and may modulate the perception of pain.  
Chris Pomfrett
almost 10 years ago
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Savant Syndrome

A presentation describing the interesting Savant Syndrome  
James Woodward
almost 10 years ago
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Diverticular disease podcast

In this audio podcast Mr Jon Lund discusses diverticular disease with Bill Speake. More content can be found at www.surgeryandmedicine.com  
Rhys Clement
almost 9 years ago
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A Tularemia lesion on the dorsal skin of the right hand, caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis.

Tularemia is caused by the bacterium, Francisella tularensis. Symptoms vary depending on how the person was exposed to the disease, and as is shown here, can include skin ulcers.  
Public Health Information Library
over 8 years ago
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Priapism and Hematuria

<p>Why is a 12 hour erection a bad thing? How should we manage the patient with bloody urine? A curbside consult with urologist Brian Shaffer, MD.&nbsp;</p <p>Your emails</p <p>An unusual southern accent</p <p>and much more...</p <p>&nbsp;</p <p><em><strong><span style="font-size: x-large; color: #0000ff;">Urology Primer</span></strong></em></p <p>&nbsp;</p <p><strong><span style="font-size: large;">Priapism<span style="font-size: 10px; font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;a rare condition that causes a persistent, and often painful, penile erection.</span></span></strong></p <p>&nbsp;</p <p>Priapism is drug induced, injury related, or caused by disease, not sexual desire. As in a normal erection, the penis fills with blood and becomes erect. However, unlike a normal erection that dissipates after sexual activity ends, the persistent erection caused by priapism is maintained because the blood in the penile shaft does not drain. The shaft remains hard, while the tip of the penis is soft. If it is not relieved promptly, priapism can lead to permanent scarring of the penis and inability to have a normal erection.</p <p>&nbsp;</p <p><strong><span style="font-size: large;">Clot retention</span></strong></p <p>blood clots in the bladder prevent urine emptying</p <p>&nbsp;</p <p><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>Coude Catheter</strong></span></p <p>a semi-rigid catheter that has a curve or bend at the tip. The curved tip allows it to navigate over the curvature of the prostate or any other urethral obstruction it may encounter. A Coude catheter is specifically designed for this purpose. Coude catheters are available in size 8 French to size 26 French.</p <p>&nbsp;</p <p><strong><span style="font-size: large;">De Novo</span></strong></p <p>The Latin expression de novo literally means something akin to "from the beginning" or "anew"</p <p>&nbsp;</p <p><strong><span style="font-size: large;">Interstitial cystitis</span></strong></p <p>also called painful bladder syndrome &mdash; is a chronic condition characterized by a combination of uncomfortable bladder pressure, bladder pain and sometimes pain in your pelvis, which can range from mild burning or discomfort to severe pain.</p <p>&nbsp;</p <p><strong><span style="font-size: large;">Cystoscopy</span></strong></p <p>the use of a scope (cystoscope) to examine the bladder. This is done either to look at the bladder for abnormalities or to help with surgery being performed on the inside of the urinary tract (transurethral surgery).</p <p>&nbsp;</p <p><strong><span style="font-size: large;">CT Urogram</span></strong></p <p>A urogram is a radiograph, or X-ray image, of the urinary tract.&nbsp;</p <p>&nbsp;</p <p><strong><span style="font-size: large;">TURP</span></strong></p <p>transurethral resection of the prostate</p <p>&nbsp;</p <p><strong><span style="font-size: large;">Foley catheter</span></strong></p <p>a thin, sterile tube inserted into the bladder to drain urine. Because it can be left in place in the bladder for a period of time, it is also called an indwelling catheter. It is held in place with a balloon at the end, which is filled with sterile water to hold it in place. The urine drains into a bag and can then be taken from an outlet device to be drained</p <p>&nbsp;</p <p>&nbsp;</p>  
Rob Orman, MD
about 8 years ago
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Never-Smokers with Lung Cancer: A Separate Disease? (Audio)

This slide presentation by medical oncologist and lung cancer expert Dr. Jack West presents a general background on the distinct demographic, pathologic, molecular, and treatment outcome features seen among never-smokers with lung cancer.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Never-Smokers with Lung Cancer: A Separate Disease? (Video)

This slide presentation by medical oncologist and lung cancer expert Dr. Jack West presents a general background on the distinct demographic, pathologic, molecular, and treatment outcome features seen among never-smokers with lung cancer.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Identifying and Treating All Aspects of Fibromyalgia: A New Look Into a Painful Syndrome - Management of All Fibromyalgia Symptoms

In this podcast, Drs. Andrew Cutler and Stephen M. Stahl examine the current treatment options available to treat the myriad symptoms of fibromyalgia. New treatment options are also reviewed in light of recent findings regarding chronic pain.  
Neuroscience Education Institute
about 8 years ago
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Identifying and Treating All Aspects of Fibromyalgia: A New Look Into a Painful Syndrome - Pain, Depression and Sleep

In this podcast, Drs. Andrew Cutler and Stephen M. Stahl discuss the myriad comorbidities associated with the syndrome of fibromyalgia. Patients often present complaining of fatigue as well as pain. Recent research suggests a link between pain, depression and sleep, which is discussed in this podcast.  
Neuroscience Education Institute
about 8 years ago
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Identifying and Treating All Aspects of Fibromyalgia: A New Look Into a Painful Syndrome - Deconstructing the Syndrome of Fibromyalgia

In this podcast, Drs. Andrew Cutler and Stephen M. Stahl discuss the syndrome of fibromyalgia at the neurobiological level. Current diagnostic guidelines are addressed, as well as providing recent information regarding the underlying causes of this painful syndrome. Gender differences in presentation are also discussed.  
Neuroscience Education Institute
about 8 years ago
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Differentiating, Dosing, and Combining Mood Stabilizing Drugs - Dosing Atypical Antipsychotics as Mood Stabilizers

In this podcast, Drs. Andrew Cutler and Stephen M. Stahl describe the efficacy of atypical antipsychotics as mood stabilizers and discuss dosing practices for these agents from a disease-state-dependent perspective.  
Neuroscience Education Institute
about 8 years ago
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Chronic Abdominal Pain

<p>This podcast addresses chronic abdominal pain in children. It gives medical students an approach to the history and physical examination in chronic abdominal pain and discusses the role of investigations. 'Red Flag' findings on history and physical exam are stressed. We specifically discuss Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Peptic Ulcer Disease, Constipation, Lactose Intolerance and Functional Abdominal Pain.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 11px; color: #333333;">This episode was written by Peter MacPherson and Dr. Melanie Lewis. Peter is a medical student at the University of Alberta. Dr. Lewis is a general pediatrician and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children's Hospital. She is also the Clerkship Director.&nbsp;</span></p>  
Pedscases.Com
about 8 years ago
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Glaucoma-Pigmentary Dispersion Syndrome

Sample audio file from <a href="../Products.html">Ophthalmology Buzzwords™</a> Audio Book.  
Rob Melendez, MD, MBA
about 8 years ago
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Why is invasive aspergillosis such a difficult disease to diagnose and treat? by Marta Stanzani

Dr Stanzani explains that fungal cells are very similar to human cells, and that drugs which are toxic to fungals cells may have the same effect on human cells. Mortality in invasive aspergillosis depends largely on the timing of the intervention, timely diagnosis and the state of the patient’s defences – treatment is much more effective when people have an intact immune system.  
Aspergillus Website
about 8 years ago
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Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis by David Denning

Prof. Denning describes chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) as a long-term invasive disease, generally episodic in nature. Common symptoms are cough, shortness of breath, weight loss, tiredness, coughing up blood and aching or discomfort of the chest.  
Aspergillus Website
about 8 years ago
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BCUTT1 2008 | Management of Metastatic Disease

BreastCancerUpdate.com/ThinkTank – Proceedings from a Clinical Investigator “Think Tank” Featuring Drs Carlson, Geyer, Gralow, Hudis, Mackey, Muss, Paik, Perez, Robert, Smith, Wolff. Interviews conducted by Neil Love, MD. Produced by Research To Practice.  
Dr Neil Love
about 8 years ago
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BCU Think Tank 1 | 07 - HER2-Positive Disease

www.BreastCancerUpdate.com/ThinkTank – Proceedings from a Clinical Investigator “Think Tank”  
Dr Neil Love
about 8 years ago