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A Day in the Life in the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Residency Program
From training and caring for patients to celebrating a special bond with a diverse team, find out what life is like as a resident with the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine. Learn more about the program at http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/emergencymedicine/residency/ .
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Johns Hopkins Medicine | Aplastic Anemia
Aplastic anemia occurs when your bone marrow doesn’t make enough red and white blood cells, and platelets. The body's immune system is confused and begin to attack these critical performing cells. Learn more about aplastic anemia at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/adult/hematology_and_blood_disorders/aplastic_anemia_85,p00075/
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Osteosarcoma | Jaliyah's Story
At age 9, Jaliyah was diagnosed with an osteosarcoma. After swelling from an ankle sprain did not subside, a visit to Jaliyah’s primary care physician revealed that Jaliyah’s ankle pain was caused by a tumor. When local specialists recommended amputation, Jaliyah’s mother Joyce searched for second opinion to save her daughter’s leg. Joyce found Dr. Carol Morris, chief of Orthopaedic Oncology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, who offered an alternative to amputation. Dr. Morris and her team performed a complex limb-sparing surgery allowing Jaliyah to keep her leg. Learn more about Jaliyah’s story and the care team that gave her the chance to continue dancing. To learn more about our orthopaedic services, please visit hopkinsmedicine.org/ortho. To schedule an appointment, call 443-997-2663 (BONE).
Views: 345579 Johns Hopkins Medicine
More Than Medicine | Edward McKay, Jr. (Surgical Technician)
Ed McKay is an inspiration, to his friends, his colleagues and anyone who ever wanted to dream big. He started his career at Johns Hopkins 15 years ago in Environmental Services and worked his way up to surgical technician. He's worked side by side with some of the world's greatest surgeons and earned the prestigious Baker King Award. His story demonstrates the partnership between a great institution and the people who make it extraordinary.
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Ovarian Cysts |  Q&A with Dr. Wang
Dr. Karen Wang, minimally invasive surgeon from the department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, answer common questions about urterine fibroids. Learn more at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gynecology_obstetrics/specialty_areas/gynecological_services/conditions/ovarian_cysts.html Fibroids are growths, which may appear alone or in groups. They range from the size of a pea to the size of a melon and can be confined to the wall of the uterus or grow into the cavity of the womb. They can also grow outward from the uterus on stalks. Less than 0.5 percent of the time they can become cancerous. Fibroids tend to shrink after menopause. Questions Answered: 1. What are ovarian cysts? 0:03 2. What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts? 0:13 3. How are ovarian cysts diagnosed? 0:30 4. Can ovarian cysts affect fertility? 0:44 5. What are the treatment options for ovarian cysts? 0:56 6. Is a specialist needed for the treatment of ovarian cysts? 1:15 7. Can ovarian cysts be a recurring issue? 1:29 8. What is the difference between minimally invasive and open surgery for ovarian cysts? 1:43 9. What advice do you have for women who suspect that they may have ovarian cysts? 2:13 10. Why come to Johns Hopkins for treatment of ovarian cysts? 2:27
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Star Wars Brings Joy to Johns Hopkins Children's Center
It was a regular Friday filled with appointments and treatments—when who came zooming into Johns Hopkins Children’s Center but R2D2, uniting allies from the Rebel Alliance and villains from the Dark Side with one common goal: to make our kids forget they were in the hospital. Johns Hopkins Children's Center is grateful to STAR WARS: FORCE FOR CHANGE and Lucasfilm for a very special day.
Views: 35613 Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Surgeon: The Long Way Here - Kofi Boahene's Story
Becoming a doctor at Johns Hopkins demands sacrifice. Some of our physicians have surprising histories. Kofi Boahene is one of three doctors with intriguing backgrounds featured in the Fall issue of Hopkins Medicine magazine. Read the full story http://www.hopkinsmedicinemagazine.org
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The Whipple Procedure | Johns Hopkins Medicine
The type of operation performed for removal of pancreatic cancer is based on the location of the tumor. For tumors of the head and neck of the pancreas a Whipple procedure, (also called a pancreaticoduodenectomy) is performed. This is a complex operation perfected at Johns Hopkins. This video will explain the surgery and what patients can expect. Learn more about the Whipple procedure at Johns Hopkins: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pancreatic_cancer_center
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Pseudotumor Cerebri | Ashley's Story
After visiting 30+ physicians, Ashley was diagnosed with the rare condition known as pseudotumor cerebri. She and her family turned to the experts at Johns Hopkins who worked as a team to implant a stent, a new approach to treating this condition that is typically treated with a shunt. Find out more about our experts at www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neuro For appointments, Maryland residents should call 410-550-1470, and out-of-state residents should contact 1-855-884-6754.
Views: 77751 Johns Hopkins Medicine
Fecal Microbial Transplantation: A Treatment for Clostridium Difficile
When antibiotics kill off too many "good" bacteria in the digestive tract during treatment of C. Diff, Fecal Microbial Transplants can help replenish bacterial balance. For more information: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gastroenterology_hepatology/clinical_services/advanced_endoscopy/fecal_transplantation.html
Views: 55538 Johns Hopkins Medicine
Pharmacy Residency | The Johns Hopkins Hospital
The Johns Hopkins Hospital offers postgraduate year one pharmacy residency training and 13 postgraduate year two specialty programs. For more information, visit http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pharmacy/residents/
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Johns Hopkins Capacity Command Center
The Johns Hopkins Hospital opened a state-of-the-art, centralized control center to help better manage the hospital’s increasing census and improve patient flow. The Johns Hopkins Capacity Command Center will provide real-time analytics and bring together departments that have been independently engaged in managing patient flow.
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Tour the New Facilities at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Welcome to The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Visit: http://www.explorehopkinshospital.org to learn about our innovation in patient care.
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Your Night in the Sleep Laboratory
A sleep study, also called a polysomnogram is an overnight study of your sleep, which takes place in a specialized laboratory. It is conducted by a trained technologist and is designed to detect problems with your sleep. The goal of the study is to have a natural night of sleep that is as uncomplicated and comfortable as possible. This video demonstrates the process and explains the reason for this procedure. Learn more: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/healthy-sleep/
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Johns Hopkins Residency | An Inside Perspective
Thinking about doing your residency training in Baltimore, but unsure what life in Baltimore is really like? Hear what four residents have to say and get an inside perspective of residency life at Johns Hopkins. Learn more at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/students/residency/
Views: 27562 Johns Hopkins Medicine
Gastric Cancer | Stephanie’s Story
Facing a cancer with a 29 percent remission rate, 20-year-old Stephanie White found oncologist Mark Duncan, M.D., and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. She talks about her treatment, recovery and meeting her fiancé. For more information, visit http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_center
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The Spirit of Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery
Dr Henry Brem, Director of Neurosurgery, discusses the unique spirit of the team's clinical and research approach to diagnosing, treating & caring for patients with spine problems, brain tumors, pediatric neurosurgery conditions and cerebrovascular issues. Visit www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neuro for more info. For appointments, Maryland residents should call 410-955-6406, and out-of-state residents should contact 1-855-884-6754.
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Johns Hopkins Medicine: Early Mobility in the ICU
Critical care experts at Johns Hopkins are reporting initial success in boosting recovery and combating muscle wasting among critically ill, mostly bed-bound patients using any one of a trio of mild physical therapy exercises during their stays in the intensive care unit (ICU).
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Endometriosis | Q&A with Dr. Patzkowsky
Dr. Kristin Patzkowsky, a minimally invasive surgeon from the department of Gynecology and Obstetrics answers your common questions asked about endometriosis. Learn more at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gynecology_obstetrics/ Endometriosis is a benign disorder characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue (the tissue that lines the uterus) outside the uterine cavity where it becomes attached to reproductive or abdominal organs. The patches of endometrial tissue swell with blood during menstruation as if they were still in the uterus. Endometriosis is a common disorder, most prevalent between the ages of 25 and 40. Symptoms vary and are not strictly correlated with the severity of the disease; they may worsen with time, but tend to diminish during pregnancy and cease with menopause. Many women have no symptoms at all. Treatment depends on the severity of symptoms, the age of the woman, and whether she wishes to have children. Questions Answered: 1. What is endometriosis? 0:03 2. What are the symptoms of endometriosis? 0:14 3. Can endometriosis affect fertility? 1:15 4. What are the treatment options for endometriosis? 2:01 5. Can endometriosis be a recurring issue? 2:51 6. What is the difference between minimally invasive surgery and open surgery for endometriosis? 3:10 7. What type of physician should I see for surgical treatment of endometriosis? 4:23
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Spinal Cord Tumor (Schwannoma): Aaron’s Story
Aaron, an avid runner from Delaware, was diagnosed at 29 with a spinal cord tumor pressing on his nerves. Surgery was necessary, but the risks were high, including paralysis and loss of the ability to run. Spine neurosurgeon Ali Bydon met with Aaron, and together, they chose to wait. Watch to find out why. For appointments, Maryland residents should call 410-955-4424, and out-of-state residents should contact 1-855-884-6754. Learn more at www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neuro/spine.
Views: 37934 Johns Hopkins Medicine
Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography
A comprehensive iPad application developed and shown to our patients before their angiograms. The video describes diagnostic cerebral angiography as performed in Interventional Neuroradiology.
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Cervical Spinal Stenosis | Q&A with Dr. Brian J. Neuman
Orthopaedic surgeon Brian J. Neuman, M.D., discusses causes and symptoms for cervical spinal stenosis. He explains myelopathy and the nonsurgical and surgical treatment options used to treat spinal stenosis. Learn more at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/orthopaedic-surgery/specialty-areas/spine/ Questions Answered: 1. What is cervical spinal stenosis? 0:03 2. What are the symptoms? 0:16 3. What causes cervical spinal stenosis? 0:28 4. How is cervical spinal stenosis diagnosed? 0:53 5. What is Myelopathy? 1:09 6. What are some nonsurgical treatments for spinal stenosis? 1:22 7. What are the different surgical approaches to treat spinal stenosis? 1:40 8. Is physical therapy needed after surgery? 2:26 9. Is multidisciplinary approach used to develop treatment options? 2:51 10. What advances in surgical technology have been made at Johns Hopkins to treat cervical spinal stenosis? 3:18
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Dr. Ali Bydon Removes An Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor
Johns Hopkins spinal surgeon, Ali Bydon, M.D., narrates and performs the surgical removal of an intramedullary spinal cord tumor.
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What You Need to Know About Pancreatic Cysts
Anne Marie Lennon, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Director of the Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Program, discusses the prevalence, types, and best approaches to managing pancreatic cysts. Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology and Hepatology http://www.hopkins-gi.org/JHH_Home.aspx The Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Program at Johns Hopkins http://www.pancreascyst.org/
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Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery | Michelle's Story
Michelle's debilitating facial pain from trigeminal neuralgia prevented her from working, speaking with friends and family, and simple pleasures like cooking and cycling with her husband. Watch as her life has turned around following microvascular decompression surgery by Dr. Michael Lim. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neuro. For appointments, Maryland residents should call 443-997-1808, and out-of-state residents should contact 1-855-884-6754.
Views: 27138 Johns Hopkins Medicine
Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome Symptoms: Q&A with a Johns Hopkins Expert
Using a model of the inner ear, Johns Hopkins otologist John Carey describes the symptoms of superior canal dehiscence syndrome. Visit http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/otolaryngology.
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Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction | Q&A
Chief of the Division of Gastroenteorlogy & Hepatology, Dr. Tony Kalloo, answers questions about sphincter of Oddi, how it is diagnosed and how it can be treated. Learn more about this condition: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gi
Views: 20816 Johns Hopkins Medicine
What are the Treatment Options for Pancreatitis? | Q&A
Vikesh Singh, MD, Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist, explains medical management and surgical treatment options for pancreatitis patients. Questions answered: 1. Describe what you do. (0:11) 2. What is chronic pancreatitis treated? (0:30) 3. What if medical therapy isn't working? (1:26) 4. Are there any new options for treating pancreatitis today? (1:42) 5. What patients could benefit from auto islet transplant? (2:26) 6. Why should someone come to Johns Hopkins for pacreatitis treatment? (2:51) Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/transplant/index.html Auto Islet Transplants at Johns Hopkins http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/transplant/programs/autoislet/index.html Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology http://hopkins-gi.org/CMS/CMS_Page.aspx?CurrentUDV=31&CMS_Page_ID=DB2A6F9E-B574-4C30-BE7A-5B2CAE4DA9EA
Views: 34569 Johns Hopkins Medicine
What Kidney Donors Need to Know: Before, During and After Donation | Q&A with Dr. Fawaz Al Ammary
Transplant nephrologist Fawaz Al Ammary discusses live kidney donation, including the evaluation process and qualifications to become a donor, common misconceptions, medical concerns and long term effects of kidney donation. To make an appointment with the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center, please call 410-502-6152 or visit: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/transplant/ Questions Answered: 1. What makes somebody a potential candidate to donate a kidney? 0:04 2. What are some of the reasons that somebody might donate a kidney? 0:17 3. What medical conditions might prevent someone from donating a kidney? 0:40 4. Is hypertension a barrier for kidney donation? 1:09 5. Is obesity a factor in whether someone is considered for kidney donation? 1:37 6. What do you do to manage the health of a donor before and after transplantation? 2:02 7. Are there any short-term effects from donating a kidney? 2:33 8. What is the risk of kidney failure after kidney donation? 2:56 9. If someone donates a kidney and later in life their remaining kidney fails, do they receive priority for a transplant themselves? 3:12 10. What are the advantages of receiving a kidney from a living donor rather than a deceased donor? 3:29 11. Why should someone donating a kidney choose Johns Hopkins for their treatment? 4:10
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Ruptured Brain Aneurysm | Dr. Olachi Mezu's Story
Patient Dr. Olachi Mezu suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm while traveling from NYC home to Maryland. Watch her story as she talks about the care and treatment she received from Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Dr. Judy Huang. Learn More: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/centers_clinics/cerebrovascular/
Views: 26510 Johns Hopkins Medicine
Pancreatic Auto Islet Transplantation with Total Pancreatectomy
Animation explaining the pancreatic auto islet transplantation process with complete removal of the pancreas to treat pancreatitis.
Views: 24788 Johns Hopkins Medicine
The Life of a Surgical Nurse at Johns Hopkins Medicine
As a surgical nurse at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, you have a world of opportunity at your fingertips — the opportunity to work in exciting and innovative specialties; take part in cutting-edge procedures; be part of collaborative multidisciplinary teams where your skills, expertise and compassion are highly valued; and, most importantly, go home at night knowing that you are doing something that matters. To learn more about nursing at Johns Hopkins, visit hopkinsmedicine.org/nursing.
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What Are Dense Breasts? | Q&A
Do you know the importance of being familiar with your own breast density? Watch Dr. Cecilia “Peggy” Brennecke, the Medical Director of Johns Hopkins Imaging practice at Green Spring Station and a radiologist specializing in breast imaging, as she discusses dense breasts.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Internal Medicine Residency
Where one chooses to do his or her residency training has tremendous influence on the way he or she will practice medicine, so finding the right fit is critically important. Here, internal medicine residents from the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center highlight reasons they choose to train at Hopkins Bayview
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Match Day 2016
3, 2, 1, match! “Medical school works,” says Associate Dean Tom Koenig. Johns Hopkins fourth-year medical students learned where they will begin their residency programs this summer. Students gathered with their family members, friends and mentors for brunch, a toast and a dramatic countdown to open their envelopes and learn which hospital and specialty program they would spend the next stage of training.
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Liver Transplant: The Surgery, Recovery and Quality of Life | Q&A
Johns Hopkins transplant surgeon Andrew Cameron, MD discusses the liver transplant procedure and recovery, the incision, quality of life after transplant, research and rejection medication. Questions answered: 1. Describe liver transplant. (0:11) 2. Explain the recovery from surgery. (0:40) 3. What kind of scar will be present afterwards? (1:01) 4. What quality of life can a patient expect after a liver transplant? (1:18) 5. How does our transplant research affect patient care? (1:37) 6. What is the most rewarding thing about your work? (2:12) 7. What makes the Hopkins program unique? (2:38)
Views: 47850 Johns Hopkins Medicine
Gastric Cancer | Minan's Story
Minan Corby was diagnosed with gastric cancer and sought out a second opinion at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. With the help of surgical oncologist Mark Duncan, M.D. and other gastric cancer experts, she was treated and is now back to her life in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/surgery or http://www.hopkinscancer.org
Views: 28552 Johns Hopkins Medicine
2000th Whipple at Johns Hopkins Medicine
Dr. John Cameron performed his 2000th Whipple surgery on March 30th, 2012. The Whipple procedure (also known as a pancreaticoduodenectomy) is a surgical treatment for pancreatic cancer and has been perfected for over 30 years at Hopkins - in large part due to Dr. Cameron.
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More Than Medicine | Joseph Heng, M.D. (Internal Medicine Resident)
Joseph Heng is a first-year internal medicine resident at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. As one of a handful of deaf doctors here, and the only one with a cochlear implant, he is particularly interested in addressing the challenges that hearing impairment places on health care delivery. He explains that the barriers are more than inconveniences; they are patient safety issues. Learn more about Heng and the Deaf Health Initiative in Hopkins Medicine magazine. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/publications/hopkins_medicine_magazine/features/winter-2016/making-their-voices-heard
Stem Cell Implications for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
At Johns Hopkins, researchers and doctors are working together to explore the impact of stem technology on ALS. The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins has helped uncover new genes for familial ALS, researched nerve repair, worked actively on genetic risk factors, developed a variety of animal models for testing therapies, explored ALS biology, advanced stem cell therapy, and researched ways to counter muscle atrophy. Visit our ALS Clinic at http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/centers_clinics/als/conditions/als_amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis.html
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How it Works: Bloodless Medicine and Surgery - An Alternative to Blood Transfusion
Bloodless medicine and surgery is an alternative to blood transfusion that among other benefits, has been shown to reduce infections and help patients recover faster. In this video, experts from Johns Hopkins explain the techniques used before, during and after surgery to help patients minimize blood loss and the need to receive donated blood. For more detailed explanations, or to speak with our team, please call us at 877-474-8558 or visit us online at: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/bloodlessmedicine
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Aortic Aneurysms | Q&A
Assistant Professor of Surgery Christopher Abularrage discusses minimally invasive surgery for abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, including the procedure and recovery.
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Brain Tumor | Carlos Luceno's Story
Diagnosed with a grade two astrocytoma brain tumor, Carlos Luceno is currently living with brain cancer. Carlos is receiving his treatment and care from Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Henry Brem at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center. Learn more about the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/specialty_areas/brain_tumor/index.html. For appointments, Maryland residents should call 410-955-6406, and out-of-state residents should contact 1-855-884-6754.
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Ebola Patient Transport Drill | Johns Hopkins Medicine and Lifeline
Designated teams at all of the Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals have trained for many months to respond to the likelihood that we would care for a patient with Ebola virus disease. To fortify these preparedness plans, a drill was conducted on Nov. 6 to simulate the transport of two patients with Ebola being transferred from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center to The Johns Hopkins Hospital. As part of the drill, two people with symptoms of Ebola presented themselves in Johns Hopkins Bayview’s Emergency Department. Staff from Johns Hopkins Bayview and the Johns Hopkins Lifeline team donned and doffed their protective personal equipment, and Lifeline used specialized equipment to take them by ambulance to The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Emergency Department. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/ebola/
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What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, How is it Diagnosed and Treated
Assistant Professor of Surgery Dr. Ying Wei Lum discusses causes, symptoms and risk factors of thoracic outlet syndrome. Questions answered: 1. Describe what you do. (0:11) 2. What is thoracic outlet syndrome? (0:42) 3. How is thoracic outlet syndrome diagnosed? (1:07) 4. What kind of lab should conduct testing and scans? (2:01) 5. What are the treatment options for thoracic outlet syndrome?(2:48) 6. Briefly describe the procedure. (3:29) 7. What is the recovery like post surgery. (3:48) 8. What can patients expect after treatment? (4:10) 9. Is this likely to recur? (4:35) 10. What is the most rewarding thing that you do? (4:57) 11. Why come to Johns Hopkins for treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome? (5:30)
Views: 73389 Johns Hopkins Medicine
Fatty Liver Disease | Q&A
Dr. Saleh Alqahtani, director of clinical liver research and assistant professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology answers questions about nonalcoholic fatty disease, including the causes, symptoms and treatments. Learn more about this condition: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gi
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Henrietta Lacks | Her Impact and Our Outreach
To honor the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks, this video highlights her impact on biomedical research and the efforts of Johns Hopkins Medicine to pay homage to her legacy. Learn more at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/henriettalacks/ Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who underwent treatment for an aggressive form of cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951. Despite receiving a high standard of medical treatment, Mrs. Lacks ultimately succumbed to this cancer at the young age of 31. However, her extraordinary cells—called “HeLa” from the first two letters of her first and last names—continued to reproduce in the laboratory. This was the first time in history that a human cell line was able to be reproduced in a laboratory setting; and it gave medical researchers the opportunity to improve the human condition by allowing them to better understand, treat, and prevent a wide range of diseases, including the development of the polio vaccine, cancer treatment protocols, AIDS research, and much more.
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Salt Shakedown — How to Avoid Hidden Sodium at the Grocery Store
Join a Johns Hopkins registered dietitian as she walks through the aisles and offers suggestions on how to lower salt intake -- but not compromise flavor.
Views: 26458 Johns Hopkins Medicine
Transaxillary First Rib Resection for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
Learn more about the tranaxillary first rib resection surgical approach to treat TOS from the Johns Hopkins Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Clinic. Watch to find out what happens during and after this decompression surgery, which is a low risk and effective surgical treatment for patients diagnosed with neurogenic or venous TOS. Learn more about the Johns Hopkins TOS Clinic at http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart_vascular_institute/clinical_services/specialty_areas/thoracic_outlet_syndrome/index.html
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Cutting Edge Treatment for Achalasia — POEM Procedure
The same determination that makes Chris a competitive triathlete, drove him to research treatment options for his rare digestive disorder - achalasia. His search for solutions brought him to Dr. Mouen Khashab of Johns Hopkins Hospital who is performing a pioneering endoscopic procedure. For more information: http://bit.ly/TwVIxM
Views: 19844 Johns Hopkins Medicine