Corneal Suturing, Part 1- A Curriculum for Suturing the Cornea

Leo J. Maguire, M.D., consultant in cornea and external disease, developed the curriculum in resident corneal surgery at Mayo Clinic. In this series of videos, he discusses how to engineer the placement of a suture in a corneal transplant so that the length, depth, and radiality of the sutures are consistent around the circumference of a corneal graft. Mayo has used this methodology successfully with its Ophthalmology residents for the past 15 years.

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New drug for MS is milestone for patients and research

A new drug, Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). The National Multiple Sclerosis Society says it’s a “game changer” and Mayo Clinic neurologist Dr. Dean Wingerchuk says, “The approval of ocrelizumab is an important milestone both for people with MS and MS research.”

In a news statement released Wed. March 29, Dr. Billy Dunn, director of the Division of Neurology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research says, “This therapy not only provides another treatment option for those with relapsing MS, but for the first time provides an approved therapy for those with primary progressive MS.”

More health and medical news on the Mayo Clinic News Network http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/

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Type B Thoracic Aortic Dissection: When to Intervene

In this roundtable discussion originally posted on Medscape Cardiology, Mayo Clinic Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, and Vascular Surgery specialists Robert D. McBane, M.D., Randall R. De Martino M.D., Thomas C. Bower, M.D., and Alberto Pochettino, M.D., discuss when to intervene in Type B thoracic aortic dissection cases.

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Differentiating Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) from other types of speech sound disorders

Dr. Edythe Strand, Emeritus Professor and Consultant, division of Speech Pathology, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, compares and contrasts CAS with other types of speech disorders, including phonological impairment and dysarthria.

For more information, visit http://mayocl.in/2ifnYX3

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Corneal Suturing, Part 5 – Suturing the Wound

Leo J. Maguire, M.D., consultant in cornea and external disease, developed the curriculum in resident corneal surgery at Mayo Clinic. In this series of videos, he discusses how to engineer the placement of a suture in a corneal transplant so that the length, depth, and radiality of the sutures are consistent around the circumference of a corneal graft. Mayo has used this methodology successfully with its Ophthalmology residents for the past 15 years.

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MR Fusion Biopsy at Mayo Clinic

MR fusion-guided biopsy of the prostate is a state of the art technique for the early diagnosis of prostate cancer. It allows for diagnosis of difficult to reach cancers with conventional biopsy techniques. Uses the most advanced technology to image the prostate with MRI.

Learn more about this new technique with Mayo Clinic urologist Julio Gundian.

More information at www.mayoclinic.org

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Tampon test for endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer develops in the lining of the uterus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, endometrial cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women. If caught early, endometrial cancer can be cured. But, there is not a reliable screening test to detect it.

Mayo Clinic experts hope to change that. Dr. Jamie Bakkum-Gamez and her team are developing a screening test that women can administer at home ─ using a tampon.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Bakkum-Gamez about the tampon test for endometrial cancer.

ore health and medical news on the Mayo Clinic News Network http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/

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What you need to know about Achalasia as a patient

Achalasia is a disorder of the esophagus (the passageway for food from the mouth to the stomach) that makes it difficult for food and fluid to pass into the stomach. Normally, the esophagus is empty between swallows. When a person swallows, muscle contractions sweep down the esophagus, the esophageal sphincter (the opening at the lower end of the esophagus) opens, and food or fluid passes into the stomach. People with achalasia have difficulty swallowing because the wave of muscle contractions that sweep food and fluid down the esophagus does not occur. In turn, the esophageal sphincter does not open properly, so food and fluid cannot pass into the stomach. With Achalasia, food and fluid remain trapped in the esophagus causing discomfort and other symptoms. The esophagus usually becomes wider than normal.

For more information, visit: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/achalasia/basics/definition/con-20024482?mc_id=us&utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=sm&utm_content=video&utm_campaign=mayoclinic&geo=national&placementsite=enterprise&cauid=100504

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Measles Virus as a Cancer Fighter

A medical first — a woman with an incurable form of cancer has had all signs of living cancer cells eradicated from her body for at least 6 months. What’s more, it was accomplished in a single treatment. And the magic potion — was the measles virus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org.

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How to Safely Instill Eye Drops – Mayo Clinic

Brigitte Keener, O.D., optometrist at #MayoClinicFL, demonstrates how to safely and effectively instill eye drops for patients who have prescribed drops for treatment of ocular conditions.

For more information visit http://mayocl.in/ophthalmology or call 904-953-2232

Spanish version: http://youtu.be/JKK6I-XgbgI

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