Trying to heal stroke damage with stem cells

Stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability in the U.S., striking nearly 800,000 people each year. Hemorrhagic, or bleeding, stroke is particularly devastating says Mayo Clinic neurologist and critical care expert Dr. William D. Freeman. “About 40 percent of hemorrhagic stroke patients die within a month, and half of the survivors have some type of impairment,” he adds.

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Spinal Tap / LP (Lumbar Puncture) – About your Mayo Clinic Test

Dr. Paola Sandroni discusses why a patient may receive a Spinal Tap (also known as Lumbar Puncture) and the process that a patient will experience.

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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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Reach Out – Preventing Teen Suicide

Reach out to prevent teen suicide. This positive music video, created by Mayo Clinic, encourages troubled teens to communicate with an adult for help and support. It also depicts how teens can talk to adults in a variety of situations. Things can get better.

For more information-
Call: 1-800-273-TALK, 1-800-273-8255
Visit: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

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Treatment of Crohn’s Disease – Laura Raffals, M.D. – Mayo Clinic

Laura Raffals, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, discusses treatment options available to patients with Crohn’s disease.

For more information, visit: http://www.mayoclinic.org/crohns/

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Freezing Heart Muscle – Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Fred Kusumoto, M.D., discusses cryoablation for treatment of atrial arrhythmia. To learn more or to request an appointment, please visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/atrial-fibrillation/home/ovc-20164923?mc_id=global&utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=sm&utm_content=dysrhythmiaheart&utm_campaign=mayoclinic&geo=global&placementsite=enterprise&cauid=103944. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rate that can increase the risk of other heart-related complications. Symptoms of atrial fibrillation include dizziness, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Atrial fibrillation also increased the risk of stroke. A new treatment used at Mayo Clinic called cryoablation can aid in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. During the procedure a catheter is inserted into the area of the heart with the arrhythmia and a balloon is deployed freezing the area causing the atrial fibrillation.

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New Esophageal Cancer Treatment-Mayo Clinic

Cancer of the esophagus is like many other types of cancer. It’s often curable if caught early. Treatment for esophagus cancer, even in the early stage, has traditionally been surgery — removal of the entire esophagus. But now, doctors at Mayo Clinic are using minimally invasive endoscopies to treat early cancers. Patients have the procedure and go home the very same day.

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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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Treatment Strategies for Cholangiocarcinoma

Kaye M. Reid Lombardo, M.D., and David M. Nagorney, M.D., discus treatment strategies for cholangiocarcinoma. Learn more: http://mayocl.in/2zQIW5Q

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Diet & IBD – Edward Loftus Jr., M.D.

Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic discusses the controversial topic of using nutrition in the setting of IBD, dietary changes that may help patients with IBD, and the difficulty of proving whether or not specific diets are helpful in treating IBD.

For more information on IBD, visit: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/inflammatory-bowel-disease/DS01195/?mc_id=youtube

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