Moyamoya Disease – Mayo Clinic

Dr. Fredric Meyer, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon discusses Moyamoya disease and what to look for when seeking care for Moyamoya disease. Visit http://mayocl.in/2ojVQI1 for more information on care at Mayo Clinic or to request an appointment.

Dr. Meyer explains this progressive disease that impacts patients of all ages. Moyamoya disease causes the arteries at the base of the skulls undergo a slowly progressive occlusion. This may cause strokes, bleeding or seizures.Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for Moyamoya disease are discussed.

Mayo Clinic specializes in complex surgical interventions for patients with Moyamoya disease. The multidisciplinary team at Mayo Clinic includes a neurologist who specializes in stroke as well as neurosurgeons that specialize in microvascular techniques.

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Information vs. Knowledge

This is a video that discusses the difference between information (looking at the past or present) and knowledge (developing theories). It reminds us that using information to intervene in a system can lead to tampering. Dr. John Bachman shows a rooster being knowledgeable and totally wrong. In the end though, the rooster just gets more knowledge and improves his theories.

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CJD Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease – Mayo Clinic

There is a disease that strikes just 300 Americans each year. Yet, it is a nightmare that some have described as a lightening quick version of Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s diseases combined. For families losing loved ones, research holds the only hope.
Here’s Dennis Douda for Medical Edge.

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Guillain-Barré Syndrome – Mayo Clinic

Visit http://mayocl.in/2gVvkCr for more information on Guillain-Barre care at Mayo Clinic or to request an appointment.

The symptoms came on fast. Within weeks the woman you’re about to meet went from being completely healthy to lying in the intensive care unit, unable to move, struggling to breathe. A victim of Guillain-Barre syndrome. Listen to her story of sickness and triumph.

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Adipose-derived stem cell treatment for osteoarthritic knees

Jay Smith, M.D., vice chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic describes a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cell injections as a treatment for patients with osteoarthritic knees.

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Mayo Clinic’s First Face Transplant: The Surgery

In the three years leading up to Mayo Clinic’s first face transplant procedure, dozens of medical specialists rehearsed the full transplant operation more than 30 times. Here is a detailed look at how they achieved a remarkable transformation with a very complex surgery.

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Endoscopic Ultrasound – Mayo Clinic

Douglas Faigel, M.D., a gastroenterologist and director of therapeutic endoscopy at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), a procedure that utilizes ultrasound to capture images deep within the GI tract and also help physicians stage tumors.

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Cardiac Amyloidosis: What Every Cardiologist Needs to Know – Mayo Clinic CV Grand Rounds

In this Mayo Clinic Grand Rounds video originally presented on December 14, 2012, cardiologist Martha Grogan, MD, discusses “Cardiac Amyloidosis: What Every Cardiologist Needs to Know.”

To view a full list of Mayo Clinic Grand Round videos, visit:
► http://www.mayoclinic.org/grand-round…

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Living with Lewy Body Dementia

It happened little by little. First he would forget things, then he’d lose track of what he was doing. Lewy Body dementia took over the life of the man you’re about to meet. The disease is the second most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s being the first. There is no cure, but experts at Mayo Clinic are researching Lewy Body disease in hopes of improving the lives of people who struggle with it. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2A0tu8i

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Deep Brain Stimulation – Awake Surgery – Mayo Clinic

Kendall Lee, M.D., describes deep brain stimulation surgery, and how it is is typically done with patients who remain awake, so neurological functions can be measured and maintained. For more information on deep brain stimulation, visit http://mayocl.in/2A09T80.

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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer – Mayo Clinic

It could be your mom, sister, aunt or best friend. One out of 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. A small subset of the women who get diagnosed have inherited an abnormal copy of a gene that runs in families and can greatly increase their risk of certain cancers. One question these women and their families face is, “Should I get tested to find out if I have a genetic risk?” The answer is always a very personal one.

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