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Ablation for Kidney & Liver Tumors

12/18/2017
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Percutaneous ablation is a minimally invasive procedure where small needles are inserted through the skin under imaging guidance. The needles are directed toward tumors, which can be in the liver, kidney, bone, or lung. Once the needles are in place, the tumors are destroyed by either heating or freezing the cancer cells. These treatments are faster and safer than traditional surgery. For many types of cancers, our results with ablation are equivalent to traditional surgical approaches....

Duration: 00:11:39


Uterine Fibroids & Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

12/11/2017
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Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) affects approximately one third of all women and accounts for 20% of outpatient gynecology appointments. The pain might be caused by a number of reasons and today the technology and investigations are more sophisticated and physicians are more equipped to help determine the cause so that the patient can find relief. The UAB Medicine Interventional Radiology team uses the latest and most advanced technology and imaging methods, including fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and...

Duration: 00:14:09


Quality in Bone Densitometry

12/4/2017
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According to the Nation Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. In this segment Sarah Morgan, MD discusses T-score and Z-score results, quality in Bone Densitometry and when to refer to a specialist.

Duration: 00:12:01


APP Credentialing and Role Alignment

11/13/2017
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The UAB Medicine Department of Advanced Practice Providers is responsible for the oversight of all Advanced Practice Providers within the Health System. This includes oversight of meaningful use, scope of practice and compliance with state and federal regulations, credentialing of all APPs seeking privileges to practice as a UAB Medicine provider, coordination of APP students seeking training within our institution, assessment of the quality of training for APP students within the...

Duration: 00:11:51


Adult ECMO Program at UAB Medicine

11/6/2017
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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a temporary mechanical support system that replaces the function of the heart and/or lungs in patients with cardiac and respiratory failure. The program at UAB Medicine is the only available ECMO program in the state of Alabama, and during the 2013 influenza season provided support for more than 80 adult patients with cardiopulmonary failure, including patients from Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. In addition to supporting...

Duration: 00:12:04


Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)

10/30/2017
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A chronic total occlusion is a total blockage in a coronary artery that has been present for at least three months. In this segment, Dr. Mark Sasse discusses chronic total occlusion and how UAB Interventional Cardiology is an internationally recognized leader in cardiac services, combining compassionate, innovative patient care with the most advanced technology and basic and clinical research. The program makes use of catheterization, stenting, angioplasty, and other minimally invasive...

Duration: 00:17:47


Vaginal Prolapse

10/23/2017
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In this segment, Holly E. Richter, PhD, MD, Director, Division of Women's Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UAB Medicine discusses Vaginal Prolapse and how UAB Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery provides the highest level of evidence-based care for the full spectrum of women's pelvic floor disorders.

Duration: 00:14:22


Urinary and Bowel Incontinence

10/16/2017
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As life expectancy in developed countries gradually increases, obstetrician-gynecologists are encouraged to be familiar with disorders of the elderly population. Half of all women are likely to experience some incontinence in their lifetime, and about 10 percent will have surgery for incontinence and/or prolapse—a bulging of the bladder or vagina often caused by weakened muscles from pregnancy or childbirth. Fortunately, most incontinence problems can be successfully treated. In this...

Duration: 00:09:38


Heart Disease in Women

10/9/2017
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Heart disease is the nation's leading cause of death and a major cause of disability. Heart disease can be inherited (congenital) or acquired during a lifetime of factors such as a damaging diet, lack of exercise, and the presence of stress. In women, heart disease symptoms can be dramatically different than they are in men. In this segment, Sara Pereira, MD, discusses the different aspects of heart disease in women and when it is important to refer to a specialist.

Duration: 00:09:32


Liver Tumor - Hepatobiliary Tumor & Management

7/23/2017
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According to the American Cancer Society, hepatocellular carcinoma or (HCC) is the fifth most common type of cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. The UAB liver transplant team is comprised of highly skilled, experienced, and dedicated surgeons and physicians who are national leaders in their field. Our patients benefit from collaboration among physicians and surgeons who are recognized leaders in the treatment of liver disorders. In this segment,...

Duration: 00:15:32


Gynecological Oncology

7/5/2017
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The UAB Division of Gynecologic Oncology is a multidisciplinary team of specialty physicians, nurses, and consultants providing comprehensive, compassionate care in treating women's cancers. In this segment, Dr.J.Michael Straughn Jr, discusses the field of Gynecologic Oncology and the strides and advancements they are making at UAB Medicine.

Duration: 00:11:03


Regenerative Medicine

5/31/2017
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Regenerative medicine is an interdisciplinary research and development program focusing on development of tissue constructs, regenerative matrices, and novel technologies and therapies to replace or repair both soft and mineralized tissues. The potential positive impact of this new area of research for the eventual treatment of both vascular and cardiac diseases is considered high. For example, following a heart attack, it is important to replace both heart cells, as well as blood...

Duration: 00:14:37


Refractory Hypertention

3/19/2017
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Among patients with resistant hypertension (RHTN), there are those whose blood pressure (BP) remains uncontrolled in spite of maximal medical therapy. Listen as Suzanne Oparil, MD discusses Refractory Hypertention.

Duration: 00:13:16


Interventional Pulmonary: Medical Thoracoscopy

2/19/2017
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The UAB Interventional Pulmonology program, the first and only such program in Alabama, offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to a wide range of pulmonary and pleural diseases. In this segment, Hitesh Batra, MD., discusses the only program in Alabama with the expertise to perform the full range of Interventional Pulmonology procedures, including Medical Thoracoscopy.

Duration: 00:10:53


Hyperparathyroidism

2/15/2017
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Hyperparathyroidism occurs when the parathyroid glands produce too much parathyroid hormone, which can cause symptoms such as bone pain or tenderness, fragile bones, depression, forgetfulness, fatigue, frequent or excess urination, and kidney stones. The condition often is diagnosed before symptoms appear, and in most cases it can be treated successfully. In this segment, Dr. Herbert Chen discusses Hyperparathyroidism and how The UAB Medicine Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and...

Duration: 00:13:34


UAB Bariatric Surgery Program

11/27/2016
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In the United States, around 15.5 million people suffer from severe obesity, according to the National Institutes of Health, and the numbers continue to increase. Bariatric surgery is indicated for patients who are morbidly obese and already have tried diets, exercise, and other non-surgical means of losing weight. The bariatric surgery program at UAB Medicine has been performing weight-loss procedures for more than 30 years, and it is the first American College of Surgeons Level 1...

Duration: 00:18:04


Autonomic Function Testing

10/16/2016
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Autonomic function testing is the category of electrodiagnostic and clinical neurophysiology testing that is employed in the evaluation of sympathetic and parasympathetic neural pathways. Examining the integrity of these pathways is necessary in objectively evaluating many neurologic and cardiac conditions like orthostatic hypotension, recurrent syncopal episodes, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Neurologists often time need to evaluate the functions of the thinly...

Duration: 00:11:28


Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)

8/20/2016
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Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a problem present at birth that involves the structure of the heart, its valves, or blood vessels. It is the most common type of birth defect, affecting about one in 100 babies. Thanks to medical advances, increasing numbers of children with CHD are surviving into adulthood. Common problems associated with ACHD include difficulty with exercise, heart rhythm problems (arrhythmia), endocarditis (infection of the heart’s inner lining, often in the heart’s...

Duration: 00:09:53