This is a pre-surgical video which describes rotationplasty, who the procedure is appropriate for and possible complications. This video depicts the process of being fitted for a prosthesis and learning to use it. The patient describes her active and satisfying life after rotationplasty, her emotions and the process of adjusting to living with a prosthesis.
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One and a half years after the surgery that transformed his life, Andy Sandness meets the widow of the donor.
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Dementia is a problem of the elderly, right? Generally that's true. But there is one form of the disease that can strike people when they are very young, in their twenties or even their teens. It's called Frontotemporal Dementia, or FTD. And while rare, it devastates lives by rapidly turning young, vital people into those who need constant care. Learn more: http://mayocl.in/2iLbj2g
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Tourniquets have proven immensely valuable in saving life and limb. Director of the Level I Trauma Center at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minn., Donald Jenkins, M.D., demonstrates how to use a tourniquet properly. He also explains why certain work environments and certain individuals should always have tourniquets readily available.
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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.
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In this short video, a certified diabetes educator from Mayo Clinic explains the equipment and process for using an insulin pen for people with diabetes
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Shane Shapiro, M.D., orthopedic physician at Mayo Clinic in Florida, discusses a regenerative medicine clinical research trial to treat knee arthritis, which is the bone marrow stem cell treatment (BMAC) for knee osteoarthritis. Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Center for Regenerative Medicine is studying biologically based non-surgical treatments for osteoarthritis. One such treatment is the harvesting of the patient's own stem cells from their bone marrow. "In our procedure we draw cellular rich bone marrow from both sides of the pelvis. We then filter the resulting product and concentrate the stem cells and their corresponding growth factors. Using an ultrasound to image the knee joint, we are then able to precisely inject the cells into the arthritic knee. We are currently demonstrating that this procedure is safe and can relieve pain. We also hope to be able to slow the progression of the degenerative joint disease and perhaps one day regrow cartilage in the arthritic joint." ----- See video of this procesure here: http://youtu.be/yUfuhLOgeBw (WARNING: graphic due to the nature of actual surgery footage) Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine here: http://goo.gl/rnRdtU ----- Mayo Clinic... On Facebook: http://Facebook.com/MayoClinic On Twitter: http://twitter.com/MayoClinic On Google+: http://google.com/+MayoClinic On Instagram: http://instagram.com/MayoClinic On Pinterest: http://Pinterest.com/MayoClinic On YouTube: http://YouTube.com/MayoClinic On the blogs: http://connect.MayoClinic.org ------
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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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Mayo Clinic patient’s first impressions with bionic eye
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In this video created by Mayo Clinic, teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provide encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety. It also Includes suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide and ways to keep them safe. 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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You may have heard the story of a professional musician who played the violin while having brain surgery at Mayo Clinic. That journey started back in 2009. A surgical team implanted electrodes into his brain to stop a tremor that could have ended his career. Today, Roger continues to be one of the music's foremost violinists, playing for audiences on the world's stage. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2hnoliT.
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Dr. Horacio Asbun, Mayo Clinic in Florida, explains the Whipple procedure using this animated graphic of a pancreas. Cancer of the pancreas affects 45,000 people every year in the U.S., and it is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The five-year overall survival rate if a tumor is detected early and surgically removed is 22 percent, versus 6 percent without early detection and surgery. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2zk7FDi. This video in Spanish/español: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_zWboNMKWk
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Researchers in the Center for Regenerative Medicine are studying the use of intraspinal deliver of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to the cerebral spinal fluid of patients with ALS using a dose-escalation study. Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Center for Regeneration: ►http://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine/?mc_id=youtube ►Watch another video on ALS studies using stem cells: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gc3alu8tGk&list=PLSWR1ylG_6JbkP1eX_IvjzD_uDYrftp-z
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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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Dr. John Atkinson, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, explains pituitary tumors. Visit http://mayocl.in/2nTdykj for more information on care at Mayo Clinic or to request an appointment. Pituitary tumors are typically a benign tumor that presents in a focal area of the nervous system. The pituitary gland controls all of the endocrine functions of the body, from the thyroid to the ovulation. Patients with pituitary symptoms can therefore range broadly. Dr. Atkinson describes the diagnosis and treatment options for pituitary tumors. Mayo Clinic, across its locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, represents one of the largest neurosurgical practices in the world, as well as one of the most comprehensive pituitary tumor practices. Mayo Clinic uses a multispecialty approach. Neuro-radiologists and endocrine specialists use the latest in research and technology to provide the exact care each patient needs.
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Glen Campbell and his family allowed documentary cameras to record the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on the Country Music Hall of Fame singer’s life. The film includes heartwarming and candidly frank moments that Mr. Campbell experienced during his visits to Mayo Clinic for care. Learn more: http://mayocl.in/2ieXXr5
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What is it about laughter that's contagious? Sometimes you just can't stop from smiling when you hear or see it. Last September, an elderly couple from Iowa infused the internet with laughter and joy. Their random act of happiness at Mayo Clinic hit You Tube and made more than 6 million people smile. And that, say Francis and Marlow Cowan, is what keeps them young.
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Dr. Carola Arndt, a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). ITP, also called immune thrombocytopenic purpura, is a blood-clotting disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. Dr. Arndt discusses symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment options. To learn more about ITP, click here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/itp/.
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With the new year comes new hope for a Minnesota boy who was accidentally shot with an arrow. A team of Mayo Clinic doctors and emergency responders are amazed at how far the 8-year-old has come since they removed the arrow from his spine. Reporter Ian Roth shows the huge leaps the determined boy is making in his recovery.
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Memory loss, personality changes, a shrinking ability to do daily tasks. It's not easy to watch a loved one suffer from dementia. It's also not easy at times for doctors to know exactly what kind of dementia a person may have. That's because there's not been a test that can differentiate between, say, Alzheimer's disease and Lewy Body Dementia. Now, researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed a way to look at the living brain and more accurately tell what type of dementia a person has. And this may help get patients on the right treatment.
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Do you want to live to be 100 years old? Well, the woman you're about to meet passed that century mark...more than a decade ago. Anna Stoehr is one of the oldest people in the world. The U.S. Census released a report that shows in the year 2010, there were more than 53,000 people 100 years or older and most of them, like Anna, were women. What's her secret? Vivien Williams has this report.
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Cancer researchers dream of the day they can force tumor cells to morph back to the normal cells they once were. Now, researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have discovered a way to potentially reprogram cancer cells back to normalcy. Panos Anastasiadis, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Cancer Biology on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus comments on the findings which are published in Nature Cell Biology. Learn more on this here: http://goo.gl/pvV5xa
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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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Pressure in the high-stakes environment of medical training can be overwhelming. This video from Mayo Clinic and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention explains how everyone can help prevent suicide by being alert for the signs of depression and escaping stress and how to be most helpful. Learn more about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at https://afsp.org/.
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Mayo Clinic Dr. Shelagh Cofer performs the VPI Evaluation Clinic with Ella. She explains the various components of the evaluation.
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In this video, a certified diabetes educator from Mayo Clinic explains the equipment and process for using glucagon for people with diabetes.
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Mary O'Connor, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida, discusses the spectrum of Fatty tumors, including liposarcoma. Because there are several variations and forms of soft-tissue tumors, Dr. O'Connor explains the differences between each and outlines how each may be treated. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2z2Kpsy.
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Dr. J. D. Bartleson, neurologist, explains cervical spinal stenosis and Mayo Clinic's unique approach to treatment and care for patients. Visit http://mayocl.in/2zjCNCY for more information on spine care at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic’s Spine Center treats cervical spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck due to the overgrowth of bone spurs, bulging of discs and thickening of ligaments. Cervical spinal stenosis is an important condition to understand because the cervical spinal cord sends all sensory messages from below the neck to the brain and sends all motor messages to the body. Cervical spinal stenosis is a relatively common condition. Over age 50, an estimated 5% of individuals will have significant spinal stenosis that pinches on their spinal cord.
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Chronic pain. The National Institutes of Health reports that tens of millions of Americans suffer from it. Chronic pain can destroy your quality of life and make even the simplest of tasks unbearable. Experts at Mayo Clinic want to change that. They are using an implantable device that stimulates the spine to reduce pain for some people. Reporter Vivien Williams takes us into the OR to learn more about this method of pain relief. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2zj978X.
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Standard radiation therapy is an effective way to treat many cancers. But it isn't perfect. It kills cancer cells, but it also kills some healthy cells in its path through the body. That's just one of the reasons Mayo Clinic is bringing a new type of radiation therapy to its patients. It's called proton beam therapy, and it has the potential to cure more cancers with greater safely, and help people live longer. Learn more: http://mayocl.in/2gVKTKs
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Gaylord Bridegan, Certified Professional Ergonomists, discusses a few tips based on studies he has conducted in human computer interaction. This video demonstrates the most common types of workstation adjustments for computer operators. By following these nine simple steps will help reduce discomfort, fatigue, absenteeism, risk of musculoskeletal injuries and metabolic syndrome. Learn more: http://MayoClinic.com/health/office-ergonomics/MY01460
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Dr. Stephen Trigg, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Florida, who specializes in hand surgery and reconstruction, discusses arthritis in the basal thumb joint. Learn more about treatment and surgical options for basal thumb joint arthritis and what causes this form of arthritis. To learn more about thumb arthritis, visit http://mayocl.in/2xysztP.
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This video shows animations related to blood mixing between the artificial ECMO circulation and the patient's native circulation during VA ECMO with central cannulation. The video discusses factors affecting blood mixing during various hemodynamic states.
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Every year up to two thousand people in the United States and Canada die from anaphylaxis -- a serious allergic reaction. The most common causes are allergies to peanuts, insect bites and seafood. But not all anaphylactic reactions are severe. They can be mild with subtler symptoms. And most people don't know that if you've had a mild reaction in the past, you're at risk of having a life threatening one in the future. More from Mayo Clinic on a new anaphylaxis awareness campaign.
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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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Take a baby aspirin a day to reduce your risk of heart attack. Many of us have heard that. But here's some information from Mayo Clinic you might not have heard. It has to do with the coating on aspirin that helps reduce stomach upset.
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There's nothing like foot pain to make you crazy. That's what an expert at Mayo Clinic says he hears from patients who have a condition called plantar fasciitis [fashee-EYE-tis]. It's very common and can make walking across the room a miserable experience. What can you do about it?
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Bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder are complex disorders that are often interrelated and difficult to differentiate. Mayo Clinic psychiatrist Brian Palmer, M.D., discusses the two disorders, the interface between them and ways to distinguish them diagnostically.
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Researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida have conducted the world’s first prospective, blinded and placebo-controlled clinical study to test the benefit of using bone marrow stem cells to reduce arthritic pain and disability in knees. It is the first time that the belief that stem cells can provide substantial and possible regenerative relief in an ailing joint has been put to the test in such a rigorous fashion. The researchers say such testing is needed because there are at least 600 stem cell clinics in the U.S. offering one form of stem cell therapy or another to an estimated 100,000-plus patients, who pay thousands of dollars, out of pocket, for the treatment, which has not undergone demanding clinical study. The findings in The American Journal of Sports Medicine represent another first —patients not only had a dramatic improvement in the knee that received stem cells, but also in their other knee, which also had painful arthritis but received only a saline control injection. Each of the 25 patients enrolled in the study had two bad knees, but did not know which knee received the stem cells. Given that the stem cell-treated knee was no better than the control-treated knee — both were dramatically better than before the study began — the researchers say the stem cells’ effectiveness remains somewhat uninterpretable. They are only able to conclude the procedure is safe to undergo as an option for knee pain, but they cannot yet recommend it for routine arthritis care. “Our findings can be interrupted in ways that we now need to test — one of which is that bone marrow stem cell injection in one ailing knee can relieve pain in both affected knees in a systemic or whole-body fashion,” says the study’s lead author, Shane Shapiro, M.D., a Mayo Clinic orthopedic physician.
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Over time, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can lead to Barrett's esophagus, dysplasia or even esophagus cancer (adenocarcinoma.) This video discusses options for people with high-grade dysplasia and treatments to remove or destroy abnormal cells, including surgery (esophagectomy), and non-surgical endoscopic options, (endoscopic mucosal resection, photodynamic therapy, radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy.) Mayo Clinic has a very large team with an international reputation for its skill in diagnosing and treating reflux, Barrett's esophagus and esophagus cancer. For more information, visit http://mayocl.in/2z40COs
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Patch Adams, M.D., author and founder of the Gesundheit! Institute, addressed the Transform 2010 Symposium sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, on health and health care. Learn more about Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation: ► http://mayocl.in/1qP86KZ Join our online community: ► http://mayocl.in/TOkkVE Save the date for the next Mayo Clinic Transform symposium: ► http://mayocl.in/1qEEVZC
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Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found that a mild to moderate reduction in calories effectively prevents and reverses polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in mice. The results appear online today in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. “Currently, there is no FDA-approved treatment, and the only thing that can be done is dialysis or renal transplantation,” explains Eduardo Chini, M.D., Ph.D., anesthesiologist and researcher for Mayo Clinic’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging and lead author of the study. “We have found that a very simple measure, like decreasing the amount of calories that are taken in, even by only 10 percent, can very significantly decrease the burden of this disease.”
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Over time, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, can lead to Barrett's esophagus, dysplasia or even esophagus cancer (adenocarcinoma.) This video shows how an esophagectomy removes abnormal or cancerous cells by removing part of the esophagus, the top part of the stomach and nearby lymph nodes. It also discusses some of the risks and possible complications of this operation. Mayo Clinic has a very large team with an international reputation for its skill in diagnosing and treating reflux, Barrett's esophagus and esophagus cancer. For more information, visit http://mayocl.in/2hpqGdf
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The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine is accelerating the natural healing process to restore health and function to damaged tissue and organs. This video shows several examples of regenerative medicine and surgery clinical trials and studies that span the spectrum of diseases. The spectrum of clinical trial underscores the multidisciplinary nature of the Center for Regenerative Medicine, engaging medical, surgical and laboratory medicine specialties across Mayo Clinic sites. More information: http://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine
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