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1.

Diagnosing and Treating Cystic Fibrosis [electronic resource]

Divided into four segments, this program examines the presentation, diagnostic testing, treatment, and biochemistry of cystic fibrosis. Topics explored include chronic health problems associated with CF, the analysis of mutated genes through DNA sampling, the combined use of medication and physiotherapy to reduce damage, and the vital role of transmembrane regulators in passing chloride ions and water across cell membranes in the lungs. Computer graphics and endoscopic imagery enhance this informative educational resource.
Online
2007; 1998
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Pancreatic Cancer [electronic resource]: Search for the Cure

Despite its ranking as one of the most lethal of diseases, pancreatic cancer has been largely neglected in terms of funding and public awareness, further contributing to its high mortality rate. This program examines efforts being made by dedicated specialists to hold the disease at bay while caring professionals and celebrities strive to inform the public and raise money. Margaret Tempero, Beppino Giovanella, James Abbruzzese, and other key figures in pancreatic research discuss therapies that have proved helpful to a number of patients, including 9-nitro camptothecin, gemcitabine, and the Whipple procedure.
Online
2006; 2000
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Diabetes [electronic resource]: A Comprehensive Update

Once a feared and fatal disease, diabetes is today a serious but largely manageable condition?if quality care is available. This program presents key knowledge and strategies that will help nurses administer diabetes medications effectively and support their patients in managing their condition. Viewers learn to distinguish between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, identify its signs and symptoms, understand how it is diagnosed, gain skills needed for glucose monitoring, create blood glucose-level goals, advise in diet and nutrition choices, and assist in implementing stress-reduction measures. Helpful discussions of prevention, medication, medical complications, and sick-day management are also included. Designated for 3 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
Online
2005
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What Is Diabetes? [electronic resource]

Focusing mostly on type 2 diabetes, this program is designed to help the layperson-especially patients who have been newly diagnosed-understand the physiological impact of the illness, complications associated with it, and important steps to prevent or decrease the risk of complications. The video explains the links between type 2 diabetes and factors such as obesity, advanced age, physical inactivity family history, impaired glucose tolerance, and other criteria. Diabetes specialist Susan C. Ward helps viewers understand why the disease is frequently diagnosed even if a person is "feeling fine" and how patients can take action to manage it-clinically as well as through improved nutrition and exercise.
Online
2005
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Diabetes [electronic resource]: What to Do When You Are Sick

During times of illness, it can be particularly difficult for those living with diabetes to keep blood sugars in control. However, when confronted with an ailment or infection, it is more important than ever to take action to prevent serious health problems. This program explores the physiological effects of illness on blood glucose levels, presents guidelines for personal diabetes management in times of medical uncertainty, and identifies situations that clearly call for the attention of a health care professional. With the help of expert commentary and a case study, the video provides detailed advice on how to cope with a bout of flu, cold, or other sickness, as well as extensive information on foot care.
Online
2005
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Possible Cure for Type 1 Diabetes [electronic resource]

Type 1 diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, and ultimately even death. Regular insulin injections can of course keep this disorder in check, but certainly this is no cure. In this video segment, hear from scientists who are optimistic they can change the lives of thousands of people, if only they can perfect a radical transplant procedure aimed at beating this disease for good.
Online
2008
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Hypothyroidism [electronic resource]

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck just below the voice box (larynx). It releases hormones that control metabolism.
Online
2011
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New Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes [electronic resource]

With more than a million Americans diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every year, it would be reasonable to think that a standard set of treatments has emerged to address the epidemic. But, as this program reports, the treatments available for people with type 2 diabetes vary according to their specific, individual needs. With the help of case studies and expert commentary, the video covers general symptoms that the disease may or may not present, how it can go undetected for years, and how it is typically, if belatedly, diagnosed. While highlighting preventive strategies, the film also illustrates the importance of effective management of type 2 diabetes and the best strategies for doing so. Guests include Dr. Daniel Einhorn of the Scripps Whittier Institute for Diabetes and Dr. Anne Pe [...]
Online
2009
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Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Risk [electronic resource]

An increase in body weight has been associated with more than 60 chronic illnesses, says Louis Aronne, M.D., one of the world's foremost experts in obesity and author of the best-seller The Skinny. In this program, Dr. Aronne and other medical experts examine the links between obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease through case studies involving four middle-age patients-three male and one female. In addition, they discuss the importance of active patient participation in the management of diabetes through dietary planning, exercise, self-monitoring, and taking prescribed medication.
Online
2010
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Living With Diabetes [electronic resource]

About every five years people predict how many new cases of diabetes there will be in the future, says Dr. John Buse, "and every one of those predictions has fallen short." With more than 15 million Americans already diagnosed, this program aims to educate viewers about the causes and management of diabetes, focusing especially on type 2. Patients talk candidly about the difficult but necessary step of cutting back on foods that exacerbate the disorder, and how they've made exercise part of their daily routine. The importance of monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol along with glucose levels is also emphasized. Includes commentary from Dr. Steven Edelman and other experts.
Online
2007
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HbA1c [electronic resource]

HbA1c is a lab test that shows the average level of blood sugar (glucose) over the previous three months. It shows how well you are controlling your diabetes.
Online
2011
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Type 1 Diabetes [electronic resource]

Diabetes means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, is too high. With type 1 diabetes, your pancreas does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth. Type 1 diabetes happens most often in children and young adults but can appear at any age.
Online
2011
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Diabetes [electronic resource]: Retinal Conditions

Diabetes may affect the retina by causing the formation of whitish patches called exudates. Other indications may include tiny enlargements of the blood vessels resulting in microaneurysms and hemorrhages.
Online
2004
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Diabetes [electronic resource]: Retinal Conditions

Diabetes may affect the retina by causing the formation of whitish patches called exudates. Other indications may include tiny enlargements of the blood vessels resulting in microaneurysms and hemorrhages.
Online
2004
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Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Teens [electronic resource]

This program helps to instruct and reassure parents whose children have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Featuring easy-to-understand animations, the video gives parents the necessary groundwork to develop the skills they'll need to support their child both in managing diabetes and in continuing to lead a healthy life.
Online
2009
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Managing Diabetes [electronic resource]

A disease that frequently goes unnoticed for years, diabetes can lead to blindness, loss of limbs, even death. The good news, as this program clearly demonstrates, is that diabetes is neither inevitable nor unmanageable. Illustrating ways for patients to take a proactive approach to their health, the video details changes in diet, exercise, and attitude that can stop the progression of the disease and in some cases prevent its occurrence in the first place. Personal testimony from patients and expert commentary from physicians are included. The result is an empowering guide to managing and minimizing a formerly debilitating illness.
Online
2005; 2003
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Diabetes [electronic resource]: Teens Fight Back

An obesity epidemic has swept America-leading to an alarming rise in diabetes cases. This video looks at the disturbing trend and illustrates how diabetic teenagers can lead rewarding lives instead of becoming passive victims. Interviewing two young men and following them through their daily routines, the program reveals the benefits of staying positive and active. Will-a high school student with Type 1 diabetes-maintains a rigorous injection and glucose-monitoring schedule while excelling at soccer and remaining focused on school and his social life. Justin, age 12 with Type 2 diabetes, talks about his struggle with weight control and his triumphant loss of 18 pounds.
Online
2006
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Kidney Cancer [electronic resource]: Silent Destroyer

An estimated 12,000 Americans die from kidney cancer every year, succumbing to a distressingly stealthy disease. This program studies kidney-related cancers and the risk factors, physical impact, and treatments associated with renal cell carcinoma-the most common form of nephritic cancer. Touching on the disease's tendency to afflict elderly men, the video describes surgical approaches to fighting it and also describes the advent of new drugs, such as oral medications, that have manageable side effects. Dr. Robert Motzer of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Dr. Daniel Petrylak of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center provide expert commentary.
Online
2006; 2000
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Understanding and Managing Type 2 Diabetes [electronic resource]

With diabetes on the rise around the world-and with the type 2 strain afflicting up to 90 percent of the diabetic population-the need for greater awareness and working knowledge of type 2 has also risen. This program was developed as a response to growing demand for diabetic nursing expertise in Australia. Topics include types, characteristics, and symptoms of type 2; monitoring blood glucose levels; obtaining a glucose level reading; managing glucose levels with diet; managing glucose levels with medications; and recognizing and managing adverse effects. This is a valuable learning resource for nursing students, clinical nurses, and support staff delivering hands-on care.
Online
2009; 2007
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Diabetes [electronic resource]: Sweet Poison in the Blood

The global statistics are alarming: diabetes kills one person every 10 seconds, and a limb amputation is carried out as a result of the disease every 30 seconds. What can 21st-century medicine achieve in the face of such ominous data? This film examines the escalation of diabetes cases around the world and looks at examples of concrete progress against the illness. Viewers learn about the basic science behind diabetes; the factors of obesity and poor physical fitness; the roles played by infection and the immune system; the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes; and the use of stem cell research and islet cell transplants in treating and-perhaps one day-curing the disease.
Online
2009; 2007