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21.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome [electronic resource]

Sometimes, the normal aches and pains of the aging process can indicate a more serious underlying medical condition. This program focuses on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of one such condition: carpal tunnel syndrome. Host Dr. Kevin Soden discusses how CTS arises and its diagnosis with hand surgeon Ken Means, while physical therapist Steve Moxie explains the various treatment options for patients diagnosed with the disorder. The patient's point of view is provided through two senior citizens who underwent laparoscopic surgery to ease the chronic hand pain caused by the syndrome. Although serious at any age, CTS is highly treatable.
Online
2009; 2007
22.

Taste and Smell Disorders [electronic resource]

Most people lose some olfactory sense as they approach old age, but the problem can also impact the lives of young or middle-aged adults and require extensive medical treatment. This program examines the causes of smell and taste loss, surveys various treatments for it, and presents several case studies of the unhappy condition. Viewers learn about the basic functions of the olfactory nerve; the various types of smell and taste loss, including phantosmia, or hallucinated smells; and the array of diagnostic and treatment options available-from a clinical scratch-and-sniff test to endoscopic surgery. Expert guests include Dr. Eric Holbrook, a sinus surgeon and Harvard Medical School professor; Dr. Alan Hirsch, neurological director at Chicago's Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foun [...]
Online
2009; 2007
23.

Inside Domino Kidney Transplant [electronic resource]

An American medical team has developed a remarkable matching system that brings kidney donors and recipients together in a kind of communal swap event. This program illustrates just how this innovative surgical arrangement, known as a "domino" or "daisy chain" transplant, is rapidly gaining favor among the medical community. Viewers watch as families, hospital staff, and a crack surgical team join forces for a day of simultaneous operations-swapping three kidneys, saving lives, and helping to change the future of transplant surgery.
Online
2010; 2007
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Bionic Body [electronic resource]

Could lab-grown organs and body parts one day become a common solution for eliminating disease and rejuvenating the body? This classic episode of Scientific American Frontiers examines methods for re-engineering human anatomy, including not only artificial organ cultivation and retinal implants but also advances in nerve regeneration to treat spinal cord injuries. Host Alan Alda looks at nerve stimulation in paralysis victims using implanted electrodes. He also engages in a moving conversation with Christopher Reeve about the quadriplegic actor's advocacy of research in this field.
Online
2001
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Back to Full Stride [electronic resource]: Knee Replacement Surgery

Bob had been a lifelong athlete until knee trouble began to keep him off the basketball court. Like millions of aging but still active adults, he confronted the pain when it started restricting his daily activities, too. This program examines deterioration of the knee joint and the options for partial or total replacement when nonsurgical interventions fail to bring relief. Medical experts outline the basics of the procedure along with its risks, stressing the importance of sticking to a post-operative rehabilitation plan. In addition, a hiker discusses her decision to have surgery-now much less invasive than when the procedure was first developed-and how it eventually improved her life.
Online
2010
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Hernia [electronic resource]

A hernia is a sac formed by the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum). The sac comes through a hole or weak area in the fascia, the strong layer of the abdominal wall that surrounds the muscle.
Online
2011
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Tonsillectomy [electronic resource]

Tonsillectomy is surgery to remove the tonsils. These glands are at the back of your throat. Often, tonsillectomy is done at the same time as adenoidectomy, surgery to remove the adenoid glands.
Online
2011
28.

How Do Ear Tubes Come Out? [electronic resource]

How do ear tubes fall out, and when? I'm Dr. Allen Greene, and I want to answer common questions about that.
Online
2011
29.

Liposuction [electronic resource]

A vibrating suction cannula, or flexible tube, is used in a liposuction procedure. The cannula is inserted through a small hole into the abdominal fat tissue to remove excess fat deposits.
Online
2004
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Liposuction [electronic resource]

A vibrating suction cannula, or flexible tube, is used in a liposuction procedure. The cannula is inserted through a small hole into the abdominal fat tissue to remove excess fat deposits.
Online
2004
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Breast Lift [electronic resource]

In a breast lift or breast reduction procedure, incisions are made to accommodate a higher position for the areola and nipple, as well as to remove excess skin and breast tissue. Stitches usually follow the circumference of the areola, the natural lower crease of the breast, and a vertical line extending between the areola and lower crease.
Online
2004
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Breast Lift [electronic resource]

In a breast lift or breast reduction procedure, incisions are made to accommodate a higher position for the areola and nipple, as well as to remove excess skin and breast tissue. Stitches usually follow the circumference of the areola, the natural lower crease of the breast, and a vertical line extending between the areola and lower crease.
Online
2004
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Balloon Angioplasty [electronic resource]: Short Segment

Angioplasty is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked arteries caused by deposits of plaque. If the blockage is not major, the problem may be corrected by inflating the balloon several times to compact the plaque against the arterial wall, widening the passage for the blood to flow through. Typically, a device called a stent is placed within the coronary artery to keep the vessel open.
Online
2004
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Balloon Angioplasty [electronic resource]: Short Segment

Angioplasty is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked arteries caused by deposits of plaque. If the blockage is not major, the problem may be corrected by inflating the balloon several times to compact the plaque against the arterial wall, widening the passage for the blood to flow through. Typically, a device called a stent is placed within the coronary artery to keep the vessel open.
Online
2004
35.

Heart Bypass Surgery [electronic resource]

Heart bypass surgery begins with an incision made in the chest, with the breastbone cut exposing the heart. Next, a portion of the saphenous vein is harvested from the inside of the leg. Pieces of this great vein will be used to bypass the blocked arteries in the heart. The venous graft is sewn to the aorta and to the affected coronary artery past the blocked site. The internal mammary artery from the chest may also be used to bypass a clogged artery. Several arteries may be bypassed depending on the condition of the heart.
Online
2004
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Heart Bypass Surgery [electronic resource]

Heart bypass surgery begins with an incision made in the chest, with the breastbone cut exposing the heart. Next, a portion of the saphenous vein is harvested from the inside of the leg. Pieces of this great vein will be used to bypass the blocked arteries in the heart. The venous graft is sewn to the aorta and to the affected coronary artery past the blocked site. The internal mammary artery from the chest may also be used to bypass a clogged artery. Several arteries may be bypassed depending on the condition of the heart.
Online
2004
37.

Vasectomy [electronic resource]

A vasectomy is a procedure to cause permanent sterility in a man by preventing the transport of sperm out of the testes. A small incision is made in the scrotum and each vas deferens is tied off and cut apart to prevent sperm from being released within the ejaculate. The small skin incision is stitched closed and the surgery does not affect a man's sexual function.
Online
2004
38.

Cesarean Section [electronic resource]

Although a Cesarean section, or C-section, is a relatively safe surgical procedure, it should be done only in appropriate medical circumstances. Certain conditions suggest the need for the procedure: the baby is in a feet-first, or breech, position; the baby is in a shoulder-first, or transverse, position; the baby's head is too large to fit through the birth canal; labor is prolonged, and the mother's cervix will not dilate to 4 inches (10 cm); the mother has placenta previa, a condition in which the placenta is blocking the birth canal; or signs of fetal distress arise. (Fetal distress means danger to the fetus brought on by decreased oxygen flow to the fetus.) Common causes of fetal distress are compression of the umbilical cord, compression of major blood vessels in the mother's [...]
Online
2010
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India [electronic resource]: Two Hearts-a Struggle to Save Conjoined Twins

In many parts of India, particularly its most poverty-stricken corners, life for girls can be difficult indeed. So what hope was there for Stuti and Aradhana-conjoined newborn sisters with two tiny hearts beating in a shared sac, their bodies sharing a single liver? As the staff at Padhar Hospital in Madhya Pradesh mounted a nationwide fundraising campaign for surgery, hospital chief Dr Rajiv Choudhrie called on a friend practicing at The Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney. Dr. Gordon Thomas in turn reached out to eminent pediatric surgeon Albert Shun and anesthetist David Baines, who joined what would be an operating team of 24 doctors and 40 nurses. This program was produced with intimate access to the extraordinary surgical team and the marathon effort to separate Stuti and [...]
Online
2012
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Tubal Ligation [electronic resource]

This program on tubal ligation defines and explains fallopian tubes, having one's tubes tied, sterilization, birth control, permanent birth control, infertility, and fertility. In addition to 3-D animations of the tubal ligation procedure, easy-to-understand outlines of the risks, benefits, and alternative therapies help patients decide if tubal ligation is right for them. The video also offers information on recovery.
Online
2010