Bone Cancer Surgery Options for the Young Patient

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Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/bone-cancer-surgery-options/id431848... Osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma are the most common bone tumors found in children. In the past, amputation was the preferred method for removing tumors, but now there are less invasive bone cancer surgery options available. Valerae Lewis, M.D., Associate Professor in the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, discusses limb salvage surgery using an...

Bladder Cancer -- Not as Rare as You Think

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Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and eighth most common in women in the United States. As with many cancers, the biggest risk factor is smoking. Colin Dinney, M.D., chairman of the Department of Urology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses other risks, symptoms, treatment (including BCG Bacillus Calmette-Guerin), and current research for bladder cancer.

Patients' Perpsective on Full Disclosure Regarding Postoperative Vission Loss

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Dr. Jeffrey Pasternak, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Chair of the Neuroanesthesia Division at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the September 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on informed consent and postopertive vision loss associated with spinal surgery. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3u7bhql

Increased Metastasis of Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma in CLL and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

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Dr. Jerry Brewer, a dermatologic surgeon in the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the August 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the increased risk of metastasis in patients with CLL and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma who were previously diagnosed with malignant fibrous hystiocytoma. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3h2xdsm

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Perioperative Pharmacologic Considerations

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Description: Dr. Ajay Kumar, from the Department of Hospital Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, discusses his article on inflammatory bowel disease which appears in the August 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/86/8/748.abstract

Palliative Medicine for Preparedness Planning in Patients Receiving LVAD as Destination Therapy.

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Dr. Keith Swetz, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of General Internal Medicine and the Palliative Medicine program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the June 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/6kok6ga