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Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis(MG) is a disorder involving the use and control of your nerves and muscles.  It is more commonly seen in women and usually presents between the ages of 40-60.  Although anyone can be affected by this disease.  Common symptoms of MG include drooping eyelid(ptosis), weakness of muscles, difficulty swallowing and seeing double.  There are medications available to help improved muscle strenght, but there is no cure.  On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 8-9am PST Dr.

Crohn's Disease

Some of our volunteers or their family members have recently been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBS).   IBS is separated into ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.  This article speaks to the seemingly increase in patients with Crohn' Disease.

Do more people have Crohn's disease? The researchers explore that this hypothesis.  They believe that the reasons we are witnessing an increased number of patients with Crohn's might imply that physicians are diagnosing Crohn's earlier or maybe we are expanding the addition of Crohn's as a medical disorder, other than the primary diagnosis when billing.

Acute renal failure

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 8-9am PST Dr. Gude will speak on Acute renal failure.  Acute renal failure is a sudden deterioration of kidney function that develops within seven days.  The causes of the disorder are numerous and will be discussed in detail.
Please review the time in your location for this ONLINE presentation.
International Times for this discussion:
San Francisco- at 8:00 AM PST
New York- at 11:00 AM EST
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)- at 11:00AM
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)- at 12:00pmBRT

A Case of Mitral Stenosis in the DRC

       Mitral valve stenosis is a heart condition where the opening of the mitral inlet is narrowed. If the narrowing is clinically significant a person might experience chest pain, feel like their heart is beating fast, cough up blood tinted mucus or present with swollen ankles. On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 8-9am PST Chinese and African physicians will review a case on Mitral Stenosis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Please review the time in your location for this ONLINE presentation.

O2 treatment for lung/ heart disease

The iconic scene from fight club when Brad Pitt’s character claims that oxygen “gets you high,” and further implies that the oxygen relaxes you allowing you to be calm during an emergency. On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 8-9am PST Dr. J.K. Gude will hold a case presentation and discussion on O2 treatment for lung/ heart disease. This talk should be a fascinating review. For years we have known the deleterious health effects of providing a patient with 100 percent oxygen for an extended length of time.

Hand sanitizers are efficient, but use caution

               Hand sanitizers(HS) are efficient and inexpensive goods that can decrease the numbers of microorganisms on the skin, but ingesting or inappropriately using these products can produce health risks. Researchers;Cynthia Santos, MD; Stephanie Kieszak, MPH; Alice Wang, Ph.D.; Royal Law, Ph.D.; Joshua Schier, MD; and Amy Wolkin, Ph.D conducted experiments on the safety of hand sanitizers. 

    The CDC states that hand sanitizers are not as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy.

Mr. Yuck is green!

Hand sanitizers are efficient and inexpensive goods that can decrease microorganisms on the skin, but ingestion or inappropriate use can be connected with health risks. Researchers; Cynthia Santos, MD; Stephanie Kieszak, MPH; Alice Wang, Ph.D.; Royal Law, Ph.D.; Joshua Schier, MD; Amy Wolkin, DrPH conducted these experiments. 
It is well known in the world of chemistry that several hand sanitizers contain a large percentage of alcohol. TheCDCwrites that they are more efficient at killing microorganisms and better tolerated than soap and water.

Patient Safety Awareness Week March 12-18, 2017

March 12–18 isPatient Safety Awareness Week. 
There are numerous approaches that we can learn and deploy to help us keep our patients safe.

Effective measures include: 
-Become well versed on issues that affect patient safety
-Learn how to prevent patient falls
-Marking and verifying the correct surgical site
-Not using unapproved medical abbreviations
-Obtaining a thorough medical history from the patient and include   their family members if appropriate
-Communication and teamwork goes a long way in healthcare

Rhabdomyolysis & Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

Rhabdomyolysisis a potentially lethal disorder characterized by the death of muscle fibers and the release of their enzymes into the circulation. From a literature review, some patients withdiabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)have developed rhabdomyolysis. The physiology causing rhabdomyolysis in DKA patients remains unresolved. OnWednesday, March 15, 2017, from 8-9am PSTDr. J.K. Gude will hold a case presentation and discussion onRhabdomyolysis & Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
Please review the time in your location for this ONLINE presentation.

Depression can be treated

Depression can happen to anybody.  It causes mental anguish and affects people’s ability to carry out everyday tasks.  Fortunately, depression can be prevented and treated. #letstalk