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Caregiver Training: Refusal to Bathe | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
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Caregiver Training: Hallucinations | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
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Caregiver Training: Refusal to Take Medication | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
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FDA approves new melanoma drug that turns on the immune system to fight deadly cancers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new immunotherapy drug to treat advanced melanoma, signaling a paradigm shift in the way the deadly skin cancer is treated. The drug, Keytruda, was tested on more than 600 patients who had melanoma that had spread throughout their bodies. Because so many of the patients in the early testing showed significant long-lasting responses, the study was continued and the FDA granted the drug “breakthrough therapy” status, allowing it to be fast-tracked for approval. The largest Phase 1 study in the history of oncology, the research was conducted at UCLA and 11 other sites in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Keytruda, formerly known as MK-3475, is an antibody that targets a protein called PD-1 that is expressed by immune cells. The protein puts the immune system’s brakes on, keeping its T cells from recognizing and attacking cancer cells, said Dr. Antoni Ribas, the study’s principal investigator and a professor of medicine in the division of hematology–oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Learn more at http://uclahealth.org
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Heart In A Box: Beating Heart Technology at UCLA could revolutionize field of heart transplantation
'Beating heart' technology could revolutionize field of heart transplantation. Learn more at: http://transplants.ucla.edu http://uclahealth.org/AbbasArdehali http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYWmYJNg5Jw Contact us at 1-800-UCLA-MD1 or http://uclahealth.org/PRS for more information. The heart transplantation team at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical is currently leading a national, multicenter phase 2 clinical study of an experimental organ-preservation system that allows donor hearts to continue functioning in a near-physiologic state outside the body during transport. The Organ Care System (OCS), developed by medical device company TransMedics, works this way: After a heart is removed from a donor's body, it is placed in a high-tech OCS box and is immediately revived to a beating state, perfused with oxygen and nutrient-rich blood, and maintained at an appropriate temperature. The device also features monitors that display how the heart is functioning during transport. The current standard of transporting donor hearts in iceboxes in a non-functioning state, which has been used for decades, requires the restarting of the heart once it has been placed inside the recipient. "The concept of transplanting a donor heart in a beating state is revolutionary," said Dr. Abbas Ardehali (http://uclahealth.org/AbbasArdehali), surgical director of the heart and lung transplantation program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and principal investigator of the OCS trial. "This promising technology may improve the function of the donor heart, because it remains in a near-physiologic state. It can also help us better assess the suitability of a potential donor, since we can test the heart in the device." Ardehali said the technology could also lead to better tissue matching between donor hearts and recipients because the box would grant the transplant team more time to test the heart for potential rejection factors. Learn more at http://transplants.ucla.edu or contact us at 1-800-UCLA-MD1 for more information.
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Caregiver Training: Repetitive Questions | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
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New device to treat spinal stenosis offered at UCLA
Instead of permanently joining (fusing) vertebrae with metal rods and screws, and therefore restricting movement, the new procedure uses the Anatomic Facet Replacement System (AFRS) device that attaches to each of two adjacent vertebrae with a movable joint that mimics the spine's natural joint. Update: This procedure is no longer available. Please contact the UCLA Spine Center for alternative treatment options at www.spinecenter.ucla.edu or 310-319-3475
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Caregiver Training: Repetitive Behaviors | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Videos For more information, please visit http://dementia.uclahealth.org/
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Caregiver Training: Sundowning | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
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5 tips to ensure healthy sperm - Jesse Mills, MD | UCLA Health Newsroom
Want to make sure you have good swimmers? Dr. Jesse Mills, director of the Men’s Clinic at UCLA, offers five tips for men who want to ensure their sperm is at optimal health. These are things men can do before they even have to go see a doctor. So be cool, keep moving, eat your veggies and have a cup of joe, but not too many. Learn more about the UCLA Men's Clinic at http://urology.ucla.edu/mens-clinic.
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5 Myths About Vasectomies - Jesse Mills, MD | The Men's Clinic, UCLA Health
To celebrate Men’s Health Week, Dr. Jesse Mills, urologist and director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA Health shares with us top 5 myths about vasectomies. Learn more about this procedure at http://urology.ucla.edu/mens-clinic.
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Caregiver Training: Wandering | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
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Why Choose UCLA? | David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA - Shaping the Future
A medical career starts with finding the program that best fits your needs. Learn more from medical students at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. http://apply.medschool.ucla.edu.
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Advances in Corneal Transplantation
New techniques for corneal transplantation are associated with improved safety and more rapid visual recovery along with equal or, in some cases, better visual results, says Anthony Aldave, M.D., director of the Cornea Service at UCLAs Jules Stein Eye Institute. Corneal transplantation, which replaces a patients damaged cornea with donor corneal tissue, is the most common and most successful type of human transplant surgery; approximately 40,000 procedures are performed in the United States each year. The cornea — the clear tissue that forms the front of the eye — can become diseased, affecting vision and requiring transplantation as a result of a variety of conditions, including progressive distortion in the shape of the cornea (keratoconus), scarring secondary to infection or injury, and inherited dysfunction of the corneas inner layer, leading to corneal swelling (Fuchs dystrophy). Until recently, the procedure of choice for most of these patients was what is called a full-thickness corneal transplant, also known as a penetrating keratoplasty, in which the full thickness of the cornea is replaced, even if only a portion of the cornea is diseased. But several new procedures have emerged that are designed to remove and replace only the affected layer of the cornea. For patients whose vision is affected by swelling in the corneas inner-most layer, the Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) — which involves peeling off the diseased inner layer and replacing it with the inner-most layer from a donor cornea — avoids the astigmatism (irregular shape of the cornea, resulting in blurred vision) commonly associated with full-thickness corneal transplantation. Visual recovery is also more rapid than with a full-thickness transplant, Dr. Aldave says. By contrast, the deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) involves replacing everything but the corneas inner layer. The primary advantage of this procedure, for patients with corneal scarring or keratoconus but with a healthy endothelium (inner layer), is that it eliminates the risk of rejection and failure of the endothelial cells that are critical to keeping the cornea clear. As the patient retains his or her own corneal endothelium, the donor tissue does not need to have a healthy endothelium, and thus the requirements for the donor cornea are less stringent. The newest approach to corneal transplantation uses a femtosecond laser — the same technology employed for making flaps in LASIK surgery — to produce incisions in the cornea that enable the surgeon to exercise far more precision in what is removed, so that the transplanted tissue fits into the cornea like interlocking pieces of a puzzle. As with the DSEK, this gives us the potential to dramatically decrease postoperative astigmatism because of the precision of the laser, and it strengthens the wound site so that it is more resistant to traumatic opening in the event of eye injury following surgery, Dr. Aldave says. The news is also good for patients with diseased corneas who are not candidates for transplantation using donor tissue. Instead, some of these patients may be candidates for an artificial-cornea transplant. These are patients who had previously been told there was nothing that could be done for them, Dr. Aldave notes. With the new approaches, Dr. Aldave concludes, We can now customize corneal transplant surgery for the individual patient, resulting in better outcomes. www.jsei.org
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Breathing Meditation | UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
© 2014 THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE MINDFUL AWARENESS RESEARCH CENTER, DIANA WINSTON, AUTHOR OF ALL MEDITATIONS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Learn more about the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center http://www.marc.ucla.edu -- Additional (Optional): For an in-depth class experience of mindfulness, take one of MARC's 6-week online courses: http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=112
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Caregiver Training: Agitation and Anxiety | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
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Experimental hand transplant procedure gives hope to patient | UCLA Health Newsroom
51-year-old Los Angeles entertainment executive Jonathan Koch underwent a 17-hour experimental hand transplant procedure performed by Dr. Kodi Azari at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. This is footage of Jonathan six weeks after his procedure, working with UCLA occupational therapist Renee Portenier. Jonathan will undergo therapy for about a year to retrain his brain and develop sensitivity and mobility in his new left hand.
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UCLA Endoscopic Pituitary Tumor Surgery
Pituitary Tumor Surgery: This video will help you understand the endoscopic / endonasal approach for removal of pituitary tumors. To learn more go to www.pituitary.ucla.edu
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Caregiver Training: Aggressive Language/Behavior  | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
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Meditation for Working with Difficulities | UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
© 2014 THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE MINDFUL AWARENESS RESEARCH CENTER, DIANA WINSTON, AUTHOR OF ALL MEDITATIONS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Learn more about the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center http://www.marc.ucla.edu -- Additional (Optional): For an in-depth class experience of mindfulness, take one of MARC's 6-week online courses: http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=112
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Two genes likely play key role in extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy | UCLA Health News
A new study led by researchers at UCLA and published in the journal Nature Communications has identified two genes associated with hyperemesis gravidarum, whose cause has not been determined in previous studies. The genes, known as GDF15 and IGFBP7, are both involved in the development of the placenta and play important roles in early pregnancy and appetite regulation.
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Why Get a PhD in Nursing? Why Not! | UCLA School of Nursing
Sharrica Miller, PhD, Class of 2017, explains why nurses should get a PhD in Nursing. A PhD in Nursing is the pinnacle of nursing excellence. It is about being an Expert. An Advocate. A Leader. An Educator. A Researcher.
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Teach-back for MedUcation | UCLA Department of Nursing
The healthcare professional provides clear patient education using plain language and avoids using medical jargon. The patient is encouraged to explain, using their own words, how they will use the information provided in their daily routine. Learn more at http://ucla.in/1QkUvEr
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David Geffen Medical Scholarships | David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Learn more at http://geffenscholarship.medschool.ucla.edu The David Geffen Medical Scholarships allows recipients to pursue distinguished careers free of financial burden. The scholarships provide full financial support to outstanding students entering the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, covering 100 percent of the instate or out-of-state cost of attending medical school-a complete living stipend, including tuition, room and board, books and supplies. The scholarship covers these costs for the duration of medical school, provided scholars remain in good standing.
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Shaun Hussain, MD | Pediatric Neurology - Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
Dr. Shaun Hussain, Director of the Infantile Spasms Project, is a pediatric epilepsy specialist who focuses on severe childhood disorders including infantile spasms, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and Dravet Syndrome. Learn more about pediatric neurology at UCLA: http://www.uclahealth.org/mattel/pediatric-neurology/
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Caregiver Training: Sleep Disturbances | UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Video series provides viewers with practical tools you can use in a variety of settings to create a safe, comfortable environment both for the person with dementia and the caregiver. To learn more about the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, please visit https://www.uclahealth.org/dementia/caregiver-education-videos
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Earthquake Myths | UCLA Health Emergency Preparedness
Learn more at http://uclahealth.org/emergency
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Simulation Lab | UCLA School of Nursing
Using real-life mannequins in the simulation lab that replicates a hospital setting, nursing students are UCLA are gaining great experience before they start working in a clinical environment seeing patients.
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Heart in a Box: UCLA patient's life-saving donor heart arrives 'warm and beating' inside box
Learn more about heart transplantation at http://www.transplants.ucla.edu Learn more about Dr. Ardehali at http://uclahealth.org/AbbasArdehali Learn more about Dr. Shemin at http://uclahealth.org/RichardShemin Contact us at 1-800-UCLA-MD1 or http://uclahealth.org/PRS for more information.
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Treatment for Children with OCD
Few children are without certain worries or fears, and its normal for children to develop rituals, such as at bedtime. But for the estimated 1-2 percent of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), these thoughts and behaviors become so intense they can be both greatly distressing and disruptive of the childs ability to function. UCLAs Semel Institute and the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA have opened one of the nations few hospital-based intensive outpatient treatment programs for these children. The UCLA Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program provides three hours of daily individual and group treatment for children ages 8-17, along with family therapy, parent education and support, and medication management. The program is offered four days a week for a minimum of two weeks, depending on the severity of the childs disorder. The severity and types of symptoms exhibited by children with OCD vary greatly, says R. Lindsey Bergman, Ph.D., the programs director. Though OCD is often portrayed as a fear of contamination or the need for things to be orderly, there is a wide range of symptoms. Dr. Bergman explains that most people with OCD have both obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are anxiety-producing, difficult-to-control intrusive thoughts and fears, while compulsions are behaviors or rituals typically developed in an attempt to reduce the anxiety associated with the obsessive thoughts. A compulsion can also appear unrelated to an intrusive thought. For example, sometimes a behavior such as counting or touching is done repetitively until it feels right rather than because an intrusive thought triggered the behavior. In other cases, the ritual or behavior can be directly related or in response to the obsessive thought. For instance, fear of contamination can lead the child to want to avoid physical contact or public spaces. A childs concern about having the numbers and letters on schoolwork look just right can lead to constant erasing until there are holes in the paper and the work is never completed. Religious or moral obsessions, termed obsessive scrupulosity, may result in compulsive confessions or praying for forgiveness, even over the smallest incident or behavior that others would not judge as objectionable. Research has provided evidence for two effective OCD treatments, Dr. Bergman says. One is medication, most commonly in the form of prescribed selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. The other — often used in combination with the medication — is a particular form of cognitive behavioral therapy called exposure and response prevention. The child is exposed to the feared thought while resisting engaging in the compulsive behavior, in a graduated fashion — practicing at first with something thats just a little bit scary, Dr. Bergman explains. A reward system is used to reinforce the childs attempts at engaging in exposure activities regardless of their success in resisting compulsions. Over time, and with follow-up at home, compulsive behaviors are extinguished as the exposures demonstrate that negative consequences do not result when the compulsive behavior or ritual is resisted. www.uclahealth.org
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Parathyroid Surgery | UCLA Endocrine Surgery
Learn more about parathyroid surgery at http://endocrinesurgery.ucla.edu/
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Therapeutic hypothermia used to treat L.A. Marathon cardiac arrest victim
Jay Yim, 21, had worked on improving his fitness since age 15. In preparation for this year's Los Angeles Marathon on March 21, the University of Southern California pre-med student had been training with a marathon club and regularly did 10-mile runs on his own. The day before the race, he had a carbo-loading dinner with his club members. According to his brother Roy, who spoke with him that night, Jay sounded fine and ready to go. On race day, Roy watched his brother's progress on the marathon website. "They had a feature that allowed you to monitor a runner as he passed each milepost," Roy said. "The computer estimate said, based on his progress, he'd finish in 3:15." But as Jay reached mile 18, something went terribly wrong. He grabbed his chest and collapsed onto the road. He'd suffered a cardiac arrest. In the first in a string of amazing events that would ultimately save his life, Jay happened to fall about 70 yards from Josh Sewell, a motorcycle officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. Sewell immediately moved Jay off the course and began CPR. "His eyes were rolling back in his head, he had no pulse and was not breathing," Sewell recalled. "He was in full cardiac arrest." Another amazing event occurred when, somehow, out of the crowd emerged off-duty physician Dr. Charles Chandler, a clinical professor of surgery at UCLA. He and Sewell continued CPR and called for an ambulance. "After about four to five minutes, we had return of a strong pulse, but he was not spontaneously breathing," Chandler said. "The paramedics arrived, took over CPR, prepared him for transport and I called our ER to give them what information we had. We got Jay loaded onto the ambulance and taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center." At the hospital's emergency department, a team of UCLA emergency physicians and staff quickly went to work to stabilize Jay and begin the investigation into what would cause a 21-year old to experience cardiac arrest. Heading Jay's care was Dr. Paul Vespa, a professor of neurology and neurosurgery and director of UCLA's Neurointensive Care Unit. "When he arrived at the medical center, Jay was in a coma and on a ventilator, in very critical condition," Vespa said. "His brain was certainly at risk for permanent injury due to his heart attack, and we had little time to reverse this effect or even assure that he would live." Vespa decided to use a state-of-the-art procedure known as therapeutic hypothermia on Jay to maximize his chances for recovery. "This procedure can be lifesaving in cases like Jay's, where the brain and other organs have been deprived of oxygen for a significant amount of time and the patient is at risk of permanent organ damage or death," Vespa said. "It is not widely used because it requires specialized equipment and trained staff, but it is fully approved." Vespa and his team inserted a catheter into a large vein and began feeding cooling fluid into Jay's body. "The process works much like a radiator cools an engine," Vespa said. "The machine runs 24/7 and lowers the body temperature to 89.6 degrees. The cooling protects the body's organs until the brain has time to reboot. We kept Jay chilled for approximately 72 hours, at which time he awoke from his coma. Follow-up tests showed he has no permanent damage to his brain or other organs. He should have a perfect recovery." Jay was moved out of intensive care on March 30 and is expected to be released from the hospital in the next few days to begin rehabilitation, hospital officials said. Doctors are still unsure of what caused his cardiac arrest. Jay's family has remained with him since his accident, and he has had another frequent visitor. "I've spent a lot of time in Jay's room, encouraging his family and watching for signs of his recovery," said Sewell, the first person to come to Jay's aid. The LAPD motorcycle officer spent much of the week following the marathon in Jay's hospital room and spoke with him for more than an hour after he regained consciousness. "We've bonded, that's for sure," Sewell said. "He's a great guy. I'm just glad I was in the right place at the right time and was able to be a part of this amazing story." "If there is a lesson here," Vespa said, "it is that more hospitals need to consider implementing therapeutic hypothermia at their institutions. It can save lives." Learn more at www.uclahealth.org
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UCLA Hand Transplant Procedure
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How the Brain Works Part 1 (UCLA)
These brief videos provide an introductory appreciation of how we learn skills and information, move, think, feel, speak and remember. They are brought to you by the UCLA Brain Research Institute and by Bruce H. Dobkin, MD, who directs the neurorehabilitation program in the Department of Neurology at UCLA. The videos especially aim to reach out to students in grade school to stir their interest, and to people with disabilities in walking, using an affected upper extremity, and loss of memory from neurological diseases such as stroke, brain trauma, tumors, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinsons, and Alzheimers disease. Video 1: General organization of a real human brain. Video 2: The pathology of brain injuries and diseases. Rat versus human brain complexity. How do we reach for a ball? How do we walk? Video 3: How does practice enable us to learn and retain skills and information? Video 4: How can we drive the nervous system to adapt in ways that help restore lost skills after injury from disease? Can we reorganize the brains connections?
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Hospital Tour | UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital cares for the physical and emotional well-being of children, from newborns to young adults. With a dedicated entrance from Gayley Avenue, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is located on the third and fifth floors of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Learn more about UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital at https://uclahealth.org/mattel
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Teen Cancer Stories | UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program
http://uclahealth.org/TYACancer Teenagers and young adults shouldn't stop enjoying their youth just because they have cancer. In an exciting and historic partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) and Who Cares UCLA Health is pleased to introduce the first Teen/Young Adult Cancer program in America. The vision of the UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program is to ensure that every young person receives the best possible care and professional support to help them meet the physical and emotional challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
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Charlotte Rae shares her experience with pancreatic cancer
Chalotte Rae, familiar to millions of TV viewers as the housemother on the '80s sitcom The Facts of Life, was diagnosed in 2009 with pancreatic cancer, an often-silent killer with few if any symptoms until it is too late. Some 40,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer are diagnosed each year, and by the time diagnosis is made, up to 80 percent of patients are no longer candidates for treatment. "I had no symptoms," Rae says. "I had absolutely no symptoms. None whatsoever." But Rae was, in a way, lucky. Because she had a family history of the disease - her mother, uncle and older sister all died from the disease - she underwent early screening, which detected the cancer at an early stage. "We're working hard to develop tests for earlier diagnosis," says Howard Reber, M.D., director of the UCLA Pancreatic Cancer Program. The goal is to create something similar to the PSA test now done to detect prostate cancer in its early stages, before it has had a chance to spread. "In patients where we know that there's an increased likelihood of the development of the disease, we can screen them, we can get CT scans, we can get endoscopic ultrasounds," Dr. Reber says. In Rae's case, the cancer was detected and found to be contained, but it was growing fast. Surgery was performed to remove the cancer, and now, following surgery and chemotherapy, Rae is cancer free. Learn more about pancreatic cancer at www.pancreas.ucla.edu
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Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS) - Karrie's Story | UCLA Health
Imagine if every noise your body made echoed loudly in your brain. For nine months, Karrie Aitken, 46, couldn't tolerate any sound, including her own voice. Each word vibrated in her head like she was trapped inside a barrel. Munching on chips was deafening. But hearing her heartbeat was the worst. "My heart pounded like a drum in my ear 24/7," described the Chatsworth mother of three. "It drowned out music, television and a roomful of people talking. I had to take anxiety pills to fall asleep; the noise never went away." Karrie's bizarre auditory symptoms were accompanied by hearing loss, ear pain, poor balance, vertigo and nausea. Multiple trips to the E.R. and various physicians proved fruitless. Doctors advised her to get a hearing aid and see a psychiatrist, and blamed her symptoms on sinusitis and anxiety attacks. Depression consumed Karrie's life; she lost 40 pounds and cried constantly. Finally she was examined at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center by head and neck surgeon Dr. Quinton Gopen. He told her, "I know what you have." Aitken suffered from a rare disease called superior semicircular canal dehiscence, caused by a tiny hole in one of the three canals inside her left ear. A CT scan revealed that the bone separating the superior canal from the brain had thinned, opening a small pore between the two areas that broadcast sounds from Karrie's body directly into her inner ear. Gopen partnered with UCLA neurosurgeon Dr. Isaac Yang to open Karrie's skull, push the brain out of the way and plug the miniscule hole in her ear canal. When Karrie awoke, the loud echoes of her heartbeat and voice had vanished. Her hearing is good as new, and she has regained her appetite and enthusiasm for life. According to Dr. Gopen, Karrie's frustrating journey toward diagnosis isn't unusual. Superior canal dehiscence wasn't identified until 1998 -- a recent enough discovery that it's just beginning to be added to textbooks and taught in medical school. As a result, Dr. Gopen says, most physicians are not familiar with the rare syndrome, which affects an estimated 1% of the population. Dr. Yang and Dr. Gopen recently published the first overview on SCD in last month's Journal of Neurological Surgery. Their goal is to educate their colleagues so other patients don't have to suffer Karrie's ordeal, and to share the best way to uncover the ear-canal hole -- typically the width of three human hairs. Learn more at http://uclahealth.org
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Karen - MRI Tech Radiology | UCLA Health Careers
Karen started as an Intern with UCLA Health and is now working as an MRI Technologist at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. In her role, she uses CICARE to make patients feel comfortable and have the best experience possible. Learn more at http://uclahealthcareers.com
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UCLA Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to their Medicare patients. The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors. When an ACO succeeds in both delivering high-quality care and spending health care dollars more wisely, it will create shared savings for the health system, health plans and patients. UCLA Health ACO has been recognized in the Becker's Hospital Review list of "100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know," which features some of the most advanced ACOs in the country. Learn more at http://uclahealth.org/ACO
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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome - Kirsten Tillisch, MD | UCLA Digestive Diseases
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome – The Right Diagnosis and the Right Approach to Treatment Kirsten Tillisch, MD UCLA Mellinkoff Gastroenterology and Hepatology Symposium March 10-13, 2016 Learn more about the Division of UCLA Digestive Disease at http://www.gastro.ucla.edu
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Life after sleeve gastrectomy | UCLA Bariatric Surgery
A life long struggle with obesity ends in success for patients undergoing minimally invasive bariatric surgery at UCLA. Hear their stories following the gastric sleeve procedure and watch as they reclaim their lives. Learn more at http://surgery.ucla.edu/bariatrics
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Varicose Vein Ablation | UCLA Vital Signs
Nearly one in every two adults 50 years or older develop varicose veins, which usually appear as swollen, twisted clumps of blue or purple blood vessels near the surface of the skin in the legs or pelvis. The condition is most common among women and older adults, but obesity, standing on the job, personal or family history of venous disease, and hormonal changes before and after pregnancy increase the risk for developing varicose veins. Peter Lawrence, M.D., director of UCLA's Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center, notes that it is important for patients to be evaluated and treated by an expert in venous disease. "There are many new approaches to varicose veins and venous insufficiency. To prevent recurrence, a comprehensive approach is needed," he notes. "It's not just a cosmetic problem," says Cheryl Hoffman, M.D., medical director of UCLA's Imaging and Interventional Center in Manhattan Beach, who treats superficial varicose veins using minimally invasive techniques. "Varicose veins can be painful." The condition occurs when valves that facilitate blood flow between the heart and the legs begin to leak and cause blood to pool in the legs. Common symptoms include leg swelling, muscle cramps, soreness, tiredness and aching in the legs, itchiness around the vein, skin discoloration and ulcers. "Once those superficial veins stop working, they really aren't needed," she says. "In most cases, we can easily close off problem veins using a catheter to direct laser or radiofrequency energy to heat the inside the blood vessels." Ultrasound is used to extensively map the vein physiology and blood flow and to guide the procedure. Unlike more invasive approaches, this technique, called endovenous thermal ablation, causes less pain, bleeding and bruising and enables patients to return to normal activities faster. Learn more at http://radiology.ucla.edu
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Parents Adverse Childhood Experiences Can Carry Across Generations | UCLA Health Newsroom
A new study finds that severe childhood trauma and stresses early in parents' lives are linked to higher rates of behavioral health problems in their own children. Dr. Adam Schickedanz says the study is the first to show that “the long-term behavioral health harms of childhood adversity extend across generations from parent to child.” Read more https://ucla.in/2L5xjOn.
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Dance Movement Therapy at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
The UCLA Child Life/Child Development Program launched "Dréa's Dream," the first pediatric Dance Therapy Program in Los Angeles in November 2008, providing dance/movement therapy for children with cancer and special needs. Through generous support from the Andrea Rizzo Foundation, a Registered Dance Therapist (ADTR) engages medically fragile children in movement therapy, supporting physical development, anxiety reduction, and creative expression. Through dance/movement therapy, emotions are accessed, and then released through expressive movement and a positive transformation takes place within the patient, facilitating the overall well being of the child. Small group and bedside sessions are scheduled to meet the child's physical and emotional needs. The Andrea Rizzo Foundation has been funding Dance Movement Therapy Programs at hospitals across the United States, and clinical psychologist, Dr Lori Baudino, was integral in bringing the foundation to the west coast. This video shows the work that Dr Baudino has been doing at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA with children in the pediatric oncology division. Learn more at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA www.uclahealth.org/mattel
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Recovering from Stroke Part 1 (UCLA)
This 4-part series of brief videos offer information and advice about recovery after stroke. Part 1 of 4. The consequences of stroke and the pathways for rehabilitation over your lifespan.
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Phrenic Nerve Injury Treatment | UCLA Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
UCLA is only West Coast medical center to offer pioneering surgery for phrenic nerve damage. Rare condition prevents diaphragm from getting the message to breathe. David Powell could not catch his breath. The 35-year-old from San Diego got winded walking up the stairs, exercising or even just bending over to tie his shoes. His favorite pastime, hiking, became impossible. But doctors, unable to diagnose his condition, told Powell that he would just have to live with it. Frustrated, he turned to the Internet and discovered that his symptoms could be the result of phrenic nerve damage. The phrenic nerves — there is one on each side of the body — send messages from the brain to the diaphragm telling the body to breathe. Powell also learned that the damage could possibly berepaired through surgery. Learn more about this and other procedures at http://plasticsurgery.ucla.edu
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Eye Surgery While Awake Allows Patients to Help Surgeon
A minimally invasive surgical technique to correct the double vision and crossed eyes in people with strabismus — performed under topical anesthesia with the patient awake — enables a patient to gauge the results while still in the operating room so that the surgeon can make any adjustments as necessary to ensure the best outcome. The approach, pioneered for the last several years by Joseph Demer, M.D., Ph.D., ophthalmologist at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute, has significantly expanded the number of people with strabismus who can benefit from surgery, not only by offering a procedure without the risks of general anesthesia, but also by facilitating surgical treatment for patients with smaller angles of strabismus than in the past. Strabismus, in which the eyes fail to line up in the same direction when focusing, is the major cause of double vision in older adults. Until now, patients with strabismus at a large enough angle have been treated with surgery under general anesthesia to manipulate the eye muscles in an effort to correct the problem. Since the result couldn't be determined until the patient was awake, a second procedure was often required in an effort to achieve the desired outcome. Patients with small-angle strabismus, or whose general health makes them poor candidates for major surgery, have used thick and cumbersome prismatic glasses to manage their symptoms. "These glasses are sometimes effective, and sometimes not," Dr. Demer notes. "But even when they do help, the ability to free patients from being dependent on prisms — especially since many have had cataract and laser surgery so that they don't need spectacles other than for their double vision — is a major benefit." The traditional surgical methods tended to "overshoot" the correction for patients with small angles of displacement, essentially giving them double vision in the other direction, Dr. Demer explains. With the minimally invasive procedure, instead of detaching the eye muscle completely, the surgeon can partially trim the tendons of the muscle, allowing the remaining tendons to stretch so that smaller angles of misalignment can be treated more reliably. All of this is done in 15-20 minutes, without the grogginess and bandages that come with general anesthesia. "It's like getting a filling at the dentist — you can go right back to your normal activities later that day." "Many adult patients with double vision have been told that surgery is not an option," Dr. Demer adds, "but with this minimally invasive approach they are now candidates." Learn more at www.uclahealth.org
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Dystonia Treated with Surgically Implanted Pacemaker
Approximately 125,000 Americans suffer from dystonia. The condition is a result of the brain firing abnormally, sending impulses of electricity to muscles that causes them to contract constantly. The treatment Veronica's doctor, UCLA neurosurgeon Dr. Antonio DeSalles, recommended was to surgically implant a pacemaker device to stop the impulses and block the transmission of electricity to the muscles. The procedure involves first implanting the electrodes and threading the wires into the patient's brain. A second operation connects the electrodes to a compact generator. The pacemaker is then programmed to battle the brain. More at http://www.uclahealth.org/body.cfm?id=930
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Huntington's Disease:  John Paul Jr. shares his story
At one time, John Paul Jr. was among the nation's top professional race car drivers. But in 2001 he had to retire from racing when he noticed that his car would not respond the way he thought his hands and feet were telling it to while driving. He was diagnosed with Huntington's disease, a progressive neurological disorder. "It was starting to invade my racing," John Paul recalls. "I was having to actually talk my way around the track. I was having to tell myself to turn, accelerate, brake, instead of it just flowing." Huntington's disease is a genetic disorder that causes degeneration of cells in certain areas of the brain, leading to uncontrolled movements, loss of intellectual faculties and emotional disturbance. John Paul's grandmother and mother also had the disease. But the recent discovery of the Huntington gene -- a mutation of one gene that sets in motion an attack deep within the area of the brain called the basal ganglia -- offers hope for those with Huntington's disease as well as patient's with other neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. "As we develop better understanding for what's causing Huntington's, then targeted approaches can be made to stop the problems from happening with the ultimate goal of trying to delay the onset of the disease or slow down the progression of the disease, to stop the damage from happening," says UCLA neurologist Yvette Bordelon, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the UCLA Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Studies. "A few years after the gene had been found, there were maybe three human clinical trials that had been done or were being conducted in Huntington's disease. Now there are 21." John Paul's hope is that new discoveries will come in time to help his own children, who, like him, may have inherited the defective gene from their parent. That, says his half-sister, AJ Paul, "would be his ultimate winning race."
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