Tag: Johns Hopkins Medicine

Abdominal Aortic and Thoracic Aneurysms | Q&A

Abdominal Aortic and Thoracic Aneurysms | Q&A

[MUSIC] An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a abnormal dilation of degeneration of the abdominal aorta, which is a main blood vessel within our abdomen. It can cause it to enlarge, bulge, or dilate over time and place it at risk of rupture. That rupture can be potentially fatal to the patient. [MUSIC] A thoracic aortic …

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Abdominal Aortic and Thoracic Aneurysms | Q&A

Abdominal Aortic and Thoracic Aneurysms | Q&A

[MUSIC] An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a abnormal dilation of degeneration of the abdominal aorta, which is a main blood vessel within our abdomen. It can cause it to enlarge, bulge, or dilate over time and place it at risk of rupture. That rupture can be potentially fatal to the patient. [MUSIC] A thoracic aortic …

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Mutated Tau Proteins and Neurodegeneration

Mutated Tau Proteins and Neurodegeneration

>>Narrator: The human brain contains over 100 billion neurons. These neurons are some of the longest-lived cells in the human body, each one connected to upwards of 10,000 others. Seamless communication between these neurons allows the nervous system to carry out a multitude of functions. At the neuron’s nucleus, an individual’s genetic information is processed …

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Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) | Q&A

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) | Q&A

[MUSIC] POEM stands for Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy. Peroral means, we’re going through the mouth, and endoscopic means we’re using the scope. A myotomy means we’re cutting the muscle. So it is going through the mouth and treating certain esophageal disorders by cutting the muscle. [MUSIC] It’s a motility disorder that’s characterized by a high pressure …

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