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The patient is a man in his forties with two-level cervical myelopathy, C5-6 and C6-7. He presented with significant balance issues, as well as hyperactive reflexes, neck pain, and numbness going down both of his arms and his legs. His MRI showed us that he had two large disc herniations, the biggest being at C6-7, where he also had myelomalacia of the spinal cord with also a cord compressive disc herniation of the C5-6 level in addition. He does have other spondylotic changes, as we'll see in his imaging, but I felt that, given his symptoms, and the compression areas being most significant at C5-6 and C6-7, then an operation at these two levels would be most appropriate. We are going to treat this patient anteriorly because there's anterior base compression of the spinal cord. Our plan will be to do a two-level anterior discectomy and fusion. We are going to do this in a less invasive manner than a traditional ACDF. We're going to be using a zero-profile device at the two levels. I believe what this allows us to do is to do a small dissection, less retraction around the esophagus, and then ultimately, once the implant is in place, we are going to be able to have a device that's completely within the disc space, as opposed to having an external plate on, which, I believe, is correlated with dysphasia. The final thing that this implant allows is that we stay completely away from the adjacent disc levels, and so I believe that we reduce the likelihood of adjacent level ossification disease. The key things are getting a good decompression, and then ultimately for long-term success having an implant that's well placed, that's not going to subside, and that's going to lead to a solid fusion is what's going to allow us to have both a great short-term outcome and a great long-term outcome.
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A: Yes and no! If you have an active cold sore, or any active infection for that matter, we would not treat you on that particular day. We risk further cold sore outbreak or infection. Research (🤓) has demonstrated that receiving filler during an active infection can lead to biofilm (a thin layer of bacteria) forming. Moral of the story, if you’re sick, rebook and stay home and watch Grey’s Anatomy in your pajamas. • What if you have a history of cold sores? Start taking Valtrex a few days before your appointment and after! This can help to prevent a cold sore from forming due to trauma to the lips secondary to injecting. Yes even you ladies that “haven’t had a cold sore in 7 years”, take your Valtrex! • No Valtrex at home? No problem! Our doctor can prescribe it for you OR you can ask your pharmacist to prescribe it for you here in Saskatchewan. The. End.
Alright everyone, here’s what I was cooking up last night, these are 3 different models (phantoms) to practice ultrasound techniques. Our residency program just got approved for 6 handheld ultrasounds (GE Vscan Extend pictured here) for training/clinical use and I am testing out which model works best so we can train the residents! #fsufortmyersfmr#pocus#medicaleducation
NEWS: M4RD is now a registered UK charity! 🎉🎈🦓 Although working as a not-for-profit organisation since inception, Medics4RareDiseases applied to become a UK Registered Charity because we are committed to improving the lives of those living with rare diseases through medical education. Since applying in October 2018 the team have worked with The Charity Commission to satisfy the requirements for registration. A copy of M4RD’s objects and articles of association will be available on the Charity Commission website shortly. Medics4RareDiseases began life as a student-led medical school society in 2011. Students4RareDiseases (S4RD) was formed in 2013 with the aim to support rare disease learning in medical schools throughout the UK. This was an informal, voluntary organisation made up of the founders of the student society. The level of support from patient groups, industry, clinicians and patients alike clearly indicated an unmet need for this work. In order to expand the scope of its work, the team behind S4RD registered Medics 4 Rare Diseases Ltd at Companies House in December 2017 and rebranded officially to M4RD on Rare Disease Day 2018. Dr Lucy McKay, CEO of M4RD, said of becoming a charity “This is the next big step for M4RD and we hope it will bring greater revenue opportunities which we can use to further our important work. As we look to the future, we want to see a medical education system that provides medical students with formal teaching on the fundamentals of rare diseases. The work of M4RD is pivotal in pioneering this change – both in voicing this unmet need and finding ways of remedying it. M4RD wants to shorten the ‘diagnostic odyssey’, that the vast majority of people with rare diseases experience, by striving to create a healthcare profession that feels empowered to diagnose and manage rare diseases.” Read full press release on our website www.m4rd.org/2019/06/25/registered-charity #daretothinkrare#raredisease
Early response to a crisis or an emergency is very vital. Statistics has shown that most patients die before they are brought to the hospital or become unsavable due to the time wasted in bringing them to the emergency room. In Sri Lanka, we are very lucky to have a service carried out by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Indian Government. This service is known as the “1990 Suwasariya Ambulance Service” which is accessible to anyone and is completely free of charge. Call 1990 whenever you need any form of medical help. The only thing you need to know are the whereabouts of the closest police station as the ambulances are based there. Unfortunately there is a lack of awareness of this service which could be the deciding factor between life and death. Therefore keep all your loved ones aware of services like this! #firstaidworkshop#lifeofadoctor#awareness#1990#earlyresponse#emergencyservices#medicaleducation#lankahospitals#medical#medicaleducation#medicine#ambulance#ambulanceservice#srilanka#savinglives