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Technology and Novel Devices for Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Care | Helping the World to Breathe | JHMI [Video]

Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine discusses how technology is playing a role in interventional pulmonology and how novel devices are aiding in lung cancer diagnostics.

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Updates on Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer Patients [Video]

Dr. Houssen Abdul Sater from the Cleveland Clinic & Carol and Robert Weissman Cancer Center will cover current immunotherapy options for lung cancer when the options are used and managing potential side effects. In addition, he will cover emerging types of immunotherapy, discuss the “lung cancer vaccine” and explain any interactions between immunotherapy and the COVID vaccine/ COVID infection.

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Utah has the lowest lung cancer rate, but failing grade for screenings | Oakland News Now [Video]

Utah has the lowest lung cancer rate, but failing grade for screenings, Utah has the lowest lung cancer rate, but failing grade for screenings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buYYI87M9Tw Oakland News Now – Utah has the lowest lung cancer rate, but failing grade for screenings – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the video’s upper left hand corner. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type of video-blog content. Utah has the lowest lung cancer rate, but failing Read More https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buYYI87M9Tw Oakland News Now Utah has the lowest lung cancer rate, but failing grade for screenings video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the videos Read More

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“I Was Diagnosed With A Rare Lung Cancer at 35” | Johnson & Johnson [Video]

In 2018, Keegan was diagnosed with a rare form of non-small cell lung cancer—a disease scientists at Johnson & Johnson are hard at work studying in an effort to improve lung cancer treatments and prevention. He shares his story. For more information on how Johnson & Johnson is building a world of well, visit: https://www.jnj.com/world-of-well/greatest-health-challenges#cancer-treatmentsSubscribe to J&J on YouTube and keep up-to-date with our latest videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Connect with Johnson & Johnson on social media:J&J on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jnjJ&J News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jnjnews J&J on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/john…Find updates and news about Johnson & Johnson:https://www.jnj.com/latest-news

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World Pancreatic Cancer Day is observed on the third Thursday of November, every year. [Video]

World Pancreatic Cancer Day is on the third Thursday of November every year — this year, it falls on November 18, and we’re here to show you how to observe this day. It has been almost 10 years since this day was observed for the first time to raise awareness that pancreatic cancer is one of the toughest cancers. This day allows communities to come together to raise awareness and support the people battling pancreatic cancer.In 1858, Jacob Mendez Da Costa, an American physician, studied Giovanni’s work, conducted the first microscopic evaluation of adenocarcinoma (later named pancreatic cancer), and identified it as a true disease. In 1898, Alessandro Codivilla, an Italian surgeon, operated on a tumor in the pancreas; however, the patient did not survive. William Stewart Halsted from Johns Hopkins Hospital did the first successful resection of cancer.#PancreaticCancerDay #November #OnThisDay

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Science in Seconds: 4 Approaches to Lung Cancer [Video]

Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of death from cancer worldwide. A few decades ago, doctors thought the disease was untreatable. Fast forward to today: Patients have options. But they need more. Learn about the 4 ways we’re pursuing lung cancer. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3kJrABN©2021 Novartis AG

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Lung Cancer What you should know about testing and treatment [Video]

While lung cancer is a serious illness, the earlier it is detected, the more effective treatments there are available. Learn more by watching the recording of PeaceHealth’s lung cancer webinar presented by a panel of physicians: Bhanu Patibandla, MD, Svetlana Kotova, MD, Shushan Rana, MD, Gurleen Dhami, MD, and Ali Dadla, MD.

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Study shows California ranks one of best in nation for new lung cancer cases [Video]

The American Lung Association released its State of Lung Cancer Report. California ranks third among all states and in the “above average” tier.

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Sliding hiatus hernia in a young child with gastroesophageal reflux disease [Video]

Incompetence of the lower esophageal sphincter allows reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus, causing burning pain. Prolonged reflux may lead to esophagitis, stricture, and rarely metaplasia or cancer. Diagnosis is clinical, sometimes with endoscopy, with or without acid testing. Treatment involves lifestyle modification, acid suppression using proton pump inhibitors, and sometimes surgical repair.(See also Overview of Esophageal and Swallowing Disorders.)Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is common, occurring in 10 to 20% of adults. It also occurs frequently in infants, typically beginning at birth (see Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants).Etiology of GERDThe presence of reflux implies lower esophageal sphincter (LES) incompetence, which may result from a generalized loss of intrinsic sphincter tone or from recurrent inappropriate transient relaxations (ie, unrelated to swallowing). Transient LES relaxations are triggered by gastric distention or subthreshold pharyngeal stimulation.Factors that contribute to the competence of the gastroesophageal junction include the angle of the cardioesophageal junction, the action of the diaphragm, and gravity (ie, an upright position) and the patient’s age. Factors that may contribute to reflux include weight gain, fatty foods, caffeinated or carbonated beverages, alcohol, tobacco smoking, and drugs. Drugs that lower LES pressure include anticholinergics, antihistamines, tricyclic antidepressants, calcium channel blockers, progesterone, and nitrates.Complications of GERDGERD may lead to esophagitis, peptic esophageal ulcer, esophageal stricture, Barrett esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Factors that contribute to the development of esophagitis include the caustic nature of the refluxate, the inability to clear the refluxate from the esophagus, the volume of gastric contents, and local mucosal protective functions. Some patients, particularly infants, may aspirate the reflux material.Incompetence of the lower esophageal sphincter allows reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus, causing burning pain. Prolonged reflux may lead to esophagitis, stricture, and rarely metaplasia or cancer. Diagnosis is clinical, sometimes with endoscopy, with or without acid testing. Treatment involves lifestyle modification, acid suppression using proton pump inhibitors, and sometimes surgical repair.(See also Overview of Esophageal and Swallowing Disorders.)Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is common, occurring in 10 to 20% of adults. It also occurs frequently in infants, typically beginning at birth (see Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants).Complications of GERDDiagnosis of GERDClinical diagnosisEndoscopy for patients not responding to empiric treatment24-Hour pH testing for patients with typical symptoms but normal endoscopy(See also the American College of Gastroenterology’s guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.)A detailed history points to the diagnosis. Patients with typical symptoms of GERD may be given a trial of acid-suppressing therapy. Patients who do not improve, or have long-standing symptoms or symptoms of complications, should undergo further testing.Endoscopy, with cytologic washings and/or biopsy of abnormal areas, is the test of choice. Endoscopic biopsy is the only test that consistently detects the columnar mucosal changes of Barrett esophagus. Patients with unremarkable endoscopy findings who have typical symptoms despite treatment with proton pump inhibitors should undergo 24-hour pH testing. Although barium swallow readily shows esophageal ulcers and peptic strictures, it is less useful for mild to moderate reflux; in addition, most patients with abnormalities require subsequent endoscopy. Endoscopic findings can be used to grade the severity of reflux esophagitis :Grade A: One or more mucosal breaks less than 5 mm that do not cross the tops of 2 mucosal foldsGrade B: One or more mucosal breaks more than 5 mm that do not cross the tops of 2 mucosal foldsGrade C: One or more mucosal breaks that cross more than 2 mucosal folds and involve less than 75% of the esophageal circumferenceGrade D: One or more mucosal breaks involving more than 75% of esophageal circumferenceEsophageal manometry is used to evaluate esophageal peristalsis before surgical treatment.