Nerve Block for NTOS. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, TOS is a term used to describe a group of disorders that occur when blood vessels, or nerves, are compressed within a space known as the thoracic outlet. The thoracic outlet is the passage way between your collarbone and first rib. There are… Continue Reading Nerve Block Treatment for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Treating Clostridium difficile with fecal microbial transplantation. A healthy digestive system is home to thousands of bacteria. The intestinal tract includes the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine, which is also known as the colon. In most cases these microbes are harmless or even beneficial to a healthy individual. However,… Continue Reading Fecal Microbial Transplantation: A Treatment for Clostridium Difficile

(relaxing, meditative music) – So we do not have a curative treatment for Sjogren’s syndrome. We have medications that can help improve symptoms but really do not alter the course of the disease. We rely on the patients to do a lot of the work in terms of managing their… Continue Reading Sjögren’s Syndrome – Treatment | Johns Hopkins

[MUSIC] The abdominal wall consists of skin, fatty tissue, and muscle. The intestines are protected by the abdominal wall. A hernia occurs when there is a weakness in the muscle. This can lead to a widening gap. Portions of intestine can get caught in the gap. Over time, the herniated… Continue Reading Repairing a Hernia with Surgery

[MUSIC] I am Vikesh Singh, I am a gastroenterologist at Johns Hopkins. I am the director of the Pancreatitis Center. And I am the Medical Director of the Islet Auto-Transplantation program. I specialize in inflammatory dis, disorders of the pancreas, as well as interventional endoscopy. [MUSIC] There are many options… Continue Reading What are the Treatment Options for Pancreatitis? | Q&A

(electronic chime music)>>Yank it back. (laughter) As you can see from my yard, I love my flowers. These are my calibrachoas, I talk to ’em every day, too. My husband takes all these planters and adds Miracle Gro to ’em, and then he fills the planters for me and then… Continue Reading Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus | Patricia’s Story

3 or 4% percent of the people that are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer even live 5 years. Did I ever really think about dying, no. Was at the back of my mind, sure. But I looked at my two kids and my wife, and I said, that’s something I can’t,… Continue Reading Pancreatic Cancer: A Survivor’s Story Following Treatment at Johns Hopkins

[MUSIC] The thing with facial paralysis is tough, especially in my profession, working with students or younger children. They’re very curious about what happens. At the beginning of the year you kind of get them talking behind my back a little.>>Everything on this side of my face no longer worked.… Continue Reading Two Surgical Options for Facial Paralysis | Johns Hopkins Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

[MUSIC] Treatments for puffy eyes, and that’s typically when we’re referring to patients who say they feel like they have bags under their eyes. Which typically is a result of the fat around the eyeballs starting to poke through the skin a little bit. Many times this is a genetic… Continue Reading Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty): What You Need to Know from a Johns Hopkins Expert

So my name is Rebecca Manno, and I’m a rheumatologist at Johns Hopkins. So first I’d like to thank the organizers for the invitation to be here, and to talk about a very big, but very relevant topic, which is autoimmunity. So, as I mentioned, I’m a rheumatologist. I’m not… Continue Reading Haywire: Autoimmune Disorders in Women