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Over 25 million Americans have diabetes. Lisa Kroon, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at UCSF, covers the medicines used to treat Type 2 diabetes, dual therapies and insulin. Recorded on 07/17/2014.
Premiere Date: 11/17/2014
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Medication problems are greater in children and their doses must be carefully administered. Sarah Scarpace Lucas, UCSF Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, describes drug disposition and dosing for pregnant and lactating women, infants, children and adolescents. She covers how to administer medication to children and certain preservatives/additives to avoid. She describes medication related problems in kids such as adverse drug reactions. She ends with recommendations to reduce risk and keep your child safe. Recorded on 07/24/2014.
Premiere Date: 11/10/2014
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Adverse drug events are not uncommon in the community and result from inappropriate and appropriate use of medications. While adverse drug events and errors have been studied extensively in the inpatient setting, little is known on why they occur once the patient is at home. Zlatan Coralic, UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy, discusses how medications are chosen based on their known risks and benefits, and common adverse drug events and errors. He also presents research examining root causes of adverse drug events in the community. Recorded on 07/10/2014.
Premiere Date: 11/3/2014
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Premiere Date: 10/28/2014
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Candy Tsourounis, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy UCSF, looks at herbal remedies, dietary supplements and weight loss medications. Recorded on 07/03/2014.
Premiere Date: 10/27/2014
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Premiere Date: 10/21/2014
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Anticoagulant medications have been in use for many years for the treatment and prevention of blood clots associated with different disease states. Safe management requires a delicate balance between preventing or treating a blood clot and avoiding any bleeding complications from the anticoagulant drugs. The availability of new drugs may offer some advantages. Steve Kayser, Professor Emeritus Department of Clinical Pharmacy at UCSF, discusses the use of anticoagulant medications, their differences, their benefits and their risks. Recorded on 06/26/2014.
Premiere Date: 10/20/2014
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Premiere Date: 10/14/2014
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Antibiotics are commonly used in the outpatient setting, particularly in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infection. These infections include acute bronchitis, sore throat, ear infection, and sinusitis. However, the benefits of antibiotics are highly dependent upon the specific infection. Antibiotics are associated with complications in some patients, including allergies and other side effects. Additionally, zinc and other agents offer potential benefit in the treatment of infection, particularly those associated with viruses. B. Joseph Guglielmo, Professor and Dean at the UCSF School of Pharmacy, provides guidance in the safe, effective use of antibiotics in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infection. Recorded on 06/19/2014.
Premiere Date: 10/13/2014
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Premiere Date: 10/7/2014
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Palliative care provides an extra layer of support for people facing serious illnesses, including genitourinary cancers. Unfortunately, many patients, loved ones, and even clinicians do not accurately understand what palliative care is and when it should be offered. Dr. Michael W. Rabow, Director of Symptom Management Service at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, explains what palliative care is, describes the symptoms commonly caused by genitourinary cancers (as well as by their treatments), and reviews the evidence demonstrating the benefits of palliative care for genitourinary cancers. Finally, he describes the current availability of palliative care specialists in California and the US. Recorded on 07/08/2014.
Premiere Date: 10/6/2014
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The World Health Organization says cervical cancer is the second most common form of the disease among women, and it's particularly prevalent in developing countries. The 2008 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine, Harald zur Hausen, discovered that cervical cancer was caused by human papillomavirus (HVP), and an anti-HVP vaccine has been developed. It's too expensive for poor countries, but thanks to help from the GAVI Alliance public-private partnership, Rwanda has become the first African country to offer nationwide vaccinations. Tomorrow Today takes a closer look at this groundbreaking project.
Premiere Date: 10/2/2014
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Premiere Date: 9/30/2014
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The legs are the wheels of the human body. They are the primary vehicles for mobility, and a driving force behind a healthy, active way of life. Functional legs are critical in maintaining a vibrant lifestyle, as well as preventing injury and disability, particularly among older individuals. Join Dr. Matthew Allison as he discusses the importance of sustaining healthy legs. Learn about various diseases that impede leg function, such as peripheral arterial disease, chronic venous disease, and neuropathy in the legs; and potential treatment options.
Premiere Date: 9/29/2014
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In the United States, there are over 60,000 new diagnoses and nearly 14,000 deaths from kidney cancer each year. Dr. Won Kim reviews the epidemiology of kidney cancer (including established risk factors), the biology and pathophysiology of kidney cancer, treatment options for localized disease, and the role of systemic therapy in the treatment of advanced, metastatic disease. He also discusses the current and future role of immunotherapy in kidney cancer. Recorded on 07/15/2014.
Premiere Date: 9/29/2014
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Premiere Date: 9/23/2014
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There were 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the US last year. The good news is that there has been 40% drop in age-adjusted prostate cancer mortality since early 1990s. Dr. Matthew Cooperberg, Associate Professor of Urology at UCSF, talks about screening, treatment and risk assessment. He also explains the concept of active surveillance. Recorded on 07/22/2014.
Premiere Date: 9/22/2014
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The UCSB Department of Music features short pieces performed by current and former graduate students in jazz, ethnomusicology, classical music, chamber music, early music, and large ensemble. From Rachmaninoff to Vivaldi, Afro-Brazilian ensembles, and small ensembles doing their own renditions and interpretations of old classics and fresh compositions fill this showcase of the department's depth and versatility.
Premiere Date: 9/20/2014
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Story Hour in the Library celebrates the writers in the UC Berkeley campus community with an annual student reading. The event features short excerpts of work by winners of the year's biggest prose prizes, Story Hour in the Library interns, and faculty nominees. Recorded on 05/01/2014.
Premiere Date: 9/19/2014
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Neuroscientists in Bochum are studying how cognitive skills decline with aging. They have carried out a study with 65 elderly people aimed at developing the profile of an 'average' senior. The participants undergo tests of concentration, memory, haptic response, reaction time, and fine motor skills, among other things. The results show that the entire brain doesn't decline in old age, just certain areas do. For example, a 70-year-old may be able to concentrate as well as, or even better than a 20-year-old, but reaction times may be very different. The researchers say their results show that aging has very individual effects on the brain - and may therefore require very individual countermeasures.
Premiere Date: 9/18/2014
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