Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

Dr. Harrison Walker presents on the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in treating movement disorders.

Publish Date: 5/15/2014

Bronchial Thermoplasty

Mark T. Dransfield, MD, and Jennifer Trevor, MD, of the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, perform and provide step-by-step narration of a Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) Procedure. BT is an FDA approved procedure for adult patients with severe asthma who remain poorly controlled despite compliance with medical therapy. This bronchoscopic procedure is performed in an outpatient setting, whereby a specialized catheter is used to apply 65C to the airway, thereby reducing the volume of airway smooth muscle.

Publish Date: 5/9/2014

Optic Nerve Head Biomechanics

UAB CME Program: J. Crawford Downs, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair Basic Science Research in the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Ocular Biomechanics and Biotransport Program at UAB, discusses how new findings in basic science research on ocular biomechanics relates to glaucoma pathogenesis. Emerging data on age and race disparities of current glaucoma patients will be presented along with new research related to the dynamics of intraocular pressure – a known risk factor for glaucoma. This research is relevant to anyone in the medical field who works with glaucoma patients.

CME Credits: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


Innovations in Pediatric Glaucoma Surgery

Watch Christopher A. Girkin, MD, MSPH, FACS, Professor and Chairman of the UAB Department of Ophthalmology and Chief Medical Officer for the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, discuss pediatric glaucoma treatment outcomes with the innovative 360-degree trabeculotomy procedure. He also shares step-by-step guidance for the most complicated parts of this surgery, which can help restore a child’s vision for life.

Publish Date: 3/17/2014

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