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Breaking Bad News and Difficult Decisions with Dr. Michael Burk

Louisville Lectures creatorDr. Michael Burk presents "Breaking Bad News and Difficult Decisions"  to emphasize the importance of thinking carefully before delivering "bad news" to patients. With the use of case reports and group discussions, Dr. Burk explains how physicians can use empathy, patience, and planning, be the most effective and kind during these difficult discussions. 

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Neuro-Oncology with Dr. Eric Burton

Dr. Eric Burton explains brain tumors in this presentation about CNS tumors, common gliomas, histological classification of tumors and the epidemiolgy of primary brain and CNS tumors. He also discusses the general signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure as well as focal cerebral syndromes. After presenting various treatment plans, Dr. Burton talks through survival rates along with how to speak with patients about expected timelines.
 

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Acute CVA with Dr. Jignesh Shah

Dr. Shah presents Acute CVA by first explaining how to evaluate a stroke patient, define a stroke and TIA as well as stroke epidemiology.  He then discusses the concept of penumbra along with vascular anatomy and pathogenesis. After talking through the risk factors and classifying ischemic stroke, Dr. Shah finishes with the signs and symptoms of a stroke. 

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Transparency with Information and Disclosure of Medical Errors with Dr. Nathan Spell

Dr. Nathan Spell presents "Transparency with Information and Disclosure of Medical Errors" by first explaining the rationale for disclosure of medical errors to patients and/or families along with how to relate the patient's perspective on transparency of information about errors and unexpected events. He then describes the emotions experienced by health care professionals and patients when discussing a medical error. Dr. Spell finished by discussing how to disclose errors in compassionate and patient-centered ways,  including effective use of apology where appropriate. 

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Delirium with Dr. Zachary Sager

Dr. Sager presents Delirium and how common it is through various statistics before explaining the Delirium DSM- 5 Criteria. He then discusses the many paths that lead to the development of Delirium and why that makes it so difficult to treat as well as the diagnosis of Delirium and the different risk factors involved like dementia, immobility, sensory impairment, etc. While treatment is hard to come by, Dr. Sager discusses the different treatments available.

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Getting to know our Louisville Lectures Community

Greetings!

Louisville Lectures wants to get to know our medical lectures community.  From students to clinicians, we want to see where and how you study. Whether it be by our podcast, YouTube videos, or this blog, we would love to get a chance to see how you do so using Louisville Lectures. Below is Dr. Laura Bishop, our Director of Digital Media and Website Design, here to explain how much Louisville Lectures has grown throughout the years and the steps you can take to showing us how you use these lectures. Make sure to watch for more information on how you can win a Starbucks gift card!

We are so excited to see how Louisville Lectures is being used worldwide! Send in your pictures using the hashtags #LLSelfie and #FOAMed on our twitter @LouLectures

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