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Surgery 101

Welcome to Surgery 101, a series of podcasts produced with the help of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The podcasts are intended to serve as brief introductions or reviews of surgical topics for medical students. We've aimed to cover a single topic in between 10-20 minutes so that you can quickly get a good idea of the basic concepts involved. Every episode is divided into chapters and concludes with several key points to summarize the topic. We are always keen to receive your feedback on our podcasts, and we are accepting suggestions for additional topics. New episodes are published every Wednesday. 'Surgery 101' was created by Dr Parveen Boora and Dr Jonathan White, and is supported by the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. Our 2010 series of podcasts are brought to you by the Undergrad Surgery Mobile Podcasting Studio Team which is: Jonathan, Jenni, Shannon, Kat, Karee and Tracy, with the assistance of the surgeons of Edmonton. Note to experts: please note that these podcasts are only intended as brief introductions for medical students - we cannot delve into the more complex nuances of advanced surgery in a 10-minute podcast. We encourage all listeners to supplement their learning by seeing patients, assisting at surgeries and reading widely!
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Jan 28, 2015

 

In this episode, Dr. Jenny Souster from the division of Neurosurgery at the University of Alberta,discusses normal pressure hydrocephalus.

After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Define NPH
  • Identify the symptoms of NPH
  • Describe the pathophysiology of NPH
  • Describe how to diagnose a patient as having NPH
  • Describe how to treat NPH
Oct 18, 2010

In this episode, Dr Peter Metcalfe talks about common problems he encounters as a pediatric urologist. Conditions covered include:

  • problems with the foreskin
  • the undescended testicle
  • hypospadias
  • ambiguous genitalia

Running time: 25:40

Sep 10, 2010

In this episode, Dr Jaret Olson discusses the conditions of cleft lip and palate. Learning points include:

  • inheritance patterns of the conditions
  • management of problems with feeding, middle ear infections, speech and facial growth

Running time: 11:51

Aug 26, 2010

In this episode, Dr Kal Ansari tackles the common problem of epistaxis (bleeding from the nose). Listen and learn about:

  • pathophysiology of the condition
  • important points in the history and physical exam
  • management of the nosebleed
  • indications for packing and referral

Running time: 14:40

Jul 7, 2010

In this episode, Dr Jonathan White discusses the condition of anal fissure.

Listen and learn:

  • the pathophysiology of anal fissure
  • important points in the history and physical
  • differential diagnosis
  • chemical, neurological and surgical management of anal fissure

Running time: 22:53

Jun 17, 2010

In this episode, Dr Keith Rourke discusses problems with the prostate.

Listen and learn about:

  • the symptoms of BPH
  • key points of the history and physical
  • investigation of BPH
  • medical and surgical treatment of BPH

Running time: 23:22

May 11, 2010

In this episode, Dr Jonathan White provides a beginner's guide to acute pancreatitis.

Learning points include:

  • Recognising the patient with pancreatitis
  • Making the diagnosis
  • Causes of pancreatitis
  • How to manage the patient with pancreatitis

Running time: 20:56

 

 

 

Apr 13, 2010

In this episode, Dr Kal Ansari discusses the symptom of dizziness. Topics covered include:

  • the causes of dizziness
  • regulation of balance
  • management of the patient who is dizzy

Running time: 11:10

 

Mar 12, 2010

In this episode, Dr Keith Rourke tackles the topic of hematuria. Listen and learn:

  • how should you manage the patient with blood in their pee?
  • where might the blood be coming from?
  • what are the key parts of the history and physical exam?
  • what tests are needed?

Running time: 13:26

Oct 31, 2008

 

In this episode, Dr Parveen Boora discusses the assessment and management of the patient with a mass in the thyroid gland. Topics covered include:

 

 

  • Evaluating a patient with thyroid enlargement or nodules
  • Common presentations
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Vital points to note on history and physical exam
  • Main diagnostic modalities
  • Indications for, and complications of, thyroid surgery

 

Oct 24, 2008

In this episode, Dr Parveen Boora discusses acute GI bleeding.  Topics covered include:

  • common causes of major acute GI bleeding
  • upper GI bleeding
  • lower GI bleeding
  • key points in initial and definitive management
  • focused history taking
  • upper GI investigations
  • lower GI investigations
  • indications for surgery

Run time - 13:25

Oct 15, 2008

In this episode, Dr Parveen Boora discusses the care of major trauma victims.  Topics covered include:

  • key elements of assessment, including history and physical exam
    • airway and c-spine
    • breathing
    • chest tubes for pneumothorax
    • circulation
    • disability
    • exposure and environment
  • initiating management and investigations
  • planning definitive management

This episode on Trauma Basics has been updated to include a correction on the topic of chest tube placement.

Run time - 18:06

Oct 15, 2008

In this episode, Dr Parveen Boora discusses breast cancer.  Topics covered include:

  • approach to the history and physical exam of breast masses
  • indications for breast imaging and biopsy
  • staging invasive cancer
  • management of breast cancer
    • surgery for primary tumors
    • surgery for axillary tumors
  • post-operative therapy

Run time - 16:42

Oct 6, 2008

In this episode, Dr Parveen Boora discusses bowel obstructions.  Topics covered include:

  • what is meant by a bowel obstruction
  • the different causes of bowel obstruction
    • gallstone ileus
    • large bowel obstruction
    • pediatric bowel obstruction
  • history and physical exam
  • labs and diagnostic imaging
  • the approach to management

Run time - 14:45

Oct 6, 2008

In this episode, Dr Parveen Boora discusses colorectal cancer.  Topics covered include:

  • the epidemiology and natural history of colorectal cancer
  • rationale of screening programs
  • signs and symptoms of the disease
  • history and physical exam findings leading to diagnosis
  • staging and treatment
  • patient follow-up

Run time: 13:03

Oct 6, 2008

In this episode, Dr Parveen Boora discusses gallstones.  Topics covered include the:

  • epidemiology of gallstone disease
  • pathogenesis of gallstones
  • pathophysiology and treatment of biliary colic, cholecystitis, choledocholithiasis and cholangitis
  • history and physical exam findings
  • investigations
  • laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure

Run time - 14:34

Oct 6, 2008

In this episode, Dr Parveen Boora discusses hernias.  Topics covered include:

  • what a hernia is and the different types of hernias
  • anatomy and where hernias may be found
  • risk factors
  • complications
  • options for treatment

Run time - 10:31

Oct 6, 2008

In this episode, Dr Parveen Boora discusses acute appendicitis.  Topics covered include:

  • the pathophysiology of the condition
  • how acute appendicitis presents
  • how to diagnose the disease
  • treatment options
  • post-op care

Run time - 10:55

Sep 30, 2008

In this episode, Dr Jonathan White talks about the Surgery 101 series of podcasts. Find out what is it, how should you use it, and what are our plans for the future?

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