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Robotic Thoracic Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist

Robotic Thoracic Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist

Robotic thoracic surgery is an emerging technical field. Not only does it improve the visibility- because we’re using now a 3-dimensional camera, but we also have much more range of motion inside of the chest. We have now two arms instead of one long instrument, and the arms have wrists that move just like my […]

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Gaucher disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Gaucher disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Gaucher disease is an inherited condition characterized by insufficient levels of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase, also called beta-glucosidase. It’s named for the French physician, Philippe Gaucher, who first described the condition. Glucocerebroside is a glycolipid, which is a molecule containing both sugar and fat, that’s included in the membrane of many different cells. Glucocerebroside is formed […]

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CMV infection after transplant

CMV infection after transplant

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is an enveloped double-stranded DNA virus that belongs to the herpesviridae family. It’s one of the most common viruses to cause severe infection in individuals undergoing transplantation of bone marrow or solid organs like the liver or kidney. It can affect almost every organ in the body resulting in encephalitis, retinitis, pneumonia, […]

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Chronic Illness Awareness••My Story

Chronic Illness Awareness••My Story

Every single one of are faced with challenges in our lives and today, I am ready to tell My Story. My journey began when I was 19 years old. I had great health I was athletic, outdoorsy, energetic and very driven. I went to school at ASU full-time and I was on the Dean’s List […]

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Von Hippel-Lindau disease

Von Hippel-Lindau or VHL is a genetic disease that affects people of all ethnicities and is characterized by tumor development in the CNS, kidneys, adrenal glands and pancreas. Okay, the VHL gene is a tumor suppressor gene on the short arm of chromosome 3. It codes for proteins that degrade hypoxia-inducible transcription factor, or HIF. […]

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