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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 Friday.

'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 and Tracy, with the assistance of the Surgery 101 Experts 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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    • 4.7 • 16 Ratings

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 Friday.

'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 and Tracy, with the assistance of the Surgery 101 Experts 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!

    309. Parathyroid Disease and Surgery

    309. Parathyroid Disease and Surgery

    The parathyroid glands are important organs implicated in the regulation of calcium and phosphate homeostasis. Due to their small size, complicated physiology and variable location they proved difficult for early clinicians and scientists to fully understand. Today, disease of the parathyroid glands is a commonly recognized endocrine disorder that is often managed surgically.
    By the end of this podcast, listeners will be able to: 
    Describe the anatomy and function of parathyroid glands  Discuss common pathophysiology involved in parathyroid disease Outline the management of parathyroid disease List complications of parathyroid surgery 

    • 18 min
    308. Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    308. Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Obstructive sleep apnea or OSA is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder. Repetitive collapse of the upper airway during sleep causes obstructive apneas, hypopneas, and sleep fragmentation. OSA is distinguished from central sleep apnea which is attributable to an underlying neurological cause. The prevalence of OSA estimated between 1.5-4 percent and is more common in older males. In this episode, we will discuss the relevant anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentation as well as surgical evaluation, management, and complications. 
    By the end of this podcast, listeners will  be able to: 
    Define obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) Discuss anatomy related to OSA Discuss surgical management options for OSA List complications of surgery for OSA  

    • 18 min
    307. Chronic Rhinosinusitis and FESS

    307. Chronic Rhinosinusitis and FESS

    Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) attempts to restore normal physiologic function of the sinuses via correction of underlying anatomical abnormalities and obstruction. The term functional refers to strategies aimed at preserving the natural drainage pathways of the sinuses. It is important to note that FESS does not cure sinonasal disease but rather facilitates the healing process by improving sinus ventilation and drainage allowing for gradual resolution of mucosal disease. Post-surgical changes also facilitate the delivery of saline and intranasal steroid medications to the paranasal sinus cavities. In this episode, we will discuss the relevant anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentation and treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with a specific emphasis on functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
    Learning Objectives
    Describe the anatomy and function of the paranasal sinuses Define functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) Define chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) List the complications of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)

    • 15 min
    306. Approach to Hoarseness

    306. Approach to Hoarseness

    Hoarseness is a common complaint in primary care. It denotes a dysphonia originating from the vocal cords of the larynx. It describes any change in voice quality. It is important to remember it is a symptom of underlying pathology and not a diagnosis. In this episode, we will discuss the relevant anatomy, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of common causes of hoarseness.
    By the end of this podcast, listeners will be able to:
    Define hoarseness Explain common etiologies contributing to hoarseness List the treatment options for the common causes of hoarseness 

    • 18 min
    305. Umbilical Cord Prolapse

    305. Umbilical Cord Prolapse

    This is the 4th episode in a 4-part series covering complications at the time of vaginal delivery.  This episode is brought to you by Leah Rusnell a fourth-year medical student at the University of Saskatchewan in Regina. Yesterday, we discussed the delivery of twins and in this episode, we’ll look at the management of umbilical cord prolapse.
    After listening to this episode, listeners will be able to:
    List the risk factors for umbilical cord prolapse. Describe the signs of cord prolapse that should alert suspicion for the diagnosis. Outline a management plan for cord prolapse.

    • 10 min
    304. Delivery of Twins

    304. Delivery of Twins

    This is the 3rd episode of a four-part series covering complications at the time of vaginal delivery. This episode is brought to you by Leah Rusnell a fourth-year medical student at the University of Saskatchewan in Regina. The previous episodes discussed operative vagina delivery and the management of breech deliveries. This episode discusses the delivery of twins and the complications associated with them.

    After listening to this episode, you will be able to:
    1. Identify the types of twinning based on chorionicity and amnionicity.
    2. List the predisposing factors for a twin or multiple gestation pregnancy and associated risks for the mother and fetuses.
    3. Outline a prenatal management plan for a twin pregnancy.
    4. List the different types of presentations at the time of vaginal delivery.
    5. Outline the specific considerations required at the time of labor and delivery of twins.

    • 12 min

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