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Rheumatic Fever & Heart Disease

Published on Jun 29, 2016 What is rheumatic fever? Rheumatic fever is thought to be an autoimmune reaction brought on as a result of a streptococcus infection. In some cases, the heart tissue may become damaged, and after repeated streptococcus infection and rheumatic fever, somebody can develop rheumatic heart disease. This video covers the pathophysiology, […]


Published on Jun 28, 2016 What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a disease in which the articular cartilage degenerates over time, causing pain and inflammation in the affected joint. This video covers the known pathophysiology of osteoarthritis, signs and symptoms, and treatment. Subscribe –… This video is brought to you by Osmosis. Along with providing […]

Varicose Veins & Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)

Published on Jun 27, 2016 What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are veins where the venous valves have started to fail, causing blood to leak backward and pool in the veins, over time, this causes inflammation and fibrosis in the tissue and leads to chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). This video also covers varicoceles, which are […]

Type II Hypersensitivity (Cytotoxic Hypersensitivity)

Published on Jun 22, 2016 What is type II hypersensitivity? Type II hypersensitivity is an immune response in which host cells are damaged due to antibodies binding to the cell surface. This video discusses five mechanisms of cellular damage, including via the complement pathway, opsonization and phagocytosis, and antibody-mediated cellular dysfunction. Subscribe –… This […]

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Published on Jun 21, 2016 What is congestive heart failure (CHF)? CHF is when the heart isn’t able to pump enough blood to meet the body’s demands, which leads to congestion—or fluid buildup—in various parts of the body and lungs. This video covers the different types of heart failure, including left-sided heart failure, right-sided heart […]

Type I Hypersensitivity (IgE-Mediated Hypersensitivity)

Published on Jun 20, 2016 What is type I hypersensitivity? Type I hypersensitivity, or sometimes IgE-mediated hypersensitivity or immediate hypersensitivity, is a type of immune reaction in which tissue is damaged due to IgE antibody. Most allergies are caused by type I hypersensitivity reactions. This video covers the pathophysiology, complications, signs and symptoms, and treatment […]

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Published on Jun 15, 2016 What is an arteriovenous malformation (AVM)? An AVM is where a capillary bed is missing, and a group of arteries directly connect with a group of veins. This video describes the pathophysiology behind AVM, as well as signs and symptoms, complications, diagnosis, causes, and treatment. Subscribe –… This video […]

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