Leg Skin Abscess Drainage

 

Abscess treatment with drainage of a leg skin abscess is demonstrated and discussed, along with issues involved in antibiotic selection and use of bacterial cultures. This surgical procedure by a medical doctor includes wound packing after pus is drained and loculations are disrupted with use of a probe.

Camera Operator: Ian Armacher
Surgical Operator: Gawayne Vaughan, M.D.
Editing: Mark Vaughan, M.D.

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Toe Punch Biopsy to Test for Malignant Melanoma

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Suspicious black or dark brown moles should be evaluated by a physician for possible need for biopsy which will determine if it is a skin cancer like malignant melanoma. Lesions like this one on the toe or other areas usually covered under clothing can go for long periods before being noticed because they do not cause any other symptoms.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology:
FEATURES TO LOOK FOR:

Asymmetry

Border: irregular edges or a poorly demarcated border

Color: variation, often with tan, brown, black, and sometimes white, red or blue

Diameter: greater than 6 mm

Evolving: changing over time

This video is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. It is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for evaluation by your own doctor.

Photo Credits:
CDC/ Carl Washington, M.D., Emory Univ. School of Medicine; Mona Saraiya, MD, MPH

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Swollen Lymph Nodes

Swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) are common. Cancer and infection can be causes for lymph node enlargement or inflammation (felt as pain). This can occur in the cervical (neck), epitrochlear (elbow), axillary (arm pit), and inguinal (groin) areas. Although lymph nodes are commonly referred to as glands, they are not true glands. This video explains this symptom and the reasons a person would want to get evaluation by a Medical Doctor in case medical treatment might be required.

This video is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. It is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for evaluation by your own doctor.

Photo Credits:

Mark Vaughan, M.D.

CDC/ Janice Carr

CDC/ Brian W.J. Mahy, BSc, MA, PhD, ScD, DSc

CDC/ Robert E. Sumpter

 

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Knee Ostearthritis Treatment and Prevention

 

Knee Osteoarthritis, a common cause of arthritis joint pain symptoms, can be treated with cortisone injections (shots) as seen in this video. Weight loss can help decrease the severity of knee osteoarthritis.
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Meet Dr. Gregory “Duke” Carlson

 

Dr. Carlson has his own YouTube channel similar to the Auburn Medical Group channel where viewers can get information on a number of medical topics from a Medical Doctor.

His channel
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Shingles Even After the Shingles Shot

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus (Herpes Varicella). It occurs in people who have been infected with the chicken pox virus at a time later in life when their immune system is compromised or during a time of stress.

The shingles vaccine reduces the risk of having shingles 51% in patients age 60 and older. (https://www.merckvaccines.com/Product…)
It also reduces the incidence of continuing pain after the rash resolves (post-herpetic neuralgia) in vaccinated patients who do go on to have a case of shingles.

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Cortisone Injection for Knee Bursitis (Pes Anserinus Bursitis)

Injection of cortisone for knee bursitis (in this case methylprednisolone) can help speed resolution of pain.

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Abdominal Pain Medical Evaluation

Abdominal Pain is one of the most common medical presentations. Dr. Vaughan discusses the process of evaluating the symptom of abdominal pain, giving specifics about the normal progression of acute appendicitis. This is a recording of a live Periscope.

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Zika Virus Explained

Zika Virus
A virus similar to the yellow fever and Dengue fever viruses.
It generally causes fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes. The symptoms are usually mild and last for days to a week. Severe disease is unusual. Its main problem is causing birth defects when pregnant women are infected.
Prior to 2015 it existed in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. In May 2015 it was first found in Brazil. It currently exists throughout Central and South America, extending from Northern Mexico to Southern Brazil
The particular species mosquito that transmits vesica virus is unique in that it is an aggressive daytime biter and prefers to bite people.
There has also been one report of possible spread of the virus through sexual contact.
There is no specific treatment or vaccine against the virus currently. Prevention it is composed primarily of avoiding mosquito bites. Treatment involves getting plenty of rest and drinking fluids. It is recommended that people with suspected Zika virus avoid aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs because of possible actual infection by dengue which can cause hemorrhaging.
Infected individuals are encouraged to avoid mosquito bites during the first week of infection as the infection can be spread to other people through mosquito bites.
There is no commercially available test for Zika virus, but blood samples can be sent to the CDC to be tested.

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CPAP

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Vaughan answers a Periscope viewer’s question about CPAP and gives a basic explanation of obstructive sleep apnea. Comment below.

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