Barb has taken a complex topic and simplified it to the point that IMMUNOLOGY can actually be FUN! She starts with the 3 major principles of the immune system—recognition of self vs. non-self, selectivity and specificity, and memory. She explains what can go right, and what can go wrong with each major principle—eg, autoimmune disease, monoclonal antibodies for numerous conditions, and how long vaccines actually last in our immune "memory bank."
A discussion about the immune system is never complete without explaining the role of acute and chronic inflammation. The neutrophils ("segs") and the macrophages will be discussed in all of their glory, with particular emphasis on the role of the macrophage as the "bridge" between the inflammatory response and the immune response.
The two arms of the immune system are described—1) the innate or nonspecific response and, 2) the acquired or adaptive response. The innate response includes barrier defenses, the pH of body fluids, and the inflammatory response, whereas the adaptive/acquired response is all about the B and T lymphocytes and their respective antibody and cytokine production. Learn about the IgAs, IgMs, IgGs, and IgEs, the interleukins, the interferons, and tumor necrosis factor alpha. Barb will correlate all of the above with hypersensitivity diseases that are classified as Types I through IV—allergies, anaphylaxis, asthma, MS, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, type 1 Diabetes, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and contact dermatitis. She will also discuss the drugs that are used to treat immune system diseases. And last, but not least—Barb will discuss how sleep, food, sex, humor, and exercise influence the immune system.
See exactly what's happening inside your patients with acute or chronic renal failure. Learn how to spot the signs of these pathophysiologic changes and intervene to prevent life-threatening complications. With this video, you'll get a wealth of in-depth, practical information to help you understand and treat these serious disorders.
-identify key risk factors for renal failure.
-understand how each type of acute renal failure occurs and affects other body systems.
-spot the effects of each phase of acute renal failure.
detect characteristic signs and symptoms of chronic renal failure.
-teach patients to make diet and lifestyle changes to minimize complications.
...and much, much more.
-- Blanchard & Loeb website.