Pills of knowledge Videos

 

Pills of Knowledge (PoK) videos are the deliverable for VASCERN Work Package 4 on Pills of Knowledge, defined as short single video lessons (of approximately 3-5 minutes long) in which an expert talks about a specific topic that has been selected and validated by the Rare Disease Working Groups (RDWGs).

We currently have 6 PoK available and should have another 13 (from all of the RDWGs) completed by the end of 2018.

You can select a PoK by RDWG by clicking on the headings below. All VASCERN PoK can equally be found on our YouTube channel.

HHT-WG Pills of Knowledge videos playlist

All Pills of Knowledge by the Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia Working Group (HHT-WG) can be found on their Playlist here

An Overview of Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia features an informative presentation by Prof Claire Shovlin (Chair of the HHT WG from Hammersmith Hospital – Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK). This PoK is accessible to everyone and gives viewers an introduction to HHT by explaining its main clinical features (and their frequency) in addition to the genetics and aetiology of this rare disease. Video in English. Subtitles available in 7 European languages.

Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) is more than a bleeding Nose. What an ENT doctor needs to know about HHT and why, is made by Prof Anette Kjeldsen (HHT-WG Member, from the HHT Centre at Odense University Hospital, Denmark) and is intended for Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Doctors in order to help them properly recognize the signs and symptoms of HHT. As ENT doctors are often the first healthcare professionals that HHT patients consult, it is essential for them to be able to identify a potential HHT patient and refer these patients to an HHT expert Centre for screening and treatment in order to decrease patient morbidity. Video in English

Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) from VASCERN HHT

An Introduction to Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) by the VASCERN HHT-WG is a video that introduces the HHT-WG and their expertise in this rare vascular disease. Common problems of HHT are equally presented and several experts talk about their recent research that indicates that life expectancy in patients with HHT is good, provided that they are properly screened and receive the benefits of modern medicine. This video is mainly directed at HHT patients but is also of interest to the medical community and the general public wishing to learn more about HHT and the HHT-WG in VASCERN. Video in English. Subtitles available in 4 European languages.

HTAD-WG Pills of Knowledge videos playlist

The Pills of Knowledge (PoK) by the Heritable Thoracic Aortic Diseases (HTAD) Working Group (WG) are available on our YouTube Channel!

Link to the playlist for the HTAD-WG on our YouTube Channel is here

VIDEOS:

Marfan Syndrome -Diagnosis by HTAD-WG Chair Prof Julie De Backer (Cardiologist, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium).

This PoK gives an overview of the diagnosis of Marfan syndrome with its main clinical manifestations and diagnostic criteria described. The genetics of this rare disease are also briefly outlined in a clear and comprehensible manner. This video is a great introduction to Marfan syndrome that is suitable for both the general public and the medical community.

Video in English. Subtitles available in 7 European languages.

See the video here

3 a week – the importance of exercise in Marfan and related Heritable Thoracic Aortic Diseases (HTAD)

Created by Prof. Guillaume Jondeau (Cardiologist, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Bichat-Claude Bernard, Paris, France) and Lise Murphy (European Patient Advocacy Group (ePAG) Patient Advocate Co-Chair for HTAD, Svenska Marfanföreningen, Sweden).

This Pill of Knowledge (PoK) features a conversation between a patient and doctor about the importance of physical activity and what exercise is suitable for patients with Marfan syndrome. It aims to encourage Marfan syndrome patients to participate in a suitable form of exercise 3 times a week. This message will be further shared via the 3 a week campaign. Video in English subtitles available in 7 European languages.

See the video here

Le Sport et le Syndrome de Marfan (Sport and Marfan syndrome)

Created by Prof. Guillaume Jondeau (Cardiologue, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Bichat-Claude Bernard, Paris, France).

This Pill of knowledge talks about how physical activity is beneficial for Marfan syndrome patients and the types of sports that are adapted for these patients and which to avoid. It is meant for patients and gives clear and simple explanations for why certain sports are well tolerated in Marfan patients and others are not. Video in French. Subtitles available in 7 European languages.

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What is Heritable Thoracic Aortic Disease (HTAD)?

Created by Prof. Julie De Backer (Cardiologist, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium).

This Pill of knowledge (PoK) talks about the group of vascular diseases known as Heritable Thoracic Aortic Diseases. Both syndromic and non-syndromic forms are described and the genetics of HTAD are also explored. It is suitable for healthcare professionals and anyone wishing to learn more about HTAD. Video in English. Subtitles in 5 European languages

See the video here

 

MSA-WG Pills of Knowledge Video Playlist

All Pills of Knowledge by the Medium-Sized Arteries Working Group (MSA-WG) can be found at the MSA-WG Playlist here

Unmet medical needs in vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS) – patients perspective

Created by Juergen Grunert (President Deutsche Ehlers-Danlos Initiative e.V., ePAG co-chair for the Medium Sized Arteries Working Group (MSA-WG)) and Charissa Frank (President bindweefsel.be, ePAG deputy co-chair for the Medium Sized Arteries Working Group (MSA-WG)).

In this Pill of Knowledge (PoK), our ePAG Co-Chair and Deputy Co-Chair for the Medium-Sized working group (MSA-WG) talk about vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) from a patient’s perspective. Their conversation covers both the unmet needs of vEDS patients and how the VASCERN MSA-WG is working to fulfill these needs (e.g. via educational materials, patient pathways and Do’s and Don’ts factsheets). It is directed towards patients, healthcare professionals and the general public in order to raise awareness for this rare vascular disease. Video in English. Subtitles available in 4 European languages.

Arterial Complications of Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS)

Created by Dr. Michael Frank (Cardiologist, Rare Vascular Disease Reference Centre, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Européen – Georges Pompidou (HEGP), Paris, France).

In this Pill of knowledge (PoK), Dr. Michael Frank gives a complete overview of the arterial complications associated with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS) and the most common treatment for each type of complication. This PoK is meant educate healthcare professionals who are not yet familiar with vEDS in order for them to be aware of the complications that occur in these patients. Video in English. Subtitles available in 3 European languages.

Gastrointestinal Complications in vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS)

Created by Dr. Salma Adham (Vascular Physician, Rare Vascular Disease Reference Centre, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou (HEGP), Paris, France).

This Pill of knowledge (PoK) gives a thorough overview of the gastrointestinal complications associated with vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS).  It details the first digestive complications most frequently encountered in vEDS patients and is directed towards healthcare professionals and the scientific community. Scientific data on this subject is equally presented. Video in English. Subtitles available in 4 European languages.

PPL-WG Pills of Knowledge videos playlist

All Pills of Knowledge by the Pediatric and Primary Lymphedema Working Group (PPL-WG) can be found in the PPL-WG Playlist here

An Overview of Pediatric and Primary Lymphedema

The video introduces the lymphatic system and gives a brief summary on what exactly is lymphedema. Diagnosis, treatment, and complications are all explained in a clear and understandeable manner, making this video accessible to patients and the general public.

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Compression in Pediatric and Primary Lymphedema

Created by Dr. Kirsten F. van Duinen (Dermatologist, Nij Smellinghe Hospital Drachten, Netherlands)

This Pill of Knowledge (PoK) introduces the therapeutic process involved in the treatment of Pediatric and Primary Lymphedema (PPL) and how compression therapy is the cornerstone of management and treatment in PPL. It is intended for healthcare professionals and patients who would like to know more about the different types of compression therapy used to manage PPL. Video in English.

Cellulitis / Erysipelas in Pediatric and Primary Lymphedema

Created by Dr. Vaughan Keeley (Lymphedema Consultant, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHSF Trust, Derby, UK)

In this Pill of Knowledge (PoK), Dr. Vaughan Keeley gives an overview of cellulitis/erysipelas, which is a bacterial infection and a common complication in patients with Pediatric and Primary Lymphedema (PPL). He reviews the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment for cellulitis. This PoK is suitable for both patients and healthcare professionals. Video in English.

VASCA-WG Pills of Knowledge videos playlist

Link to the playlist for the VASCA-WG on our YouTube Channel is here

Classification of Vascular Anomalies

Created by Prof. Laurence Boon (Plastic Surgeon, Coordinator of the Center for Vascular Anomalies, Cliniques Universitaires St Luc, Brussels, Belgium).

This Pill of Knowledge (PoK) gives a brief overview of the classification of vascular anomalies. It is intended for the medical community who is not familiar with these anomalies as it introduces the main types of vascular anomalies and their characteristics. Video in English. Subtitles available in 4 European languages.

Diagnostic Approaches for Vascular Anomalies

Created by Dr. Friedrich Kapp (Physician Scientist, University Medical Center, Freiburg, Germany).

This Pill of Knowledge (PoK) talks about the diagnostic approaches for vascular anomalies. The various types of examination and tests involved in reaching an appropriate diagnosis are described. This PoK is a valuable tool for healthcare professionals and patients wanting to learn more about how vascular anomalies are diagnosed. Video in English. Subtitles available in 4 European languages.

Multi-disciplinary Expertise Teams for Vascular Anomalies

Created by Prof. Leo Schultze Kool (Interventional Radiologist, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands).

This Pill of knowledge (PoK) gives a brief summary of why multi-disciplinary expert teams are so necessary for the management and treatment of vascular anomalies. It is intended for the general public. Video in English. Subtitles available in 5 European languages.

Management of Vascular Anomalies

Created by Dr. Kristiina Kyrklund (Pediatric Surgeon, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland)

In this Pill of Knowledge (PoK) Dr. Kristiina Kyrklund gives an introduction on the individualized management of vascular anomalies and how the chosen treatment is based on the characteristic symptoms and location of the anomaly. Suitable for both healthcare professsionals and patients. Video in English. Subtitles available in 4 European languages.

The lymphatic system & lymphatic malformations (Lymfestelsel en lymfatische malformaties) – video in Dutch

This video, produced by the patient organisation HEVAS and validated by the VASCA-WG, talks about the lymphatic system and lymphatic malformations. This video has been made for patients and introduces the patient organisation HEVAS and their work.

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This video is currently being revised by the VASCA-WG so that an updated English version can be created. Stay tuned for its publication.

Treatments for lymphatic malformations (Behandelingen voor lymfatische malformaties) – video in Dutch

This video, produced by the patient organisation HEVAS and validated by the VASCA-WG, describes the treatments currently available for lymphatic malformations in a clear and understandable manner suited for patients.

View this video here

This video is currently being revised by the VASCA-WG so that an updated English version can be created. Stay tuned for its publication.

Link to the playlist for General Videos on VASCERN and the European Reference Networks for Rare Diseases on our YouTube Channel is here

 

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