Disorders of the Circulatory System
is Better: The Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism". Angela
Wisniewski, University at Buffalo, Thuy Nguyen, University of
Southern California, and David Newberger, University at Buffalo.
State University of New York at Buffalo’s National Center for Case
Ed Cramer is a 47-year-old
mechanical engineer who is being treated for venous
thromboembolism. He was 45 when he first developed a blood clot,
in the lower part of his left leg, and had to be hospitalized for
five days. A year later he developed a second blood clot, which
almost killed him. This case study explores the physiology and
treatment of venous thromboembolism, a condition that kills 60,000
people each year in the United States.
This case is appropriate for graduate-level
courses in medicine and pharmacy.
Anemia". Debra Stamper, King's College. State
University of New York at Buffalo’s National Center for Case Study
In this case study on
sickle cell anemia, students are introduced to some of the key
investigators responsible for determining the molecular basis of
the disease and learn about the functioning of erythrocytes as
well as the notion that changes in the environment can influence
the functioning of cells.
The case was designed for use in
the first semester of an introductory majors biology course.
Water, Everywhere…". DE Allen. Thinking Toward Solutions:
Problem-Based Learning Activities for General Biology.
D. E. and Duch, B. J. (1998). New York: Saunders College Publishing,
Stage 1: Sailing around the world, four people
abandon ship after a storm. Running
out of water quickly, they consider drinking the seawater.
Students investigate if drinking seawater is feasible and other
methods to obtain water that may be used.
Stage 2: After the crew is rescued, one member
shows peculiar test results. Students
are presented with test result data and the doctor orders
desmopressin acetate to treat him prior to his cranial MRI. Students investigate fluid replacement
therapy and the gender-specific formulas used to calculate
CNN Video Clips
Topic: "Silent Strokes": Biology 5th Ed. CNN
Ed. 2001. (2:12)
Researchers estimate that each
year 11 million Americans suffer undiagnosed strokes. These
“silent” strokes don’t produce any immediately obvious impairment,
but they can have cumulative effects on mental function.
Physicians diagnose silent strokes only after the fact, by
examining the results of a brain scan. Risk factors for
strokes include a family history, high blood pressure, high
cholesterol, and smoking.