Urinary & Excretory Disorders
of the Crying Baby: Surgical vs. Medical Management", Kari
Mergenhagen, University at Buffalo. State University of New York
at Buffalo’s National Center for Case Study Teaching.
The parents of a six-week-old baby
girl know there is something seriously wrong with their child, but
it takes a number of frustrating visits to the pediatrician before
they finally get a correct diagnosis. Once they do, the parents
must decide whether they want to seek a surgical solution or rely
on a course of medical treatment for their daughter.
Best suited for classes in
pharmacology, nursing, or medicine, this case could also be used
in a basic biology or anatomy course.
Topic: "Screening for Colon Cancer": Biology 5th Ed. CNN Ed 2001
Baseball player, Darryl
Strawberry, is shown speaking after his surgery for colon
cancer. Researchers have discovered that a certain genetic
defect occurs at an elevated frequency in people who develop this
cancer. Because the defect occurs in both the cancer and in
normal tissue, it may allow doctors to identify those who are at
increased risk for the cancer. The current screening
procedure is shown. It uses a flexible scope that reaches
only the lower third of the colon and, because it is invasive,
many people avoid it. (Student worksheet provided on CD)