The AnswersIn Medicine Hepatitis B module contains over 1hr 40mins of high quality videos on the topic developed by Professor Owen Epstein (Professor of Gastroenterology at the Royal Free Hospital, London) and Professor Geoff Dusheiko (Professor of Hepatology at the Royal Free Hospital, London). The modules have been produced in association with University College London Business (UCLB) plc and are based on the latest British Society of Gastroenterology Guidelines.
The high quality medical information is delivered at the standard required for medical and nursing graduates and undergraduates, but the engaging videos are equally accessible to patients and individuals who want to find out about hepatitis B.
Each video covers an aspect of the condition delivered as an engaging interview and accompanied by illustrations and animations:
- Background (17m 44s) - Background information including epidemiology, modes of transmission and structure of the hepatitis B virus
- Mutations (12m 46s) - Information on hepatitis B mutations and detecting mutant variants
- Acute infection (6m 25s) - The clinical features of acute hepatitis B infection
- Chronic infection (15m 44s) - The clinical features of chronic hepatitis B infection, risk factors for chronicity and associated complications including cirrhosis and liver cancer
- Serology of acute infection (12m 50s) - The use of blood tests and hepatitis B viral markers in investigating and diagnosing acute hepatitis B
- Serology of chronic infection (12m 32s) - The role of blood tests, viral markers, imaging and biopsy in diagnosing and monitoring chronic hepatitis B
- Vaccination (12m 20s) - The principles of hepatitis B management including the role of vaccination and anti-viral treatment
- Antiviral drugs (10m 8s) - A details discussion of the antiviral drugs available to manage hepatitis B including their modes of action, effectiveness and side effects
In addition to the videos, each section is accompanied by bullet point text summaries which provide an at a glance overview of each topic.
The module is part of the AnswersIn series, delivering specialist level knowledge to your iPhone / iPad ensuring access to high quality medical information and learning on the move.
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