Informational Videos

Biologic Agents: Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases

This UCTV educational video talks about the treatment of autoimmune diseases.This videos is approximately 58 minutes in length.

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Dr. Andrew Gross, UCSF Rheumatology Clinic Director, explores the latest strategies in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Series: “UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public” [8/2011] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 21379]


Basic Immunology: Nuts and Bolts of the Immune System

A video from the University of California San Francisco that explains the immune system. This very informative video is over 1 hour long. 


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Dr. Anthony DeFranco explores basic immunology, looking at the cells in the immune system, what they do and how they work. Series: “UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public” [7/2011] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 21376]



Autoimmune Encephalitis: Patient Perspective

Author and former New York Post writer, Susanah Cahalan, was diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. This is an acute inflammation of the brain caused by autoimmunity. This diagnosis may also be considered in a differential diagnosis for HE/SREAT and can share symptoms, such as hallucinations and seizures. Ms. Cahalan’s vivid description of her hallucinations may ring with familiarity to patients diagnosed with HE/SREAT as well.

This video comes form Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance from their channel, Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance.


Dementia Autoimmune Evaluation

This video comes from Mayo Clinic’s YouTube page, Mayo Medical Laboratories. Autoimmune Dementia is still a relatively new concept to clinicians. In some studies, HE/SREAT has been referred to as a form of “autoimmune dementia”. This informative video with Dr. Sean Pittock talks about “autoimmune dementia” in general terms. This video may be helpful for those who suffer from dementia associated with HE/SREAT.

The new Dementia Autoimmune Evaluation is now available from Mayo Medical Laboratories. In this video, Sean Pittock, M.D., discusses what providers should know about autoimmune dementia, the testing approach, as well as interpretation and follow-up once the test has been ordered.