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Committed to sharing Internal Medicine focused lectures as free open access medical education.

Controversies in the Medical Management of Obesity with Dr. Villafuerte

In this presentation, Dr. Betty Villafuerte discusses complications-based approaches to guide treatment modality of obesity. She them reviews treatment guidelines on lifestyle modifications and the use of pharmacotherapy in managing obesity. Finally, she examines the role of meal frequency, meal timing, lifestyle behavior, and intelligence on obesity.
 

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Healthcare Quality and Safety: An Introduction with Dr. Hugh Shoff

In this presentation, Dr. Hugh Shoff presents Healthcare Quality and Safety by first explaining its history and importance. He then discusses the goals of physicians and how they can achieve those goals through patient safety as well as quality improvement and methods. After, he concludes with a case example. 

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Welcome Residents!

Welcome Residents! 

The July Effect: residents around the world are beginning their residencies this month, giving many to believe there will be more mistakes made in the hospital. Not to worry! Louisville Lectures has a variety of presentations given by physicians, psychiatrists, and fellow residents here to help you transition seamlessly as well as restore your confidence. You got this! 

Check out last year's Boot Camp where the Louisville Lectures team highlights some of our most-viewed lectures. Our Boot Camp covered a series of high-yield, critical topics that are useful to starting interns. For more recent lectures, visit our IMLS Home Page.

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Procedure Series: Central Line

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We here at Louisville Lectures are excited to share a new project with you that has been nearly two years in the making. When working with our incoming residents on procedure training, we noted that there were no resources that fit our needs precisely. We set about trying to define what the ideal training resource would look like. This included a first person perspective because, as everyone says, there is simply no substitute for seeing (and doing) it for yourself. We have attempted to give learners an opportunity to just this in the first installment of our Procedure Series. The production of this series with a GoPro Dual Hero allows us to also provide an optional 3D experience to allow for the viewer to perceive the depth of field that can be experienced in few other ways. 

I  hope that you will find the Procedure Series as interesting and as much of a learning experience as we have. It could not have been done without the expertise and hard work of our team. We have a great deal more to follow this, as I have dedicated a portion of my Chief year here at Louisville to obtain similar perspectives of several other procedures. As I step back from my role as Managing Director to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Drs. Laura Bishop and Christopher Migliore will be stepping forward to help manage the long-term growth of Louisville Lectures and continuation of our current projects. I look forward to seeing even more of the impact their leadership will have on Louisville Lectures.
 

Sincerely,

Michael J. Burk, M.D.

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Breaking Bad News and Difficult Decisions with Dr. Michael Burk

Louisville Lectures creatorDr. Michael Burk presents "Breaking Bad News and Difficult Decisions"  to emphasize the importance of thinking carefully before delivering "bad news" to patients. With the use of case reports and group discussions, Dr. Burk explains how physicians can use empathy, patience, and planning, be the most effective and kind during these difficult discussions. 

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Neuro-Oncology with Dr. Eric Burton

Dr. Eric Burton explains brain tumors in this presentation about CNS tumors, common gliomas, histological classification of tumors and the epidemiolgy of primary brain and CNS tumors. He also discusses the general signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure as well as focal cerebral syndromes. After presenting various treatment plans, Dr. Burton talks through survival rates along with how to speak with patients about expected timelines.
 

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