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Acute Decompensated Heart Failure - Physiology and Treatment with Dr. Abramov

Dr. Abramov covers acute decompensated heart failure. starting with a review of the underlying pathophysiology and treatment. He then dives into the the roles of diuretics and beta blockers in acute exacerbations. Finally, he discusses indications for referring a patient to a heart failure specialist along with primary prevention measures.  

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Patient-Centered Care for LGBT Individuals with Dr. Potter

In this video, Dr. Jennifer Potter talks about why questions on patient social history should include patient identities, adverse life experiences, and coping strategies.  She then identifies questions one may ask to learn about these areas. Afterwards she outlines the 10 "P' methods, and ends by describing how to perform a pelvic exam.

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Common Intern Issues with Dr. Moffett

In this video, Dr. Bryan Moffett examines common issues interns may face.  He begins by discussing how to approach calls.  He then examines areas like Diabetes, Insulin therapy, Pain management, Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA), Chest Pain, Hypotension, HTN Blood Pressure, Dsyphea/Hypoxia, Agitation, Diarrhea, and Insomnia

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Minimizing Complications in Cirrhosis with Dr. Marsano - *Updated*

Dr. Luis Marsano delves into providing adequate nutrition for patients with cirrhosis to prevent hepatic encephalopathy and alcoholic hepatitis. He also addresses minimizing morbidity; including preventing refractory ascites and hepatorenal syndrome and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis prevention.

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Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) with Dr. Raghuram

In this lecture Dr. Raghuram takes a look at traditional and new definitions of FUOs as well as a practical algorithm for their workup. She takes a comprehensive look at common non-infectious causes including often used drugs that can produce fevers in patients. Dr. Raghuram finishes with several cases presented in a board review style and walks through her thought process with evaluating the questions.

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Mechanical Circulatory Support: IABP, VADs & ECMO with Dr. Brown

In this lecture, Dr. Lorrel Brown takes time to discuss the indications, mechanics, and physiology of mechanical circulatory support. She provides a great introduction for internists to some of the most advanced ICU therapies. Dr. Lorrel Brown covers evidence and indications for various modalities like IABP (intra-aortic balloon pump), ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), and percutaneous VAD (ventricular assist device). 

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