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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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Coordinating Safe Discharges with Dr. Mitchell

In this lecture, Dr. Mitchell discusses the process of discharge and the surprising complexities that surround getting a patient home safely and with information that they and their primary care physician can understand. She addresses the overall Medicare re-admission statistics in the US and ways that systems based medicine projects could be undertaken to improve patient care.

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End of Summer Break!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Just over a year ago, we launched our YouTube channel, the Internal Medicine Lecture Series. Since then, you have helped us grow a website and podcast to make it even easier to learn medicine wherever you are and whenever you can. We hope that we have helped those of you in academic centers feel more confident and provide better patient care during the first two months of the academic year. We appreciate all of the thoughts, support, and advice you have given us to help improve our offerings.

In order to continue providing high quality content and build what will be a comprehensive internal medicine curriculum we are taking a short hiatus to help plan for the upcoming year. In addition, we are a resident run endeavor and the internal medicine In-Training Exams for our program occur at this time of year. We want to ensure our team has plenty of time to prepare and take the exam.

We look forward to publishing more great lectures soon and will keep working to bring you the best, most accessible, and innovative #FOAMIM anywhere. 


Michael Burk


Ultrasound Physics with Dr. Nunley

For internists not inclined towards cardiology or critical care, an ultrasound might be merely a diagnostic test to be ordered. Research and expertise in this field are expanding rapidly, however, and an affordable handheld ultrasound that can easily be carried in a white coat is likely not many years away. In this lecture, Dr. Nunley discusses the basic principles, physics, and concepts behind ultrasound to establish a foundation for moving forward with additional training. 

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Introducing Medicine Grand Rounds on Louisville Lectures

We are excited to announce an addition to the current offerings we have on Louisville Lectures: Medicine Grand Rounds.  Building on our current Internal Medicine Lecture Series from the University of Louisville, we will be adding a separate category for Grand Rounds lectures. The Grand Rounds lecture series at the University of Louisville runs from September to June and is only one lecture per week, so we will not be publishing these lectures each and every week simply due to availability. Because the content discussed in a Grand Rounds lecture is often a deep dive into a topic, research based, and not always a good fit into a general medicine curriculum, we are offering these as a separate entity within Louisville Lectures. You should see a new category in the navigation appearing soon, and as we publish more, a separate playlist on YouTube.

The lectures that do fit well into the medicine curriculum we are building will be published into our Internal Medicine Lecture Series categories and podcast as well.  Finally, we want to thank all the faculty that have contributed their knowledge, time, and expertise to the program. We are excited about some of our debut lectures and hope you enjoy these offerings as much as we have.

-Michael Burk, MD
Founder and Managing Director, LouisvilleLectures.org