This lecture provides a basic overview of HIV, including the history in the US and the life cycle of HIV. Dr. Burns helps to understand the importance of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and AIDS defining illnesses. From a critical care, perspective this lecture looks at the presentation, diagnostic criteria and treatments of common opportunistic infections associated with critical care.Read More
Dr. Suliman looks at toxicology from an intensivist perspective. The lecture begins by looking at the more common intoxications like alcohols, opiates, and prescription drugs. Among these intoxications, time was spent explicitly on benzodiazepines, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, tricyclic antidepressants and acetylsalicylic acid.
This lecture, presented by Dr. Mohamed Saad will give you an overview of the old and new definitions of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), touching upon the standard therapies for ARDS treatment, refractory hypoxemia and provide an update on rescue therapies used for the treatment of refractory hypoxemia.Read More
Dr. Hiram Rivas-Perez goes over the definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and a COPD exacerbation, including the causes and financial burden of exacerbations. The predictors and interventions that reduce exacerbations will also be discussed.Read More
Dr. Karim El-Kersh reviews the definition and WHO classification of pulmonary hypertension delving into the pathophysiology and diagnostic approach to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The treatment and prognosis of pulmonary hypertension is also reviewed with mention of some complex cases.Read More