Dr. Perez presents sarcoidosis by first taking listeners along the case of a healthy 28 year old nonsmoker with two months of having a dry cough, bilateral ankle pain, no fever and no rashes with normal exams. He then begins to explain and compare the different signs for sarcoidosis and how they may instead be a link to other diseases.
Dr. Nunley presents lung transplantation by taking listeners along the case of a specific patient, his lungs, and the process that occurs before and after lung transplantation. From matching a donor to retrieving the organs, Dr. Nunley explains the ins and outs of organ donors and their road to transplantation.
Dr. Cavallazi presents mechanical ventilation by first discussing the physiology of respiratory failure. He then describes how to tailor mechanical ventilation to different forms of respiratory failure. He finishes with a discussion of the latest studies defining how to best use mechanical ventilation.
As we celebrate our 100th lecture and the certification of many of our lectures as worthy of CME, we want to ask our viewers and listeners to take a step back with us and reflect on what is possible if we forget to imagine the impossible. Dr. Roman takes us on a journey exploring the life of a man who changed pulmonary medicine in the 20th century. A story of an ordinary man, with extraordinary drive and a passion for medicine. Dr. Roman challenges us all to dream and to believe in our own ability to reshape our profession in the 21st century.
Dr. Frederick Rosenblum covers a series of pulmonology cases from basic pulmonary diagnoses to cases masquerading as pulmonary and pulmonary cerebral syndromes. This is a fast-paced, clinically-relevant lecture!
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).
In this lecture, Dr. Umair Gauhar reviews pleural anatomy, normal characteristics of pleural effusion and epidemiology of pleural effusions. He then delves into a thorough discussion of parapneumonic effusions (including various classification schemas) as well as treatment options both empiric antibiotic regimens and a comprehensive discussion thoracentesis. This is a must watch lecture for pulmonologists, intensivists, and internists!
Dr. Umair Gauhar discusses pleural fluid pressure, characteristics, epidemiology and pathophysiology of effusion. He spends a great deal of time teaching the approach to pleural effusion anatomy. This talk is background for Part Two which covers more of the clinical causes of non-malignant pleural effusion.
Dr. Karem El Kersh describes basics of anatomy, components and indications for tracheostomy. Then he spends time covering when and how to change a trach as well as suggestions for troubleshooting common problems involving tracheostomies.
Dr. Rodrigo Cavallazzi discusses steps toward ventilator liberation including spontaneous breathing trial and other parameters to indicate readiness to wean. He then discusses strategies for weaning: optimizing fluid status, weaning protocols, sedation weaning, rehabilitation therapy.
Grand Rounds given by Internal Medicine Chairman, Dr. Jesse Roman. He covers the definition of interstitial lung disease as well as it's evaluation and management. He also spends time on idiopathic interstitial pneumonia and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Dr, Rodrigo Cavallazzi gives a comprehensive review of ARDS; he includes the definition, pathophysiology, risk factors, prognosis and differential. He spends time discussion the ARDS Network trial including fluid and ventilation strategies as well as advanced treatments (prone positioning, ECMO, neurally adjusted ventilation.
Dr. Tanya Wiese gives an overview of lung cancer screening then discusses solitary pulmonary nodules in detail; she covers their definition and workup in addition to the use of endobronchial ultrasound and navigational biopsy in diagnosis.
Dr. David Nunley uses case studies to stress the importance of early identification of patients at risk for life-threatening illness, recognizing early signs and symptoms of critical illness, and initial treatment and interventions for seriously ill patients.
Dr. Rafael Perez explains the pathophysiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in context of clinical presentation and reviews classification and management of stable COPD. He also covers the assessment and treatment of acute COPD exacerbations.
Dr. Guardiola covers the management of community acquired pneumonia based on the IDSA/ATS Consensus Guidelines. This lecture includes diagnosis criteria, site of care decision making ,diagnostic testing, empiric antibiotic treatment, risk factors for special pathogens, duration of antibiotics, management of patients that fail to respond to initial therapy and prevention of CAP.
CAP, HAP, VAP, HCAP, have trouble keeping the alphabet soup of pneumonia straight? Dr. Paula Peyrani sets you straight in this lecture covering classification of pneumonia, etiologies, diagnoses and treatment strategies.