I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't - Steve Martin
Stories are at the heart of who we are as people. In medicine, patients tell their doctors the story of how their symptoms started and how they have progressed. They tell the story of how they feel now. We document this story in a note from the encounter that we call the “history and physical.” Some patients are great historians. They eloquently tell their story, with all the fitting details. They developed the “classic symptoms” of the disease, which were brought on by the right things. You wheeze and cough when you go out into the cold, when you are near smoke, when you exercise, but you feel normal in between episodes – you have asthma! To paraphrase Anton Chekhov’s directive for…
Stories are at the heart of who we are as people. In medicine, patients tell their doctors the story of how their symptoms started and how they have progressed. They tell the story of how they feel now. We document this story in a note from the encounter that we call the “history and physical.” Some patients are great historians.
PulmCCM launched in August 2011 as a solution to these related problems of information overload and "journal fragmentation." The mission is simple: make your life easier by helping you stay sharp and up-to-date in pulmonary & critical care in the most efficient way.
PulmonologyAdvisor.com offers healthcare professionals a comprehensive knowledge base of practical information and resources focused on pulmonary and critical care medicine to assist in making the right decisions for their patients
I hope this blog will create a space to foster critical thinking, free exchange of ideas, and constructive criticism as we collectively stumble through the challenge of caring for critically ill patients with limited information in a rapidly evolving world. The blog is also a nice way to provide asynchronous eduction for trainees and nurses - if we don't have enough time for discussion on rounds, the blog may explain the rationale behind the way I do things.
Issues in medicine, humanity and change as seen by a practicing pulmonologist.
We are a specialized physician JOB BOARD with jobs for Pulmonology physicians and jobs for those who work with Pulmonologists.
For physicians and medical students interested in imaging of the thorax. Includes lectures, lung cancer information, links and educational resources.
Clot Connect is an information and outreach project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center. Clot Connect provides patients and healthcare professionals connection to clinically relevant education resources on deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, thrombophilia and anticoagulation.
The website ctisus.com enters its 14th year of providing the premier website dedicated to Computed Tomography Scanning (CT scanning). The site provides a range of content ranging from CT scan protocols for CT scanners from Siemens Medical, GE Healthcare, Phillips Medical and Toshiba Medical to a series of over 600 weekly vodcast and podcasts addressing a wide range of CT topics.
NHLBI leads a national program in the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and blood; in sleep disorders; and in the uses of blood and blood resources. The Institute is responsible for research on three of the four leading causes of death in the United States-heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Resources in Pulmonology.
Pulmonology Information Center.
Some of the latest news on lung issues.
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