MD Learning Channel - Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Evolving Paradigms in Critical Care
W. Steve Stigler, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, reviews evidence for managing acute hypoxemic respiratory failure non-invasively, reviews evidence for targeted "light" sedation in respiratory failure, and discusses potential roles for tele-critical care in a variety of ICU settings.
Extracorporeal Life Support in Advanced Lung Disease
Keith Wille, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, discusses extracorporeal support techniques including ECMO for respiratory failure, and how this treatment differs from other treatment options.
Lung Nodule Biopsy
Hitesh Batra, MD, Director of the Interventional Pulmonology & Pleural Disease Program at UAB Medicine, performs two bronchoscopies both of which are for lung nodules that are concerning for lung cancer. Both patients have had prior non-diagnostic bronchoscopies and are hoping for a definitive biopsy of the lung nodules.
Mark Dransfield MD, covers two major topics in this presentation from the 2013 UAB Pulmonary and Critical Care Update symposium. Bronchial thermoplasty offers help to those asthma patients who are unable to be adequately controlled despite available medications.
Supplemental Oxygen with COPD & Moderate Hypoxemia
Michael Wells, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, provides updates on treatments for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and moderate hypoxemia, including the use of supplemental oxygen and long term oxygen therapy (LTOT).
Telehealth & Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Alabama
Dr. Surya P. Bhatt, assistant professor and medical director of UAB Medicine's Remote Rehabilitation Program discusses a multidisciplinary management study that targets hospital readmissions of COPD, and how early pulmonary rehab and telehealth interventions can affect these trends and ultimately transfer revenue to the health system.