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Call for Abstracts: Pittsburgh-Munich International Lung Conference

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Jun 102016
 
Call for Abstracts: Pittsburgh-Munich International Lung Conference

Have you submitted your abstract to the 2016 Pittsburgh – Munich International Lung Conference? Concurrent submissions are accepted!  Use the abstracts you have submitted this spring for other national/international conferences (i.e. ATS) for a chance to further showcase your work.  Click on the links below to begin. The 2016 Pittsburgh – Munich International Lung Conference [… read more]

May 012016
 
ICU Physiology in 1,000 Words: ARDS - Part 2

Jon-Emile S. Kenny [@heart_lung] Gattinoni and Quintel have, very recently, outlined their approach to managing the acute respiratory distress syndrome [ARDS] [1].  They argue that treatment of ARDS should minimize firstly, the mechanical power applied to the lungs – as described in part 1.  Secondly, Gattinoni and Quintel note that, in the treatment of ARDS, [… read more]

Jun 252015
 
PulmCCM Journal Vol. 1, Issue 3 Now Available

Issue #3 of PulmCCM Journal, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal in pulmonary and critical care medicine, is now available online. Click the link, or the “Journal” tab in the menu bar on PulmCCM to read the latest issue of PulmCCM Journal. This issue’s featured concise clinical review is “Who should undergo intracranial pressure monitoring in acute liver failure?” by [… read more]

FDA warns against doripenem (Doribax) for ventilator-associated pneumonia

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Apr 032014
 
FDA warns against doripenem (Doribax) for ventilator-associated pneumonia

FDA Warning on Doripenem (Doribax) for VAP In March 2014, the FDA issued a warning statement against Doribax (doripenem) for ventilator associated pneumonia, saying: Doribax carries an increased risk of death and lower clinical cure rates compared to use of imipenem and cilastatin … Doribax is not approved to treat any type of pneumonia. (Doripenem is approved [… read more]

CCUS Annual Symposium 2014 – only a few spots left to take your ultrasound game to a whole new level!

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Mar 252014
 

May 10th and 11th (pre-congress courses on may 9th), Montreal. Great speakers, great topics, great city, great weather (well…hopefully no snow!). Do you know how to use ultrasound to help you diagnose or manage coma, bowel obstruction, CHF, dyspnea, swollen joints and renal failure, among other things?  No matter how good you are at the [… read more]

Best of 2013 in PulmCCM (Part 2 of 2)

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Dec 292013
 
Best of 2013 in PulmCCM (Part 2 of 2)

Best of 2013 in PulmCCM (Part 2) Read Part 1 2013 brought us a bumper crop of interesting and useful journal articles. No one could read them all, much less review them, but we at PulmCCM did our best. Here are the ones we found most worth your time. Happy New Year from PulmCCM, and [… read more]

Best of 2013 in PulmCCM (Part 1 of 2)

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Dec 222013
 
Best of 2013 in PulmCCM (Part 1 of 2)

Best of 2013 (1 of 2) Read Part 2 As we wave goodbye to 2013, take another look at the studies that got people thinking and talking this past year. New posts will resume January 6 in the new year. Happy and safe holidays to all, and thanks for visiting PulmCCM in 2013! High frequency [… read more]

Join Us at the 2013 Pittsburgh International Lung Conference

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Sep 122013
 
Join Us at the 2013 Pittsburgh International Lung Conference

We are quickly approaching the 2013 Pittsburgh International Lung Conference on October 17-18, 2013. The theme, “Acute and Chronic Lung Infections: Novel Pathogens, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics aims to describe and discuss the latest clinical and research advances as they apply to respiratory infections by bringing together leading regional, national, and international experts in the field. [… read more]

Sep 052013
 

Following “Surviving Sepsis” Guidelines Not Always the Best Care By Dr. Philippe Rola First of all, I would like to commend those involved in the Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s Guidelines. It is a tremendous endeavour that, without a doubt, has heightened awareness and their growing implementation has and will save many lives. I would, however, also [… read more]

Riociguat improves chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)

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Aug 032013
 
Riociguat improves chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)

Riociguat Improves Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH): CHEST-1 Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is an uncommon complication of pulmonary embolism, in which the pulmonary blood vessels become occluded by the body’s ongoing reaction to residual blood clots. The result is slowly worsening shortness of breath, pulmonary hypertension, and eventually right heart failure. People with chronic [… read more]

Thanks to everyone for your help.

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Jun 152013
 
Thanks to everyone for your help.

The PulmCCM “Wall of Fame” THANKS to all of you who supported PulmCCM during the successful campaign to raise funding for development of high-quality iPhone and Android mobile apps. I really appreciate each and every one of your help (in chronological order): Anonymous Manish Aggarwal Lewis Satterwhite Robert Deutsch Mehdi Shelhamer Manuel Figueroa Mark Bloore [… read more]

A New Way to Share: PulmCCM on Doximity

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Mar 312013
 
A New Way to Share: PulmCCM on Doximity

PulmCCM Debuts the New “Doximity Button” Are you on Doximity yet? It’s the brainchild of Internet health-tech visionary Nate Gross and the founders of Epocrates. It’s been called “Facebook for doctors,” but Doximity is more than that. It’s a protected, HIPAA-compliant online environment for physicians to communicate securely, and has the potential to change how we [… read more]

PulmCCM’s new & improved search engine: now with Google

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Mar 202013
 
PulmCCM's new & improved search engine: now with Google

Hi all, The built-in search engine with PulmCCM’s blogging platform has been good, but not great. As of today, it now has Google search integrated into it (invisibly, but it’s there). After testing it, I have to say it’s now pretty great, thanks to Google’s secret ingredients. Specifically, it’s much more intelligent and accurate with [… read more]

PulmCCM App Is Back Online

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Nov 302012
 
PulmCCM App Is Back Online

(image: ShopZombie.com) Hi all, The PulmCCM app has staggered back onto its feet and it is working again, for the time being. Enjoy at your own risk of periodic frustration. Thanks for your patience, and happy New Year! Matt