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Feb 222018
 
The Great Lactate Debate Part 2: can we ‘myth-bust’ the strong ion approach?

Jon-Emile S. Kenny MD [@heart_lung] “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” -Oscar Wilde In part 1, the crux of this ‘Great Lactate Debate’ was distilled into the unclear origin of the proton in the setting of ‘lactic acidosis.’  Is the [H+] secondary to biochemical work and ATP hydrolysis or is the proton from [… read more]

Feb 262017
 
PulmCCM Partners With MedPage Today

Dear colleagues, Since 2012, PulmCCM has sought to bring you “all the best in pulmonary and critical care”: up-to-date, useful information in our specialties, presented in the most efficient way. To that end, I am pleased to announce a new partnership between PulmCCM and MedPage Today, the leading medical news service for health-care professionals. This relationship will [… read more]

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]

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]

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 022012
 

Definition of Severe Sepsis by the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines Severe sepsis is sepsis (known or suspected infection with systemic manifestations of sepsis) along with sepsis-related tissue hypoperfusion or organ dysfunction. Organ dysfunction or tissue hypoperfusion are defined by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign as any of the below signs or findings: Signs of Severe Sepsis: Organ [… read more]

Jul 032012
 
Dynamic extrathoracic airway obstruction

For a great video example of dynamic extra-thoracic airway obstruction, click the below link to the July 5, 2012 New England Journal of Medicine. This 53-year-old woman had a traumatic laryngeal fracture as a child, and presented with daytime somnolence and inspiratory stridor. On laryngoscopy, she had proliferation of the mucosa over the vocal cords, [… read more]

May 102011
 

Using expression of the c-kit antigen as an identifier, Brigham researchers Kajstura et al identified stem cells in adult human lungs (from unused donor lungs and a Brigham tissue bank), established a clonal cell line from the isolated stem cells, and infected those cells with a fluorescing lentivirus. With a cryoprobe, they destroyed some mice’s [… read more]

Mar 182011
 

Sara Erickson et al examined data from 9,518 ICU patients in California hospitals, and concluded that race & ethnicity did not influence mortality or length of stay, after adjusting for disease severity and other factors. Crit Care Med 2011;39:429-435.