Cystic Fibrosis – Top USMLE Diseases

Cystic Fibrosis – Top USMLE Diseases

by Jeremy Brown, PhD, Carlo Raj, MD, Brian Alverson, MD

Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive disease that affects the respiratory system, pancreas, hepatobiliary tract, sinuses, and intestine. Abnormal transport of chloride, sodium, and bicarbonate across the cell membrane is the mainstay of this pathology, leading to tenacious, viscous body secretions. Patients present with pulmonary infections, sinusitis, pancreatitis, infertility and intestinal obstruction.

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Course Details

  • Videos 12
  • Duration 1:04 h
  • Quiz questions 28
  • Concept Pages 5


Your Educators of course Cystic Fibrosis – Top USMLE Diseases

 Jeremy Brown, PhD

Jeremy Brown, PhD

Professor Jeremy Brown is a Professor of Respiratory Infection at the University College of London (UCL) in England, UK.
He obtained his PhD in molecular microbiology from the University of London in 1999. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant at UCL, and Lead Teacher for respiratory medicine undergraduate teaching at the University College London Hospitals (UCLH).
Due to his achievements, he obtained a Welcome Advanced Research Fellowship for further scientific training at the University of Adelaide. He has also led internationally respected research programs in pneumonia prevention and antibiotic resistance.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Brown teaches courses on Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology.

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.
He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.
Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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Good lectures on pulmonology
By S C. on 30. June 2021 for Bronchiectasis: Cystic Fibrosis

I love his lectures. He seems to make it stick.

Some problems with the accent a speed but OK content.
By Renan A. on 08. December 2020 for Bronchiectasis: Cystic Fibrosis

The content is OK, but Dr. Raj speaks really fast sometimes and makes it difficult to follow him.

Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 28. October 2020 for Cystic Fibrosis (CF): Diagnosis & Management

This topic deserves a series of lecture due to its multi-systemic nature. Thank you!

Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 28. October 2020 for Cystic Fibrosis (CF): Clinical Presentation, Signs & Symptoms

This topic in pediatrics does deserve a series of lecture for its multi-systemic injuries. Thank you!