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
  • Articles 5


Your Educators of course Cystic Fibrosis – Top USMLE Diseases

 Jeremy Brown, PhD

Jeremy Brown, PhD

Professor Jeremy Brown is a clinician scientist with an interest in respiratory infection. He studied medicine in London, graduating with honors, and continued his postgraduate medical training in a variety of London hospitals.
He completed his PhD in molecular microbiology in 1999 and obtained a prestigious Welcome Advanced Research Fellowship for further scientific training at the University of Adelaide. His research is mainly focused on respiratory complications of haematological disease and stem cell transplantation.
His educational and scientific experience enables him to teach students and professionals about respiratory medicine.

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

You probably know MD Edward Goljan and his Rapid Review Pathology Series. But do you know the "new" Goljan? His name is Carlo Raj and he is currently following his mentor's footsteps by presenting you pathology as you have never experienced before.

Carlo Raj has earned his MD at the Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and continued his medical career as international lecturer and author—both assisting MD Edward Goljan and later on his own. Today he is CEO of Indus Intellect, whose goal it is to spread medical knowledge across the globe.

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD is the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Brown University in Providence, RI. He has been active in pediatric education and research for 15 years.He has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools. He is an author of the book "Step Up to Pediatrics" and over 40 peer reviewed articles. Dr. Alverson has extensive experience in preparing students for the USMLE exams and has test writing experience as well.

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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!

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

One of the typical "pediatric" disease. Also hits multiple systems. It's good that there are several lectures dedicated to it. Thank you!