Cystic Fibrosis – Top USMLE Diseases

Cystic Fibrosis – Top USMLE Diseases

by Jeremy Brown, PhD, MRCP(UK), MBBS, Carlo Raj, MD, Brian Alverson, MD u.a.

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 13
  • Duration 1:10 h
  • Quiz questions 35
  • Concept Pages 5


Your Educators of course Cystic Fibrosis – Top USMLE Diseases

 Jeremy Brown, PhD, MRCP(UK), MBBS

Jeremy Brown, PhD, MRCP(UK), MBBS

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 the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been 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.

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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By Selin K. on 16. October 2021 for Resulting Condition: Cystic Fibrosis

Very well explained the basic mechanism of cystic fibrosis. Hope this would lead to a cure of this disease.

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.

By Alfredo S. on 16. February 2021 for Resulting Condition: Cystic Fibrosis

The topics well explained, helped me a lot on this disease!

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.