The main purpose of the lungs and heart are to provide oxygenated blood to the body. Oxygen is required by all tissues for cellular respiration and therefore essential for energy production under efficient conditions.
You are a medical student, health professional or junior doctor? Then this high yield course will provide you with everything you have to know about assessing a patient with suspected respiratory disease. You will get an overview of the presentation, diagnosis and management of the common and less common respiratory diseases. Learn about the anatomy of the lung and physiology of the respiratory function as well.
This course contains the following contents:
Professor Jeremy Brown is a specialist in the field of respiratory medicine and will make sure you get a deep understanding of this relevant topic.
Study with high quality video lectures, topic reviews to summarize the topics and quiz questions! Furthermore Prof. Brown with provide you with valuable clinical pearls and medical mnemonics.
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Very helpful and clear lecture. However, it's not according to US guidelines which make it harder to utilize.
The TB lectures can be improved, In particular the approach to dx of a pt with suspected TB and in particular when you would consider tissue biopsy. Also the approach to dx of latent tb isn't clear. E,g performing a chest x-ray in high risk patient populations followed by mantoux testing. No mention of what size reaction is considered positive in different population ie immunosuppressed healthcare workers and the general population. The lecture discusses the treatment of active tb but no discussion of treating latent TB. No mention of when you would treat contacts of the index case. Finally serious side effects of TB treatment were not adequately covered. Isoniazid (need for B6 to decrease risk of peripheral neuropathy and megaloblastic anaemia) rifampicin and liver toxicity and drug interactions, ethambutol and occular toxicities and need for monitoring of visual fields and pyrazinamide (hepatoxicity).
This lecture series was very comprehensive and good level of detail. Obviously the Abx recommendations will vary according to where you work. To further improve the lectures in the future please include a small section on tropical respiratory infections.
I expected the pulmonary aspergillosis in brief too. However , there is concise pulmonary infection lecture.