Today was the 32nd day of my exam preps. It had been an eventful month. We had guests for a couple of weeks at home. Their arrival ruined the schedule. I tried to cope with that but couldn’t succeed. Anyways, reading textbook and making notes was a tedious job. I started Interstitial lung disease section…Continue Reading →
Today I asked a colleague to help me practice short cases. He wanted me to do a cardiovascular case first. But because I had not prepared for that, I opted for a CNS case. I didn’t have the two small scales that are used to measure the Jugular Venous Distension or JVP as it is…Continue Reading →
I had been going fine in my first read of the text book when it suddenly struck me last night that I won’t be able to cover it all. It was foolish of me to expect myself to retain whatever I study in these 3000 or so pages of the text book that I have…Continue Reading →
So I have almost completed my training in pulmonary medicine. This has been a hell of roller-coster ride in past three years. At times I wondered if I would at least be able to complete the training duration. Well, it all is about to end and I have started preparation for the written paper in…Continue Reading →
This is the first of a series of lectures in Respiratory Physiology by Dr. John B West MD, PhD. I found the whole series on youtube and thought I would share it with my readers here. Here is the first lecture about structure and function of the Lung.More →
This paper was published in
Study title and authors:
Statins and interstitial lung disease: a systematic review of the literature and of food and drug administration adverse event reports.
Fernández AB, Karas RH, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Thompson PD.
Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18689579
This study reviewed the scientific literature to examine the relationship between statins and interstitial lung disease. (Interstitial lung disease is the name for a large group of diseases that inflame or scar the lungs. The inflammation and scarring make it hard to get enough oxygen. The scarring is called pulmonary fibrosis).
After reviewing evidence from the previous 20 years the researchers concluded: “Statin-induced interstitial lung disease is a possible newly recognized side effect of statin therapy”.Continue Reading →
My colleague Dr. Aqeel Gillani shared with me his presentation on Interstitial Lung Diseases today. He had to speak on this topic during one of the routine discussions. Interstitial Lung Diseases are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by inflammation and/or fibrosis of the pulmonary interstitium leading to impaired oxygen transfer and ultimately scarring within…Continue Reading →
This is a medical blog. Infact a pulmonary medicine blog, yet I was so excited after I was able to find a solution to a problem that I have been facing on my PC that I decided to write about it. I have recently installed freeBSD 9.0 release on a desktop that was lying spare…Continue Reading →
I am sharing with you people my topic that I had to present in a Clinicopathologic conference today at my hospital. It was about a general overview of management of pneumothorax. The message that I wanted to convey was that Every case of pneumothorax is a separate entity. It needs to be dealt separately. Its…Continue Reading →
I recently read about a trial going on in South Africa where a new kind of combination was being tried for the cure of tuberculosis. According to the World Health Organization, Tuberculosis affected 8.8 million people worlwide in 2010 in addition to causing 1.5 million deaths (reference) in developing world. It is a common, sometimes lethal…Continue Reading →