Recent Content

Last 25 Postings

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Medical Image of The Week: Urothelial Carcinoma with Pulmonary
   Metastases Presenting with Shoulder Pain
EMR Fines Test Trump Administration’s Opposition to Bureaucracy (Editorial)
University of Arizona-Phoenix Receives Full Accreditation (News)
Medical Image of the Week: Spontaneous Pneumothorax in End Stage
   Fibrotic Lung Disease
High-Sensitivity Troponin I and the Risk of Flow Limiting Coronary Artery 
   Disease in Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome (NSTE-ACS)
Limited Choice of Obamacare Insurers in Some Parts of the Southwest
Breaking the Guidelines for Better Care (Editorial)
Correlation between the Severity of Chronic Inflammatory Respiratory
   Disorders and the Frequency of Venous Thromboembolism: Meta-Analysis
Medical Image of the Week: Saber Sheath Trachea
May 2017 Phoenix Pulmonary/Critical Care Journal Club
June 2017 Imaging Case of the Month
June 2017 Critical Care Case of the Month
June 2017 Pulmonary Case of the Month
Medical Image of the Week: Coronary Artery Ectasia
Clinical Performance of an Interactive Clinical Decision Support System for
   Assessment of Plasma Lactate in Hospitalized Patients with Organ
Medical Image of the Week: Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis
Medical Image of the Week: Type A Aortic Dissection Extending Into Main
   Coronary Artery
Worst Places to Practice Medicine (Editorial)
The “Hidden Attraction” of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging for 
   Diagnosing Pulmonary Embolism
Medical Image of the Week: Pulmonary Vein Thrombosis
Role of Spousal Involvement in Continuous Positive Airway Pressure 
   (CPAP) Adherence in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
May 2017 Imaging Case of the Month
Medical Image of the Week: A Positive Sniff Test
May 2017 Critical Care Case of the Month
May 2017 Pulmonary Case of the Month


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Brigham Willis MD Named New Associate Editor Pediatrics

Brigham C. Willis, MD, MEd, completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA, graduated from UCSF School of Medicine, completed his residency at Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland and finished his training in a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Child Health and a staff physician in the cardiac intensive care unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Prior to coming to Phoenix, he served as Associate Fellowship Director for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Dr. Willis has also maintained a strong interest in medical education throughout his career, recently completing a Masters degree in Higher Education at Arizona State University. He was selected as a Master Educator by the Class of 2015, the highest teaching honor bestowed at the college. Dr. Willis is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine.


Ultrasound Listings

On the right side of the home page, under manuscript lists, there is a new section entitled ultrasounds. Opening this and clicking on the link will open an Excel file with links to each of the ultrasounds. This is similar to lists for the Cases of the Month and Medical Image of the Week.


Bhupinder Natt MD Named New Associate Editor Pulmonary & Critical Care   


Dr Natt received his medical training at the University of Kerala, India. After internship at Unity Health in Rochester (NY), he moved to University of Arizona for completion of his residency. He stayed on to complete his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His clinical and research interests include airway management, interstitial lung disease and extracorporeal membrane xxygenation. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine.


Safal Shetty MD Named New Associate Editor Sleep - February 10, 2016

Dr. Shetty received his medical degree from the M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore University, India in 2001. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine was at Franklin Square Medical Center, an affiliate of the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Shetty was an Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences, Monroe, LA before coming to the University of Arizona Health Network in February 2013. He completed a Fellowship in Sleep Medicine at University of Arizona Medical Center Tucson in 2015.His research interests include, sleep apnea and home sleep study testing and improving CPAP adherence through peer driven intervention. Dr. Shetty is board certified in Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine. Welcome Dr. Shetty!

In Memoriam

The SWJPCC begins a new section, In Memoriam (on the right side bar on the home page), with the sad announcement of the deaths of two notable physicians, James Felicetta and Robert Crapo.