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Last 25 Postings

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Drug Prices Continue to Rise (News)
Progressive Massive Fibrosis in Workers Outside the Coal Industry: A Case 
   Series from New Mexico
Medical Image of the Month: Massive Right Atrial Dilation After Mitral Valve
January 2019 Critical Care Case of the Month: A 32-Year-Old Woman
   with Cardiac Arrest
The Explained Variance and Discriminant Accuracy of APACHE IVa 
   Severity Scoring in Specific Subgroups of ICU Patients
Ultrasound for Critical Care Physicians: Characteristic Findings in a 
   Complicated Effusion
November 2018 Arizona Thoracic Society Notes
Medical Image of the Month: Chronic Ogilvie’s Syndrome
December 2018 Pulmonary Case of the Month: A Young Man with
   Multiple Lung Masses
New Center for Physician Rights (News)
CMS Decreases Clinic Visit Payments to Hospital-Employed Physicians
   and Expands Decreases in Drug Payments 340B Cuts (News)
Medical Image of the Month: Malignant Pleural and Pericardial Effusions
November 2018 Imaging Case of the Month: Respiratory Failure in a
   36-Year-Old Woman
Big Pharma Gives Millions to Congress (News)
September 2018 Arizona Thoracic Society Notes 
Medical Image of the Month: Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
October 2018 Critical Care Case of the Month: A Pain in the Neck
Antibiotics as Anti-inflammatories in Pulmonary Diseases (Review)
A Labor Day Warning (Editorial)
Medical Image of the Month: Hot Tub Lung
September 2018 Pulmonary Case of the Month: Lung Cysts
Infected Chylothorax: A Case Report and Review
Ultrasound for Critical Care Physicians: Who Stole My Patient’s Trachea?
Medical Image of the Week: Chylothorax
August 2018 Imaging Case of the Month: Dyspnea in a 55-Year-Old 

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(Most Recent First)

Tammer El-Aini Named Associate Editor (11/17/18)

Dr. Tammer Y. El-Aini, MD will be assuming the editorship of the Medical Image of the Month section. He brings a unique skill set ideally suited to edit this section. Dr. Al-Aini graduated from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2007. He subsequently completed a radiology residency at the University of Alabama followed by an internal medicine residency and pulmonary/critical care fellowship at the Arizona Medical Center in Tucson. He is board certified in radiology, internal medicine and pulmonary medicine.


Changes at the Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care (8/14/18)

After discussions amongst the associate editors changes are being made which are intended to emphasize and encourage submission of high quality scientific and review manuscripts. Specific changes which will take place include:
  1. Continue the case of the month but only have one case with pulmonary, critical care and imaging alternating. There would be 12 cases per year total. Each will have a more descriptive title and be a little longer than previously but 0.5 CME hours will be offered instead of 0.25 hours.
  2. Medical Image of the Week will be changed to Medical Image of the Month with monthly rather than weekly postings.
  3. The journal clubs will be closed. Previous journal clubs will be placed in an archive.

The Editors

Articles from Other Journals

Today (1/5/18) we begin a new section "Articles from Other Journals". Previously selected articles that were thought important but had received little attention were summarized under our “News” section. However, the work of publication (review, DOAJ, doi, social media, etc.) has become too arduous to do justice to these publications. Important articles that are published in journals commonly read by pulmonologists, intensivists or sleep physicians will not necessarily be reviewed but articles that are in general medicine journals or lower impact journals that might be of interest to the practicing physician are selected. As always, there will be links to the article via CrossRef and/or PubMed.