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March 2017 Arizona Thoracic Society Notes
Medical Image of the Week: Papillomatosis
Pain Scales and the Opioid Crisis (Editorial)
Medical Image of the Week: VA Shunt Remnant Fibrosing into Right Atrium
March 2017 Imaging Case of the Month
Medical Image of the Week: Evolution of Low Grade Adenocarcinoma
March 2017 Critical Care Case of the Month
March 2017 Pulmonary Case of the Month
Medical Image of the week: Chronic Pulmonary Histoplasmosis
Medical Image of the Week: Endovascular Intervention for Life-threatening 
Medical Image of the Week: Fibrosing Mediastinitis
February 2017 Imaging Case of the Month
In Defense of Eminence-Based Medicine (Editorial)
Salary Surveys Report Declines in Pulmonologist, Allergist and Nurse
   Incomes (News)
Publish or Perish: Tools for Survival (Review with PowerPoint)
Medical Image of the Week: Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis
Ultrasound for Critical Care Physicians: Unchain My Heart
February 2017 Critical Care Case of the Month
February 2017 Pulmonary Case of the Month
Medical Image of the Week: Pulmonary Metastases of Rectal Cancer
January 2017 Arizona Thoracic Society Notes
CDC Releases Ventilator-Associated Events Criteria (News)
Medical Image of the Week: ICU Chest X-Ray
Medical Image of the Week: Infected Emphysematous Bulla
Is Quality of Healthcare Improving in the US? (Review)


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American Lung Association Lung Force Expo

March 25

On Saturday, March 25th, the American Lung Association in Phoenix will be holding the Lung Force Expo – a day in which providers, patients, and caregivers come together to learn about the latest research, screening, management, and treatments in Lung Health. The event is a great opportunity for healthcare providers to grow professionally and personally – while earning some CME’s/CEU’s along the way.

This event has been approved for 7 CME credits for Physician Assistants, Physicians (MD/DO), Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and Registered Respiratory Therapists by Northern Arizona Area Health Education Center (NAHEC). More information can be found here on the ALA website

  • When: 7:30AM-4:00PM for providers – Satrday, March 25th
  • What: The Lung Force Expo. Take a peek at the agenda!
  • Where: Sheraton Mesa at Wriglyville West: 860 N. Riverview Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Registration: Open now on our website (Click here). For providers seeking CEU’s, registration is $100. For all other non-CME seeking guests, registration is $10.
  • We’ll have a full breakfast and lunch with snacks in between!

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