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Last 25 Postings

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What Will Happen with the Generic Drug Companies’ Lawsuit: Lessons from
   the Tobacco Settlement (Editorial)
Medical Image of the Month: Thymolipoma
June 2019 Pulmonary Case of the Month: Try, Try Again
The Implications of Increasing Physician Hospital Employment (Editorial)
Management of Refractory Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Secondary to
   Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage with Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane
Impact of Sleep and Dialysis Mode on Quality of Life in a Mexican Population
Medical Image of the Month: Double Aortic Arch
May 2019 Imaging Case of the Month: Asymptomatic Pulmonary
   Nodules and Cysts in a 47-Year-Old Woman
Amniotic Fluid Embolism: A Case Study and Literature Review
Out of Center Sleep Testing in Ostensibly Healthy Middle Aged to Older 
Update and Arizona Thoracic Society Position Statement on Stem Cell 
   Therapy for Lung Disease
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders and Neurally Mediated Syncope (SRBD 
   and NMS)
Medical Image of the Month: Ludwig’s Angina
April 2019 Critical Care Case of the Month: A Severe Drinking
FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Resigns (News)
Ultrasound for Critical Care Physicians: An Unexpected Target Lesion
Physicians Generate an Average $2.4 Million a Year Per Hospital (News)
Medical Image of the Month: Incarcerated Morgagni Hernia
March 2019 Pulmonary Case of the Month: A 59-Year-Old Woman
   with Fatigue
Medical Image of the Month: Pectus Excavatum
February 2019 Imaging Case of the Month: Recurrent Bronchitis and 
   Pneumonia in a 66-Year-Old Woman
More Medical Science and Less Advertising (Editorial)
The Need for Improved ICU Severity Scoring (Editorial)
Co-Infection with Nocardia and Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) 
   in a Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome 
Drug Prices Continue to Rise (News)


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(Most Recent First)

Extortion Scam Targeting DEA Registrants (2/21/19)

The Department of Justice has issued an alert that DEA registrants are receiving telephone calls and emails by criminals identifying themselves as DEA employees or other law enforcement personnel.  The criminals have masked their telephone number on caller id by showing the DEA Registration Support 800 number.  Please be aware that a DEA employee would not contact a registrant and demand money or threaten to suspend a registrant’s DEA registration.

Physicians contacted by a person purporting to work for DEA and seeking money or threatening to suspend your DEA registration, submit the information through “Extortion Scam Online Reporting” posted on the DEA Diversion Control Division’s website,


Joshiah R. Gordon Named Associate Editor (2/6/19)

A native of Boulder, Colorado, Joshiah R. Gordon DO MSc, received his BS and MSc degrees from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and his DO from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA in 2005. He subsequently completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Louisville and a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, graduating in 2011. He is currently an associate professor of medicine at Rocky Vista University in Parker, CO.  He sits as the director of the pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Parkview Medical Center. He holds other directorships through Parkview Medical Center and St Mary Corwin hospitals in Pueblo, CO. Dr. Gordon is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.


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.

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