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Garcia Resigns as Arizona University VP (News)
Medical Image of the Week: Osmotic Demyelination
Combination Influenza Therapy with Clarithromycin-Naproxen-Oseltamivir
   Superior to Oseltamivir Alone (News)
December 2016 Imaging Case of the Month
VAP Rates Unchanged (News)
Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Transportation Industry—
   The Time is Now (Editorial)
December 2016 Critical Care Case of the Month
ABIM Overhauling MOC (News)
December 2016 Pulmonary Case of the Month
Medical Image of the Week: Pulsus Alternans
Ultrasound for Critical Care Physicians: A Pericardial Effusion of Uncertain
Steroids for Community-Acquired Pneumonia? Not in My House!
Mitigating the “Life-Sucking” Power of the Electronic Health Record
Medical Image of the Week: Bronchial Clot Removal via Cryotherapy
Substitution of Assistants for Nurses Increases Mortality, Decreases Quality
Corticosteroids and Influenza A associated Acute Respiratory Distress 
November 2016 Arizona Thoracic Society Notes
Medical Image of the Week: Extrapleural Pneumolysis for Tuberculosis
CMS Releases Data on Drug Spending (News)
Trump Proposes Initial Healthcare Agenda (News)
Tucson Critical Care Journal Club: Albumin Use in the Critical Care Unit
Has the VA Become a White Elephant? (Editorial)
Inhaler Device Preferences in Older Adults with Chronic Lung Disease
Election Results of Southwest Ballot Measures Affecting Healthcare (News)
Medical Image of the Week: Intraventricular Hemorrhage Casting


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The Practice of Advanced Critical Care: A Multispecialty Simulation-Based Conference

This conference focuses on sharpening emergency life-saving skills of bedside intensivists including advanced techniques in echocardiography, difficult airway management, rescue therapies for severe ARDS and advanced cardiac life support. Methods include small group simulations based on real patient cases with expert debriefing and hands-on workshops including procedural instruction using human cadaveric and animal tissues.

Time, Date and Location

February 17-18,

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Center for Simulation and Innovation
435 N. Fifth Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004


14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Because of the intense personal training each participant will receive, space is limited to 60 registrants. $899 early bird. $999 after December 1, 2016. Email or call to register or get more information at (602)230-2273 or toll-free at (800)230-2273.

Click here for online registration


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