Shunting Explained Clearly (Pulmonary Shunt) – Remastered

welcome to another MedCram lecture we’re talking about hypoxemia and today’s topic is shunting we’ve talked briefly about high-altitude diffusion and hypoventilation the fourth mechanism that we want to talk about is the shunting mechanism and this is a little bit different than the previous two and I’d like to sort of diagram what exactly…

Advice for Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis

I couldn’t walk from the back door of my house to the garage without taking a break. That’s what pulmonary fibrosis did to me. I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, also known as IPF, in 2008. IPF causes scarring and hardening in the lungs lungs and makes it very difficult to breathe. With IPF,…

“Function of Surfactant” by Brian Walsh for OPENPediatrics

Function of Surfactant, by Dr. Brian Walsh. So what is surfactant? Endogenous surfactant is a biochemical compound composed of phospholipids, neutral lipids, and proteins that form a layer between the terminal airways, alveolar surfaces, and alveolar gas. Surfactant is secreted by type II pneumocytes and functions to reduce collapse during end exhalation by decreasing surface…

Pulmonology and Critical Care: Nicholas James, DO

I really care about my patients. As I was going through college and learning about biology I really was fascinated by human– human anatomy and disease states and I think that medicine affords the ability to really delve into that and translate that knowledge into helping patients get better. Some of the most common conditions…