This lecture will review the epidemiology, pathogenesis, microbiology and morbidity and mortality of thoracic empyema. Two cases will be used as examples to highlight pitfalls in the diagnosis of empyema. The role of non-invasive studies including thoracic ultrasound and the approach to pleural drainage and interpleural therapy with tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) and DNase will … Continued
Speaker: Young-sup Yoon, M.D., Ph.D, Emory University
This presentation will cover the current medical uses of cannabinoids, such as those found in marijuana or hemp products. The action of these agents, as well as a review the evidence-based literature for their use for common medical conditions will also be provided. Dr. Timothy Ives is the Director of Pain Management Service, Division of … Continued
After 30 years as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Myron “Mike” Cohen, MD, the Yeargan-Bate Eminent Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, will step down from his post. He will continue in his many other roles as professor, researcher and physician, directing the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID), and also serving as Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health.
When ordinary people attempt to understand scientific, medical or other technical information, they may find themselves hampered by ignorance, irrational patterns of thinking and erroneous ideas about risk. These problems are always unfortunate, but when the information people are trying to understand relates to their own health, they are particularly unfortunate.Clinicians can do a lot … Continued
Jonathan Juliano, MD, MSPH, has been invited to join the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Founded in 1908, the ASCI is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies. It seeks to support the scientific efforts, educational needs and clinical aspirations of physician-scientists to improve health.
Dr. Muss is a translational researcher who is involved in the design and of both clinical trials that contain collaborative trials involving both laboratory and health services research. His major interest is in cancer in older patients with a focus on the treatment of breast cancer in older women. Breast cancer is a disease of … Continued