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Pleural effusion x-ray (left-sided)

This PA Chest X-Ray demonstrates a left sided pleural effusion. In this condition fluid collects between the parietal and visceral pleura and appears as a shadowy fluid level on the X-Ray with obliteration of the costophrenic angles. If you were to examine this patient they might be in respiratory distress from reduced oxygen uptake (so have low sats, high resp rate, possible cyanosis and accessory muscle useage) - they may have reduced chest expansion on the affected side and it would be stony dull to percussion. Fluid transmits sound poorly so breath sounds would be decreased as would vocal resonance/fremitus. Someone with consolidation may have very similar clinical findings but the underlying area of lung is almost solid due to pus from the infective process - as sounds travel well through solids they would have increased vocal fremitus which is how you can clinically differentiate between the two conditions. Clinical examination and understanding of conditions is paramount to practice effective medicine. Before you recieved this X-Ray you should be able to diagnose the condition and use the X-Ray to confirm your suspicions.  
Rhys Clement
about 9 years ago
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Q&A with Dr. Suresh Ramalingam on Individualizing First Line Therapy for Advanced NSCLC (audio)

<p><span style="font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Dr. Suresh Ramalingam, medical oncologist and leader of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Emory University, discusses questions about individualizing therapy choices for patients with advanced NSCLC.</span></p>  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Q&A with Dr. Suresh Ramalingam on Individualizing First Line Therapy for Advanced NSCLC (video)

<p><span style="font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Dr. Suresh Ramalingam, medical oncologist and leader of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Emory University, discusses questions about individualizing therapy choices for patients with advanced NSCLC.</span></p>  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Individualizing First Line Therapy for Advanced NSCLC, by Dr. Suresh Ramalingam (audio)

<p><span style="font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Dr. Suresh Ramalingam, medical oncologist and leader of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Emory University, reviews the evolution of first line treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer to our current tailored approach for optimal outcomes.</span></p>  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Individualizing First Line Therapy for Advanced NSCLC, by Dr. Suresh Ramalingam (video)

<p><span style="font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Dr. Suresh Ramalingam, medical oncologist and leader of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Emory University, reviews the evolution of first line treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer to our current tailored approach for optimal outcomes.</span></p>  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Thought Leader Round Table: Drs Laskin and Sandler, Part 2 (audio)

Lung cancer experts Janessa Laskin and Alan Sandler sit down with medical oncologist Jack West to discuss complex cases. Focus on first line chemo standards and the transition to maintenance therapy.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Thought Leader Round Table: Drs Laskin and Sandler, Part 2 (video)

Lung cancer experts Janessa Laskin and Alan Sandler sit down with medical oncologist Jack West to discuss complex cases. Focus on first line chemo standards and the transition to maintenance therapy.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Thought Leader Round Table: Drs Laskin and Sandler, Part 1 (audio)

Lung cancer experts Janessa Laskin and Alan Sandler sit down with medical oncologist Jack West to discuss complex cases. Focus on never-smokers and EGFR mutation testing.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Thought Leader Round Table: Drs Laskin and Sandler, Part 1 (video)

Lung cancer experts Janessa Laskin and Alan Sandler sit down with medical oncologist Jack West to discuss complex cases. Focus on never-smokers and EGFR mutation testing.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Management of Locally Advanced NSCLC (Audio)

This slide presentation by Dr. Shirish Gadgeel, medical oncologist at Wayne State University, discusses the considerations and evidence about whether locally advanced (Stage III) NSCLC should be managed surgically or with chemo/radiation alone.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Management of Locally Advanced NSCLC (Video)

This slide presentation by Dr. Shirish Gadgeel, medical oncologist at Wayne State University, discusses the considerations and evidence about whether locally advanced (Stage III) NSCLC should be managed surgically or with chemo/radiation alone.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Adjuvant (Post-Operative) Therapy for Resected Early Stage NSCLC (Video)

This slide presentation by Dr. Heather Wakelee, medical oncologist at Stanford University, describes the current evidence supporting post-operative treatment of resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and leading trials in the field.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Adjuvant (Post-Operative) Therapy for Resected Early Stage NSCLC (Audio)

This slide presentation by Dr. Heather Wakelee, medical oncologist at Stanford University, describes the current evidence supporting post-operative treatment of resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and leading trials in the field.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Current Questions and Clinical Trials in Post-Operative/Adjuvant Therapy for Early Stage NSCLC (Audio)

This slide presentation by Dr. Heather Wakelee, medical oncologist at Stanford University, describes the key clinical research issues being addressed in post-operative treatment of resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Current Questions and Clinical Trials in Post-Operative/Adjuvant Therapy for Early Stage NSCLC (Video)

This slide presentation by Dr. Heather Wakelee, medical oncologist at Stanford University, describes the key clinical research issues being addressed in post-operative treatment of resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Interview with Dr. Sarita Dubey: Chemotherapy for Early Stage NSCLC (Video)

This interview by medical oncologist Dr. Jack West of Dr. Sarita Dubey, medical oncologist at UCSF Cancer Center, covers the evidence and ongoing questions about the role of chemotherapy in early stage NSCLC.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Interview with Dr. Sarita Dubey: Chemotherapy for Early Stage NSCLC (Audio)

This interview by medical oncologist Dr. Jack West of Dr. Sarita Dubey, medical oncologist at UCSF Cancer Center, covers the evidence and ongoing questions about the role of chemotherapy in early stage NSCLC.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Ramalingam on Advanced NSCLC: First Line and Maintenance Therapy (Video)

This interview by medical oncologist Dr. Jack West of Dr. Suresh Ramalingam, medical oncologist at Emory University in Atlanta, covers the evolving first line treatment standards of chemotherapy and targeted therapy for the first line treatment, as well as the emerging issue of maintenance therapy after initial treatment of advanced NSCLC.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Ramalingam on Advanced NSCLC: First Line and Maintenance Therapy (Audio)

This interview by medical oncologist Dr. Jack West of Dr. Suresh Ramalingam, medical oncologist at Emory University in Atlanta, covers the evolving first line treatment standards of chemotherapy and targeted therapy for the first line treatment, as well as the emerging issue of maintenance therapy after initial treatment of advanced NSCLC.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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An Introduction to the Pre-Op Workup and Surgical Options in Early Stage NSCLC (Video)

This interview by medical oncologist Dr. Jack West of expert thoracic surgeon Eric Valli√®res covers the basics of the pre-operative work-up and surgical approaches for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago