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High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC)

High flow nasal cannula (HFNC) systems allow us to deliver warm, humidified oxygen at flow rates as high as 60 liters/min through small, pliable nasal prongs. The cannula itself is fit into the nares and stabilized with a head strap. Two…
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What Is Pleurodesis?

Pleurodesis is a procedure aimed to obliterate the intrapleural space and is performed for recurrent malignant/non-malignant effusions and recurrent pneumothorax. 
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How I Create My Diagrams

2017 was a year for me to utilize the power of the iPad Pro, social media's vast platform, and my own need to teach to create diagrams (and occasionally mini lectures) to share with all of you. A common question I receive is - "what…
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Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction (HPV)

Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) is an intrinsic property of the lung where vascular smooth muscle will constrict pulmonary circulation in response to areas of hypoxia. In other words, if an alveolus is not being well ventilated…
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ABOUT DR. RISHI

Harvard combined clinical fellow in critical care and adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology looking to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.

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