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A collection of random things I’ve learned through my training

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...

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. 

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...

Avalon V-V ECMO Bicaval Catheter

The Avalon bicaval catheter has revolutionized veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-V ECMO) by allowing us to place a single catheter which can simultaneously...

Interpreting Capnograms

Continuous capnography (measurement of carbon dioxide) is the gold standard for confirming endotracheal tube placement but is also utilized in the operating...

ABOUT RISHI

I'm a double board certified adult cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist looking to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.
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