Take a deep breath and inhale high-yield knowledge molecules about the perplexing conditions known as bronchiectasis and NTM (nontuberculous mycobacteria)! Learn the pitfalls and pearls of diagnosis and management from one of the world’s experts, the great Dr. PJ McShane from UT Health - East Texas!
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Writers/Producers: Cyrus Askin MD; Leah Witt MD
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Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP; Cyrus Askin MD
Reviewer: PJ McShane MD
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Guest: PJ McShane MD
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Intro, disclaimer, guest bio
Guest introduction and recommendations
Case from Kashlak - Part I: The Basics
What is bronchiectasis, how do we define it?
Symptoms and history
Why does it matter?
What should you ask, how do you work this up?
A brief discussion on antibiotics
Case from Kashlak - Part II: Getting into the ManagementAirway Clearance
Case from Kashlak - Part III: The Sputum (Plot) Thickens
What is a bronchiectasis exacerbation?
Pitfall and pearls regarding exacerbation management
Case from Kashlak - Part IV: The Sputum (Plot) Thickens Even Further!
Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Infections - the basics
Triple Drug Therapy for MAC
The new kid on the block: Liposomal Inhaled Amikacin for refractory MAC
Summary and take home points from Dr. McShane