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International Students Attended Lectures on Cardiology and Pulmonology

International Students Attended Lectures on Cardiology and Pulmonology

International Students Scientific Association (ISSA), were organised extra-curricular lectures aimed to introduce new achievements of medicine, broaden student’s horizons and vision of modern approaches to traditional methods of diagnosis and treatment.

The first lecture – “Takostubo Cardiomyopathy. A Stress-induced Syndrome” – was delivered by associate professor, Dr. Mikhail V. Pisarev, Department of Intermediate Level Therapy of I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.

At the beginning of the lecture, students were introduced to the term - Takostubo. “This rare disease is named after the Japanese octopus trap” – said Dr. Mikhail V. Pisarev. By quoting the examples of latest article reviews and medical literatures, students got acquainted with the characteristics essential for a physician to know about the disease, being: signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatments and prognosis. Epidemiology and history of Takostubo Cardiomyopathy were also discussed.

After that, Dr. Mikhail V. Pisarev emphasized that every physician should know about the differential diagnosis. According to him, the disease is often being referred to as “Acute Coronary-like Syndrome” due to close-similarities in the clinical presentations of the patient. Moreover, the laboratory findings are almost identical too. Thus, it is vital and crucial for a physician to differentiate the disease from the others.

2w.jpgAnother lecture on Pulmonology – “Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in clinics of Internal Medicine – was delivered by associate professor, Dr. Aleksandr D. Palman, head of the Somnological Room, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.

The lecture began with the introduction of the syndrome in terms of history, epidemiology and some medical terms related to it. Later, a video explaining the mechanism of sleep apnea was shown to the students. A specific video recording showing the atypical sleeping behaviors of his patient was demonstrated too.

“Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea will no longer bound to conventional ways”, – said Dr. Aleksandr. D. Palman, while showing some new and innovative devices registering the respiratory movements, arterial pressure as well as blood oxygen saturation of the patient before going to sleep. The lecture concluded with the explanation of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) as the effective treatment of the syndrome.

Both lectures were delivered in English and proved to be beneficial to international students. Such lectures shall be organized again in the near future.

On behalf of ISSA,

Ooi Kar Key (4th year), International Faculty

02.03.2015

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