slideshow widget

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dr. Creed: Pulmicort: the new miracle medicine

To: Dr. Ven Tolin
Company: Doctors Creed Association of America
From: Dr. Sloof Lirpa
Date: 1/14/2013
Subject: Pulmicort

The planning committee for the 64th edition of the Real Physician's Creed met last night, and the hot topic was the use of Budesonide (Pulmicort) on all COPD patients.  Dr. John Carlton of The Royal London Hospital reported that he gave pulmicort to a COPD patient suffering from severe shortness of breath, and the next day the patient was better.  He tried this again a month later on a patient with a similar condition, and that patient got better the next day too.  So he recommended to the committee to add pulmicort as a front line medicine for all patients admitted with asthma, COPD, or pneumonia.  He believes that instead of waiting until the patient has been admitted for two weeks, that we start it right away. This way the patient will eventually get better and we can discharge him.  I personally would like to endorse Dr. Carlton's idea.  Certain pulmonologists in Europe have already begun their own experiments with the medicine, and I highly encourage us to send the memo to pulmonologists in the U.S., and then to add it to the Real Physicians's Creed for the next edition.  I would like to see this medicine used with increased frequency throughout the year.  I do not feel as though any further testing is indicated.

RT Cave Facebook Page
Rick Frea's Facebook
RT Cave on Twitter
Print Friendly and PDF

No comments: