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overview For the past fifteen years, the focus of much of my clinical and administrative work, as well as my teaching and research has been respiratory physiology. Within this broad field, I have developed a particular interest and expertise in the area of the physiology and language of dyspnea. I have had the unique opportunity to integrate the three major facets of my professional academic life in such a way that each component offers insights that strengthen my capabilities in the other areas. By providing care for patients afflicted with respiratory discomfort, for example, I have gained knowledge that has led to the development and testing of research hypotheses that have broadened our understanding of the physiology of dyspnea, and of the interactions between chemoreceptors, upper airway, pulmonary and chest wall receptors in the generation and modulation of breathlessness. My research on the language of dyspnea, the terms used by patients to describe their breathing discomfort, has, in turn, made me a more astute clinician.Additionally, these clinical and research efforts have made me a far stronger teacher. In fulfilling my educational responsibilities, which range from directing the integrated human physiology course for first year medical students at Harvard to continuing education courses at the annual meetings of the American Thoracic Society, I am able to make the physiology “come alive,” to make it relevant based on my own experiences in the laboratory and at the bedside. It is immensely helpful when questioned by a student about ventilatory control, for example, to be able to say: “Yes, we studied that - what do you think the subjects did under these circumstances?” Because of the trend in recent years for biomedical research to become more focused on cellular biology, there has been a movement to segregate researchers from medical educators. For me, active work as a clinical investigator has been critical to enhancing my capabilities as a teacher and has allowed me to provide a model for students to consider as they contemplate their own career choices. In the past several years, I have added a new dimension to my teaching activities. Healthcare in America is changing at a rapid pace as the pressures of limited resources and managed care become more prevalent. It is my belief that the training of new physicians must incorporate a solid understanding of healthcare financing along with traditional clinical skills if we are to prepare them for the future. Consequently, with funding provided by the Merck Foundation, I developed a three-year program in medical economics, cost-effective and evidence-based medicine for the medical housestaff at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and serve as a mentor for senior residents pursuing projects in healthcare economics. Again, I hope to demonstrate to interns and residents that one can be a quality clinician and researcher and still be cognizant of the pressures and demands of the society in which we live.
One or more keywords matched the following items that are connected to Schwartzstein, Richard
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Academic Article Dissociation between dyspnea and respiratory effort.
Academic Article Descriptors of breathlessness in healthy individuals: distinct and separable constructs.
Academic Article Descriptors of breathlessness in cardiorespiratory diseases.
Academic Article "Tightness" sensation of asthma does not arise from the work of breathing.
Academic Article Effect of chest wall vibration on dyspnea during hypercapnia and exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Academic Article Quality of dyspnea in bronchoconstriction differs from external resistive loads.
Academic Article The language of dyspnea
Academic Article Are you fluent in the language of dyspnea?
Academic Article Mechanisms of dyspnea in chronic lung disease.
Academic Article A 61 year-old man with rapidly progressive dyspnea. Clinical-pathologic conference
Academic Article Shortness of breath
Academic Article Distinguishable sensations of breathlessness induced in normal volunteers.
Academic Article Breathlessness induced by dissociation between ventilation and chemical drive.
Academic Article Dyspnea in overweight children: is it asthma?
Academic Article Mechanisms of dyspnea
Academic Article The affective dimension of laboratory dyspnea: air hunger is more unpleasant than work/effort.
Academic Article Effect of inhaled furosemide on air hunger induced in healthy humans.
Academic Article Evaluation of the patient with chronic dyspnea: Clinical application of pathophysiologic principles
Academic Article Language of dyspnea in assessment of patients with acute asthma treated with nebulized albuterol.
Academic Article Clinical Research on Dyspnea
Academic Article Clinical problem-solving. A sailor's heartbreak.
Academic Article Distinguishable types of dyspnea in patients with shortness of breath.
Academic Article Respiratory sensations in asthma: physiological and clinical implications.
Academic Article Clinical approach to the patient with dyspnea
Academic Article Are you fluent in the language of dyspnea?
Academic Article An official American Thoracic Society statement: update on the mechanisms, assessment, and management of dyspnea.
Academic Article Oral mucosal stimulation modulates intensity of breathlessness induced in normal subjects.
Academic Article Expiratory abdominal rounding in acute dyspnea suggests congestive heart failure.
Academic Article Dyspnea: Mechanisms, Assessment and Management. ATS Consensus Statement
Academic Article Reliability and validity of the multidimensional dyspnea profile.
Academic Article Shortness of breath
Academic Article Use of a descriptor model for prospective diagnosis of dyspnea
Academic Article Dyspnea: a sensory experience.
Academic Article The language of dyspnea
Academic Article The pathophysiology of dyspnea
Academic Article Relationship between dyspnea and bronchodilator response in acute asthma
Academic Article Dyspnea in patients with FEV1<1L: Improved exercise capacity following pulmonary rehabilitation
Academic Article Dyspnea - A sensory experience
Academic Article Pathophysiology of dyspnea.
Academic Article Cold facial stimulation reduces breathlessness induced in normal subjects.
Academic Article Descriptors of breathlessness in children with persistent asthma.
Academic Article Using laboratory models to test treatment: morphine reduces dyspnea and hypercapnic ventilatory response.
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Academic Article Dyspnea affective response: comparing COPD patients with healthy volunteers and laboratory model with activities of daily living.
Academic Article Multidimensional Dyspnea Profile: an instrument for clinical and laboratory research.
Academic Article Dyspnea: Don't Just Look, Ask!
Academic Article The need to research refractory breathlessness.
Academic Article The Effect of Aerosol Saline on Laboratory-Induced Dyspnea.
Academic Article Treatment of Acute Dyspnea with Morphine to Avert Respiratory Failure.
Academic Article Respiratory Sensations in Dynamic Hyperinflation: Physiological and Clinical Applications.
Academic Article Aerosol furosemide for dyspnea: High-dose controlled delivery does not improve effectiveness.
Academic Article Aerosol furosemide for dyspnea: Controlled delivery does not improve effectiveness.
Academic Article Prevalence of Dyspnea Among Hospitalized Patients at the Time of Admission.
Academic Article A Multidimensional Profile of Dyspnea in Hospitalized Patients.
Academic Article Controlled Delivery of 80 mg Aerosol Furosemide Does Not Achieve Consistent Dyspnea Relief in Patients.
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