Colts Corner is a collection of my thoughts about bronchoscopy-related topics

Awareness, Action, and Achievement posted on 2019-02-18

James Baldwin (1924-1987) was an American novelist, playwright, and social activist. Perhaps one of the best writers of the 20th century, he gained international reputation for his essays and commentaries about civil rights, human equality, and social justice. Baldwin grew up in New York, but moved to Saint Paul de Vence in Southern France in  [Read More]

Translations and a World Without Borders posted on 2019-02-06

Photo from: On January 31, 2019 Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani, was awarded the prestigious Australian Victoria Prize for Literature for his book No Friend But the Mountains: writings from Manus prison (Picador, Australia As his translator, Omid Tofighian (Department of Philosophy, American University of Cairo and Egypt Department of Philosophy, The University of Sydney,  [Read More]

James Joyce and an unexpected death posted on 2019-01-14

In the early morning of January 13, 1941, James Joyce, age 58, died from unexpected complications after surgery for a  perforated duodenal ulcer. The past medical history of the author of Ulysses and Finnegan’s Wake was replete with illnesses that had diminished his quality of life, yet his death was the consequence of complications after  [Read More]

Climbing the learning curve posted on 2019-01-05

As bronchology and interventional pulmonology programs around the world increasingly incorporate assessment tools and checklists into their training programs, there is going to be much discussion around learning curves. A learning curve usually represents in graphic form the rate at which something is learned over time or repeated experiences. By plotting learning curves, teachers can  [Read More]

Genotype-directed lung cancer: a new frontier for bronchoscopists posted on 2018-12-28

As we quickly approach 2019, I am thinking about what is new and exciting in the field of interventional pulmonology. Among energizing advances, one of the most exciting is how individualized genotype-directed therapy is changing our approach to lung cancer diagnosis and treatment.  Fueled by research performed in the United States and Europe, increasing numbers  [Read More]