Volume 3, Issue 2 (2021)

Cover Art Essay

An Interventional Cardiologist’s Playground

Kristen N. Brown

University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

This acrylic-based canvas painting is an abstract depiction of the human coronary anatomy created originally from a picture of my very first coronary angiogram. This painting brings to attention the exquisite, disorganized beauty of coronary anatomy, and it also showcases the mysterious nature of an “interventional cardiologist’s playground” or the so-called coronary angiogram. In this playground, many lives have been saved. As a physician, this is my daily inspiration. I only hope this piece may stand as a reminder to all physicians that while our work maybe hard and tiring, it will always be worth it and remain beautiful.


Original Reports


Point of Care Spirometry Assessment for Pediatric Asthma Prevalence in a Family Homeless Shelter in Omaha, Nebraska
Nathaniel Mattison, Dale Agner, Breanne Parets, Haley Mathews, Emily Saliga, Maria Vacha, Jamicah Harris, and Ryan Saliga


Assessing the Educational Quality of Training Videos for Collection of a Nasopharyngeal Swab
Evan M. Ryan, Matthew T. Solverson, Dallin N. Christensen, Kristy J. Carlson, Kaeli K. Samson, Samuel K. Pate, Jayme R. Dowdall, and Christie A. Barnes

Case Reports


Retropharyngeal Abscess and Pott’s Disease Due to Tuberculosis: A Case Report
Bailey N. Hassman, Steven D. Curry, Jonathan H. Ryder, Angela L. Hewlett, and Jayme R. Dowdall


Paroxysmal exertion-induced dyskinesia effectively treated with methocarbamol
Deepmala Nandanwar, Julia Pavelka, and Diego Torres-Russotto


Endotracheal Tube Dislodgment in a High Risk Pulmonary Hypertensive Patient due to Undiagnosed Tracheomegaly: A Case Report
Andrew Peck, Tammer N. Ghaly, Austin J. Adams, Daniel W. Johnson, and Rebecca A. Aron


Symmetrical Drug-Related Intertriginous and Flexural Exanthema Induced by Cellulitis Prophylaxis
Tiffany Truong, Jonathan H. Ryder, Erica Lee, Clayton Mowrer, Ashley Wysong, and Jasmine R. Marcelin

Creative Works


From the Levee
Jimmy McCluskey