Author Information

Overview
  • Pathway Medicine requests submissions for articles from medical students, residents, and faculty. Content should be written for medical students with the goal of teaching essential information without excessive detail. All submissions will be edited by our physician editorial staff and if diagrams are required we will work with authors to create relevant art work.
Submission Process
  • Authors should contact submissions@pathwaymedicine.org if they are interested in submitting an article and we will work with you individually on the scope of the article and formatting. Below we have provided an extensive list of possible topics, although please feel free to contact us on a topic not included for a discussion. If you believe a current page requires significant revision, please contact us to author a re-write.
Referencing Pathway Medicine
  • Once published, articles can refer to their article in the following format:
  • Wilson, DW, "Upper GI Bleed." in: Pathway Medicine: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine, PathwayMedicine.org (2016).
Possible Article Topics
Cardiovascular
  • Supraventricular Tachycardias (overview)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • AVRT
  • AVNRT
  • Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Nitrates
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • ACE-inhibitors
  • ARBs
  • Digoxin
  • Cardiac Muscle Contraction
  • Smooth Muscle Contraction
  • Syncope

Respiratory
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • ARDS (rewrite)
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Respiratory failure (hypoxic vs hypercapnic)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Pleuritis
  • Interstitial Lung Diseases

Renal/GU
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypernatremia
  • Hyponatremia
  • Hypercalcemia (rewrite)
  • Hypocalcemia (rewrite)
  • RTAs
  • End Stage Renal Disease (Rewrite of Uremia)
  • Hypertensive Emergency/Urgency
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Prostate Adenocarcinoma
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Osmotic Diuretics
  • Neurogenic Bladder

Genetics
  • Inheritance
  • Mitosis
  • Meiosis
  • Translocations
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cri-du-chat Syndrome
  • Edward's Syndrome
  • Patau's Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Marfan's Syndrome
  • von HIppel-Lindau Disease
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Achondroplasia
  • Phenylketouria

Opthalmology
  • Eye Anatomy
  • Retinal Structure
  • Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Closed Angle Glaucoma
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Extraocular Muscles
  • Pupillary Reflex
GI and Hepatology
  • Upper GI Bleed
  • Lower GI Bleed
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Diverticulitis/diverticulosis
  • Volvulus
  • Gastrinoma
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • pancreatic carcinoma
  • pernicious anemia
  • Bile Physiology
  • H2-blockers
  • Antiemetics
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Celiac Disease

Infectious Disease
  • Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis
  • Hepatitis Serologies
  • HTLV
  • Prions
  • Meningitis
  • Community-acquired Pneumonia (rewrite)
  • Hospital-acquired Pneumonia (rewrite)

Endocrinology
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • DKA
  • Blood Glucose regulation
  • Adrenomedullary Pysiology/Pathology
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Biguanides
  • Glitazones
  • alpha-glucosidase inhibitors
  • Propylthiouracil
  • Methimazole
  • Levothyroxine
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

Heme-Onc
  • Cell Cycle
  • Hallmarks of Cancer
  • Ineffective Erythropoiesis
  • hyperviscosity syndrome
  • Tumor Lysis Syndrome
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Neutropenia
  • Methotrexate
  • 5-fluorouracil
  • Cytarabine
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Platinum agents
  • Doxorubicin
  • Bleomycin
  • Etoposide
  • Tamoxifen
  • Trastuzumab
  • Imatinib
  • Vincristine
  • Taxols

MSK-Rheum
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Bone Development
  • Bone Formation and Regulation
  • Knee Ligaments and Tears
  • Rotator Cuff and Tears
  • Skeletal Muscle Contraction
  • Achondroplasia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Bone Tumor (overview)
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Narcotics
  • NSAIDS
  • COX-2 Inhibitors
  • Acetaminophen
  • Baclofen
  • Colchicine
  • Probenecid
  • Allopurinol
  • Immunosuppressants (overview)
  • Cyclosporine
  • Tacrolimus
  • Azathiprine
  • Rituximab
Biochemistry
  • Heme synthesis
  • Hemoglobin Biochemistry
  • Porphyrias
  • Iron Homeostasis
  • Chromatin
  • Nucleotides
  • Mutations
  • DNA Replication
  • DNA Repair
  • Transcription
  • Gene Structure
  • Gene Regulation
  • Post-transcriptional RNA Processing
  • Translation
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum
  • Golgi Apparatus
  • Enzyme Kinetics
  • Filaments (Microtubules, Keratin, and Actin)
  • Plasma Membrane
  • Basic Cellular Signaling
  • G-protein Coupled Receptors
  • Ion Channels and Porters
  • Tyrosine Kinases
  • Collagen and Collagen Synthesis
  • Glycolysis
  • Glycolysis Regulation
  • TCA Cycle
  • TCA Cycle Regulation
  • Urea Cycle
  • Cori Cycle
  • Electron Transport Chain
  • Gluconeogenesis
  • Pentose Phosphate Pathway
  • Fructose Metabolism
  • Galactose Metabolism
  • Homocystinuria
  • Nucleotide Metabolism
  • Regulation of Hepatic Metabolism
  • Insulin Biochemistry
  • Glycogen Storage Diseases
  • Lysosomal Storage Diseases
  • Fatty Acid Metabolism
  • Cholesterol Metabolism
  • Lipid Transport and Lipoproteins
  • Adipocyte Lipid Metabolism
  • PCR
  • ELISA
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitmain B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Folic Acid
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D Function
  • Vitamin D Synthesis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Protein Energy Malnutrition (Kwashiorkor and Marasmus)
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Arsenic Poisoning
  • P-450 Metabolism
  • Alcohol Metabolism and Toxicity
Neurology
  • Cells of the Central and Peripheral Nervous System
  • Peripheral Nerve Structure
  • Sensory Organs
  • Inner Ear Structure and Physiology
  • Blood Brain Barrier Structure
  • Thalamus
  • Basal Ganglia and Regulation of Movement
  • Neurotransmitter Systems (overview)
  • Dopaminergic System
  • Serotinergic System
  • Norepinephrine in the CNS
  • Acetylcholine in the CNS
  • Cerebral Cortex Physiology
  • Sensory and Motor Strips of the CNS
  • Brain Vascular anatomy - Arterial System
  • Brain Vascular Anatomy - Venous System
  • Brain Ventricles and CSF production
  • Brain Stem (overview)
  • Midbrain structure
  • Medulla Structure
  • Pons Structure
  • Spinal Tracts
  • Spinal Tract Pathologies
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tabes Dorsalis
  • Brachial Plexus and Pathologies
  • Radial nerve Injury
  • Upper Extremity Nerve Injuries (Radial, Medial, Ulnar)
  • Lower Extremity Nerve Injuries (Tibial, Common Peroneal, Femoral, Obutrator)
  • Common Disc Herniations
  • Motornueuron Anatomy
  • Common Clinical Reflexes
  • Cranial nerves and Pathways (overview)
  • CN I - XII (each an individual page)
  • Peripheral Sympathetic Anatomy
  • Horner's Syndrome
  • Cavernous Sinus and Pathology
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Wernicke's Aphasia
  • Broca's Aphasia
  • Stroke Syndromes
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Friedrich's Ataxia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Guillan-Barre Syndrome
  • Seizures
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages (overview)
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Epidural Hemorrhage
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage
  • Herniation Syndromes
  • Berry Aneurysm
  • Altered Mental Status (Differential Diagnosis and Approach)
  • Brain Tumors (overview)
  • Glioblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Schwannoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Ependymoma
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia
  • Delerium
  • Dementias (overview)
  • Alzheimer's Disease