25 episodes

FOAMdation provides free, open access medical education materials for Foundation and other Junior Doctors. We aim to help flatten the learning curve involved in beginning as a doctor and help you build on the foundations laid down by your training,

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FOAMdation Dr Gareth Thomas

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FOAMdation provides free, open access medical education materials for Foundation and other Junior Doctors. We aim to help flatten the learning curve involved in beginning as a doctor and help you build on the foundations laid down by your training,

Get in touch via the website: www.foamdation.com
Twitter: @FOAMdation
Email: foamdation@gmail.com

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    Decompensated Liver Disease

    Decompensated Liver Disease

    Decompensated liver disease and cirrhosis are common pathological states present on the gastroenterology ward. It is important to understand the basic principles of management and aetiology as a junior doctor in these complex and unwell patients. 

    Dr Liz Sweeney is a specialist hepatology registrar at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. In this episode, she talks to us about decompensated liver disease and cirrhosis with key advice to junior doctors working in hospitals

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    Ollie Wright

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    • 20 min
    Acute Alcohol Withdrawal & Alcoholic Hepatitis

    Acute Alcohol Withdrawal & Alcoholic Hepatitis

    Acute alcohol withdrawal and alcoholic hepatitis are common scenarios presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) and the ward. Recognition, investigation and management principles are imperative to prevent serious complications. 
    Alcoholic hepatitis accounts for 3.3 million deaths worldwide and reports show an average mortality of 6.7% with acute alcoholic hepatitis, rising significantly with increased severity. It is characterised by acute inflammation of the liver due to excessive recent alcohol intake concomitant with COAGULOPATHY and JAUNDICE.
    Dr Liz Sweeney is a specialist hepatology registrar at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. In this episode, she talks to us about acute alcohol withdrawal and alcoholic hepatitis with key advice to junior doctors working in hospitals.
     
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    Ollie Wright
     
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    • 20 min
    Atrial Fibrillation

    Atrial Fibrillation

    Atrial Fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia and it can often feel like an on call shift is dominated by patients with AF when it is not controlled. Patients with AF present to Emergency Departments and acute medical takes frequently and it complicates many surgical patient admissions too. On the face of it, it is simple to manage with well-defined treatment options. However, the actual decision-making can feel unfamiliar and less straightforward when the picture becomes more complicated.
    Professor Kahled Albouaini is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, Liverpool. In this episode, he takes us through AF and simplifies many of the concepts and treatment options. As a bonus, we have a second VIDEO episode entitled "The Many Faces Of AF" that takes you through some of the ECG findings in AF and how to approach them.
    Consider in each patient the four pillars of AF:
    Trigger - assess for, investigate and treat any underlying causes
    Rate (or rhythm) control - initiate beta-blockers and increase as needed
    Anti-coagulation - assess stroke risk and bleeding risk
    Echocardiogram - assesses the burden of AF, LV function and the presence of a thrombus
    Thank you to Professor Albouaini for his help in producing this resource. You can check out his cardiology resources on facebook by searching for Cardiology Cases UK or take a look at his site that offers basic and advanced courses in cardiology: www.cardiologycases.co.uk
     
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    Gareth
    @garEMlyn
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    • 33 min
    Difficult Conversations

    Difficult Conversations

    Difficult conversations are exactly that: difficult. They may be difficult for numerous factors that are related to the subject matter, the patient, their relatives and friends and yourself. The first time you go through one of these conversation, you may feel drained, raw and emotional or you may not feel affected at all.
    Dr James White is not just a GP but also an anaesthetic registrar in training who regularly works across critical care and has held numerous roles in medicine. The podcast goes through some different situations that may form a continuum of discussion from the delivery of a test result and possible life-changing diagnosis, the discussions that may take place when faced with an acutely unwell patient and end of life and DNACPR decisions. The episode discusses theprocess in more detail with input from a discussion on Facebook.
     
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    • 52 min
    AKI Part 2 - Special Circumstances and Complications

    AKI Part 2 - Special Circumstances and Complications

    Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a disease process that carries a significant mortality impact. The complications that accompany AKI can be difficult to manage and may require specialist input if resistant to treatment. The management of AKI also changes when faced with some special situations.
    Dr Aled Lewis is a Consultant Nephrologist at Glan Clwyd Hospital, North Wales. In this second part focussed on AKI, we discuss the complications of AKI, their management and some special situations that may alter the management of AKI.
     
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    Gareth
    @garEMlyn
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    • 41 min
    AKI Part 1 - General Consideration

    AKI Part 1 - General Consideration

    Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) I is a medical emergency that has received significant media attention in recent years. It has a significant impact on long term outcomes for patients.
     
    Gareth speaks with Dr Aled Lewis, a Consultant Nephrologist at Glan Clwyd Hospital, North Wales about AKI and the general approach towards diagnosis and management.
     
    Read the accompanying blog post at www.foamdation.com
     
    Part 2 will follow shortly which cover specific complications and special situations.
     
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    • 31 min

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Great find!

Have just discovered this podcast after searching for some information on head injuries! Knowledgeable and in a nice discussion style tone. Really solid practical information from experienced doctors, definitely my new go-to medical podcast.

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