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The Rounds Table is a free recurring medical podcast covering the latest and most important research from major medical journals. It is intended for all practicing healthcare professionals and aims to to help them keep up to date in the care of their patients.

The Rounds Table Dr. John Fralick and Dr. Michael Fralick

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    • 4.8 • 47 Ratings

The Rounds Table is a free recurring medical podcast covering the latest and most important research from major medical journals. It is intended for all practicing healthcare professionals and aims to to help them keep up to date in the care of their patients.

    Episode 41 – Module Madness

    Episode 41 – Module Madness

    Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!

    We are back this week with a special podcast episode! Dr. Emily Hughes, incoming Chief Medical Resident at Womens College Hospital and regular Rounds Table contributor, sits down with Bena Hodzic-Santor, a third year medical student at the University of Toronto, to chat about the study she is leading with Dr. Michael Fralick and Dr. Allan Detsky entitled, “Quantifying the amount of time spent on hospital onboarding processes for core internal medicine trainees at the University of Toronto” aka Module Madness!

    Questions? Comments? Feedback? We’d love to hear from you! @roundstable

    • 13 min
    Episode 40 – RSV Immunization in Pregnancy and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    Episode 40 – RSV Immunization in Pregnancy and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!
    We are back today with a variation on our Classic Rapid Fire Podcast!
    This week, Drs. Mike and John Fralick discuss two recent papers - one, exploring a novel method of vaccinating against RSV during pregnancy and the other, a review on the diagnosis and management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Two papers, here we go!



    Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Review (0:00 – 9:18).


    Prefusion F Protein-Based Respiratory Syncytial Virus Immunization in Pregnancy (9:18 – 17:25).


    And for the Good Stuff:


    A Calgary couples unusual houseguests return every spring to lay eggs in their planter (17:25– 18:08).
    Balance Trial (18:08 – 19:16). 

    Questions? Comments? Feedback? We’d love to hear from you! @roundstable

    • 19 min
    Episode 39 – Hypertension in Pregnancy and Oral Mircrobiome Therapy in Recurrent C. difficile Infection

    Episode 39 – Hypertension in Pregnancy and Oral Mircrobiome Therapy in Recurrent C. difficile Infection

    Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!
    We are back today with our Classic Rapid Fire Podcast!
    This week, Drs. Mike and John Fralick do a Rapid Fire session to discuss two recent papers exploring if an oral microbiome replacement therapy reduces risk of recurrent C. difficile infection and if treating mild chronic hypertension in pregnancy improves neonatal outcomes. Two papers, here we go!



    SER-109, an Oral Microbiome Therapy for Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection (0:00 – 8:06).


    Treatment for Mild Chronic Hypertension during Pregnancy (8:06 – 17:02).


    And for the Good Stuff:


    SNAP Trial - to identify the most effective treatments for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (17:02– 17:52).
    The Case of the Missing Data (17:52 – 18:16). 
    JRNOWL: An online tool to assist in journal article formatting and submission (18:16 – 19:15).

    Questions? Comments? Feedback? We’d love to hear from you! @roundstable

    • 19 min
    Episode 38 – IV Iron and SGLT2 Inhibitors in Heart Failure

    Episode 38 – IV Iron and SGLT2 Inhibitors in Heart Failure

    Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!
    We are back today with our Classic Rapid Fire Podcast!
    This week, Drs. Mike and John Fralick do a Rapid Fire session to discuss two recent papers exploring heart failure – specifically, if intravenous iron or the initiation of SGLT2 inhibitors in hospital for patients with heart failure improves clinical outcomes. Two papers, here we go!



    Ferric carboxymaltose for iron deficiency at discharge after acute heart failure: a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, controlled trial (0:00 – 7:18).


    The SLGT2 inhibitor empagliflozin in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure: a multinational randomized trial (7:18 – 16:31).


    And for the Good Stuff:


    Canadian men qualify for first World Cup since 1986 with shutout victory on home soil (16:31 - 17:18).
    SGLT2rx.com (A tool designed to help providers understand the benefits and risks of SGLT2 inhibitors for patients with and without diabetes; 17:18 - 18:12). 

    Questions? Comments? Feedback? We’d love to hear from you! @roundstable

    • 18 min
    Episode 37 – Bloody Clots

    Episode 37 – Bloody Clots

    Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!
    We are back today with our Classic Rapid Fire Podcast!
    This week, Drs. Mike and John Fralick do a Rapid Fire session to discuss two recent papers exploring clotting – specifically, which diagnostic strategies best assess risk for pulmonary embolism and what the risk of VTE is in patients not receiving anticoagulation for subsegmental pulmonary emboli. Two papers, here we go!



    Safety and Efficiency of Diagnostic Strategies for Ruling Out Pulmonary Embolism in Clinically Relevant Patient Subgroups (0:00 – 11:23).


    Risk for Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism in Patients With Subsegmental Pulmonary Embolism Managed Without Anticoagulation (11:23 – 19:08).


    And for the Good Stuff:


    Michael Bunting hat trick helps Leafs flip the switch and beat Red Wings and the Scarborough Health Network Foundation Fundraiser (19:08 – 20:35).
    Entrepreneurship 101 Course (20:35 – 21:48). 

    Questions? Comments? Feedback? We’d love to hear from you! @roundstable

    • 22 min
    Episode 36 – Making Hospitals Safer

    Episode 36 – Making Hospitals Safer

    Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!
    We are back today with our Classic Rapid Fire Podcast!
    This week, Drs. Mike and John Fralick do a Rapid Fire session to discuss two recent papers exploring hospital safety - specifically, which opioid is best to use after fractures requiring orthopedic surgery and how we can minimize sleep interruption in hospitalized patients. Two papers, here we go!



    Effectiveness of Oxycodone Hydrochloride (Strong Opioid) vs Combination Acetaminophen and Codeine (Mild Opioid) for Subacute Pain After Fractures Managed Surgically (0:00 – 8:32).


    Effectiveness of an Analytics-Based Intervention for Reducing Sleep Interruption in Hospitalized Patients (8:32 – 17:05).


    And for the Good Stuff:


    Heres How Filmmakers Make Cameras Disappear In Front Of Mirrors Using Movie Magic (17:05 – 17:36).
    How To Trick Your Brain Into Falling Asleep (17:36 – 19:06) 

    Questions? Comments? Feedback? We’d love to hear from you! @roundstable

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Grace Suth ,

Perfect way to stay up to date

This is my “go to” podcast on my way home from work. I love the journal reviews and explanations of the research language!!

Int Med Res ,

Excellent way to stay up to date

Great in depth reviews of recent literature. Makes an early morning commute much more productive.

LMelvMD ,

Awesome!!

Really love this podcast. The content is always relevant to current Internal Medicine practice and presented in an engaging way.

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