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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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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 44 – Tranexamic Acid in Non-Cardiac Surgery and Post-ICU Syndrome

    Episode 44 – Tranexamic Acid in Non-Cardiac Surgery and Post-ICU Syndrome

    Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!
    We are back today with our Classic Rapid Fire Podcast!
    This week, podcast guests Dr. Emily Hughes and Dr. Justin Boyle discuss two recent papers – one, exploring the use of tranexamic acid in preventing perioperative bleeding in non-cardiac surgery, and the second investigating the relationship between socioeconomic status and the development of post-ICU syndrome. Two papers, here we go!



    Association Between Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Decline in Function, Cognition, and Mental Health After Critical Illness Among Older Adults (0:00 – 11:55).


    Tranexamic Acid in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery (11:55 – 20:15).


    And for the Good Stuff:


    Scientists discover wild baby parrots babble like human babies (20:15 – 21:47).

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

    • 21 min
    Episode 43 – Clinical Education and Healthcare Delivery in the CTU with Dr. Brandon Tang

    Episode 43 – Clinical Education and Healthcare Delivery in the CTU with Dr. Brandon Tang

    Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!

    We are back this week with a special podcast episode! Dr. John Fralick sits down with Dr. Brandon Tang, a fourth year subspecialty resident in General Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, to chat about a project he recently published in the CMAJ entitled, “A systematic review of evidence-based practices for clinical education and health care delivery in the clinical teaching unit”!

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

    • 17 min
    Episode 42 – Chest Pain and Diabetes

    Episode 42 – Chest Pain and Diabetes

    Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!
    We are back today with our Classic Rapid Fire Podcast!
    This week, Drs. Mike and John Fralick discuss two recent papers – one, exploring the use of CT in the management of stable angina, and the second investigating the efficacy of tirzepatide in attaining glycemic control in T2DM. Two papers, here we go!



    CT or Invasive Coronary Angiography in Stable Chest Pain (0:00 – 8:58).


    Effect of Subcutaneous Tirzepatide vs Placebo Added to Titrated Insulin Glargine on Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes (8:58 – 18:00).


    And for the Good Stuff:


    Young Yankees fan meets Aaron Judge after being given home-run ball by Blue Jays fan (18:00 – 19:03).
    Angel Hernandez, a breakdown (19:03 – 20:32). 

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

    • 20 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

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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!!

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Excellent way to stay up to date

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

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

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