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Welcome to Clinical Conversations! This new podcast series is brought to you by the Trainees & Member’s Committee of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh. We aim to discuss a multitude of clinical topics ranging from interesting clinical cases and diagnostic conundrums to updates on clinical guidelines. These clinical podcasts will be relevant for doctors at any stage of training and we will also provide discussion on other related topics such as training, MRCP examinations and quality improvement.
We hope you enjoy them and share them with colleagues. Feedback and suggested future topics are very welcome, please contact us via email at: cme@rcpe.ac.uk
Dr Anda Bularga (Podcast lead) & Dr Ailsa Oswald (Vice Chair for Education),Trainee & Member’s Committee.

Clinical Conversations Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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Welcome to Clinical Conversations! This new podcast series is brought to you by the Trainees & Member’s Committee of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh. We aim to discuss a multitude of clinical topics ranging from interesting clinical cases and diagnostic conundrums to updates on clinical guidelines. These clinical podcasts will be relevant for doctors at any stage of training and we will also provide discussion on other related topics such as training, MRCP examinations and quality improvement.
We hope you enjoy them and share them with colleagues. Feedback and suggested future topics are very welcome, please contact us via email at: cme@rcpe.ac.uk
Dr Anda Bularga (Podcast lead) & Dr Ailsa Oswald (Vice Chair for Education),Trainee & Member’s Committee.

    Cardiometabolic Disease (15 Jul 2024)

    Cardiometabolic Disease (15 Jul 2024)

    In this episode, Professor Eylem Levelt and Dr Marilena Giannoudi discuss the early stages of cardiometabolic disease, its asymptomatic challenges, and key risk factors. They cover how junior doctors can protect at-risk patients and the prevalence of diabetes and weight issues among those diagnosed. Reflecting on trends over the past decades, they share insights into improving patient outcomes. Looking ahead, they discuss reducing heart failure and managing conditions like obesity-related heart disease. Prof Levelt offers practical advice for junior doctors on identifying and managing at-risk patients.


    Prof Eylem Levelt is an academic cardiologist with a specialist interest in cardiovascular imaging and diabetic heart disease.

    Dr Marilena Giannoudi is a cardiology registrar based in Leeds. She is Co-Chair of the Trainees and Members’ Committee, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is currently undertaking a PhD.


    --Links--

    For clinicians:

    European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Clinical Practice Guidelines: https://www.escardio.org/Guidelines/Clinical-Practice-Guidelines/CVD-and-Diabetes-Guidelines

    American College of Cardiology (ACC) Guidelines: https://www.acc.org/Guidelines

    For patients:

    British Heart Foundation (BHF): https://www.bhf.org.uk

    --Related listening--

    Inherited Cardiac Conditions, Clinical Conversations https://podcasts.rcpe.ac.uk/show/clinical-conversations/inherited-cardiac-conditions-3-june-2024/

    Women in Cardiology [Re-release], Career Conversations https://podcasts.rcpe.ac.uk/show/career-conversations/women-in-cardiology-re-release-8-march-2024/

    Medical Specialties - Clinical Genetics, Career Conversations https://podcasts.rcpe.ac.uk/show/career-conversations/medical-specialties-clinical-genetics-07-jun-2023/

    Demystifying PACES - Cardiovascular [Station 3], Career Conversations https://podcasts.rcpe.ac.uk/show/career-conversations/demystifying-paces-cardiovascular-station-3-29-jan-2024/

    Movement Medicine, Career Conversations https://podcasts.rcpe.ac.uk/show/clinical-conversations/movement-medicine-03-apr-2023/

    Follow Professor Levelt on X @EylemLevelt

    Recording date: 25 June 2024

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    • 18 min
    Asthma (01 Jul 2024)

    Asthma (01 Jul 2024)

    This week Dr Ben Warner interviews Professor Tom Fardon on the topic of asthma. Through a case study, Prof Fardon discusses how to assess and treat a severe exacerbation of asthma and what needs to be considered when discharging patients. Tom and Ben also discuss diagnosing asthma and the treatments available to patients.

    Professor Fardon is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at NHS Tayside and Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee. They are also Clinical Lead for the Scottish Government's Respiratory Specialty Delivery Group.

    Dr Ben Warner is a Respiratory Medicine Specialty Registrar with clinical and academic experience of global public health. He is currently undertaking a PhD in multimorbidity in Malawi as part of the Wellcome-funded Multimorbidity PhD Programme for Health Professionals with the University of Glasgow.

    --Useful Links--
    Current NICE guideline on Asthma: Diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management - https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng80
    Current BTS/SIGN British Guideline on the Management of Asthma - https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/quality-improvement/guidelines/asthma/
    Upcoming SIGN updates - https://www.sign.ac.uk/our-guidelines/british-guideline-on-the-management-of-asthma/
    BTS Clinical Statement on the medical management of inpatients with tobacco dependency - https://thorax.bmj.com/content/79/Suppl_1/3
    Treatable traits approach in asthma - https://treatabletraits.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/MJA-TT-Case-Final.pdf
    Environmental impact of inhalers toolkit produced by ‘Greener Practice' - https://www.greenerpractice.co.uk/high-quality-and-low-carbon-asthma-care/
    Greener Practice guide on reducing the carbon footprint of inhalers - https://s40639.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/Reducing-Carbon-Footprint-of-Inhaler-Prescribing-v3.3.2.pdf
    National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD) - https://www.hqip.org.uk/resource/asthma-deaths-nrad-report-2014/
    British Thoracic Society asthma attack care bundle - https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/quality-improvement/clinical-resources/asthma/bts-asthma-care-bundles/
    Asthma exacerbations and sputum eosinophil counts: a randomised controlled trial - https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(02)11679-5
    Clinical remission in severe asthma with biologic therapy: an analysis from the UK Severe Asthma Registry - https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/62/6/2300819
    Low Dose Inhaled Budesonide and Formoterol in Mild Persistent Asthma - https://doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm.164.8.2104102

    Recording date: 22 May 2024

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    • 45 min
    RCPE podcasts including 'Demystifying PACES' series (17 June 2024)

    RCPE podcasts including 'Demystifying PACES' series (17 June 2024)

    In this brief episode, Dr Marilena Giannoudi, Co-Chair of the Trainees and Members’ Committee, gives an overview of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh's podcasts relevant to doctors-in-training. These include: this podcast, 'Clinical Conversations'; 'Career Conversations' including the new 'Demystifying PACES' series; and the Recently Appointed Consultants' Committee's podcast, 'Consultant Conversations', relevant to senior trainees.

    All RCPE podcasts can be found at https://podcasts.rcpe.ac.uk/

    The 'Demystifying PACES' podcast series can be found at https://podcasts.rcpe.ac.uk/show/career-conversations/category/paces/

    Recording date: 23 January 2024

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    • 3 min
    Inherited Cardiac Conditions (3 June 2024)

    Inherited Cardiac Conditions (3 June 2024)

    What happens at the Inherited Cardiac Conditions clinic?

    In this episode, Dr Marilena Giannoudi and Dr Anshu Sengupta discuss Inherited Cardiac Conditions (ICCs) and the ICC clinic, including who makes up this multi-disciplinary team. They discuss the approach to patients with ICCs covering investigations and management including guideline-led treatment, monitoring, risk assessment and exercise advice.

    Dr Anshu Sengupta is a Consultant Cardiologist in the Yorkshire Heart Centre, specialising in investigating and managing patients and families with ICCs. He has a specialist interest and training in heart failure and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

    Dr Marilena Giannoudi is a cardiology registrar based in Leeds. She is Co-Chair of the Trainees and Members’ Committee, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is currently undertaking a PhD.

    -- Useful links --

    For clinicians:
    - European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Cardiomyopathy Guidelines: https://www.escardio.org/Guidelines/Clinical-Practice-Guidelines/Cardiomyopathy-Guidelines
    - American College of Cardiology (ACC) Guidelines: https://www.acc.org/Guidelines

    For patients:
    - British Heart Foundation (BHF): https://www.bhf.org.uk
    - Cardiomyopathy UK: https://www.cardiomyopathy.org/
    - Arrhythmia Alliance: https://heartrhythmalliance.org/aa/uk/

    -- Related listening --

    Women in Cardiology [Re-release], Career Conversations
    https://podcasts.rcpe.ac.uk/show/career-conversations/women-in-cardiology-re-release-8-march-2024/

    Medical Specialties - Clinical Genetics, Career Conversations
    https://podcasts.rcpe.ac.uk/show/career-conversations/medical-specialties-clinical-genetics-07-jun-2023/

    Demystifying PACES - Cardiovascular [Station 3], Career Conversations
    https://podcasts.rcpe.ac.uk/show/career-conversations/demystifying-paces-cardiovascular-station-3-29-jan-2024/

    Movement Medicine, Career Conversations
    https://podcasts.rcpe.ac.uk/show/clinical-conversations/movement-medicine-03-apr-2023/

    Recording date: 22 May 2024

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    • 38 min
    Hyperacute Stroke (20 May 2024)

    Hyperacute Stroke (20 May 2024)

    In this episode, Dr Kat Ralston chats to Dr Matt Lambert about hyperacute stroke. They discuss a targeted approach to first assessment, including how to utilise your team effectively in a time-pressured environment. They explore the evidence behind different treatment options and share practical tips on thrombolysis and thrombectomy.

    Dr Lambert is a consultant in Stroke and Medicine for the Elderly in NHS Tayside and was clinical lead for stroke in Tayside from 2016 until 2023. During this time they led a significant reorganisation of stroke services which led to significant improvements in the delivery of stroke care as measured by the Scottish Stroke Care Audit and laid the foundations for introducing a mechanical thrombectomy service for acute stroke in Tayside. They have an interest in quality improvement and completed the Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship. Since late 2023 Dr Lambert has been the Stroke Specialty Advisor to the CMO and National Clinical lead for Stroke in Scotland.

    Dr Kat Ralston is a Geriatric Medicine Registrar and member of the RCPE Trainees and Members’ Committee, currently working in Edinburgh.

    -- Useful Links --
    NIHSS training - https://www.ninds.nih.gov/health-information/public-education/know-stroke/health-professionals
    National Clinical Guideline for Stroke for the UK and Ireland - https://www.strokeguideline.org/
    Endovascular thrombectomy after large-vessel ischaemic stroke: a meta-analysis of individual patient data from five randomised trials - https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(16)00163-x

    Recording Date: 11 March 2024

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    • 48 min
    Multimorbidity (06 May 2024)

    Multimorbidity (06 May 2024)

    In this episode Dr Ben Warner discusses multimorbidity, also known as multiple long-term conditions, with Professor Frances Mair. They discuss what multimorbidity is, how the concept differs from frailty and how the burden of treatment and health inequalities impact patients with multiple long-term conditions.

    Professor Frances Mair is the Norie Miller Professor of General Practice, Head of General Practice and Primary Care, and Director of a Wellcome funded Multimorbidity PhD Programme for Health Professionals at the University of Glasgow.
    She co-leads the NHS Research Scotland Primary Care Network, promoting research activity in primary care and is a member of the MRC Clinical Academic Research Partnerships Panel. Professor Mair is also an International Advisor to the Norwegian Primary Care Research Network and the Australian Translating Research Outcomes into the Primary Health Interface (TROPHI) Scientific Advisory Group as well as acting as a Visiting Professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

    Dr Ben Warner is a Respiratory Medicine Specialty Registrar with clinical and academic experience of global public health, having completed the LSHTM’s East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine and then worked for 18 months in rural South Africa. He is currently undertaking a PhD in multimorbidity in Malawi as part of the Wellcome-funded Multimorbidity PhD Programme for Health Professionals with the University of Glasgow.

    Recording date: 20 February 2024

    -- Useful Links --
    https://www.bmj.com/content/339/bmj.b2803
    https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng56
    https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60240-2
    https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/mvls/graduateschool/multimorbidity/
    https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/healthwellbeing/staff/francesmair/

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    • 50 min

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