47 episodes

General Medicine Education Podcast to keep up to date with the latest and most important medical literature.

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    • 5.0 • 55 Ratings

General Medicine Education Podcast to keep up to date with the latest and most important medical literature.

    #45 ClimateZone4// Dr Robin Stott: Adventures of an Activist, COP26 and Climate Justice

    #45 ClimateZone4// Dr Robin Stott: Adventures of an Activist, COP26 and Climate Justice

    Trying to keep up with Climate Change facts,  but really, you want to know what you can do as a healthcare professional more than suggesting your patients should watch Cowspiracy on Netflix?

    This is an interview with Climate legend Robin Stott. We cover:
    Amazing climate activist stories including his arrest with extinction rebellion - documented in this Lancet article: Doctors and civil disobedience.The successes and failures of COP26Climate Justice - what it is and how to solve itWhat you can do as a healthcare professionalLinks:
    The UK Health Alliance's Editorial, published simultaneously in > 200 journals including the Lancet
    More on Contractions and Convergence for CO2 emissions
    Wealth of resources on UK Health Alliance website including education, advice, how to talk to patients about climate etc

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    • 1 hr
    #44 Journal Round Up// Liver transplants + Tramadol Harms + IV Iron + ARB/ACEI + COVID & VitD...

    #44 Journal Round Up// Liver transplants + Tramadol Harms + IV Iron + ARB/ACEI + COVID & VitD...

    Trying to keep up with the medical literature, but it's another COVID Christmas and you can’t wait to unwrap your stocking filled with lateral flows, rota gaps, and cancelled leave…you're ears are in the right place.

    Barney & Jon are back to cover the latest medical literature.

    We cover:
    How long is too long for a liver transplant?
    The harms of tramadol?
    HFPeF gets a breakthrough.
    ARB vs ACEi: a battle you didn't know you cared about.
    Personalised your steroids in COPD.
    Why Iron & infections don't mix?
    Studied so much they should call it COVIDamin D
    Obesity trends that break the scales.

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    • 41 min
    #43 Part 2. BTS Winter Meeting 11/2021. Infection, Poverty, Pleural, Pollution and Ageing.

    #43 Part 2. BTS Winter Meeting 11/2021. Infection, Poverty, Pleural, Pollution and Ageing.

    Trying to get to medical conferences but no one knows the study leave code, no one will cover your shift, you don’t like online learning, and anyway, you actually thought BTS was an Asian boyband?
    Your ears are in the right place.
    With fantastic Professors, Consultants and Trainees, we unofficially cover the best bits from BTS Winter Meeting 2021.

    In Part 1, hosted by Dr Barnaby Hirons  and Dr Katia Florman, we cover:

    Social determinants of health by Dr Smith
    Pollution and nutrition: destroying lungs by Dr Hirons
    Infection highlights by Dr Florman
    Pleural essentials with Dr Murray
    TB and NTM - the latest with Dr Burman
    Stopping ageing with Dr Hirons


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    • 44 min
    #43 Part 1. BTS Winter Meeting 11/2021. Airway disease.

    #43 Part 1. BTS Winter Meeting 11/2021. Airway disease.

    Trying to get to medical conferences but no one knows the study leave code, no one will cover your shift, you don’t like online learning, and anyway, you actually thought BTS was an Asian boyband?
    Your ears are in the right place.
    With fantastic Professors, Consultants and Trainees, we unofficially cover the best bits from BTS Winter Meeting 2021.

    In Part 1, hosted by Dr Barnaby Hirons  and Dr Katia Florman, we cover:

    Crucial Cough updates with Prof McGarvey
    Zero Tolerance for COPD exacerbations with Prof Hurst
    High Flow Tx in COPD with Dr D'Cruz
    Scaling heights in COPD with Dr Taylor
    Eos and Feno severity in asthma with Prof Couillard
    Inhaler recycling with Dr Robinson

    BTS programme & abstracts link here

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    • 53 min
    #42 ClimateZone3// Plant-Based Diet: the Health & Climate Benefits with Dr. Kassam

    #42 ClimateZone3// Plant-Based Diet: the Health & Climate Benefits with Dr. Kassam

    Wondering how a plant-based diet might benefit your patients and the climate? We sit down with plant-based diet expert Dr Shireen Kassam to discuss the climate impact of diet, the evidence for a plant-based diet in reversing chronic diseases, and how we can discuss it with our patients.

    Links mentioned:
    https://plantbasedhealthprofessionals.com/
    https://www.pcrm.org/
    https://ourworldindata.org/food-choice-vs-eating-local?country=
    https://www.nationalfoodstrategy.org/
     Important citations:
    Bodai, B.I. et al. (2017) ‘Lifestyle Medicine: A Brief Review of Its Dramatic Impact on Health and Survival’, The Permanente Journal. doi: 10.7812/TPP/17-025. 
    Budhathoki S, Sawada N, Iwasaki M, et al. (2019) 'Association of Animal and Plant Protein Intake With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality', JAMA Intern Med. Published online August 26. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2806
    Coronary artery disease: The role of plant-based diets in coronary artery disease
    Diabetes:  Satija, A. et al. (2016) ‘Plant-Based Dietary Patterns and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in US Men and Women: Results from Three Prospective Cohort Studies’, PLoS Medicine. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002039


    Climate impacts:
    Scheelbeek P, Green R, Papier K, et al. (2020) 'Health impacts and environmental footprints of diets that meet the Eatwell Guide recommendations: analyses of multiple UK studies'. BMJ Open;10:e037554. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2020-037554
     Willett, W. et al. (2019) ‘Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems’, Lancet, 6736, pp. 3–49. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31788-4.
    Changing food systems

    • 57 min
    #41 Journal Round Up// O2 in COVID, Statins in Elderly, ETOH for diabetes, AF screening, Smog Jogs, Metabolism, Fleeces... and MORE!

    #41 Journal Round Up// O2 in COVID, Statins in Elderly, ETOH for diabetes, AF screening, Smog Jogs, Metabolism, Fleeces... and MORE!

    Trying to keep up with the medical literature but...
    You’ve just watched Squid Games, you’re feeling a bit stressed, and you thought some light-hearted medical education was just the ticket?
    Your ears are in the right place.

    Tonight your ears are joined by Barney, Cami and Alvin as we wade through an amazing collection of medical literature to bring you the best, most interesting and practice-changing information out there...

    In order:
    Respiratory RS - what O2 to use in COVID?
    AF - to screen or not?
    Metabolism over life - is this why we get fat later in life?
    Statins in elderly - to stop or not?
    Exercise in polluted areas - do the risks outweigh benefits?
    Cycling for diabetes - GET ON YOUR BIKES!
    Alcohol preventing diabetes - no, really?
    Sleep duration and delirium risk
    Can watching TV cause DVTs?
    Physician attire - what not to wear

    ENJOY. And if you do enjoy, why not rate us on apple? And follow us on Twitter (please). And send wedding congratulations to Jon and Katia. I think that's it. 

    • 43 min

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55 Ratings

55 Ratings

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As a layman, the insight this podcast gives me into the world medicine is invaluable

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I have listened to all of these podcasts and would really recommend them as a lively clear way of keeping ahead in your clinical knowledge and practice Well Presented and certainly worth the hour spent listening to them

I have also listened to these podcasts and find them amusing lively and very informative
There have been some really excellent high quality speakers who have throw light on their specialist topics and look forward to more of them

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