Dr Matt Barton and Dr Mike Todorovic are University lecturers and researchers who love discussing the anatomy and physiology of various human systems and explore important clinical correlates.
Liver Function Tests (LFTs) - What are they?
Liver function tests (LFTs) are a group of blood tests that provide information on the function of a person's liver. This episode Dr Matt & Dr Mike explain what each liver function test represents. This includes bilirubin, albumin, AST, ALT, ALP, and GGT.
**This episode is not intended to diagnose. It is for education purposes only. Always consult your healthcare provider if you have issues with your health**
Bilirubin Metabolism and Jaundice
in this episode, Dr Mike and Dr Matt explore how our body deals with old or damaged red blood cells. They walk through the metabolism of bilirubin (a toxic breakdown product of red blood cells) and discuss what happens if this bilirubin isn't removed from the body or accumulates - resulting in a yellow discolouration of the skin, called Jaundice.
What it takes to be a surgeon | with Dr Rhea Liang
In this episode, Dr Matt and Dr Mike speak with the amazingly accomplished surgeon Dr Rhea Liang about her life and journey becoming a surgeon.
Urinalysis - What is in your wee?
In this episode, Dr Matt & Dr Mike explore what information can be gathered from your wee! They review colour, smell, taste(?!), specific gravity, pH, glucose, ketones, red blood cells, proteins, nitrites, white blood cells, and bilirubin/urobilinogen.
In this episode, Dr Matt and Dr Mike talk about the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system. Covering its immune role, vessels and glands, and role in fluid homeostasis.
In this episode, Dr Matt and Dr Mike explore the factors that influence cardiac output (CO). This includes Heart Rate (HR) and Stroke Volume (SV). They explain the anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology that can alter these factors and talk about the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, preload, after load, and contractility.
Great revision of pathophysiology. Listen to these guys when travelling. It would be great to have more on cardiac function. Perhaps pathophysiology of different types of Heart failure and neurohormonal response’s and heart failure medication.
Keep it up and thanks.
Great for study!
Love the way the play off each other - especially when one plays dumb and the other ‘teaches’ them.
Great that they make it conversational and not like a lecture