23 episodes

Blood, Sweat and Smears is a podcast focused on thrombosis and hemostasis and is hosted by Benign Hematologist, Dr. Brad Lewis. Dr. Lewis shares some of his knowledge built over decades of experience in hematology and laboratory testing.

Blood, Sweat and Smears - A Machaon Diagnostics Podcast Dr. Brad Lewis, Machaon Diagnostics

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Blood, Sweat and Smears is a podcast focused on thrombosis and hemostasis and is hosted by Benign Hematologist, Dr. Brad Lewis. Dr. Lewis shares some of his knowledge built over decades of experience in hematology and laboratory testing.

    Renal transplants and the roles of testing around it

    Renal transplants and the roles of testing around it

    In this podcast, our Medical Director, Brad Lewis, talks with Dr. Christina Klein, a transplant nephrologist and the head of the transplant program at Piedmont Transplant Institute in Atlanta, GA. 

    Dr. Lewis and Dr. Klein discuss renal transplants and the different roles of testing around renal transplants (i.e. gene sequencing and soluble MAC). 

    They also discuss the functions of genetic testing for aHUS and complement activation in patients who are coming in for transplant evaluation.

    Don't forget... Machaon offers aHUS testing with a turnaround time of 24 hours. 

    • 25 min
    Understanding next-generation sequencing (NGS)

    Understanding next-generation sequencing (NGS)

    In this podcast, our Medical Director, Brad Lewis, continues his conversation with Jamey Kain, Vice President of Genetic Innovation here at Machaon. 

    Brad and Jamey discuss what next-generation sequencing (NGS) is, why it's important and some of the issues we face with NGS.

    Don't forget, Machaon offers genetic testing STAT results in 48 hours!

    • 44 min
    How to choose panels for next-generation sequencing (NGS)

    How to choose panels for next-generation sequencing (NGS)

    In this podcast, our Medical Director, Brad Lewis, talks with Jamey Kain, Vice President of Genetic Innovation here at Machaon. Brad and Jamey discuss how we design our genetic panels, what goes in, what stays out and how we think about clinical utility and turnaround time considerations.

    Don't forget, Machaon offers genetic testing STAT results in 48 hours!

    • 45 min
    Psychological and Emotional Impact of VTE Diagnosis; Improving Patient Outcomes

    Psychological and Emotional Impact of VTE Diagnosis; Improving Patient Outcomes

    Join Dr. Kerstin de Wit and our Medical Director, Dr. Brad Lewis, discuss the importance of accessing and educating patients with newly diagnosed venous thrombotic disease. Many patient factors, including age, sex, activity and knowledge levels should be considered to optimize acceptance and disease management. Providers can help patients minimize distress with careful questioning and listening skills.

    • 42 min
    From CLS to CEO, the story of Machaon Diagnostics

    From CLS to CEO, the story of Machaon Diagnostics

    In this episode we hear an interview with Mike Ero, Machaon Diagnostics' Founder and CEO. A Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) who added an MBA, Mike started Machaon Diagnostics back in 2003 at the age of 29. Just how did all of that come about? Listen and find out. 

    We hope you find our origin story interesting. You'll get a good sense of why we were founded and the mission we are fulfilling today. 

    • 45 min
    Bleeding Disorders in Women: Considerations pre, during & postpartum

    Bleeding Disorders in Women: Considerations pre, during & postpartum

    Andra James, MD, MPH is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Duke University Center, and consulting professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology. She is also the founder of Duke University's Women's Hemostasis and Thrombosis Clinic. 
    Dr. James and Machaon Diagnostics' Medical Director, Dr. Brad Lewis, discuss the various approaches to monitoring bleeding disorders (VWD, Platelet Disorders and mild Hemophilia) during critical time frames before, during & after pregnancy in women.  Tracking factor levels and having a good plan in place for time of delivery is important. OB/GYNs and Hematologists can partner to provide the best care for patients at every step.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

EroFamily ,

Great listen for healthcare professionals!

This is a great ‘how to’ series that dives into many hard to diagnose thrombosis and hemostasis related diseases, including rare diseases.

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