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The official podcast of Chubbyemu. Heme Review is a podcast about case reports in medicine. Each episode will tell a patient’s story, while teaching about the pathogenesis of disease, the treatment modalities and the dilemmas that arise during their care.

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The official podcast of Chubbyemu. Heme Review is a podcast about case reports in medicine. Each episode will tell a patient’s story, while teaching about the pathogenesis of disease, the treatment modalities and the dilemmas that arise during their care.

    The Boy Who Rubbed A Whole Tube Of BenGay In-between His Legs

    The Boy Who Rubbed A Whole Tube Of BenGay In-between His Legs

    In 2015, a boy rubbed an entire tube of minty pain relief cream in-between his legs, and it caused his organs to shut down. Majority of modern men I believe are familiar with this action-- you may have accidentally applied it to the area yourself, or to the eyes, where it will hurt for a time that feels like an eternity.

    Chubbyemu video: https://youtu.be/Le-IKCLGT9A

    Boy Drinking his mom's essential oils: https://youtu.be/TZr0nt2hxbs


    Salicylate Toxicity from Exposure to a Methylsalicylate-Containing Rubefacient. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4786239/

    Regional variation in percutaneous penetration of 14C cortisol in man. https://www.jidonline.org/article/S0022-202X(15)47268-9/pdf

    Anatomy and physiology of chronic s pain https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5503924/

    Ketone bodies: a review of physiology, pathophysiology and application of monitoring to diabetes. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10634967/

    ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines 2018: DKA and the hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29900641/

    Guidance Document: Management Priorities in Salicylate Toxicity.  https://www.acmt.net/_Library/Position_Drafts/Management_Priorities_in_Salicylate_Toxicity_APPROVED_03_13_13.pdf

    Tox and Hound – Unconscious Uncoupling – Managing pH in Salicylate Overdoses. https://toxandhound.com/toxhound/phinasa/

    Salicylates. Goldfrank, Lewis R, and Neal Flomenbaum. Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006.

    Unconscious Uncoupling – Managing pH in Salicylate. Tox and Hound. https://toxandhound.com/toxhound/phinasa/

    Counterproductive effects of sodium bicarbonate in DKA. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8550770/

    Peptic ulcer disease and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5478398

    Role of the mitochondrial permeability transition in salicylate toxicity to cultured rat hepatocytes: implications for the pathogenesis of Reye’s syndrome. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 1997;147:431–41. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9439738/

    Aspirin, acetaminophen and proton transport through phospholipid bilayers and mitochondrial membranes. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1334228/

    • 21 min
    A Woman Ate 23 Bananas After Fasting 7 Days And Had Refeeding Syndrome

    A Woman Ate 23 Bananas After Fasting 7 Days And Had Refeeding Syndrome

    Fasting can be an effective tool for weight loss. However if used inappropriately, can result in some not good situations. The patient's situation in this case isn't quite like the intermittent fasting schedules that are popular today.

    Chubbyemu video: https://youtu.be/nQC_GDTNkQQ

    Heme Review commentary: https://youtu.be/tWlvWYGztYk

    Music by Lifeformed

    Tweet me: https://twitter.com/hemereview

    IG me: https://instagram.com/hemereview


    Mechanism of hypokalemia in magnesium deficiency. Huang CL, Kuo E. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007;18:2649–2652. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17804670/

    Hypophosphatemia and Rhabdomyolysis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC371889/

    A Case of Hemodynamically Unstable Sick Sinus Syndrome Secondary to Refeeding Syndrome https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8148626

    Review of the Refeeding Syndrome. January 2006 Nutrition in Clinical Practice 20(6):625-33. 

    EMCrit Refeeding Syndrome https://emcrit.org/ibcc/refeeding/

    Refeeding syndrome: what it is, and how to prevent and treat it. BMJ. 2008 Jun 28; 336(7659): 1495–1498. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2440847/

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    The Student Who Ate 5-Day Old Pasta And His Liver Shut Down

    The Student Who Ate 5-Day Old Pasta And His Liver Shut Down

    Video version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/bq1kwlGhPyE

    Original Chubbyemu video: https://youtu.be/5ujTYLV2Qo4

    Tweet me: https://twitter.com/hemereview

    IG me: https://instagram.com/hemereview

    Music by Lifeformed


    Fulminant Liver Failure in Association with the Emetic Toxin of Bacillus cereus. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199704173361604

    Sudden Death of a Young Adult Associated with Bacillus cereus Food Poisoning. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3232990/

    Acute Liver Failure after Ingestion of Fried Rice Balls: A Case Series of Bacillus cereus Food Poisonings. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins14010012

    Fatal Family Outbreak of Bacillus cereus-Associated Food Poisoning. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1233987/

    Bacillus cereus and its food poisoning toxins. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9435100/

    Liver Zonation – Revisiting Old Questions With New Technologies. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2021.732929/full

    Bacillus cereus food poisoning. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM197801192980306

    Tox and Hound: D and Toxin-Induced Hepatic Microvesicular Steatosis https://toxandhound.com/toxhound/ff-microvesicular-steatosis/


    Whatever happened to Reye’s syndrome? Did it ever really exist? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10470768/

    Regulation of the structure and activity of pyruvate carboxylase by acetyl CoA. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22120519/

    Prevalence of Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Among Adults in the United States, 2001-2016. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31063562/

    Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies 11th ed.

    • 34 min
    Interview With A Rare Renal Medullary Carcinoma Survivor

    Interview With A Rare Renal Medullary Carcinoma Survivor

    Chubbyemu video: https://youtu.be/3E75UvmY9GA

    Heme Review video on Renal Medullary Carcinoma: https://youtu.be/j7WGP6sJBLk

    Herman Connor

    Contact Cora Connor (Herman's sister): https://www.twitter.com/RMCAwareness

    Cora Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RMCSupport

    IG me: https://www.instagram.com/hemereview

    Tweet me: https://www.twitter.com/hemereview

    • 23 min
    Renal Medullary Carcinoma: A Kidney Cancer Associated with Sickle Cell Trait and Disease

    Renal Medullary Carcinoma: A Kidney Cancer Associated with Sickle Cell Trait and Disease

    Video version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/j7WGP6sJBLk

    Chubbyemu video A Man Felt Pain In His Back. This Is What Happened To His Kidney. https://youtu.be/3E75UvmY9GA


    Renal medullary carcinoma. The seventh sickle cell nephropathy. Am J Surg Pathol. 1995 Jan;19(1):1-11. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7528470/

    A Model Linking Sickle Cell Hemoglobinopathies and SMARCB1 Loss in Renal Medullary Carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 May 1;24(9):2044-2049. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29440190/

    Updated Recommendations on the Diagnosis, Management, and Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria for Patients With Renal Medullary Carcinoma. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2019 Feb;17(1):1-6. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30287223/

    Five decades of urologic pathology: the accelerating expansion of knowledge in renal cell neoplasia. Hum Pathol. 2020 Jan;95:24-45. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31655169/

    GG Malouf, NM Tannir, P Rao, P Msaouel. Renal Medullary Carcinoma in Rare Kidney Tumors.

    Comprehensive Molecular Characterization Identifies Distinct Genomic and Immune Hallmarks of Renal Medullary Carcinoma. Cancer Cell. 2020 May 11;37(5):720-734.e13. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32359397/

    The DNA sequence of human chromosome 22. Nature. 1999 Dec 2;402(6761):489-95. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10591208/

    High-intensity exercise is a risk factor for renal medullary carcinoma in individuals with sickle cell trait. Preprint.

    Atypical carcinoma of kidney originating from collecting duct epithelium. Urology. 1982 Jan;19(1):89-92. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7058597/

    Genes affecting the regulation of SUC2 gene expression by glucose repression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics. 1984 Dec;108(4):845-58. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6392017/

    Purification and biochemical heterogeneity of the mammalian SWI-SNF complex. EMBO J. 1996 Oct 1; 15(19): 5370–5382. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC452280/

    • 19 min
    On Breast Malignancy and Military Burn Pit Exposure

    On Breast Malignancy and Military Burn Pit Exposure

    Video version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/B8LLf7DkR5U

    Chubbyemu video of KT: https://youtu.be/LKNfFm0QDXQ

    Dr Bora Lim can be reached at https://www.twitter.com/naborala

    Burn pits are a waste management tool for armed forces overseas. However, the nature of waste today is different than half a century ago. The smoke, fumes, and particulate matter that have been observed emanating from these pits contain a heterogeneous variety of materials. Exact exposure levels are not known in veterans, however many of these materials are known to be linked to long term health effects and some have been classified and recognized as carcinogens via retrospective analysis in humans and laboratory experiments. The particulate matter produced from these burn pits can also deposit into the earth and during weather events such as dust storms, can circulate the particles to local inhabitants, potentially causing health effects for them, years later.  Recognizing these long term health effects will enable people to not make these mistakes again, and to help those who have been exposed.


    VA Burn Pit Registry: https://veteran.mobilehealth.va.gov/AHBurnPitRegistry

    Source Apportionment of Airborne Dioxins, Furans and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons at A U.S. Forward Operating Air Base During Iraq https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4978146/

    Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan https://www.nap.edu/catalog/13209/long-term-health-consequences-of-exposure-to-burn-pits-in-iraq-and-afghanistan

    Polychlorinated Dibenzo-para-Dioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans. IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans Volume 69. https://publications.iarc.fr/Book-And-Report-Series/Iarc-Monographs-On-The-Identification-Of-Carcinogenic-Hazards-To-Humans/Polychlorinated-Dibenzo--Em-Para-Em--Dioxins-And-Polychlorinated-Dibenzofurans-1997

    Dioxin Revisited: Developments Since the 1997 IARC Classification of Dioxin as a Human Carcinogen https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1247514

    Serum dioxin concentrations and breast ca risk in the Seveso Women's Health Study. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1240906/

    Detection of hyperdiploidy and chromosome breakage in interphase human lymphocytes following exposure to the benzene metabolite hydroquinone using multicolor fluorescence in situ hybridization with DNA probes. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7517507/

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
230 Ratings

230 Ratings

Avaela ,

Hemia meaning heme presence in blood

My only complaint is that he doesn’t release 20-30 episodes per day so I can listen to it all day. Keep up the good work!

MHM935 ,

No ads, all educational and entertaining.

This is the equivalent to the YouTube counterpart without the midrolls ads. 5/5

DN 34 ,


I've learned so much from the youtube videos although its made me a little paranoid about certain things lol. Great content! If only science class was this interesting.

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