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27th April 2021

#33 JournalChat: Cirrhosis + Albumin + ATTIRE trial 

with Dr. Louise China


Dr. Louise China is a senior clinical fellow at the Royal Free Hospital, London and has spent many years investigating the role of albumin in patients with liver cirrhosis.

We chat to Louise about:
    πŸ‘‰ An overview of decompensated cirrhosis
    πŸ‘‰ When to use Albumin in patients with cirrhosis
    πŸ‘‰ The design of the ATTIRE trial
    πŸ‘‰ What can we learn from the ATTIRE trial
    πŸ‘‰ Top tips for managing patients with cirrhosis
    πŸ‘‰ Advice if you want to get invovled with research

A big thank you to Lousie for taking some time out of her busy job as a hepatologist (and her time dreaming of being back scuba diving


Featuring: Dr. Katia Florman & Dr. Jonathan Hudson

20th April 2021

#32 Journal Round Up

March 2021




Trying to keep up with the medical literature but the 🍺 are open, 🌞 is out and you’re not sure how long it will last?
You’re ears are in the right place.



We cover:



✏️ Show Notes & Bibliography

Featuring; Dr. Camille Hirons, Dr. Alvin Shrestha, Dr. Barnaby Hirons, & Dr. Jonathan Hudson
7th February 2021

#31 Air Pollution & Health 

with Prof. Frank Kelly



Have you been wondering how that busy congested main road you commute along every day is bad for your health and the health of your patients?

We chat with Professor Frank Kelly world expert on the impact of air pollution on health. 

We discuss:
  • What are the different kinds of pollutants in the air?
  • How we established a causal link between air pollution and health outcomes?
  • What are the key organ systems affected by air pollutants?
  • What is the current status in London, the UK, and the world regarding our ability to mitigate the effects of air pollution?

 βœοΈ. Important links:
London air: a world-class air monitoring network
Breathe London: the app to people navigate air pollution
The famous six city study
The Oxford Street study






15th March 2021

#30 Journal Round Up February 2021

Semaglutide + O2 sats + ANCA Vasculitis + More

The JournalSpotters meet on International Womens Day to round up the latest medical literature.


We cover:


And chat about women that have inspried us: Dr. Marlies Ostermann, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, Anna Jones, and mothers everywhere


✏️ Show Notes & Bibliography

Featuring; Dr. Camille Hirons, Dr. Katia Florman, Dr. Barnaby Hirons, & Dr. Jonathan Hudson
22nd February, 2021

#29 JournalSpotting go to BTS

An update from the British Thoracic Society Winter 2021 Meeting

We virtually attended the amazing Winter Meeting by the British Thoracic Society and have assembled a star studded cast to bring you the highlights!



Part 1 

Discrimination in COVID times
The cost of COVID to our healthcare services,
D-dimers in COVID,
Post TB lung disease,
Why the circadian rhythm really is important clinically
Top pleural facts.

Featuring:
  • Dr. Jamilah Meghji- clinical academic respiratory medicine
  • Dr. Marina Soltan- NIHR  Respiratory Registrar
  • Dr. Sam Bartlett-Pestell- Respiratory Registrar
  • Dr. Stefano Palazzo- Respiratory Registrar
  • Dr. Amy Downes- Respiratory Registrar




Part 2 

Air pollution and the havoc it is causing in the UK, in Africa and in the World. We discuss the cost of the NHS amongst all this, particularly focusing on inhalers. We talk about what we can all do about it and why there is reason to be hopeful!

Featuring:
  • Dr. Laura-Jane Smith, Respiratory Consultant.
  • Claire McBrien, Respiratory Registrar
  • Vicky Tayler, Respiratory Registrar
  • Emma Lombard, Respiratory trainee