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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.

  • 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!

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

18th February 2021

#28 Journal Round Up Winter Mash Up ‘21 


We’re back with another round up of December 2020 and January 2021 to make sure you haven’t missed the most important general medicine publications. 

We cover:
Alteplase and improved stroke outcomes
Tranexamic acid and SAH
Ablation trial AF
AAA and fluoroquinolones

& Much more

✏️Show Notes & bibliography

7th February 2021

#27 JournalChat COVID Trials & Immunomodulation

with Dr James Galloway

He helps guide us through the mysteries of immunomodulation in COVID in understandable terms. What do the trials show us? Why? And, what is on the COVID horizon?

We cover:
The Recovery Trial and why we use steroids for COVID REMAP CAP and the conflicting data around tocilizumabTACTIC trial

2nd February 2021

#26 COVIDZONE: COVID-19 Literature updates

Have you been trying to keep up with the COVID literature, but too shattered after work these days to read anything except the local take out menu?

TOCILIZUMAB: Why it's been approved and when you might be using it.
ICU DELIRIUM: Why you should put the benzos away and get the iPad out.
ASYMPTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:What percentage of your family actually had COVID at Christmas?
VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISMWondering why everyone is messing around with the prophylaxis dose?
OXYGEN: is it safe in the early 90's?
PRONING: what's the point and do patients actually do it?
ACE INHIBITORS: can we finally declare them safe in COVID?

Presented & written by: Barney & Jon Edited by: Jon
Infographics: Abi & Isobel

24th January, 2021

#25 JournalChat: What is the Cost of Healthcare on our Environment?

With Ms. Chantelle Rizan

Presented & written by: Barney & Jon Edited by: Barney
Infographics: Abi & Isobel