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#35 HIV Updates 

JournalChat with Dr. Tristan Barber


Struggling to keep on top of all the latest developments in HIV? Can’t remember all the different drugs? Your ears are in the right place.

We chat with the brilliant Dr. Tristan Barber, HIV consultant at the Royal Free Hospital, London. He helps us go through some exciting and important developments in HIV medicine including:


πŸ‘‰ Back to the basics of HIV management
πŸ‘‰ Two drug regimens
πŸ‘‰ Injectable drugs
πŸ‘‰ Chronic inflammation and chronic disease risk
πŸ‘‰ Vaccines for HIV
πŸ‘‰ Cure of HIV
🦠 HIV and COVID- any lessons to learn?
Featuring: Dr. Katia Florman & Dr. Jonathan Hudson

#34 Journal Round Up 

April 2021


Trying to keep up with the medical literature but apparently JournalSpotting HQ has a team of actual beavers🦫 who chew and digest all the articles then present them in a light-hearted podcast.
So why bother?

We cover:
πŸ‘‰ What BP is optimum based on the latest meta-analysis?
πŸ‘‰ What to give for generalised epilepsy - Valporate or Keppra?
πŸ‘‰ How Mushrooms really could  reduce the risk of cancer
πŸ‘‰ Magic mushrooms vs Escitalopram in Depression
πŸ‘‰ Sleep duration and Dementia risk
πŸ‘‰ Teeth number and Dementia risk (?!)
πŸ‘‰ Burnout risk

+ More

✏️ Show Notes & Bibliography


27th April 2021

#33 Cirrhosis + Albumin + ATTIRE trial 

JournalChat 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