The general medicine podcast to keep you up to date.

We scour the journals so that you don’t have to. 

πŸŽ™ All Episodes

πŸ“šοΈ Round ups

🦠 COVID Episodes

⏰ Interviews

πŸ’ΎοΈ Subscribe

πŸ“’ Feedback

Listen on Apple Podcasts

Listen on spotify

#42 ClimateZone3// Plant-Based Diet: the Health & Climate Benefits with Dr. Kassam

Wondering how a plant-based diet might benefit your patients and the climate? We sit down with plant-based diet expert Dr Shireen Kassam to discuss the climate impact of diet, the evidence for a plant-based diet in reversing chronic diseases, and how we can discuss it with our patients.

Links mentioned:

Important citations:

Bodai, B.I. et al. (2017) β€˜Lifestyle Medicine: A Brief Review of Its Dramatic Impact on Health and Survival’, The Permanente Journal. doi: 10.7812/TPP/17-025.

Budhathoki S, Sawada N, Iwasaki M, et al. (2019) 'Association of Animal and Plant Protein Intake With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality', JAMA Intern Med. Published online August 26. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2806

Coronary artery disease: The role of plant-based diets in coronary artery disease
Diabetes:  Satija, A. et al. (2016) β€˜Plant-Based Dietary Patterns and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in US Men and Women: Results from Three Prospective Cohort Studies’, PLoS Medicine. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002039

Featuring: Dr LJ Smith, Dr Shireen Kassam, Dr Jonathan Hudson and Dr Katia Florman

#41 Journal Round Up// O2 in COVID, Statins in Elderly, ETOH for diabetes, AF screening, Smog Jogs, Metabolism, Fleeces... and MORE!

Trying to keep up with the medical literature but...

You’ve just watched Squid Games, you’re feeling a bit stressed, and you thought some light-hearted medical education was just the ticket?
Your ears are in the right place.
Tonight your ears are joined by Barney, Camille and Alvin as we wade through an amazing collection of medical literature to bring you the best, most interesting and practice-changing information out there...

In order:
Respiratory RS - what O2 to use in COVID?
AF - to screen or not?
Metabolism over life - is this why we get fat later in life?
Statins in elderly - to stop or not?
Exercise in polluted areas - do the risks outweigh benefits?
Cycling for diabetes - GET ON YOUR BIKES!
Alcohol preventing diabetes - no, really?
Sleep duration and delirium risk
Can watching TV cause DVTs?
Physician attire - what not to wear

ENJOY. And if you do enjoy, why not rate us on apple? And follow us on Twitter (please). And send wedding congratulations to Jon and Katia. I think that's it.

Featuring: Dr. Barnaby Hirons, Dr Alvin Shrestha and Dr Camille Hirons.

#40 JournalChat: Clearing COVID Clots and D-dimer Decisions

with Professor Beverly Hunt

We catch up with Haematology Professor, Beverley Hunt OBE, to discuss our last Round Up's key articles. Including:

Do we REALLY believe the idea that we should give treatment dose anticoagulant to moderate Covid but a  prophylactic dose to patients in ICU?
Therapeutic Anticoagulation with Heparin in Critically Ill Patients with Covid-19 | NEJM

Should we be using D-dimers in pregnancy?
D-dimer to rule out venous thromboembolism during pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analysis
The DiPEP study

And are age-adjusted D-dimers the way to go?
Multi-center implementation of automated age-adjusted D-dimer results reduces unnecessary PE imaging

Featuring: Dr. Barnaby Hirons.

#39 ClimateZone-2

Prof Richard Smith on the Carbon Cost of Research and Healthcare

Trying to keep up with the medical literature but you are too busy considering whether not driving to work for the environment might mean you could ward round from home today?
Your ears are in the right place.

Today's interview is with the awesome Professor Richard Smith, author of Lancet article:
A strategy to reduce the carbon footprint of clinical trials

We cover:
πŸ‘‰ Love Island bodies
πŸ‘‰ Richard's career
πŸ‘‰ UK health Alliance and their work: their global editorial,
πŸ‘‰ What is the issue with Clinical Trials?
πŸ‘‰ What do we need to aim for in healthcare?
πŸ‘‰ Where we are at
πŸ‘‰ What we need to do - as an organisation and as individuals

Also check out his  brilliant blogs:
BMJ blog
Non-medical blog

Featuring: Dr. Jonathan Hudson, and Dr. Barnaby Hirons.

#38 Journal Round Up 

Summer Review ft. Dr. Dave Mcreary

Jon & Barney are joined by Dr. Dave McCreary all the way from Australia. Dave runs the RCEM podcast and joins JournalSpotting to bridge the chasm between A&E and medics and share some evidence-based pearls.

We cover:

πŸ‘‰ Why COVID is still *****
πŸ‘‰ How does the delta variant present and does my microchip work?
πŸ‘‰ Have we figured out how to anticoagulate in COVID-19?
πŸ‘‰ More evidence for age-adjusted D-dimers?
πŸ‘‰ Do you use D-Dimers in Pregnancy?
πŸ‘‰ Do we still need to create arbitrary bridging protocols for surgery?
πŸ‘‰ Is that double shot espresso really causing your patients AF?
πŸ‘‰ How effective is smoking cessation at improving lung cancer survival?
πŸ‘‰ Does smoking cessation improve mental health symptoms?
πŸ‘‰ Can an app save my back pain?
πŸ‘‰ Which central line is safest for chemo?
πŸ‘‰ Kiwis for constipation
πŸ‘‰ Is this podcast making me any smarter?