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#53 War in Ukraine// Talk with Frontline Military Doctor Taras

*Warning* the experiences and stories described may be disturbing for some listeners.

Are you trying to imagine what it might be like for a medic, maybe such as yourself, on the front line of a war? Do you want to understand how you can help?

Your ears are in the right place.

We speak with Taras, a doctor working in the closest hospital to the frontline in the South of Ukraine.
He takes us through his life, his daily routine, the cases he sees and the devastating impact this is having on the society around him.
We discuss the pressures he is experiencing, and his views on where money from charities should go.

His recommended charity for donations: United24

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Featuring host Dr Barnaby Hirons

#51 War in Ukraine: Talk with Doctors: Andrei Semikhodskii and Uliana Pidvalna

Worried about the effect the awful war in Ukraine is having on their doctors and healthcare system? Want to hear their experiences first-hand and find out how you can help?

Your ears are in the right place.

A change from our usual Round-Ups and Climate shake-ups, today we talk candidly to two inspiring Ukrainian doctors.

Dr Andrei  Semikhodskii: A geneticist living in England, who set up a wonderful charity which sends ambulances with bespoke medicine and equipment directly to Ukrainian hospitals that need it most.
JustGiving Page click here.
King's Health Partners Lifelines page.

Professor Uliana Pidvalna: Living in Lviv, she talks openly about life as a doctor in Ukraine, how medics are coping, and the cases they are seeing. We also discuss the incredible positive and determined attitude of Ukrainian people!
Links discussed:
Defend Ukraine site - a large number of verified and official charities.
Medical supplies charity sites, here and here

If you like this episode, let us know and we will make more! Twitter @JournalSpotting, or email!

Featuring host Dr Barnaby 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.

#35 HIV Updates 

JournalChat with Dr. Tristan Barber

Want to know your CD4s from CD8s? Your protease inhibitors from your integrase inhibitors?

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

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 cirrhosi
    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