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#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

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

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