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15th March 2032

#30 Journal Round Up February 2021

Semaglutide + O2 sats + ANCA Vasculitis + More


The JournalSpotters meet on International Womens Day to round up the latest medical literature.



We cover:


And chat about women that have inspried us: Dr. Marlies Ostermann, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, Anna Jones, and mothers everywhere


✏️ Show Notes & Bibliography

Featuring; Dr. Camille Hirons, Dr. Katia Florman, Dr. Barnaby Hirons, & Dr. Jonathan Hudson
18th February 2021

#28 Journal Round Up Winter Mash Up ‘21 

THROMBOLYSIS + ABLATION + QUINOLONES & ANEURYSMS + O2 SATS & ETHNICITY


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




#23 Journal Round Up November '20

NASH + STATINS + BEREAVEMENT & STROKE + DKA




Trying to keep up with the general medicine literature but, in an environmentally friendly frenzy, you’ve used up all your shiny BMJs as wrapping paper?


We cover:
Semaglutide - the saviour of NASH?
Bereavement and stroke - what is the link?
Combo pill may, or may not, save us all
Statins in the elderly. Maybe the elderly benefit more than we think, and those side effects aren't as significant as your patient thinks.
Which crystalloid in DKA? There can only be one winner.
What's the link between sarcopenia and orthostatic hypotension
Natural remedies which might actually work in UC
Inotropic drugs which could save lives in HFrEF
Why you should check Vit D in your asthmatics
Anticholinergic drugs and dementia risk (33:15)A Case Study of ST elevation in a young patient (36:16)


16th November, 2020

#22 Journal Round Up October ‘20

DRUGS + NOCTURNAL BP + CIRRHOSIS + INTERMITTENT FASTING


Trying to keep up with the general medicine literature but you’ve been too busy trying to keep track of vote counts for Biden in small counties in Arizona you’ve never heard of?


Finerenone: FIDELIO-DKD trial
KDIGO guidelines
Nighttime BP and adverse cardiovascular events
NSBB cirrhosis
Iron -
vitamin C and heart failure
SC-ICD; UNTOUCHED
Hyponatraemia- SALSA
Intermittent fasting trial:
TREAT trial
Microbleeds and embolic stroke of unknown source
Naps for improving your brain function!


Irrelevant chat:
Chicken Dippaaaaz
Butterfield Diet


Presented & Written by Jon, Katia, & Alvin
Edited by Jon
Promo Abi & Isobe

27th October, 2020

#20 Journal Round Up September '20

Coffee-chemo, SGLT2s for all, Tumeric-agesia, GCA faux-pas, Colchicine hearts, Candy deaths

Trying to keep up with COVID literature but there are more important things to consider, like, is your pumpkin carved as Trump even orange enough?

We cover:
Colchicine for the heart  
SGLT2s for everyone!  
Coffee in colorectal Ca
Tumeric for arthritis
Once weekly insulins
OOH Cardiac arrests
Giant Cell Arteritis
Pollution kills 
Morphine for COPD
Prasugrel vs Ticagrelor 
Candy Case Study


Presented & written by: Barney, Jon, Katia, Annalan
Edited by: Jon
Infographics: Abi & Isobel