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An Educational podcast for General Practitioners (GPs), GP trainees, family physicians, hospital doctors and medical students.

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An Educational podcast for General Practitioners (GPs), GP trainees, family physicians, hospital doctors and medical students.

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A superb start for this relatively new podcast. An interesting variety of past and future subjects. Something for all who provide health or psychological care. Well paced interviews with high quality audio. I’ll be back for more of the Medics Mic

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A superb start for this relatively new podcast. An interesting variety of past and future subjects. Something for all who provide health or psychological care. Well paced interviews with high quality audio. I’ll be back for more of the Medics Mic
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The Medic's Mic GP Podcast

Latest release on Feb 22, 2019

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Rank #1: 012 Menopause/HRT 2 – Risks & Benefits

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We continue our discussion of menopause and HRT with Women’s Health expert Dr Deirdre Lundy.

In this episode we review an approach to the HRT consultation. We’ll go into a little more in depth into how HRT became the bete noir of women’s health, and why this reputation is undeserved.

As usual, hotlinks to resources and further reading can be found in the shownotes, which you can access by tapping or swiping on the show icon on your smart device.

Please spread the word to colleagues, subscribe via your podcast player, and leave a rating or written review in iTunes or Apple podcasts – it really helps!

Feedback and suggestions:

Email: themedicsmic@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/themedicsmic

Twitter: @themedicsmic

Website: www.themedicsmic.com

Music courtesy of Boost Music

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Episode 12 Selected Websites & Resources (Mentioned during the show):

Starting HRT - The Consultation:

https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/women-with-symptoms-of-menopause-should-not-suffer-in-silence

HRT - Current Guidance – NICE Guideline

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng23

HRT - Risks & Benefits – British Menopause Society

https://thebms.org.uk/

May 25 2018

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Rank #2: 014 Menopause/HRT 4 – Prescribing Guide

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This episode rounds out our HRT series. We are joined by Dr Deirdre Lundy, Women’s Health Faculty with ICGP, and Dr Shirley McQuade, Medical Director of Dublin Well Woman Centre. We go into detail about the practicalities and potential pitfalls of prescribing HRT, as well as giving some examples of management options for a variety of presentations.

As usual, hotlinks to resources and further reading can be found in the shownotes, which you can access by tapping or swiping on the show icon on your smart device.

Please spread the word to colleagues, subscribe via your podcast player, and leave a rating or written review in iTunes or Apple podcasts – it really helps!

Chapters:

01:36 Medication Choices

11:25 Breakthrough Bleed

12:16 Stopping HRT

17:27 Review Appointment

19:11 Mirena and Progesterone

21:13 Changing the Dose/Route

25:35 Approach Summary

27:40 GP to GP Referral

31:28 Checklist for Prescribing

32:34 Alternatives to HRT

35:30 "Natural" Products - A Word of Caution

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May 28 2018

39mins

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Rank #3: 013 Menopause/HRT 3 – HRT Options

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We continue our discussion of menopause and HRT with Women’s Health expert Dr Deirdre Lundy.

In this episode we review HRT options for the prescribing GP.

As usual, hotlinks to resources and further reading can be found in the shownotes, which you can access by tapping or swiping on the show icon on your smart device.

Please spread the word to colleagues, subscribe via your podcast player, and leave a rating or written review in iTunes or Apple podcasts – it really helps!

Feedback and suggestions:

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Website: www.themedicsmic.com

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Episode 13 Selected Websites & Resources (Mentioned during the show):

HRT - Cyclical & Continuous Options (MIMS):

https://www.mims.ie/section/17-obstetrics-and-gynaecology/17-5-menopausal-disorders/

Women's Health Concern:

https://www.womens-health-concern.org/

May 25 2018

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Rank #4: 020 NMIC TT Newsletter Aug 2018: Contraception with Teratogenic Drugs; CV Safety of Febuxostat vs Allopurinol; Omega 3 and CV Disease

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In today’s show we discuss the August 2018 Therapeutics Today newsletter with Mary Teeling and MaryJo McAvin, Medical Advisors with The National Medicines Information Centre (NMIC) and co-authors of the newsletter. 

Today we discuss new recommendations from UK Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health (FSRH) on contraceptive advice for women on potentially teratogenic drugs, a new Cochrane review showing that Omega-3 fatty acids have little or no effect on cardiovascular disease, and a US multicentre RCT comparing Cardiovascular safety of febuxostat vs. allopurinol.

You can receive the newsletter online at nmic.ie, or by post, by sending your details to nmic@stjames.ie. You’ll get the most out of these discussions if you have the 2 page newsletter to hand. And as a reminder, I include lots of useful resources in the show notes, including hotlinks to the August 2018 NMIC newsletter discussed today, links to the original journal abstracts, and time stamps so you can jump to the section that interests you.

Please email any feedback and suggestions to themedicsmic@gmail.com

Please spread the word to colleagues, subscribe via your podcast player, and leave a rating or written review in iTunes or Apple podcasts – it really helps!

NMIC Therapeutics Today August 2018 Newsletter:

http://www.stjames.ie/GPsHealthcareProfessionals/Newsletters/TherapeuticsToday/Therapeutics%20Today%20August%202018%20-.pdf

NMIC Management Bulletins:

http://www.stjames.ie/GPsHealthcareProfessionals/Newsletters/NMICBulletins/

Chapters:

00:00:00 Intro

00:02:01 Contraceptive advice for women on potentially teratogenic drugs

00:06:08 Cardiovascular safety of febuxostat vs. allopurinol

00:10:44 Omega - 3 fatty acids have little or no effect on cardiovascular disease

Links:

  • FSRH Contraceptive advice for women on potentially teratogenic drugs:

https://www.fsrh.org/standards-and-guidance/clinical-statements/contraception-for-specific-populations/

  • Cardiovascular safety of febuxostat vs. allopurinol (NEJM):

https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa1710895

  • Omega - 3 fatty acids have little or no effect on cardiovascular disease (Cochrane):

https://www.cochrane.org/news/new-cochrane-health-evidence-challenges-belief-omega-3-supplements-reduce-risk-heart-disease

Feedback and suggestions:

Email: themedicsmic@gmail.com

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Website: www.themedicsmic.com

Music courtesy of Boost Music: http://boostmusic.com/

Aug 26 2018

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Rank #5: 021 Drug Interactions Dr Paul Ryan

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In today’s show we review important interactions of commonly prescribed medications with Dr Paul Ryan,a dual-trained pharmacist and GP, and founder of pharmabuddy.ie: https://www.pharmabuddy.ie/

Paul also runs regular education courses in therapeutics for healthcare professionals including GPs and pharmacists under the moniker Prescription Revision:

https://www.facebook.com/prescriptionrevisionire/

https://twitter.com/Rxrevision

Paul and I met recently and discussed a number of practical therapeutics and prescribing topics of relevance to practicing GPs and pharmacists alike. Paul covered a lot of ground, so I’m going to break our conversation into a number of episodes, beginning with today’s focus on interactions between commonly-prescribed medications. If you’ve been listening to our ongoing series on therapeutics with the NMIC, you’ll notice some nice overlap with topics covered by Mary and Mary Jo, reinforcing the importance of keeping abreast with best practice in prescribing. 

Please email any feedback and suggestions to themedicsmic@gmail.com. Spread the word to colleagues, subscribe via your podcast player, and leave a rating or written review in iTunes or Apple podcasts – it really helps!

Chapters:

00:03:04 Trimethoprim

00:06:26 Allopurinol

00:09:09 Warfarin

00:10:03 Clarithromycin - Statin/Ticagrelor

00:11:27 Tramadol - Serotonin Syndrome

00:13:52 Iron/Eltroxin

00:14:25 Tetracyclines - Multivitamins

00:16:05 Clopidoogrel/Omeprazole/Esomeprazole

00:17:18 QTc Prolongation

00:18:53 Fusidic Acid/Statins

00:21:18 Other Interactions

Feedback and suggestions:

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Oct 11 2018

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Rank #6: 019 NMIC TT Newsletter Jul 2018: Benzodiazepine & Z-Drugs, HPV Vaccine, Polypharmacy, PPIs and Pneumonia

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In today’s show we continue our monthly Therapeutics Today (TT) newsletter discussion with Mary Teeling and MaryJo McAvin, Medical Advisors with The National Medicines Information Centre (NMIC) and co-authors of the TT newsletter.

Today we discuss papers on benzodiazepine and z-drug prescribing in Ireland, the impact of the HPV vaccine on prevalence of type-specific HPV, polypharmacy, and the effect of long term PPI use on pneumonia incidence.

You can receive the newsletter online at nmic.ie, or by post, by sending your details to nmic@stjames.ie. You’ll get the most out of these discussions if you have the 2 page newsletter to hand. And as a reminder, I include lots of useful resources in the show notes, including hotlinks to the July NMIC newsletter discusses today, links to the original journal abstracts, and time stamps so you can jump to the section that interests you.

Please email any feedback and suggestions to themedicsmic@gmail.com

Please spread the word to colleagues, subscribe via your podcast player, and leave a rating or written review in iTunes or Apple podcasts – it really helps!

NMIC Therapeutics Today July 2018 Newsletter:

http://www.stjames.ie/GPsHealthcareProfessionals/Newsletters/TherapeuticsToday/TherapeuticsToday2018/Therapeutics%20Today%20July%202018.pdf

NMIC Management Bulletins:

http://www.stjames.ie/GPsHealthcareProfessionals/Newsletters/NMICBulletins/

Chapters:

00:00:00 Intro "TT Jun 2018 Newsletter Link"

00:01:39 BZD and Z Drugs in Ireland (BJCP)

00:04:03 Medicines Management Programme

00:05:21 HPV Vaccination UK (JID)

00:10:46 Polypharmacy Guidance 2018 (Scotland)

00:15:13 PPI Use and Pneumonia Risk (J Am Geriatr Soc)

Links to Abstracts:

1) BJCP Feb 2018: Cadogan et al “Benzodiazepine and Z‐drug prescribing in Ireland: analysis of national prescribing trends from 2005 to 2015”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29488252

2) JID Jun 2018: Mesher et al “The Impact of the National HPV Vaccination Program in England Using the Bivalent HPV Vaccine: Surveillance of Type-Specific HPV in Young Females, 2010–2016”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=The+Impact+of+the+National+HPV+Vaccination+Program+in+England+Using+the+Bivalent+HPV+Vaccine%3A+Surveillance+of+Type-Specific+HPV+in+Young+Females%2C+2010%E2%80%932016

3) Polypharmacy Guidance – Realistic Prescribing 3rd Ed 2018

https://www.therapeutics.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Polypharmacy-Guidance-2018.pdf

4) J Am Geriatr Soc July 2018: Zirk-Sadowski et al “Proton-Pump Inhibitors and Long-Term Risk of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Older Adults”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29676433

Other Links:

MMP (Medicines Management Programme) Tips and Tools:

https://www.hse.ie/yourmedicines

Feedback and suggestions:

Email: themedicsmic@gmail.com

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Twitter: @themedicsmic

Website: www.themedicsmic.com

Music courtesy of Boost Music: http://boostmusic.com/

Aug 26 2018

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Rank #7: 017 NMIC Therapeutics Today May 2018

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In today’s show we’re discussing the contents of the May 2018 edition of the Therapeutics Today monthly newsletter produced by The National Medicines Information Centre (NMIC) based in St James Hospital Dublin. We’ll cover updates on sodium valproate (Epilim) and lyme disease. You can receive the newsletter online at nmic.ie, or by post, by sending your details to nmic@stjames.ie.

I’m joined once more by Mary Teeling, Medical Advisor with NMIC.

This podcast aims to serve as an companion piece to the May 2018 Therapeutics Today newsletter, and we hope you find it of value. Please email any feedback and suggestions to themedicsmic@gmail.com

As usual, hotlinks to resources and further reading can be found in the shownotes, which you can access by tapping or swiping on the show icon on your smart device.

Please spread the word to colleagues, subscribe via your podcast player, and leave a rating or written review in iTunes or Apple podcasts – it really helps!

NMIC Therapeutics Today Newsletters Online:

http://www.stjames.ie/GPsHealthcareProfessionals/Newsletters/TherapeuticsToday/

NMIC Management Bulletins:

http://www.stjames.ie/GPsHealthcareProfessionals/Newsletters/NMICBulletins/

Chapters:

00:11 May 2018 Therapeutics Today Intro

01:13 Valproate - Teratogenicity "HPRA Epilim Page"

08:34 Lyme Disease Guidance

Useful Links:

1) NMIC Therapeutics Today Newsletter:

http://www.stjames.ie/GPsHealthcareProfessionals/Newsletters/TherapeuticsToday/TherapeuticsToday2018/Therapeutics%20Today%20May%202018.pdf

2) HPRA Valproate Page:

https://www.hpra.ie/homepage/medicines/special-topics/valproate-(epilim)

3) HSPC Lyme Disease Page:

http://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/vectorborne/lymedisease/informationforhealthcareprofessionals/

Feedback and suggestions:

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Aug 23 2018

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Rank #8: 018 NMIC Therapeutics Today June 2018

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In today’s show we’re discussing the contents of the June 2018 edition of the Therapeutics Today monthly newsletter produced by The National Medicines Information Centre (NMIC) based in St James Hospital Dublin. I’m joined once more by Mary Teeling and MaryJo McAvin, Medical Advisors with NMIC.

We’ll cover updates on the efficacy of emollient baths in eczema, barriers to compliance with statins, and comparison of DOACs and warfarin in frail patients.

You can receive the newsletter online at nmic.ie, or by post, by sending your details to nmic@stjames.ie.

This podcast aims to serve as an companion piece to the Therapeutics Today newsletter, and we hope you find it of value. Please email any feedback and suggestions to themedicsmic@gmail.com

As usual, hotlinks to resources and further reading can be found in the show notes, which you can access by tapping or swiping on the show icon on your smart device.

Please spread the word to colleagues, subscribe via your podcast player, and leave a rating or written review in iTunes or Apple podcasts – it really helps!

NMIC Therapeutics Today Newsletters Online:

http://www.stjames.ie/GPsHealthcareProfessionals/Newsletters/TherapeuticsToday/

NMIC Management Bulletins:

http://www.stjames.ie/GPsHealthcareProfessionals/Newsletters/NMICBulletins/

Chapters:

00:00:14 Intro

00:01:07 Emollient Baths in Eczema – BMJ

00:01:18 NMIC Bulletin - Eczema Management

00:05:09 Statin Usage - Patients' Perspectives - BJGP

00:09:47 Frail Patients: DOACs Vs Warfarin - JAHA

Useful Links:

1) June 2018 Therapeutics Today:

http://www.stjames.ie/GPsHealthcareProfessionals/Newsletters/TherapeuticsToday/TherapeuticsToday2018/Therapeutics%20Today%20June%202018.pdf

2) Emollient Baths in Eczema – BMJ Abstract:

https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k1332

3) NMIC Bulletin - Eczema Management:

http://www.stjames.ie/GPsHealthcareProfessionals/Newsletters/NMICBulletins/NMICBulletins2017/NMIC%20Bulletin%20Update%20on%20Management%20of%20Atopic%20Eczema%20with%20Ref.pdf

4) Statin Usage - Patients' Perspectives –BJGP Abstract:

https://bjgp.org/content/68/671/e408.short?rss=1

5) Frail Patients: DOACs Vs Warfarin - JAHA DOAC Abstract: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1161/JAHA.118.008643

Feedback and suggestions:

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Aug 23 2018

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Rank #9: 016 NMIC Therapeutics Today April 2018

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In today’s show we’re trialling a new format where we review the April 2018 edition of the Therapeutics Today monthly newsletter produced by The National Medicines Information Centre (NMIC) based in St James Hospital Dublin.

We are joined by Mary Teeling and MaryJo MacAvin, Medical Advisors with The National Medicines Information Centre (NMIC) based in St James Hospital Dublin, and are involved in writing the NMIC monthly Therapeutics Today newsletter and bimonthly bulletin.

The newsletter helps busy doctors stay up to date by reviewing clinically relevant journal articles in a succinct manner, and will be well known to many listeners. If you haven’t signed up to receive the free newsletter, you can do so by contacting the NMIC, and I’ll provide contact details to join the mailing list at the end of the show.

This podcast aims to serve as a companion piece to the April 2018 edition of the newsletter, and we hope you find it of value. Please email any feedback and suggestions to themedicsmic@gmail.com

As usual, hotlinks to resources and further reading can be found in the show notes, which you can access by tapping or swiping on the show icon on your smart device.

Please spread the word to colleagues, subscribe via your podcast player, and leave a rating or written review in iTunes or Apple podcasts – it really helps!

NMIC Therapeutics Today Newsletters Online:

http://www.stjames.ie/GPsHealthcareProfessionals/Newsletters/TherapeuticsToday/

NMIC Management Bulletins:

http://www.stjames.ie/GPsHealthcareProfessionals/Newsletters/NMICBulletins/

Chapters and Journal References:

01:00 NMIC - Intro to the NMIC Service

06:15 Trimethoprim use in older patients

BMJ 2018;360:k341

09:53 How to improve medication adherence in cardiovascular disease

Heart 2018; doi.10.1136/heartjnl-2017-312571

16:59 Do not exceed the recommended dose of paracetamol

Br J Clin Pharmacol 2018, DOI:10.1111/bcp.13551

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May 31 2018

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Rank #10: 015 Contraception Update

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We are joined by Dr Deirdre Lundy, Women’s Health Faculty with ICGP, and Dr Shirley McQuade, Medical Director of Dublin Well Woman Centre.

Deirdre and Shirley discuss recent developments in contraception including LARC in the younger woman, back-to-back pill prescribing, and practical pearls from the experts.

As usual, hotlinks to resources and further reading can be found in the shownotes, which you can access by tapping or swiping on the show icon on your smart device.

Please spread the word to colleagues, subscribe via your podcast player, and leave a rating or written review in iTunes or Apple podcasts – it really helps!

Chapters:

01:57 LARC in Younger Women 06:17 Ethical Dilemma 12:18 Back to Back OCP 17:50 OCP Reminder 20:59 Coil in the Nulliparous Woman/Post LLETZ 23:46 The Holistic Consultation

26:18 Practical Pearls from the Experts

Episode 15 Selected Websites & Resources (Mentioned during the show):

John Guillebaud Contraception Today (Book on Amazon):

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Contraception-Today-Eighth-John-Guillebaud/dp/1498714609

My Pill App (Smart Phone App):

https://mypill.app/

Feedback and suggestions:

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May 30 2018

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Rank #11: 011 Menopause/HRT 1 - Intro

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We discuss menopause and HRT with Women’s Health expert Dr Deirdre Lundy. Deirdre is Coordinator for sexual and reproductive education courses for ICGP, runs Women’s Health Clinics in the Dublin maternity hospitals, and is a sessional doctor in practice in Bray, Co. Wicklow.

In today’s show we introduce the topic and touch on why HRT has become such a contentious issue for doctors and patients. We’ll also review the physiology of menopause, how it is diagnosed, and when to order blood tests.

As usual, hotlinks to resources and further reading can be found in the shownotes, which you can access by tapping or swiping on the show icon on your smart device.

Please spread the word to colleagues, subscribe via your podcast player, and leave a rating or written review in iTunes or Apple podcasts – it really helps!

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Episode 11 Selected Websites & Resources (Mentioned during the show):

British Menopause Society:

https://thebms.org.uk/

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health:

https://www.fsrh.org/home/

Primary Care Women's Health Forum:

http://www.pcwhf.co.uk/

NICE Menopause:

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs143

May 25 2018

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Rank #12: 010 Post Natal Perineal Care

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We review postnatal care of anal sphincter injury with Dr Maeve Eogan, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin. Maeve runs the Compicated Post-Natal Clinic at the Rotunda. 

Maeve gives a comprehensive review of this subject, including surgical repair of perineal tears, post-op management of complications including pain, infection and dehiscence, dyspareunia, considerations for subsequent pregnancies, and of course the GP role in all of the above. Maeve also provides additional resources and gives some tips on how best to use your local maternity centre as a resource, as well as when to refer.

As usual, hotlinks to resources and further reading can be found in the shownotes, which you can access by tapping or swiping on the show icon on your smart device.

Please spread the word to colleagues, subscribe via your podcast player, and leave a rating or written review in iTunes or Apple podcasts – it really helps!

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Episode 10 Selected Websites & Resources (Mentioned during the show):

Additional Patient Resources and Pelvic Floor Videos:

https://rotunda.ie/knowledgebase/physiotherapy/

Apr 05 2018

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Rank #13: Itch 11: Urticaria

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Featuring Dr Stephanie Menzies, Specialist Registrar in Dermatology at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.

Chapters and Additional Links:

00:12 Overview

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/urticaria-an-overview/

02:20 Acute Urticaria

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/acute-urticaria/

02:40 Chronic Urticaria

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/acute-urticaria/

03:26 Urticarial Vasculitis

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/urticarial-vasculitis/

03:58 Precipitants of Urticaria

04:52 Management – Antihistamines

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/antihistamines/

05:46 Management - Use of Steroids?

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/topical-steroid/

06:07 Management - Other Options

The 12 Itchmas episodes will be released daily from 26 December 2017 - 6 January 2018. Subscribe to automatically receive each episode as it’s released.

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Happy Itchmas, everyone!

Jan 05 2018

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Rank #14: Itch 10: Itch in Pregnancy

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Featuring Dr Stephanie Menzies, Specialist Registrar in Dermatology at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.

Chapters and Additional Links:

00:27 Skin Problems in Pregnancy

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/skin-problems-in-pregnancy/

01:34 Pemphigus Gestationis

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/pemphigoid-gestationis/

02:14 Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/polymorphic-eruption-of-pregnancy

03:12 Investigations

03:55 Eczema Flare in Pregnancy

04:31 Pemphigus Gestationis - Management

05:11 Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy - Management

05:41 Topical Corticosteroids in Pregnancy

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/topical-steroid/

The 12 Itchmas episodes will be released daily from 26 December 2017 - 6 January 2018. Subscribe to automatically receive each episode as it’s released.

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Happy Itchmas, everyone!

Jan 04 2018

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Rank #15: Itch 03: Scalp

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Featuring Prof Fergal Moloney, Associate Professor of Dermatology at University College Dublin and Consultant Dermatologist at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.

Chapters and Additional Links:

00:29 Exam Approach

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/terminology

01:45 Scalp Psoriasis

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/scalp-psoriasis/

03:02 Tinea Capitis

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/tinea-capitis/

04:47 Dysaesthesias

05:07 Psychological Aspect

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/psychosocial-factors-in-dermatology/

05:46 Scalp Dermatitis - Patch Tests

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/patch-tests/

06:34 To Have Hair or Not to Have Hair

07:06 That is the Question

10:02 Scalp Psoriasis/Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/seborrhoeic-dermatitis/

11:21 Management of Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

14:22 Management of Scalp Psoriasis

16:12 Management of Scalp Psoriasis - Summary

The 12 Itchmas episodes will be released daily from 26 December 2017 - 6 January 2018. Subscribe to automatically receive each episode as it’s released.

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Dec 28 2017

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Rank #16: Itch 02: Examination

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Featuring Prof Fergal Moloney, Associate Professor of Dermatology at University College Dublin and Consultant Dermatologist at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.

Chapters (with timestamps) and Additional Links:

00:28 Intro

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/differential-diagnosis-of-very-itchy-skin

02:54 Primary Lesions, Secondary Changes

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/terminology

09:07 Skin Signs and Systemic Disease

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/skin-signs-and-systemic-disease/

11:57 Examination Equipment

12:44 Dermatitis Herpetiformis

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/dermatitis-herpetiformis

13:30 Dysasthesias

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/male-genital-dysaesthesia

17:59 Initial Investigations, Reverse Reversibles

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/dermatological-investigations-and-tests/

23:57 Malignancy, HIV

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/skin-conditions-relating-to-hiv-infection/

25:31 Skin Scrapings and Nail Clippings

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/tinea/

27:39 Summary

The 12 Itchmas episodes will be released daily from 26 December 2017 - 6 January 2018. Subscribe to automatically receive each episode as it’s released.

Music Courtesy of Boost Music: www.boostmusic.com

Happy Itchmas, everyone!

Dec 27 2017

29mins

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Rank #17: Itch 01: Taking a Focused History

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Featuring Prof Fergal Moloney, Associate Professor of Dermatology at University College Dublin and Consultant Dermatologist at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.

The 12 Itchmas episodes will be released daily from 26 December 2017 - 6 January 2018. Subscribe to automatically receive each episode as it’s released.

Subscribe to automatically receive each episode as it’s released.

Happy Itchmas, everyone!

Additional Resources:

British Association of Dermatologists Handbook for Medical Students and Junior Doctors 2014:

http://www.bad.org.uk/healthcare-professionals/education/medical-students

NHS Scotland Dermatology Pocket Guide:

http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/education-and-training/by-theme-initiative/workforce-development/out-of-hours-unscheduled-care/dermatology-pocket-guide-common-skin-conditions-explained.aspx

Dec 26 2017

17mins

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Rank #18: Presenting: The 12 Days of Itchmas!

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Presenting: The 12 Days of Itchmas!

A festive 12-day, 12-part special on the patient who presents with an itch:

  • Taking a focused history
  • Examining appropriately
  • Formulating a differential diagnosis
  • Management strategies including:
    • use of emollients, steroids, and other topical agents
    • use of oral agents
  • When to refer

Featuring:

  • Prof Fergal Moloney, Associate Professor of Dermatology at University College Dublin and Consultant Dermatologist at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
  • Dr Stephanie Menzies, Specialist Registrar in Dermatology at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

Episodes will be released daily from 26 December 2017 - 6 January 2018. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to receive each episode when it's released.  And while you're there, leave a rating or review - it really helps!

Happy New Year everyone!

Additional Resources:

British Association of Dermatologists Handbook for Medical Students and Junior Doctors 2014:

http://www.bad.org.uk/healthcare-professionals/education/medical-students

NHS Scotland Dermatology Pocket Guide:

http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/education-and-training/by-theme-initiative/workforce-development/out-of-hours-unscheduled-care/dermatology-pocket-guide-common-skin-conditions-explained.aspx

Dec 21 2017

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Rank #19: 009 Advance Care Planning

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Episode 9 continues this week's Palliative Care theme, focusing on Advance Care Planning, and featuring Dr Regina McQuillan, Medical Director of St Francis Hospice Dublin and a consultant in Palliative Care Medicine at Beaumont Hospital Dublin.

We’ll review the principles and implementation of Advance Care Planning, ethical considerations, resources for nursing home residents and lots more besides.

As usual, hotlinks to resources and further reading can be found in the shownotes, which you can access by tapping or swiping on the show icon on your smart device.

Please spread the word to colleagues, subscribe via your podcast player, and leave a rating or written review in iTunes or Apple podcasts – it really helps!

Feedback and suggestions:

Email: themedicsmic@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/themedicsmic

Twitter: @themedicsmic

Website: www.themedicsmic.com

Music courtesy of Boost Music: http://boostmusic.com/

Episode 9 Selected Websites & Resources (Mentioned during the show):

IMC Guide to Medical Ethics 8th Edition 2016:

https://www.medicalcouncil.ie/News-and-Publications/Reports/Guide-to-Professional-Conduct-Ethics-8th-Edition.html

POLST Paradigm:

http://polst.org/professionals-page/?pro=1

Irish Hospice Foundation – Think Ahead:

http://hospicefoundation.ie/programmes/public-awareness/think-ahead/fill-in-think-ahead-form/the-think-ahead-form-2/

Let Me Decide:

http://www.letmedecide.org/

Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 – Further Reading:

http://www.hse.ie/eng/about/Who/QID/Other-Quality-Improvement-Programmes/assisteddecisionmaking/

Dec 15 2017

17mins

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Rank #20: 008 Management of Cancer Pain in Adults

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Episode 8 reviews the management of cancer pain in adults, and features Dr Sarah McLean, Consultant in Community Palliative Care Services at St Francis Hospice Dublin, and Consultant in Palliative Care at Beaumont Hospital. Sarah was a member of the guideline development group for the 2015 National Clinical Guideline on the Pharmacological Management of Cancer Pain in Adults.

In this episode, Sarah provides a comprehensive overview of management of cancer pain in adults, including how to assess pain, commence strong opioids and manage side effects.  

As usual, hotlinks to resources and further reading can be found in the show notes, which you can access by tapping or swiping on the show icon on your smart device.

Please spread the word to colleagues, subscribe via your podcast player, and leave a rating or written review in iTunes or Apple podcasts – it really helps! 

Feedback and suggestions:

Email: themedicsmic@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/themedicsmic

Twitter: @themedicsmic

Website: www.themedicsmic.com

Music courtesy of Boost Music: http://boostmusic.com/

Episode 8 Selected Websites & Resources (Mentioned during the show):

WHO Pain Ladder:

http://www.who.int/cancer/palliative/painladder/en/

HSE Palliative Care Clinical Guidelines:

http://health.gov.ie/national-patient-safety-office/ncec/national-clinical-guidelines/cpc/

Additional Resources - Palliative Hub:

http://aiihpc.org/palliative-hub/

Dec 14 2017

24mins

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