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RCP Medicine Podcast

The RCP Medicine podcast is a discussion of different topics relevant to physicians and physician associates. Episodes discuss and explore different topics including real-life clinical cases, new evidence-based guidelines and specific physician issues in the modern healthcare environment. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the presenters and not necessarily the RCP.  Current podcasts have been made with an educational grant from Celgene. They have had no input or involvement whatsoever in the design, development and content of the podcasts. Dr Amie Burbridge's latest episodes can now be found on Spotify and Apple Podcasts by searching 'Home of Medicine'.

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Episode 11: Bones, Moans, Stones And Groans

This week Amie explores the investigation and management of hypercalcaemia.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

26mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 4: COPD in a Hurry

In this episode, Hussain runs through the management of COPD presentations on the acute take, with some important points about smoking (and vaping!).Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

19mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 5: A Difficult Day

In Episode 5, Hussain discusses a tragic case that highlights the challenges of having difficult conversations during a busy on-call shift.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

21mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 12: Pleural Effusion Part 2

Hussain recalls the drainage of a hepatic hydrothorax, and a rare complication.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

20mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 7: To LP or not LP

This week Amie investigates the evidence-base behind lumbar punctures and headachesMusic: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

28mins

24 May 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 3: The Acute Hot Joint

In the third episode, Amie gives us a quick run-through of the investigation and management of the acute, hot joint.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

32mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 6: Just One More To See

Amie takes us through a hard-hitting case of infective endocarditis.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

29mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 8: Meningitis on the Acute Take

Amie recollects a serious case which highlights the importance of prompt recognition, and treatment, of meningitis.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

29mins

31 May 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 10: 'Flu-monia'

Amie gives her take on the guidelines of pneumonia management, sometimes complicated by influenza.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

27mins

21 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 9: Pleural Effusion Part 1

This week Hussain recalls a case presenting to the acute medical take with a unilateral pleural effusion, highlighting key initial investigations and management.Music: 'Impressive Deals' - Nicolai Heidlas

30mins

7 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 34: Postpartum Headache

In episode 34, Amie considers the case of a woman, 3 days postpartum, who is admitted with a headache.

32mins

24 Apr 2020

Rank #11

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Episode 33: Inflammatory Bowel

Episode 33: Inflammatory Bowel by RCP London

42mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #12

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Episode 32: Multiple Myeloma

This week Amie and special guest, Cat Atkin (acute medicine trainee), talk about a case of an elderly patient who's recently been feeling more and more tired.

34mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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Episode 30: Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression

In episode 30, Amie and Cat Atkin, a NIHR clinical lecturer and acute medical registrar, discuss acute back pain on call and who best to turn to for advice.

25mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Episode 29: Toxins and Poisons Part One

This week Amie and guest presenter Dr Nerys Conway discuss commonly misused drugs and their effects.

18mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Episode 28: Anti-coagulation and Bleeding (Featuring Professor Cheng-Hock Toh)

This week Amie is joined by the Academic Vice president of the RCP, Professor Cheng-Hock Toh.Amie and Cheng-Hock discuss a difficult case of bleeding and oral anti-coagulation use. We also take a brief look at Medicine 2020.

38mins

31 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Episode 27: Breaking Bad News

Amie and Bryony discuss breaking bad news, using some difficult cases they have been involved in.

26mins

17 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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Episode 26: Leg Weakness and Pain

In the first episode of series 2, Amie and Bryony discuss a rock climber with uncommon symptoms...

34mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Episode 25: Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Amie and Hussain are back with another medical emergency. This week it’s diabetic ketoacidosis. Investigations and management are discussed. Amie explains why hyperchloraemic acidosis develops and covers the all-important pathophysiology of DKA.

33mins

1 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 24: Decompensated Liver Disease

Amie and Akon approach a difficult case of jaundice. How to manage decompensated liver disease and the latest guidelines are discussed. Amie covers the physiology of the liver, and the huge impact of poor communication is realised.

31mins

18 Oct 2019

Rank #20