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The Zero to Finals Medical Revision Podcast

Hello and welcome to the Zero to Finals podcast. My name is Dr Thomas Watchman. I am a GP in the UK and I love creating educational material for studying medicine. This podcast is designed to be a time-efficient revision tool to help you study for your medical exams. Each podcast leads on from the next and each season tackles a different area of medicine. The podcast supplements the material available on the www.zerotofinals.com website, in the Zero to Finals books and on the Zero to Finals YouTube channel. Whilst listening to a podcast you can follow along with written information and illustrations on the Zero to Finals website or books. You can also find Zero to Finals on instagram, Facebook and twitter. If you have any comments, suggestions or want to get in touch you can email me at tom@zerotofinals.com.Enjoy the show!

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Hypertension

In this episode I cover hypertension.If you want to follow along with written notes on hypertension go to zerotofinals.com/hypertension or find the cardiology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the latest guidelines, causes, diagnosis and management of hypertension.

10mins

7 Nov 2018

Rank #1

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Cardiovascular Disease

In this episode I cover cardiovascular disease.If you want to follow along with written notes on cardiovascular disease go to zerotofinals.com/cvd or find the cardiology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, the risk factors and outcomes of atherosclerosis and how we as doctors can prevent cardiovascular disease.

8mins

4 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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Type 1 Diabetes

In this episode I cover type 1 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis.If you want to follow along with written notes on hyperthyroidism go to zerotofinals.com/hyperthyroidism or find the endocrinology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the pathophysiology, presentation, causes, investigations, complications and management of type 1 diabetes. We also discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of diabetic ketoacidosis. 

19mins

14 Dec 2018

Rank #3

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Hypothyroidism

In this episode I cover hypothyroidism.If you want to follow along with written notes on hypothyroidism go to zerotofinals.com/hypothyroidism or find the endocrinology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the pathophysiology, presentation, causes such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, investigations and management of hyperthyroidism. 

5mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #4

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Alcoholic Liver Disease and Alcohol Dependence Syndrome

In this episode I cover alcoholic liver disease and alcohol dependence syndrome.If you want to follow along with written notes on alcoholic liver disease and alcohol dependence syndrome go to zerotofinals.com/ald or find the gastroenterology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the stepwise progression of alcohol damage to the liver from alcohol related fatty changes, alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis, recommended alcohol consumption, screening tools for problematic alcohol consumption, complications, signs, investigations and management of alcoholic liver disease and alcohol dependence. We also discuss alcohol withdrawal, delerium tremens and Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome.

15mins

11 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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Liver Cirrhosis

In this episode I cover liver cirrhosis.If you want to follow along with written notes on liver cirrhosis go to zerotofinals.com/cirrhosis or find the gastroenterology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the cirrhosis of the liver. This includes the pathophysiology, signs, investigations and management. We also discuss complications such as:Malnutrition Portal Hypertension, Varices and Variceal BleedingAscites and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (SBP)Hepato-renal SyndromeHepatic EncephalopathyHepatocellular Carcinoma

22mins

15 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

In this episode I cover alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency.If you want to follow along with written notes on alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency go to zerotofinals.com/a1ad or find the gastroenterology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis, complications and management of alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency.The audio in the episode was expertly edited by Harry Watchman.

4mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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Hepatitis

In this episode I cover viral hepatitis and autoimmune hepatitis.If you want to follow along with written notes on viral hepatitis and autoimmune hepatitis go to zerotofinals.com/hepatitis or find the gastroenterology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers viral hepatitis and autoimmune hepatitis. We talk about the different types of viral hepatitis, how to test for them (including the confusion viral markers in hepatitis B), the presentation and management. We also cover the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune hepatitis.The audio in the episode was expertly edited by Harry Watchman.

20mins

22 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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Adrenal Insufficiency

In this episode I cover adrenal insufficiency and Addison's disease.If you want to follow along with written notes on adrenal insufficiency go to zerotofinals.com/medicine/endocrinology/adrenalinsufficiency/ or find the endocrinology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the pathophysiology, causes, investigations and management of adrenal insufficiency. We also discuss Addisonian crisis, a life threatening presentation of adrenal insufficiency. 

9mins

30 Nov 2018

Rank #9

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Cushing's Syndrome

In this episode I cover Cushing's Syndrome.If you want to follow along with written notes on Cushing's Syndrome go to zerotofinals.com/cushings or find the endocrinology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the pathophysiology, presentation, causes, features, investigations and management of Cushing's Syndrome.

8mins

27 Nov 2018

Rank #10

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Hormonal Axis Physiology

In this episode I cover hormonal axis physiology as part of an introduction to the pathophysiology of endocrine conditions.If you want to follow along with written notes on arrhythmias go to zerotofinals.com/endocrinology/physiology/ or find the endocrinology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the physiology of the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, thyroid axis, adrenal axis, growth hormone axis, parathyroid hormone axis and the renin-angiotensin system.

8mins

23 Nov 2018

Rank #11

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

In this episode I cover non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).If you want to follow along with written notes on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease go to zerotofinals.com/nafld or find the gastroenterology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers non-alcohlic fatty liver disease. We look in detail at the stages from fatty liver to hepatitis, fibrosis and finally cirrhosis, risk factors, how to investigate patients presenting with abnormal liver function tests, investigating patients known to have fatty liver and how to manage non-alcholic fatty liver disease.The audio in the episode was expertly edited by Harry Watchman.

6mins

18 Jan 2019

Rank #12

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Diabetes Insipidus

In this episode I cover diabetes insipidus.If you want to follow along with written notes on diabetes insipidus go to zerotofinals.com/diabetesinsipidus or find the endocrinology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the pathophysiology, types, presentation, investigations and management of diabetes insipidus. We also look in detail at understanding the water deprivation test.

7mins

4 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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Thyroid Function Tests

In this episode I cover thyroid function tests.If you want to follow along with written notes on thyroid function tests go to zerotofinals.com/tfts or find the endocrinology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers thyroid function tests. This includes testing and interpreting TSH, T3 and T4 as well as autoantibodies and imaging investigations. This provides a basis for understanding hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.

4mins

4 Dec 2018

Rank #14

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Hyperthyroidism

In this episode I cover hyperthyroidism.If you want to follow along with written notes on hyperthyroidism go to zerotofinals.com/hyperthyroidism or find the endocrinology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the pathophysiology, presentation, causes, investigations and management of hyperthyroidism. We also discuss thyroid crisis.

9mins

7 Dec 2018

Rank #15

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Chronic Heart Failure

In this episode I cover chronic heart failure.If you want to follow along with written notes on chronic heart failure go to https://zerotofinals.com/medicine/cardiology/heartfailure/ or find the cardiology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis causes and management of chronic heart failure. We also look in detail at a phenomenon called paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea.

8mins

4 Nov 2018

Rank #16

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Acromegaly

In this episode I cover acromegaly.If you want to follow along with written notes on acromegaly go to zerotofinals.com/acromegaly or find the endocrinology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the pathophysiology, presentation, causes, investigations and management of acromegaly. We also discuss bitemporal hemianopia. 

5mins

21 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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Type 2 Diabetes

In this episode I cover type 2 diabetes.If you want to follow along with written notes on hyperthyroidism go to zerotofinals.com/type2diabetes or find the endocrinology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers the pathophysiology, presentation, investigations, diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes. We also look at all the individual medications used in type 2 diabetes and the different types of insulin.

19mins

18 Dec 2018

Rank #18

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Stable Angina

In this episode I cover stable angina.If you want to follow along with written notes on stable angina go to https://zerotofinals.com/medicine/cardiology/stableangina/ or find the cardiology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers pathophysiology, investigations, diagnosis, medical and surgical management of angina.

7mins

4 Nov 2018

Rank #19

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Acute Coronary Syndrome

In this episode I cover acute coronary syndrome.If you want to follow along with written notes on acute coronary syndrome go to https://zerotofinals.com/medicine/cardiology/acs/ or find the cardiology section in the Zero to Finals medicine book.This episode covers pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome, the anatomy of the coronary arteries, the three types of acute coronary syndrome, how they are investigated and diagnosed, how to manage acute coronary syndrome and the complications, including Dressler's syndrome.

15mins

4 Nov 2018

Rank #20