Decolonising health and medicine: Episode 4 - How to transform global health institutions born of colonial eras
Leaders from academic and funding organisations discuss the transformative change required to overcome extractive and inequitable research practices in global health, and the need for examining power and privilege within traditional research institutions. Our panel Samuel Oti, senior program specialist, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada, and member of the Global Health Decolonization Movement in Africa (GHDM-Africa) Muneera Rasheed, clinical psychologist and behaviour scientist and former faculty, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan Liam Smeeth, professor of clinical epidemiology and director of ...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - October 17, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ Group Source Type: podcasts

SCCM Pod-487: The Intersection of Climate Change and Critical Care
According to the United Nations, climate change is the defining crisis of our time and is happening more quickly than anticipated. Can critical care professionals be the spark that lights the fire of change? Kyle B. Enfield, MD, FSHEA, FCCM, was joined by Srinivas Murthy, MD, MDCM, MHSc, at the 2023 Critical Care Congress to discuss the intersection of climate change and critical care. Dr. Murthy is a pediatric infectious diseases and intensive care physician at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. His academic and clinical interests are in emerging and severe infections, innovative cli...
Source: SCCM PodCast - iCritical Care - August 16, 2023 Category: Intensive Care Authors: The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Tags: Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Doctor Informed - surviving in scrubs
The culture which allows sexism to perpetuate in healthcare is no better illustrated than by The BMJ's investigation into sexual abuse in the NHS. However, The BMJ are not the first organisation to highlight the problems - Surviving in Scrubs  have been collating stories of sexism in healthcare, and making waves about the issues for a while. In this episode of Doctor Informed, Clara Munro is joined by the founders of Surviving in Scrubs, to discuss their campaign, how to create a culture of zero tolerance for sexism at the ward level, and why they think sexism should be a professional issue. Our guests; Becky Cox is an ac...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 26, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ Group Source Type: podcasts

Addiction in doctors
Everyone has coping mechanisms, but sometimes those ways of coping become problem behaviours - addictions. In this episode of Doctor Informed, we're focussing on how to spot the signs that you may be sliding into addiction, how to have conversations with friends and colleagues if you worry about their behaviour, and how seeking treatment is the best way to avoid GMC scrutiny. Joining Clara Munro are Liz Croton and Zaid Al-Najjar, GPs who work for NHS Practitioner health - a mental health and addiction service specifically for health professionals. They are also joined by Ruth Mayall, a retired consultant anaesthetist who...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 21, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Addiction in doctors
Everyone has coping mechanisms, but sometimes those ways of coping become problem behaviours - addictions. In this episode of Doctor Informed, we're focussing on how to spot the signs that you may be sliding into addiction, how to have conversations with friends and colleagues if you worry about their behaviour, and how seeking treatment is the best way to avoid GMC scrutiny. Joining Clara Munro are Liz Croton and Zaid Al-Najjar, GPs who work for NHS Practitioner health - a mental health and addiction service specifically for health professionals. They are also joined by Ruth Mayall, a retired consultant anaesthetist who...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 21, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ Group Source Type: podcasts

COVID deaths: three times the official toll
In this episode:00:47 Estimating pandemic-associated mortalityThis week, a team of researchers working with the World Health Organization have used statistical modelling to estimate the number of excess deaths associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. The work estimates that there were almost 15 million deaths either directly or indirectly attributed to the pandemic, almost three times higher than the official toll.Research article: Msemburi et al.News and Views: Global estimates of excess deaths from COVID-19Editorial: Missing data mean we’ll probably never know how many people died of COVID08:35 Research ...
Source: Nature Podcast - December 14, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

#MedTwitter - a force for good or evil?
#MedTwitter consists of an online community of researchers, health practitioners and students who have created an open source decentralised forum for information sharing, medical education and professional networking. #MedTwitter also provides a space for publications to be shared and promoted. While many will credit Twitter with giving a voice to clinicians, it also comes with challenges, the potential for abuse, or the spread of misinformation. Joining Clara to discuss are; Jonathan Guckian, a dermatology registrar in Leeds, and director of social media and communications at the Association for the Study of Medical Edu...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - November 22, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

#MedTwitter - a force for good or evil?
#MedTwitter consists of an online community of researchers, health practitioners and students who have created an open source decentralised forum for information sharing, medical education and professional networking. #MedTwitter also provides a space for publications to be shared and promoted. While many will credit Twitter with giving a voice to clinicians, it also comes with challenges, the potential for abuse, or the spread of misinformation. Joining Clara to discuss are; Jonathan Guckian, a dermatology registrar in Leeds, and director of social media and communications at the Association for the Study of Medical Edu...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - November 22, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ Group Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 927: Merchlinsky vs monkeypox
Michael Merchlinsky joins TWiV to discuss the development of two smallpox antiviral drugs and two smallpox vaccines and their uses during the monkeypox outbreak. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Michael Merchlinsky Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Michael on Anything but academic (TWiM 145) Development of Tecoviromat (TPOXX) (Antiviral Res) Use of Jynneos vaccine (MMWR) Limitations of Tecoviromat (NEJM) Poliovirus in NYC wastewater (NY Times) Letters read on TWiV 927 Timestamps by Jolene...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - August 14, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 918: COVID-19 clinical update #123 with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In COVID-19 clinical update #123, Dr. Griffin discusses rapid diagnostic testing in response to the monkeypox outbreak, leading causes of death in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic, antibody evasion by subvariants, broadly-neutralizing antibodies against emerging variants, factors associated with severe outcomes among hospitalized immunocompromised adults, measurement of the burden of hospitalizations during the pandemic, parental vaccine hesitancy in diverse communities, evaluating saliva sampling to improve access to diagnosis in low-resource settings, oral sabizabulin for high-risk hospitalized adults, lower-risk of m...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - July 16, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Ancient 'giraffes' sported thick helmets for headbutting
00:33 A headbashing relative gives insights into giraffe evolutionHow the giraffe got its long neck is a longstanding question in science. One possibility is that giraffes evolved longer necks for sexual competition, with males engaging in violent neck-swinging fights. Now, a team have described fossils of an ancient giraffoid species with a thick headpiece adapted for fighting, which could add weight to this hypothesis.Nature News: How the giraffe got its neck: ‘unicorn’ fossil could shed light on puzzle05:18 A wave of resignations signals discontent in academiaAround the world, the ‘great resignation’ has seen hu...
Source: Nature Podcast - June 8, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

Talk Evidence - evidence in Roe vs Wade, MI treatment variation, and tribal methodologies
Helen Macdonald, The BMJ's research integrity editor is back with another episode, and this week is joined by Joe Ross, professor of medicine and public health at Yale, and US research editor for The BMJ, and Juan Franco, editor in chief of BMJ EBM, and Professor at the Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires In this episode they discuss; The US supreme court looks set to overturn Roe v Wade, creating a patchwork of abortion provision across the U.S. We consider the role which evidence might play in documenting how health is affected by that decision, and whether medical evidence is being used at all i...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 23, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk Evidence - evidence in Roe vs Wade, MI treatment variation, and tribal methodologies
Helen Macdonald, The BMJ's research integrity editor is back with another episode, and this week is joined by Joe Ross, professor of medicine and public health at Yale, and US research editor for The BMJ, and Juan Franco, editor in chief of BMJ EBM, and Professor at the Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires In this episode they discuss; The US supreme court looks set to overturn Roe v Wade, creating a patchwork of abortion provision across the U.S. We consider the role which evidence might play in documenting how health is affected by that decision, and whether medical evidence is being used at all in...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 23, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ Group Source Type: podcasts

Left Atrial Myopathy and Incident Dementia, Childhood Academic Performance After Neonatal Hypoglycemia, Communicating Diagnostic Uncertainty, and more
Editor's Summary by Kristin Walter, MD, Associate Editor of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the March 22/29, 2022, issue. (Source: JAMA: This Week's Audio Commentary)
Source: JAMA: This Week's Audio Commentary - March 22, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Solving retention to support workforce recovery
The covid-19 pandemic has stretched healthcare staff like never before. As part of the 2022 Nuffield Trust summit, The BMJ hosted a roundtable discussion looking at why workers leave the NHS and how staff wellbeing and retention can be improved. Joining us to discuss are: Kamran Abbasi, editor in chief, The BMJ Billy Palmer, senior fellow, Nuffield Trust Lucina Rolewicz, researcher, Nuffield Trust Mark Britnell, global healthcare expert and senior partner, KPMG International Neil Greenburg, consultant occupational and forensic psychiatris t, King's College London's centre for military health research Rose Penfold, Nation...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - March 11, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts