Talk Evidence covid-19 update - How will we know if a vaccine works?
Vaccines have been in the news this week - but when you dig into the stories, it turns out that the hype is about phase 1 trials. We're a long way from being sure any of the 150 possible vaccines being developed actually work. In this talk evidence we're talking to a researcher, a regulator, and a manufacturer about the way in covid-19 is upending normal vaccine development, which hurdles they'll have to reach to get onto the market, and how we'll know which one to choose when they are there. This week (1.10) We said that covid would have a knock-on effect on other treatments, and Helen looks at some research into acut...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - July 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Wellbeing – how to write a wellbeing prescription
How might stress affect your performance as a healthcare worker? That’s the question that Mark Stacey, a consultant obstetric anaesthetist in Cardiff, has been interested in for the past 10 years. He saw similarities in the aviation industry, which uses a theory of human factors to explain why things go wrong when humans interact with complex systems. Stres s was a major culprit, in both aerospace and medicine, so he began to explore wellbeing as a way to reduce stress and, in turn, reduce adverse events. He has developed the idea of writing yourself a wellbeing prescription, which includes practical techniques s...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk evidence covid-19 update - natural history of covid, include patients in guidelines
For the next few months Talk Evidence is going to focus on the new corona virus pandemic. There is an enormous amount of uncertainty about the disease, what the symptoms are, fatality rate, treatment options, things we shouldn't be doing. We're going to try to get away from the headlines and talk about what we need to know - to hopefully give you some insight into these issues. This week: (1.20) Carl gives us an update on the England and Wales admission data. (3.00) Helen talks about ways in which spread and severity of infectio n amongst household contacts. (8.20) We talk natural history of covid-19, and Harlan Krum...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Wellbeing – how one junior doctor found a way to support frontline staff
How can we help frontline clinicians? Sometimes medics may feel uneasy or even guilty and that they could be doing more. That was what a junior doctor in Abergavenny in Wales felt and she did something about it. In this podcast, we speak to Josie Cheetham about how she started her initiative to provide support boxes in hospitals for her... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Talk Evidence covid-19 update - Remdesivir, care homes, and death data
For the next few months Talk Evidence is going to focus on the new corona virus pandemic. There is an enormous amount of uncertainty about the disease, what the symptoms are, fatality rate, treatment options, things we shouldn't be doing. We're going to try to get away from the headlines and talk about what we need to know - to hopefully give you some insight into these issues. This week: (3.14) Jeff Aronson from Oxford University explains why remdesivir is a potential therapeutic, but is pessimistic about the quality of the studies being done on it (13.22) Carl explains why smoking cessation is still a key public he...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Is opt-out the best way to increase organ donation?
As England ’s presumed consent law for 2020 clears parliament, Veronica English, head of medical ethics and human rights at the BMA, say that evidence from Wales and other countries shows that it could increase transplantation rates. But Blair L Sadler, physician and senior adviser to California State Unive rsity, consider such legal changes a... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Dean Burnett, author of "Happy Brain" (BS 149)
Dean Burnett (Click to play interview) Dr. Dean Burnett from Cardiff Wales enjoys sharing neuroscience with his unique sense of humor. In his first book Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up, he debunked several myths about the power of the human brain. In his new book Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why Burnett takes us beyond oversimplifications, such as “dopamine causes happiness,” and explores the complex role that things like humor and fame play in our lives. This is an episode for listeners of all backgrounds. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to st...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - September 29, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Brain Research dopamine Emotion Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Dean Burnett, author of "Happy Brain" (BS 149)
Dean Burnett (Click to play interview) Dr. Dean Burnett from Cardiff Wales enjoys sharing neuroscience with his unique sense of humor. In his first book Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up, he debunked several myths about the power of the human brain. In his new book Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why Burnett takes us beyond oversimplifications, such as “dopamine causes happiness,” and explores the complex role that things like humor and fame play in our lives. This is an episode for listeners of all backgrounds. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to st...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - September 29, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Brain Research dopamine Emotion Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Reminiscence therapy for dementia
Coping with the increasing number of people with dementia is likely to be one of the major challenges for health systems globally in coming years and decades. There are several Cochrane Reviews of ways to treat or alleviate this condition and an updated review in March 2018 looks at the evidence for reminiscence therapy. We asked lead author, Bob Woods from Bangor University in Wales, to summarise the findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Methods to improve healthcare worker hand hygiene to decrease infection in patient care
Healthcare-associated infection is a major problem for health systems, causing concern, unnecessary illness and death. It is receiving further priority from policy-makers because it contributes to the global threat of antimicrobial resistance. Hand hygiene is regarded as an effective preventative measure and the September 2017 update of a Cochrane Review provides evidence on the effects of various interventions. Lead author, Dinah Gould from the School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University in Wales brings us up to date in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Nurse-led rapid access lung cancer clinic in Wales: a case study
An exciting new nurse-led rapid access lung cancer clinic has been started in Ceredigion, Wales. Here, the Clinical Nurse Specialist leading the clinic, Sarah Morgan, of Hywel Dda University Health Bo... Author: VJOncology Added: 02/08/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Aiming for the NOLCP in Wales and HCP collaboration
This years British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) Annual Conference 2018, held in Dublin, Ireland, presented a range of exciting data, with talks on a National Optimal Lung Cancer Pathway (NOLCP) for... Author: VJOncology Added: 02/08/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Next steps for the nurse-led rapid access lung cancer clinic in Wales
The role of the nurse in the management and care of patients with cancer is essential one, which is evolving both nationally and internationally. One example of this expanding role is the creation of ... Author: VJOncology Added: 02/08/2018 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

ASFH CMV Endotheliitis and Pterygium Outcomes at The 2016 Asia Cornea Society
Guests: Jodhbir Mehta, MD Associate Professor, Head of Cornea External Disease, Senior Consultant in Refractive Surgery Singapore National Eye Centre Singapore Alvin L. Young, MD Chief of Service, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Prince of Wales and Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospitals The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong (Source: As Seen From Here)
Source: As Seen From Here - March 2, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Authors: JYoungMD at gmail.com Source Type: podcasts

How to talk to a patient about delusional infestation
Peter Lepping, consultant psychiatrist and honorary professor at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in North Wales, joins us to discuss his experience dealing with patients who have delusional infestations. He talks about how to broach the diagnosis, and gives practical tips on how to investigate this difficult condition. Read his practice... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 2, 2015 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Musical (operating) theatre
One hundred years ago, Pennsylvanian surgeon Evan Kane penned a brief letter to JAMA in which he declared himself a rigorous proponent of the “benefic [sic] effects of the phonograph within the operating room.” Now David Bosenquet, a surgeon from University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff has written a Christmas editorial about the evidence for the... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - December 12, 2014 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Alcohol - The UK's billion unit pledge is worthless
The BMJ has been investigating the “cosy relationship” between the alcohol industry and the British government. In a series of articles Under the influence, journalist Jonathan Gornall has been looking into UK government’s consultation into introducing a minimum unit price for alcohol in England and Wales, and also at the wider responsibility... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - May 21, 2014 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Should doctors be prescribing cannabinoids?
Michael Farrell, professor and director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, talks to Mabel Chew, The BMJ's practice editor, about prescription of cannabinoids. They discuss the latest evidence on nausea and appetite, when cannabinoids may be effective for chronic pain, and which common... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - April 25, 2014 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Acutely ill patients
It's increasingly obvious that acutely ill patients have received less than gold standard care. Deficiencies in training are often blamed. Paul Frost, consultant in intensive care medicine at the University Hospital of Wales, takes us through the admission of an acutely ill patient. Also this week, BRCA mutations and ionising radiation both... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - August 27, 2013 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Prison health
The final article in the analysis series examining prison health in England and Wales is published this week. To sum up, Francis Crook, Director of the Howard League for Penal Reform - the UK's oldest charity examining prison conditions - joins us to discuss prison reform. Also this week, Myasthenia gravis; Jennifer Spillane, clinical research... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - August 27, 2013 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

The future of primary care
The BMJ held a round table in January 2013 to discuss the future of primary care in England and Wales. The wide ranging topics included out of hours care, commissioning, education, time management, and integration. This is the full version, lasting one hour and 20 minutes. Edited highlights are available in this week's podcast. Chair: Domhnall... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - August 7, 2013 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Health in all policies
Of the myriad of clinical decision support tools, what features actually improve patient outcomes? Pavel Romanov, medical student at Western University in Canada, discusses his research. Also this week: Is it feasible to get governments to consider the public health impact of every policy decision they make? Politicians in Wales have drafted... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - August 7, 2013 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

ASFH The Summer of Our Discontent
Guest: Jeremy A. Guggenheim, D.Opt., Ph.D. Senior Lecturer School of Optometry and Vision Sciences Cardiff University Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom (Source: As Seen From Here)
Source: As Seen From Here - May 4, 2009 Category: Opthalmology Authors: JYoungMD at gmail.com Source Type: podcasts

ASFH Fool Me Once...
Guest: Michael Hennessy, BMedSc, MBBS Qld, MBiomedE UNSW, FRANZCOStaff Specialist OphthalmologistDepartment of OphthalmologyUniversity of New South Wales at the Prince of Wales HospitalUniversity of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (Source: As Seen From Here)
Source: As Seen From Here - February 4, 2007 Category: Opthalmology Authors: JYoungMD at gmail.com Source Type: podcasts