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Episode 9 - COVID-19 Series: Part 3 - Current Treatment Options

COVID-19 series: In this segment, we discuss various treatment options for COVID-19, particularly Remdesivir. It also features Kit's Corner.

Episode 9 - COVID-19 Series: Part 2 - Vaccine-Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia

COVID-19 series: In this segment, we discuss vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia. The interlude segment will be presented by Prof. Sanjay Swaminathan (immunologist).

Episode 9 - COVID-19 Series: Part 1 - Awake Prone Positioning

COVID-19 series: In this segment, we will discuss the role of awake prone positioning in COVID-19 patients with hypoxaemic respiratory failure. The interlude segment will be presented by intensivist Dr George Zhou.

Episode 8 - The Lockdown Special

This episode is the LOCKDOWN SPECIAL - we will (1) explore the pertinent issue of access block in our emergency departments, (2) discuss management options for first-time primary spontaneous moderate to large pneumothorax, and (3) dissect two valuable tools that help us in the management of patients who present with a headache that is concerning for a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). This month's interlude segment will be presented by Dr Pramod Chandru.

Episode 7 - Medical Oncology

In this interesting episode, we first explore if dexmedetomidine has a role in managing hyperactive delirium at the end of life. Then we discuss the toxic effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors (that are used to treat a variety of malignancies) and, finally, we learn about the concept of frailty and review some tools that can be used to assess it. This month's interlude segment will be presented by medical oncologist Professor Nicholas Wilcken.

Episode 6 - Retrieval Medicine

This thrilling episode is all about retrieval medicine - we will first discuss the impact of pre-hospital advanced airway management on the neurological outcomes in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA). Then, we will dissect down the much dreaded (but potentially lifesaving!) scalpel cricothyroidotomy and, to finish, we will infuse ourselves into a discussion about pre-hospital administration of thawed plasma in patients at risk of haemorrhagic shock. This month's interlude segments will be presented by retrieval specialists, Dr Ruby Hsu and Dr Ruth Parsell.

Episode 5 - Paediatrics

This episode is all about the little humans - we first look at the reliability of a clinical prediction rule to identify febrile infants who are at low of serious bacterial infections. Then we discuss the role of the plot twisting TWIST score in diagnosing testicular torsion in children with acute scrotum and, finally, we discuss the effectiveness of different treatment formulations (inhaler vs. nebulizer) in the management of acute exacerbation of asthma. This month’s interlude segments will be presented by Dr Surbhi Rikhi and Dr Kerf Tan.

Episode 4 - Women In Medicine

In this fascinating episode, we will first explore gender-based differences with respect to morbidity and mortality among patients with myocardial infarction (02:30). Then we will discuss the impact of a medical career on the experience of motherhood (24:55) and, to finish, we will talk about the potential challenges that females face in the workplace especially in areas such as leadership (01:12:05). This month's interlude segment will be presented by Dr Danielle Unwin (01:05:40).

Bonus Episode

In this bonus episode, we will first discuss the feasibility of setting up an ECMO service for refractory OOHCA, an exciting study conducted by Dr Pramod Chandru et al. at Westmead Hospital that will serve as the database for comparison with the RESET trial. Then we will discuss the potential role of aortic dissection risk score and D-dimer in diagnosing acute aortic syndromes and, to, finish, we will talk about the utility of double defibrillation for refractory cardiac arrest.

Episode 3 - POCUS

In this exciting episode, the focus is on POCUS - we will be discussing the role, benefits, and potential pitfalls of POCUS in cardiac arrest (02:00) and in diagnosing pulmonary embolism (29:10) before probing into its use in the management of long bone fractures (01:03:35). This month, we are also introducing a thrilling new segment called the 'interlude'.

Episode 2 - Cardiology

In this Valentine's day special, we will be talking about the role of coronary angiography after cardiac arrest in patients who do not have STEMI before diving into a discussion about Ticagrelor and Prasugrel in patients with ACS and, to finish off, we will have a heart-to-heart conversation about an exciting new ECG pattern that could indicate inferior MI.

Episode 1 - Toxicology

In this exciting episode, we will be discussing the role of DigiFab in chronic digoxin toxicity before diving into an interesting case of organophosphate poisoning and, to finish, we will explore whether there is a link between antipsychotic use and increased risk of MI.

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