Carotid a sten
BMJ Best Practice Podcast
by BMJ talk medicine
1w ago
Stroke is the fourth and fifth leading cause of death in the UK and US, respectively. There are more than 100,000 strokes in the UK every year. And approximately 10% to 15% of all ischaemic strokes are associated with carotid artery stenosis. So it is important that we get the diagnosis and management of this condition right. In this BMJ Best Practice podcast on carotid artery stenosis, Kieran Walsh talks to Brajesh Lal, Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic. Competing interests: None ..read more
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Bell's Palsy
BMJ Best Practice Podcast
by BMJ talk medicine
3w ago
Bell's palsy: an update on diagnosis and management Bell's palsy is the most common unilateral facial palsy in adults. It is most prevalent in people between 15 and 45 years of age. And it can cause a range of complications - including ongoing facial weakness, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, exposure keratopathy, and ectropion. So it is important that we get the diagnosis and management of this condition right. In this BMJ Best Practice podcast, Kieran Walsh talks with Professor Matthew Miller about Bell's palsy. Matt is Assistant Professor Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University of N ..read more
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Rosacea: an update on diagnosis and management
BMJ Best Practice Podcast
by BMJ talk medicine
1M ago
Rosacea is a common disorder. Studies suggest a prevalence of 5% for women and 4% for men. And rosacea can cause a range of problems including papules and pustules, telangiectasias, and eye problems. So it is important that we get the diagnosis and management of this condition right. In this BMJ Best Practice podcast on rosacea, Kieran Walsh talks to Dr Abel Jarell, Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist, Northeast Dermatology Associates, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Competing interests: none declared ..read more
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Hypothermia: an update on diagnosis and management
BMJ Best Practice Podcast
by BMJ talk medicine
2M ago
Hypothermia is a serious condition - it can cause rhabdomyolysis, electrolyte disturbances, and cardiac arrhythmias. It can also kill. In the UK, the annual number of hypothermia-related deaths is about 300. And in countries with colder climates, the numbers are far higher. So it is important that we get the diagnosis and management of this condition right. In this BMJ Best Practice podcast, Kieran Walsh talks to Dr Alexander Alexiou, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Barts Health NHS Trust about hypothermia. Competing interests: none declared ..read more
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Parksinsons
BMJ Best Practice Podcast
by BMJ talk medicine
2M ago
Parkinsons disease is a common and serious condition. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world - only Alzheimer's disease is more common. And Parkinson's disease can cause a range of complications - from dyskinesias to depression to dementia. So it is important that we get diagnosis and management of this condition right. In this BMJ Best Practice podcast, Kieran Walsh talks to Delaram Safarpour, Assistant Professor of Neurology of Oregon Health & Science University. Competing interests DS has received honoraria for participation in advisory boards for Boston Sc ..read more
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Herpes zoster infection
BMJ Best Practice Podcast
by BMJ talk medicine
3M ago
Herpes zoster: an update on diagnosis and management The annual incidence of herpes zoster in the UK is between 2 and 4 patients per thousand population. It can cause a range of complications including post-herpetic neuralgia, herpes zoster of the eye, and disseminated zoster. So it is important that we get the diagnosis and management of this condition right. In this BMJ Best Practice podcast on herpes zoster, Kieran Walsh talks to Professor Michael Rothberg, Center for Value-Based Care Research, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. MR declares that he has no competing interests.- The purpose o ..read more
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Data and healthcare
BMJ Best Practice Podcast
by BMJ talk medicine
4M ago
Data and big data in healthcare are both important and topical. Big data has the potential to transform how we provide healthcare but can also be problematic. There can be problems with how data is captured, cleaned, and corrected or with how we update data. BMJ is playing an increasing role in this field. We have our own BMJ Data Set which provides AI healthcare technologies with current, credible, and AI-ready content. In this BMJ Best Practice podcast on healthcare and data, Kieran Walsh talks to Professor Dipak Kalra, President of The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data ..read more
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Status epilepticus
BMJ Best Practice Podcast
by BMJ talk medicine
4M ago
Status epilepticus is a serious medical emergency. Fortunately, it is relatively rare but when it does occur it can cause a range of serious complications including focal neurological deficits, cognitive dysfunction, and behavioural problems. So it is important that we get the diagnosis and management of this condition right. In this BMJ Best Practice podcast on status epilepticus, Kieran Walsh talks to Dr. Rajiv Mohanraj, Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences - The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The conten ..read more
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New-onset atrial fibrillation
BMJ Best Practice Podcast
by BMJ talk medicine
5M ago
Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained heart rhythm disorder in adults worldwide. The prevalence is between 2% and 4%. If left untreated, atrial fibrillation is a significant risk factor for stroke, myocardial infarction and congestive cardiac failure. So it is important that we get diagnosis and management of this condition right. In this BMJ Best Practice podcast on new-onset atrial fibrillation, Kieran Walsh talks to Bharat Kantharia, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. - The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The co ..read more
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Acute pancreatitis
BMJ Best Practice Podcast
by BMJ talk medicine
5M ago
This BMJ Best Practice podcast is on acute pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis is a common and serious condition. The incidence in the UK is about 50 per 100,000 per year. And it can cause a range of complications including acute renal failure, pancreatic abscess, and chronic pancreatitis. In this podcast, Kieran Walsh interviews Professor Scott Tenner on acute pancreatitis. Scott is Clinical Professor of Medicine at State University of New York and author of the BMJ Best Practice topic on this condition. BMJ Relevant topic link - https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/3000118 - The purpose of ..read more
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