Guts & Glory
Guts & Glory: The SGH Gastroenterology Podcast
by Dillon, Ching Han, Andrew
11M ago
To our listeners who have tuned in since we started out in 2021, thank you for your support and encouragement! We'd never imagine that we would be able to create so much content, yet here we are 30 episodes later. We're so thankful to have been a part of your learning journey, whether you're a student, junior doctor, or a resident.  For now, as Ching Han and Dillon move on to their respective Senior Residencies, we will be taking a break from new episodes; in the meantime, the rest of our episodes will be kept on the respective platforms for all to listen.  Signing off, Dillon, Chi ..read more
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Episode #31: Guts & Glory x Third Spacing - Functional Abdominal Pain
Guts & Glory: The SGH Gastroenterology Podcast
by Dillon, Ching Han, Andrew
1y ago
In this episode, we collaborate with the vibrant team from Third Spacing - an independent podcast by healthcare students that explores the intersections between science and the humanities.  Join us, as we discuss with our very own Dr Andrew Ong, the inner workings and approach towards patients with functional abdominal pain.  ..read more
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Episode #30: Diarrhea in the immunocompromised host
Guts & Glory: The SGH Gastroenterology Podcast
by Dillon, Ching Han, Andrew
1y ago
Diarrhea takes many forms, and its etiologies differ from host to host. Whether in a young child, a returning traveler, or in today's episode, an immunocompromised host.  Joining us today is Dr Jean Sim, Consultant in Infectious Diseases from Singapore General Hospital, who shares with us her approach towards diarrhea in an immunocompromised host. Do look out for our earlier episode on Approach to Chronic Diarrhea if you have not already done so!    ..read more
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Episode #29: Critical Care in the ICU
Guts & Glory: The SGH Gastroenterology Podcast
by Dillon, Ching Han, Andrew
1y ago
Critical Care, or Intensive Care Medicine, centers around the holistic management of critically ill patients who are at risk or have developed life threatening organ failures. A fundamental aspect of medicine, it is ever so important for doctors to recognize a patient as they turn unwell. Joining us today, is Dr Esther Tan Qiao Li, Consultant in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, in Singapore General Hospital. Wearing multiple hats, she is actively involved in the Extracorporeal Life Support Team, SGH Medical Intensive Care Unit Acute Response Team, and is current Programme Director of t ..read more
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Episode #28: The road to Rome
Guts & Glory: The SGH Gastroenterology Podcast
by Dillon, Ching Han, Andrew
1y ago
With World IBS Day closing in on 19th April,  join us as we discuss the approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome! 10% of the world's population suffer from IBS, with significant impact on quality of life, and health care use;  It is so important for us to be up to date on how we can diagnose and treat patients with IBS.  We're joined by Dr Kewin Siah, gastroenterologist from the National University Hospital (NUH) who specialises in Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases. We are also joined by Ms Michelle Shi, senior psychologist at SGH who is part of the multi-disciplinary team addre ..read more
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Episode #27: Pumping Iron
Guts & Glory: The SGH Gastroenterology Podcast
by Dillon, Ching Han, Andrew
1y ago
Join us today as we discuss Iron Deficiency Anemia - a common, yet complex disorder that differs in management between healthy individuals and patients with other co-morbidities such as congestive cardiac failure, or chronic kidney disease.  We are fortunate to have with us Dr Esmeralda Teo, Consultant Haematologist with a special interest in Acute Leukemia and Cancer Survivorship.  We discuss the approach to patients with anemia, how to interpret an iron panel, and the various treatment options available for them!  ..read more
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Episode #26: A tough pill to swallow
Guts & Glory: The SGH Gastroenterology Podcast
by Dillon, Ching Han, Andrew
1y ago
Join us today as we approach the topic of dysphagia; an issue that is very prevalent especially in our elderly, inpatient populations.  Take a break from the usual medical approaches, and find out more about how our very specialized speech therapists approach and address the issue of dysphagia. We are very fortunate to have with us Ms Wong Seng Mun, Senior Principal Speech Therapist from the Singapore General Hospital, to guide us through dysphagia, and swallowing assessments ranging from bedside tests, to videofluoroscopic swallowing studies (VFSS), and even Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evalu ..read more
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Episode #24: A holistic approach to Obesity
Guts & Glory: The SGH Gastroenterology Podcast
by Dillon, Ching Han, Andrew
1y ago
Join us today, as we discuss the difficult topic of Obesity. In Singapore, 30% of the population is overweight, while 10% are obese. With obesity, comes co-mordibities ranging from hypertension, dyslipidemia, sleep apnoea to ischemic heart disease.  A difficult issue to address and tackle, we are joined with Senior Consultant Endocrinologist  Dr Lee Phong Ching,,  Director of the SGH Obesity Centre, as well as Dr Ravishankar Asokkumar, Consultant Gastroenterologist specialising in Bariatric Endoscopy. We discuss the clinical approach to obesity, as well as some of the available ..read more
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Episode #23: Fecal incontinence from the surgical standpoint
Guts & Glory: The SGH Gastroenterology Podcast
by Dillon, Ching Han, Andrew
1y ago
In our first of many upcoming multi-disciplinary discussions, we have with us Dr Cherylin Fu, Senior Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, and Director of Pelvic Floor Disorders at the Singapore General Hospital.  We discuss the ins-and-outs of fecal/bowel incontinence, beginning with the clinical approach and evaluation, investigations, and management of patients suffering from fecal incontinence.  Fecal incontinence is a topic that is not frequently discussed in medical school or at the post-graduate level, so we hope that you'd learn as much as we did from Dr Cherylin ..read more
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Episode #13: Life of a Gastroenterology Senior Resident
Guts & Glory: The SGH Gastroenterology Podcast
by Dillon, Ching Han, Andrew
2y ago
Would you rather be on bleeder call for an entire month, or run 10 back to back clinic sessions in a week? Be scoped by a hepatologist, or have a liver biopsy by an endoscopist? Take a break from the grind and join us  in this special episode, where we speak with 4 of our very own Gastroenterology Senior Residents. Hear about their lives as senior residents, the transition from junior residency to senior residency, as well as some tips and advice on career choices ..read more
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