PutABitOfPaper Podcast - Medical School Revision with Dr James Gill
Cardiology exam step by step - Dr Gill

Cardiology exam step by step - Dr Gill

August 19, 2021

Cardiology Exam Step by Step - Medicine Explained - Dr Gill

There are many different facets to the cardiovascular examination, in this talk we're going to break this clinical examination down so that everyone is happy and would be able to run through a cardiology exam step by step without getting lost

confidence is a large key to effective clinical examinations and confidence comes from familiarity with the subject, hopefully this cardiology exam break down will help you master not only your OSCE's but clinical examination generally 

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Teach me about Crohns and Inflammatory bowel disease - A to Z of the NHS - Dr Gill

Teach me about Crohns and Inflammatory bowel disease - A to Z of the NHS - Dr Gill

March 13, 2021

Teach me about Crohns and inflammatory bowel disease - A to Z of the NHS - Dr Gill

 

We have ALL experienced diarrhoea from time to time whether that is the result of bad food or just bad luck, but imagine that this gastrointestinal upset was your day to day life. This can be the case for sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease whether than is Crohns or ulcerative colitis

 

Perhaps one of the clearest messages about inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohns disease is that it is an invisible disability, sufferers appear completely normal, but may privately deal with a myriad of issues, from as mentioned diarrhoea to urgency, blood loss, abdominal pain, to issues related to malabsorption

 

In this video on Crohn's we'll look at what inflammatory bowel disease means, look at the difference between Crohn's and it's sibling disease Ulcerative Colitis, as well as the investigations, such as colonoscopies, the classic medications, and the latest biologicals using antibodies to try and overcome these diseases of inflammation #Chrons​ #DrGill​ #Medicine​

Chest Pain Guide - A to Z of the NHS - Dr Gill

Chest Pain Guide - A to Z of the NHS - Dr Gill

February 27, 2021

Chest Pain Guide - A to Z of the NHS - Dr Gill

 

We have ALL experienced chest pain from time to time whether that is the result of indigestion, (GORD) or issues with the muscles or bones of our back or rib cage

 

However there is a myriad of different causes of chest pain, today we're setting out an overview of conditions and pathologies that can lead to chest pain.

 

In this latest A to Z of the NHS, as well as explaining how drinking flasks of bacteria can result in both a trip to the ITU, but also winning the Nobel Prize, we will also cover or touch on:

 

- Pneumothorax - Angina - ACS - Myocardial Infarction - Aortic Dissection - Pulmonary Embolism - Pneumothorax, - Fractured Ribs - Gastritis - Oesophagitis - Stomach ulcers #ChestPain #DrGill #Medicine

Understanding Vitamin B12 Deficiency - A-Z of the NHS - Dr Gill

Understanding Vitamin B12 Deficiency - A-Z of the NHS - Dr Gill

February 3, 2021

Understanding Vitamin B12 Deficiency is one of those conditions that people are aware of or might have heard of - especially after Downton Abbey did a story on pernicious anaemia. But many people, even those who receive treatment have not often had anyone help them understands Vitamin B12 Deficiency

 

B12 deficiency is an essential vitamin, meaning that we must consume it in the diet. As such, vitamin B12 deficiency can be due to failure to absorb, or failure to consume and here we take a look at the overall B2 topic

 

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Respiratory Examination Explained - Clinical Skills Deep Dive - Medical School Revision - Dr Gill

Respiratory Examination Explained - Clinical Skills Deep Dive - Medical School Revision - Dr Gill

January 30, 2021

This Respiratory Examination Explained - Clinical Skills Deep Dive video looks at the details of the examination of a respiratory patient, highlighting what is being checked for during special tests and examination findings

 

In this video, we demonstrate how to perform a clinical examination of the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM for your medical school Clinical Skills OSCE. As the resp exam is sure a core skill when it comes to examining patients, students should assume that a respiratory assessment is a high yield station for any clinical exams or clinical assessments.

 

For a passing grade in your Clinical Skills OSCE, for resp examination follow the approach of: - Inspection - Palpation - Percussion - Auscultation

 

HOWEVER, a respiratory examination OSCE station does not just involve auscultating the lungs, this video also demonstrates some of the specialised examination techniques required in examining patients such as tactile vocal resonance, and checking the JVP which may be seen to be elevated in pulmonary hypertension. There are many parts of the respiratory exam, that overlap with the cardiac exam, thus these shared parts could be considered essential for any chest examination and always included as core medical school revision for clinical skills or OSCE prep

 

Coughs, colds and general concerns about the chest are a common reason for patients to see a doctor, and in any speciality is probably the most commonly performed patient examination

 

ORIGINAL VIDEO IS HERE -              https://youtu.be/oZR-f5aBS00           

 

 

JVP Examination Explained - Clinical Skills Deep Dive - Medical School Revision - Dr Gill

JVP Examination Explained - Clinical Skills Deep Dive - Medical School Revision - Dr Gill

January 27, 2021

Abdominal Examination Explained - Clinical Skills Deep Dive - Medical School Revision - Dr Gill The Jugular Venous Pressure

It doesn't matter how many times I had the JVP explained to me in medical school lectures, or in medical school revision sessions after class, it always was a major challenge for me to understand.

However, if looked at carefully, and slowly, the JVP waveform, isn't actually impossible to understand, but does quite reasonably have a reputation as one of the more difficult clinical skill revision challenges

In this video we will try to carefully go over graphs of the venous pulsation to allow easy comprehsneion of teh JVP waveform explained

 

The original video can be found HERE:

             https://youtu.be/svY60GMN9cw           

A Guide to Blood Pressure - A-Z of the NHS - Dr Gill

A Guide to Blood Pressure - A-Z of the NHS - Dr Gill

January 26, 2021

A Guide to Blood Pressure - A-Z of the NHS - Dr Gill

Understanding BP can be quite a challenge for patients, but actually interpreting blood pressure readings is very simple.

When people have children at home, the most important bit of medical kit they need is a thermometer, after that, ALL households should have a blood pressure meter

Blood pressure is the amount of force caused by blood pressing against the walls of your arteries - but there is quite a bit of science behind what the systolic and diastolic pressures and we are going to try and explain that here so you can understand the function of the blood pressure cuff, and how the pressures in the cuff relate to the calculation of the blood pressure

Dr Andy Stein joins us again to discuss blood pressure and discuss why blood pressure is a silent killer, and what can patients do to maximise the care of their own blood pressure in this A to Z guide to the NHS Enjoy!

 

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A-Z Guide to the NHS - Atrial Fibrillation, ABG, Adverse Drug Reactions, & Autoimmune diseases

A-Z Guide to the NHS - Atrial Fibrillation, ABG, Adverse Drug Reactions, & Autoimmune diseases

January 25, 2021

An A-Z Guide to the NHS - healthcare and medicine can be confusing and frightening at times. Latin derived names abound for diagnoses, symptoms and treatments.

 

This is a pilot episode for a possible series looking at an A-Z guide to the NHS - hopefully taking what we see as some of the commonest terms used in the healthcare setting and laying them out for easy consumption by patients, addressing the science with clinical anecdotes along the way.

 

Here we’re joined by Dr Andy Stein - a medicine and renal consultant to look over four important terms as we see them - atrial fibrillation, arterial blood gas tests, adverse drug reactions, and autoimmune diseases

 

These are going to be an overview so you’ll hopefully have a better understanding of terminology that might pop up in your own health care.

 

BUT this is going to be collaborative - please drop us things you’d like to see discussed in future. I know people have asked for information on rheumatoid arthritis and vitamin B12, this may be a forum that allows that to work.

 

Take care, please give us a big YES in the comments if you’d like this series to continue, and thanks for watching #Medicine #DrGill #A-ZofNHS

How Chemistry is Improving Face Masks to Reduce COVID19 Transmission - Dr Gill

How Chemistry is Improving Face Masks to Reduce COVID19 Transmission - Dr Gill

January 24, 2021

How Chemistry is Improving Face Masks to Reduce COVID19 Transmission - Dr Gill Let's be in no doubt.

The UK is currently in another lock down to reduce the case numbers of COVID19, everyone has a role to play in that by following the simple Hands, Face and Space approach. Cleaning hands, and keeping a 2 meter distance from each other is pretty simple.

Unfortunately when it comes to face masks, there is a vastly different array of masks available which can make the choice difficult for patients. In the GP surgery, I see a huge range of masks in use.

Now let me be clear, ANY MASK IS BETTER THAN NO MASK.

*** Please protect others and wear a mask ***

We are all familiar with the disposable 24hr mask, but there is a growing number of reusable masks coming to market. Wise Protec has released a new mask using an existing antimicrobial technology many people are used to seeing in sports gear and shoes.

For absolute clarity, after having reviewed the independent testing - which is freely available from the company - I've opted to use their mask, and to help further development have accepted a role as a medical advisory with their company. This video is to discuss the technology in masks generally, and how the technology in their mask may benefit people

. ****** The previous upload of this video was the recipient of a take down request from YouTube, and I believe I have adjusted the video to ensure that there is 100% clarity that I fully support the wearing of face masks, and the current guidance on their use as issued by the CDC in the USA and NICE in the UK ******

We have the great news that several vaccines have shown highly positive effects, and their use will be a massive part of overcoming the pandemic that is COVID19. Between now and then we need to continue to respect and protect each other, by washing our hands, covering our faces and ensuring social distancing as possible. Take Care

#DrGill #WearAMask #Covid19prevention

BMI Explained - How Body Mass Index Affects Health - A-Z of the NHS - Dr Gill

BMI Explained - How Body Mass Index Affects Health - A-Z of the NHS - Dr Gill

January 23, 2021

Body Mass Index of BMI often confuses people, so today BMI Explained - is the next focus for our A-Z of the NHS series

Join myself, Dr James Gill, along with consultant Dr Andy Stein as we look at what BMI means for your health.

 

Whilst BMI is a valid tool for looking at risk, but also in the circumstances where body mass index breaks down - Mr Schwarzenegger we're looking at you! James discusses some of the facts that contribute to appetite, and how approaches to diet and weight loss cannot be a one size fits all (But don't worry, we elected NOT to use the most emaciated picture of James from the Island to illustrate the point!)

 

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