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Diabetes/Endocrine

Diabetes and Peri-Operative Care

“How do I manage a patient with diabetes who is going for surgery? Should I start a variable rate intravenous insulin infusion? When should I resume their metformin?” For the answer to all these questions and more, check out our latest FOAMdation podcast and blog. Listen below: iTunes Podbean (non-iPhone) Dr David Ewins is a […]

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Acute Care Diabetes/Endocrine

Hyperglycaemia in hospital and Variable Rate Intravenous Insulin Infusion (VRIII)

Diabetes is an increasing worldwide problem, with approximately a fourfold increase in prevalence over a thirty-year period in the latest World Health Organisation figures (1). Dr David Ewins is a Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes and talks with Scott about the approach to evaluating and managing adult patients presenting with high blood glucose levels […]

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Acute Care Diabetes/Endocrine

Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Adults

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life threatening emegency and requires prompt recognition and treatment. Dr David Ewins is a Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes and talks with Scott about the approach to evaluating and managing DKA in adults as well as some of the finer points and controversies that exist. Have a listen to the episode below or […]

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Acute Care Cardiology

Acute Coronary Syndromes

ScottĀ talks to Consultant Cardiologists Professor John Somauroo and Dr. Babu Kunadian and Karen Randles, a cardiology specialist nurse at Chester about the assessment of patients presenting with chest pain and the management of Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS). This includes ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI) and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions (NSTEMI). Check out the podcast below or […]