#TheCoronaCast hosted by Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Pranai Buddhdev from London, UK aims to help improve the spread of knowledge about the Corona Pandemic to healthcare workers and the public. #TheCoronaCast by Paedipods is available on Apple/Googlee/Spotify/Anchor podcast platforms.
Paedipods also hosts #ThePaedipodsCast which aims to gain insight into the careers of leaders and luminaries in the field of Paediatric Orthopaedics worldwide, and explore relevant topics including updated research, education, physician wellness and international fellowship opportunities.
We must not forget medical students when we think of the impact COVID19 is having on the healthcare community - the current cohort of students have committed to a career in medicine and will be the next generation of clinicians. COVID19 has had a profound impact on how medical schools can function whilst preserving standards of education and safety of their students. In this episode, Paedipods host Mr Pranai Buddhdev speaks to senior medical student representatives for two national societies, ASiT & BOTA, to explore and raise awareness of key issues medical students face including key guidance, support and resources available. We discuss final year student transition to foundation training, exams and electives, what pre-clinical and clinical students can do and contribute and how mental and physical wellbeing can be preserved.
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Please see useful links below:
MSC Medical Students Joint Statement: https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2625/joint-statement-on-registration-arrangements-for-final-year-students-and-f1-doctors.pdf
MSC Medical Students as Volunteers: https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2622/statement-of-expectation-medical-student-volunteers-in-the-nhs.pdf
GMC Medical Students: https://www.gmc-uk.org/news/news-archive/coronavirus-information-and-advice/information-for-medical-students
MSC Advice: email@example.com
MDU COVID19 Advice: https://bit.ly/MDUMedStudents
Physical / Mental Wellness: http://bit.ly/CoronaCastEp1
Becoming a Dr: Live National twitter chat - What can you do as a medical student? Sunday 29th March 2020 18:00 GMT @BecomingaDr
Educational Resources: https://geekymedics.com, https://www.medisense.org.uk, https://almostadoctor.co.uk, https://www.onexamination.com
Find more information about BOTA at: http://www.bota.org.uk
Find more informational about ASiT at: https://www.asit.org
Orthopaedic surgeons from all sub-specialties are amending the way they work in preparation of potential redeployment due to the #COVID19 Pandemic. Norfolk & Norwich hospitals have run paediatric virtual fracture clinics for over 2 years, and this discussion with Mr Anish Sanghrajka, we explore how we can reduce foot fall in hospitals significantly whilst maintaining patient safety & standards.
The BOA has promptly released modified BOAST guidelines and BSCOS has updated members with suggestions to modify practice. We will discuss these in a further episode in the upcoming days. Please find resources below:
BOA Guidelines: https://www.boa.ac.uk/resources/information-for-boa-members-on-trauma-and-orthopaedic-care-in-the-uk-during-coronavirus-pandemic.html
BOAST Guidelines (Updated 24/3/20): https://www.boa.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-boasts-combined.html
BSCOS Public Safety Announcement to prevent paediatric fractures: https://bscos.org.uk (video)
POEM Virtual Clinic at NNUH: http://www.nnuh.nhs.uk/news/2018/09/23156/
Schools have been closed, families are self-isolating - but are children immune to COVID-19 ? In this episode of #TheCoronaCast presented by Paedipods, Podcast Host & Surgeon Mr Pranai Buddhdev discusses the latest evidence available about COVID-19 in Children with Dr Anita Patel MD, Professor of Paediatrics & Critical Care Physician from Children's National Hospital in Washington DC. Together they discuss the largest published epidemiological study from China, and what conclusions can be drawn safely from their experience in addition to giving valuable advice to parents with concerns about their children's health. They also discuss maternal well-being for new parents, those considering pregnancy, trying to conceive, undergoing fertility treatment or currently pregnant, and the UK's issued guidance to pregnant healthcare workers.
Please find useful links below including thee Facebook Maternal Well-Being Group, Advice from Children's National, Paedipods Website & Literature & Guidance from Pregnant Healthcare Workers in the UK. Please share this episode to anyone who may find it useful @paedipods
Facebook Maternal Well-Being Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2492372544412181/
Children's National Rise & Shine Useful Links: https://riseandshine.childrensnational.org
Paedipods Website: https://www.paedipods.com
RCOG Guidance UK: https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/2020-03-21-covid19-pregnancy-guidance-2118.pdf
Paediatrics Paper from American Academy Paediatrics from China: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/early/2020/03/16/peds.2020-0702.full.pdf
With over 312,000 Global Cases of COVID19 and an increasing death toll, the USA has overnight become one of the nations with the highest reported cases. In this episode, #TheCoronaCast (hosted by Mr Pranai Buddhdev) speak to Dr Hiren Patel, Emergency Department Attending at Mass General Hospital in Boston, USA who diagnosed the first case of COVID19 at his institution.
With a background in global health and International emergency development, systems building and relief management and implementation in Low and middle Income Countries (LMIC), this episode explores the issues and experiences witnessed first hand on the frontlines in the USA, with concerns over PPE provision, testing capabilities and its potential effects on the healthcare community including ethical dilemmas such as The Hippocratic Oath. They also discuss the early reports from Sub-Saharan Africa and the likely devastating effects and stress COVID19 will impose on under-resourced and prepared healthcare systems. WASH YOUR HANDS, MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING & STAY SAFE LISTENERS.
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Find the Mass Gen. Hospital Coranavirus Toolkit: https://www.massgeneral.org/assets/MGH/pdf/disaster-medicine/2019-Novel-Coronavirus-(2019-nCoV)-Toolkit-version-1.29.2020.pdf
Updated information from Mass Gen. Hospital: https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/03/20/coronavirus-has-hospitals-eyeing-ecmo-blood-breathing-aids-for-worst-cases/
Keep updated from John Hopkins Center for Systems Science & Engineering: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
There is currently a lot of anxiety and concern about how #Coronavirus will impact on trainees and juniors in training. With National Selection, Exams, Courses and ARCPS affected, Pranai Buddhdev (#TheCoronaCast Podcast Host & Founder of www.paedipods.com) interviews th current BOTA (British orthopaedic Trainee Association) President Ms Tricia Campbell who sheds light on all the updates from the JCST, Health Education England and the GMC. This podcast episodes aims to help alleviate concerns trainees may have about not being able to complete courses, the modification of the ARCP Process and when Exams will be rescheduled for.
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JCST Guidance for Trainees (JCST): https://www.jcst.org/jcst-news/2020/03/19/covid-19/
ARCP Contingency Plan (HEE): https://www.hee.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Contingency%20Policy%20for%20ARCPs.pdf
BOA Guidance on COVID19: https://www.boa.ac.uk/resources/statement-for-boa-members-on-trauma-and-orthopaedic-care-in-the-uk-during-coronavirus-pandemic.html
BOTA website: http://www.bota.org.uk/
Specialty Training Guidance: https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/Coronavirus-COVID-19
The World Health Organisation has announced the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a global pandemic. With daily Government briefings, guidance from the the GMC, NHS England and the Royal Colleges continues to be updated, leaving healthcare works ina time of anxiety and uncertainty. In this Bonus episode, Mr Pranai Buddhdev (Orthopaedic Surgeon & Paedipods Podcast Host) talks to Ms Rantimi Ayodele (Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Hospitals) about how healthcare workers can prepare for the upcoming few months of managing the Pandemic on the front lines. We discuss preparations and expectations at work and at home, how to maintain a positive outlook and maintain patient safety and excellent practice and how we can support trainees, medical students and other healthcare professionals.
Please read Ms Ayodele's Linkedin Article at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/covid-19-healthcare-workers-toolkit-uk-rantimi-ayodele/
Please see latest guidance from NHS England at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/
Please see guidance from the BOA:https://www.boa.ac.uk/resources/coronavirus-covid-19-update-regarding-boa-activities-and-events.html
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What are skeletal dysplasias? What is epigenetics? What is the microbiome? What do geneticists do when you refer a patient? What is genomic testing? What are the future applications of genetic manipulation/engineering? These are just a few questions discussed in this episode with Dr Melita Irving, Consultant Geneticist from GSTT & Evelina Children's Hospitals, London and Author of the recent Haynes Book "The Human DNA Manual: Understanding Your Genetic Code". Paedipods Founder/Podcast Host Mr Pranai Buddhdev explores common questions about genetics and its application to the paediatric orthopaedic community, the importance of collaborative working, and discusses some of the new and future trials related to skeletal dysplasias. Please see links below!
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Dr Melita Irving's Book can be found at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Human-Genome-Manual-Haynes-Manuals/dp/1785215949
More information about the UK's Skeletal Dysplasia Group: https://www.skeletaldysplasiagroup.org.uk/
2020 Skeletal Dysplasia Instructional Course Information: https://www.skeletaldysplasiagroup.org.uk/meetings
2020 Osteogenesis Imperfecta Meeting information: https://oi2020.org/
David Asprey's Book 'Superhuman' can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/Super-Human-Bulletproof-Backward-Forever/dp/0062882821
More information about work done at the Steadman-Philippon Research Institute: https://www.sprivail.org/
In this episode, Pranai Buddhdev (founder/host of #ThePaedipodsCast) sits with Leo Donnan from the Royal Children's Hospital from Melbourne, Australia. Leo Donnan is a paediatric and adult limb reconstruction surgeon, who has previously served as Director of Orthopaedics at RCH and has a world renowned limb reconstruction fellowship. IN this episode we talk about his early career, the importance of travelling fellowships, his role in research, education, where he feels the specialty is heading in the future and his suggestions of how to maintain a good work-life balance. Links as below:
Orthopaedic education: https://www.rchortho.com
RCH Paediatric Fracture Guidelines: https://www.rch.org.au/clinicalguide/fractures/
Leo Donnan Personal Website: https://leodonnan.com.au
Professor Reinhard Graf is a world-renowned figure in the medical field, having invented and developed hip ultrasound for the diagnosis and assessment of DDH in babies. Hear about how he started off as a general practitioner and paediatric general surgeon prior to landing in the field of orthopaedics, and how almost through serendipity he developed hip ultrasound and convinced the world of its use. He explains how universal screening was adopted in countries such as Austria, Switzerland & Germany, and what restricts its global application, the development of the Graf Classification, the importance of education and standardisation of the skill and where the future lies involving artificial intelligence and machine-learning. His anecdotal style is humourous and brilliant - please enjoy and suscribe to our podcast on all major platforms.
Professor Graf Ultrasound Course Guide can be found at: http://graf-hipsonography.com
Professor Graf will next be teaching at the DDH Hip USS Course in Cardiff June 2020, more details at: https://www.doctorsacademy.org/msk-graf-uss
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Tune in for the next episode on Sunday March 1st 2020.
Welcome listeners to episode 3 of #ThePaedipodsCast hosted by Mr Pranai Buddhdev, paediatric orthopaedic surgeon from London, UK. In this episode he sits with Dr Unni Narayanan from the infamous Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Dr Narayanan is an associate professor at the University of Toronto, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Senior Scientist at The Bloorview Research institute as well as fellowship director of the Sick Kids Orthopaedic Programme.
Dr. Narayanan’s clinical practice has a major focus on the care of children with CP in addition to an interest in the management of congenital, and acquired lower limb deformities and length discrepancies and paediatric trauma.. His research program has focused on understanding patient priorities and their role in clinical decision making, and for the development and validation of meaningful outcome measures, and applying these in clinical trials to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and health technologies for pediatric musculoskeletal disorders particularly CP.
Heralding from India and training in India, UK and USA and Canada, tune in to learn how his career has developed and allowed him to become a thought leader and pioneer in the development of outcomes research and learn about the fellowship programme at Sick Kids Toronto and its application process, and how to apply. Useful links as below...
Learn more about the Sick Kids Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship: http://www.sickkids.ca/OrthopaedicSurgery/education-and-training/Fellowship-Program/index.html
Learn more about Dr Unni Narayanan: http://www.sickkids.ca/AboutSickKids/Directory/People/N/Unni-Narayanan.html
Learn more about CPCHILD: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2006.tb01227.x
Learn more about GOAL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/dmcn.13722
Learn more about CHOP Study: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01987882
In this episode, Pranai Buddhdev (Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon and #ThePaedipodsCast Host) sits down with Mr Dan Perry, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon from Alder Hey Childrens Hospital, Liverpool, UK. We explore training, fellowships, research and the trials and tribulations of setting up major UK Trials including the BOSS Study.
Follow Dan Perry on Twitter: @MrDanPerry
Learn more about the BOSS Study at: http://www.boss.surgery
Learn more about the SCIENCE Study at: https://science.octru.ox.ac.uk
Learn more about the FORCE Study at: https://force.octru.ox.ac.uk
Lean more about the CRAFFT Study at: https://www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/clinical-trials/current-trials-and-studies/crafft
Learn more about PERUKI: https://www.peruki.org
In this pilot episode, Pranai Buddhdev (Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon & Paedipods Founder) interviews Professor Deborah Eastwood from Great Ormond Street Hospital, London & Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. Together they discuss her illustrious career, what drove her to surgery and paediatric orthopaedics and explore her ongoing contributions to international education, research and leadership at the highest level.
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