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drlj

Respiratory Registrar in North East London
drlj has written 129 posts for Resp NET

Pan-London Training Day: Barts Health 30/01/18

In January we met at St Bartholemew’s Hospital for a pan-London Training Day on Asthma and Allergy. Barts has a specialist allergy service offering desensitisation and biologics, and also a severe asthma service, including specialist physiotherapist, dietician, psychologist and access to biologics. Allergy testing and treatments Dr Runa Ali started the day by updating us … Continue reading

Programme for Homerton Training day released

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the next training day at Homerton Hospital on Friday 26th October 2018. See below for the programme! 09.00 – 09.15 Welcome and introduction Angshu Bhowmik 09.15 – 09.55 Palliative Care in Respiratory Medicine Dr David Feuer 09.55 – 10.35 Interstitial Lung Disease Dr Helen Garthwaite 10.35 – 10.50 … Continue reading

Get ahead of lung cancer screening with Dr Mamta Ruparel’s recent publication

With the recent report of the NELSON trial finding that the use of low dose CT screening among asymptomatic men at high risk for lung cancer led to a 26% (9-41%, 95% CI) reduction in lung cancer deaths at 10 years of study follow-up (at 86% compliance), Lung Cancer screening looks more and more likely … Continue reading

Congratulations to Dr Matt Burman on his latest paper with the TBNet group

Congratulations to Matt Burman on his latest paper as part of the European collective TBNet. The study explored second line drugs used to treat multidrug-resistant (MDR)- tuberculosis (TB) and their effect on QT interval. Fluoroquinolones and, possibly, clofazimine can prolong the QTc, as do bedaquiline and delamanid. A QTc >500 ms is considered a risk factor … Continue reading

Inspire a future Respiratory trainee

  Do you know a medical student or junior doctor who might be interested in Respiratory medicine? Not sure what you can you do to encourage and inspire them to join our fantastic speciality? Here are a few ideas: Let them know about ‘Respiratory medicine: Student and trainee taster evening’ event on the 17th October … Continue reading

News and opportunities

Breaking news Welcome to autumn, the season of falling leaves and rising flu rates! Get your (quadrivalent) flu jab ASAP, and read up on the impact of healthcare worker vaccination: Ahmed, Faruque, et al. “Effect of influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel on morbidity and mortality among patients: systematic review and grading of evidence.” Clinical infectious diseases 58.1 … Continue reading

Newham Training Day Programme released

We’re looking forward to the next North East Thames Training day on Monday at Newham Hospital. Here is the programme for the day – all those management and leadership curriculum items can be ticked off in one go! And perhaps by the end of it we might understand something about the murky world of NHS … Continue reading

NET Training Day: Royal Free Hospital 07/02/18

In February we were welcomed to the Royal Free Hospital by Dr James Goldring. Many thanks to him for organising the day, and to everyone facilitating such interesting sessions. Obesity and sleep disordered Breathing, Dr Swapna Mandal began the day with an update on obesity. She reminded us that physiology is different in people with … Continue reading

News and Opportunities

Breaking news We hope you are all enjoying and surviving the current heatwave! Make sure you know how to advise your patients to stay well, by having a look at the BLF’s guidance on looking after yourself in the hot weather for those with a chronic lung disease. And why not read up on the … Continue reading

Opportunity to join Respiratory SCE board

In case you missed it in BTS news: BTS and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint two members of the Respiratory Medicine SCE Board.  Further details are available on the MRCP(UK) website. The advert does not state that they are specifically looking for Consultants. Anyone applying must: … Continue reading