MedShr’s Highlights from ESC Congress 2019

By George Ulmann - Reporter, MedShr More than 30,000 cardiovascular specialists attended Paris over five days to discuss the entire spectrum of cardiovascular medicine. The spotlight this year was on Global Cardiovascular Health, as ESC partnered with the World Heart Federation (WHF). A key highlight of the conference was the six Hot Line sessions, which…

The role of digital case discussion in haemophilia care

A virtual ‘grand round’, multidisciplinary input on the go, and clinical support for health workers in developing countries. We explore how digital case discussion can support haemophilia practice. Check out the full article for the Blood Health 2019 campaign here: https://www.healthawareness.co.uk/haematology/the-role-of-digital-case-discussion-in-haemophilia-care/ Digital case discussion Case based discussion is central to how clinicians learn and improve…

TCT 2019: Join the discussion on MedShr

MedShr will be joining CRF at TCT 2019 in San Francisco, California, as the world’s premier educational meeting in interventional cardiology enters its 31st year. TCT has been at the centre of cutting-edge educational content for over 30 years, showcasing the latest advances in current therapies and clinical research. TCT 2019 promises to be an…

The Cardiovascular Effects of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists: A Literature Review

By Veron V. Yala MD, Advanced DOH (JLI) and MSc Diabetes (USW) I. Background  Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a complex metabolic disorder that occurs when there is a rise in glycaemia secondary to the inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin or the inability to use it effectively (IDF, 2017).  The prevalence of diabetes…

TAVR Indication Expanded to Low-Risk Patients

Last week, Evolut and Sapien 3 transcatheter heart valves received expanded indication for use in low risk patients. The FDA approved this expanded indication following results from the Evolut low risk and PARTNER 3 trials which showed TAVR to be at least equivalent to surgery in the treatment of low-risk patients with aortic stenosis. This…

ESC Congress 2019: Join the discussion on MedShr

MedShr is looking forward to ESC Congress 2019 and World Congress of Cardiology in Paris next week.  This year, more than 30,000 cardiovascular specialists and other delegates are expected to be in attendance to learn about the latest innovations in the world of cardiovascular medicine.  With this year’s spotlight on Global Cardiovascular Health, anticipated highlights…

This week at MedShr: #SportsInjuryWeek!

Playing sports at any age is a great form of exercise and social interaction, but there are always risks associated. Sports injuries can affect almost every part of the body-- everything from bones and joints to muscles and tendons. That is why this week at MedShr, we are shining a light on sports-related injuries. If…

MedShr’s Top 5 Clinical Cases of July 2019

July was a great month for clinical case discussions on MedShr. Doctors, medical students and healthcare professionals alike used the MedShr app to snap an image, add a description and share with colleagues instantly. We wanted to take a look back over the past month and highlight five of the most interesting cases seen on…

Foundation Doctors – 7 Top Tips for 7th August

1. Take a moment Relax, be confident and enjoy the start of your medical career. You’ve worked hard at medical school and now it’s time to put that into practice. No one expects you to know everything and there’s plenty of help when you need it. Patients trust you and will share their private moments…

MedShr backs plans for GMC to lose access to reflective notes

Open and honest reflection on clinical practice is essential for doctors to improve patient care. MedShr was developed to support peer to peer learning, and the opportunity for doctors to reflect, debate and discuss clinical cases is a crucial part of both good clinical governance and professional development. We welcome proposals for the General Medical…