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At Guru Podcasts, we’re proud to offer podcasts that summarise all the latest research within medical specialties, so you can keep up to date and improve your patient care, in a time efficient, easy to listen to format from professionals you can trust


Respiratory GURU

Committed to keeping you updated so you can provide the best care for your patients

Here at the Respiratory GURU, we know how hard it is to keep up to date. We all juggle family, work, on call rotas and so on, so when are mean't to sit down and read a journal? Have you ever made that elusive time, but the publications aren't simply telling you what the best evidenced based practice is which you can start to directly implement into your clinical practice? Well here at the Respiratory GURU, we've done all the hard work for you. We've read the papers, interviewed the experts and consolidated the information into 40 to 50 minute long podcasts you can pick up on the commute home or folding the washing. All's we can say is you're very welcome!

Respiratory GURU

Knowledge for Every Speciality

Review of asthma biologics in NICE and in development

Friday, January 21, 2022

Discussion with Professor Adel Mansur who is the lead for the Birmingham Regional Asthma Service about the 4 main current biologics in the asthma NICE guidelines together with discussion of three more novel agents in development that have recently been published. A must listen for anyone reviewing asthma patients, Adel gives a great summary of the underlying mechanisms for these agents, their current use in clinical practice and to pronounce them! 


Friday, February 11, 2022

A great discussion of the recent MDR TB Clinical Advice Service Annual Report, and a complex MDR TB case as a great demonstration of the intricacies of it's management. Dr Guy Hagan is our local TB lead and an encyclopaedia of TB treatments, and we talk about a tricky pericardial TB patient and his clinical journey. I learnt so much about the group A, B and C selection of medications for MDR TB, how to use the clinical advice service and look out for the rare side effects. 

Pleural disease

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Finally it's here, the pleural podcast! Ever wondered why you can't get a straight answer about suction, talc and fibrinolytics? That's because the evidence until recently has been poor and we're still using guidelines written 12 years ago. But with the assistance of two excellent pleural specialists we pull apart the latest studies to discuss all your usual pleural conundrums to help you manage 90% of pleural disease within your local hospital, minimise the time spent in a hospital bed and reduce the need for a surgeon getting involved.


Friday, March 11, 2022

This month's episode is all about COPD, and I am joined by the brilliantly intelligent Professor Alice Turner. Her knowledge of the research in this field is remarkably in-depth, yet she is generous with her experience and answers the questions you want to ask but may not feel comfortable exposing the chasms in your knowledge like I did! 40 minute podcast, strap in for a detailed, transformative and revelatory podcast with an international COPD leader.


Monday, July 25, 2022

This month's episode dives into progressive fibrosing ILD, previously a disadvantaged set of patients who have a progressive ILD but as they weren't specifically UIP they were not entitled to antifibrotic treatment. So thank goodness for the INBUILD trial back in 2020 and it's extension and NICE technological appraisal for injecting pragmastism not only in to the types of patients now referrable for antifibrotics, but also the referral criteria. This has moved away from FVC and towards radiological classification and gas transfer which we all know are useful parameters of parenchymal health. We also talk about post COVID fibrosis, anti-reflux medication and anti-cough medication. I am joined by two regional experts in the field, Dr Chris Huntley and Dr Gareth Walters.


Wednesday, October 05, 2022

An interview with Dr Chris Kosmidis, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Wythenshawe Hospital and Aspergillosis centre about aspergillosis. Divided into two parts, the first part of our discussion covers ABPA for the generalist, and is a goldmine of information for diagnosing, treating and monitoring response in these patients. I now feel comfortable interpreting the serology, prescribing antifungals where appropriate and how to look out for a relapse which is a long way from where I started!

CPA and IA

Thursday, October 06, 2022

Next instalment of the aspergillosis podcast, where we move on to talk about chronic pulmonary aspergillosis and invasive aspergillosis. Hope you've had time to digest part 1, part 2 is filled with useful content about diagnostics again, including the utility or lack of as it might be of galactomannans and Beta D Glucans in aspergillosis. Thank you again to Dr Chris Kosmidis. 

Complex Breathlessness

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

This fascinating episode delivers pragmatic advice and recommendations for how to identify and manage patients with inducible laryngeal obstruction (ILO)-the new phrase for vocal cord dysfunction, GORD and breathing pattern disorders-the new phrase for dysfunctional breathing. This will make so much difference to how you do your consults with your breathless patients who have one of these disorders, how to reassure them, treat them and not feel a deep heart sink when you read your last letter about them before calling them into your consultation room. The quality of this podcast recording is not at the highest standard I strive to achieve, so bear with me, and turn up the volume a little when prof is speaking, you won't want to miss a word!

Lung USS and POCUS

Friday, February 18, 2022

A vibrant discussion with Dr Sarb Clare MBE and author of Ultrasound for the Generalist about point of care lung USS and how we can use lung USS to achieve rapid diagnoses, without needing to wheel down to imaging. No more distinctly average portable CXRs, USS offer us the ability to do bedside serial imaging on our unwell respiratory patients and to see with our own eyes what is going on inside when we don't quite believe the CXR or our vocal resonance examination.


This is exactly the kind of resp podcast I have been searching for. Thank you for creating this excellent podcast. Great topics and pitched at the level I need


I wish there was something like this sooner. Such a great resource for keeping up to date in best practice. I can't find the time at work to sit and review papers/guidelines, but  I can listen to a podcast during commutes. Fantastic!


Really useful summary of respiratory updates! Excellently presented, found very useful in clinical practice and in the run up to speciality interviews


Excellent podcast which is easy to digest. My commute is 45 mins to 1 hour so the duration is perfect. I hope to see regular monthly content to keep me updated

Alexa Young, CA


Morgan James, NY

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Lisa Driver, MI


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