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SGEM#214: Woman – The TXA Trial for Post-Partum Hemorrhage

Posted by on Apr 14, 2018 in Featured, Gynecologic, Hematologic, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM214 Date: April 13th, 2018 Reference: Effect of early tranexamic acid administration on mortality, hysterectomy, and other morbidities in women with post-partum haemorrhage (WOMAN): an international, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The Lancet 2017 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Nick Papalia completed his MD at Western University. He is currently completing his third year of Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Calgary. Case: 37-year-old primiparous woman has a spontaneous vaginal delivery following an induction of labour at 39 weeks for gestational diabetes for which she is treated with insulin. She delivered a vigorous 3800g boy following a brief episode of shoulder dystocia. She is otherwise healthy but does have a remote history of asthma. Aside from insulin and prenatal vitamins, she takes no medications. Approximately five minutes after delivery of the placenta, as you are evaluating her perineum, she begins to have...

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SGEM Xtra: Dr. Jennifer Gunter – Super Hero of Science

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Featured, Gynecologic, Podcasts | 3 comments

Podcast: SGEM Xtra Dr. Jen Gunter Date: October 20th, 2017 Dr. Jen Gunter is an gynaecologist from Canada who practices in San Fransisco. She writes a blog discussing women’s health issues and debunking pseudoscience. She is known to wield the lasso of truth, just like Wonder Woman. Jen became an internet sensation recently after challenging Gwyneth Paltrow and her lifestyle company GOOP over some of their products. This included vaginal steaming and jade eggs. Jen’s blog posts got a lot of national and international media coverage. Here is some more information: Gwyneth Paltrow Admits She Doesn’t Know Uncensored Word from our Doctors GOOP Misogynistic Mansplaining Hit Job Jen was invited to give a talk at Western University for homecoming 2017. She contacted me about doing a SGEM podcast we had been talking about for the last few years. Rather than doing...

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SGEM#105: Does this Woman Have an Ectopic Baby, Baby?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Featured, Gynecologic, Podcasts | 4 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM105 Ectopic Date: January 29th, 2015 Guest Skeptics:  Dr. Matt Dawson. Director of Point of Care Ultrasound at the University of Kentucky. Co-creator of Ultrasound Podcast, Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound digital textbooks, One Minute Ultrasound smartphone app,, and other random ventures. Matt has also received numerous teaching awards. Dr. Mike Mallin. Director of Emergency Ultrasound and the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at the University of Utah. He is particularly interested in echocardiography and has sat for and passed the Echo Boards. He is published in multiple journals that can be found in a trashcan near you. Case: 23-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with sudden onset of vaginal bleeding and lower abdominal pain. There has been no change in her bowel or bladder habits. She has a history of irregular periods, does not know when her last “normal” period...

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