Chronic conditions

Cerebral Palsy

This episode is designed to give students an overview about Cerebral Palsy. We will discuss risk factors, classification, diagnosis, management and prognosis. The podcast has been created by Dayae Jeong, a medical student at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada with the help of Dr. Kristen Hallett, a consultant pediatrician and associate professor at McMaster Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Sara Long-Gagné, a complex care pediatrician at Montreal Children’s Hospital. 

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

This podcast is an introduction to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. The objectives include recognize the signs and symptoms suggestive of SLE, list the 11 classification criteria for SLE, elicit a focused history, demonstrate a pertinent physical exam, and discuss investigations and management for patient with SLE. This podcast was developed by Tara McGrath a pediatrics resident at the University of Alberta with the help of Dr. Dax Rumsey a Pediatric Rheumatologist at the University of Alberta. 

Acute Asthma Exacerbations

This episode will focus on diagnosis and management of acute asthma exacerbations in the pediatric patient with a known previous diagnosis of asthma. This podcast was written by Colin Siu with the help of Dr. Melissa Chan, a Pediatric Emergency Physician and Clinical Lecturer at the University of Alberta. 

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Turner Syndrome

This episode gives an overview of the diagnostic criteria, clinical features, and management strategies for patients with Turner Syndrome. This podcast was written by Rhea D’Costa and Dr. Mary Ann Thomas.  Rhea is a second year medical student at McMaster University. Dr. Thomas is an assistant professor with the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of Calgary.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

This episode defines the core features of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), provides an approach to screening and diagnosis, and discusses initial management strategies. This episode was written by Lauren Robinson, Dr. Lyn Sonnenberg, and Dr. Debra Andrews. Lauren is a senior medical student at the University of Alberta. Dr. Sonnenberg is the program director and Dr. Andrews is the divisional director for developmental pediatrics at the University of Alberta. 

Type 2 Diabetes

This episode covers an approach to Type 2 diabetes in the pediatric patient. The objectives for this podcast are to review the presentation and diagnosis, overall management, potential complications, and prevention strategies for the pediatric patient with Type 2 diabetes. This episode was written by Raisa Kanji and Dr. Mary Jetha. Raisa is a medical student at the University of Alberta. Dr. Jetha is pediatric endocrinologist at the Stollery Chiildren's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. 

Chronic Cough

This episode covers an approach to the chronic cough. This podcast covers the common causes, key history questions & physical findings, investigations, and management of the  chronic cough. This episode was written by Mark McKinney and Dr. Melanie Lewis. Mark is a medical student at the University of Alberta. Dr. Lewis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Associate Dean of Learner Advocacy & Wellness at the University of Alberta, and the Medical Director of the Down syndrome Medical Clinic in Edmonton, Alberta.