Amara Nwosu

MBCHB MRCP PhD


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MyPal Podcast: Bioelectrical impedance to assess hydration in advanced cancer (overview) – Twycross prize – episode 11

I provide an overview of my PhD research “The use of bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) to assess hydration in patients with advanced cancer in a specialist palliative care inpatient unit”. This study won the 2014 Twycross Research prize of the Association of Palliative Medicine.

National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Conference prize winning abstract presented in 2014:
conference.ncri.org.uk/abstracts/201…cts/A222.html

Information about Early Career Researcher Award of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC)
www.eapc-2015.org/Early_Researcher_Award.html

Nwosu AC, Mayland CR, Mason S, Khodabukus AF, Varro A, Ellershaw JE. Hydration in advanced cancer: can bioelectrical impedance analysis improve the evidence base? A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2013; 46(3):433-446.e6
www.jpsmjournal.com/article/S0885-3…0499-X/abstract

Nwosu AC, Mayland CR, Mason SR, Varro A, Ellershaw JE. Patients want to be involved in end-of-life care research. BMJ Support Palliat Care 2013, Dec;3(4):45.
spcare.bmj.com/content/early/201…13-000537.extract

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MyPal Podcast: Culture and Palliative Care – episode 12

The death of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? The Lion King and Palliative Care? Changing the direction a river flows? Intrigued? Well listen on!

In this episode Dr Amara Nwosu asks the question “what is culture?” and asks how a society’s culture can affect how Palliative Care is considered and delivered. Can we change and create a culture where death and dying are not considered taboo subjects? This is from a UK perspective but hopefully it will be of interest.

Topics covered in this podcast:

Barbara Gomes – end of life intelligence network – what we know now:www.endoflifecare-intelligence.org.uk/resour…w_2013

Andy Couch – Culture Making
setsnservice.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/…05-culture/

Dr Atul Gawande – 2014 BBC Reith Lectures
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/article…014-reith-lectures

Dr Atul Gawande – Being Mortal
www.amazon.co.uk/Being-Mortal-Med…rs/dp/0805095152

The death of Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
www.techtimes.com/articles/40753/2…ed-in-action.htm

Story of the dragonfly
www.achildofmine.org.uk/The-story-of-…gonfly/I8.htm

Copyright Dr Amara Nwosu, KingAmi media 2014.www.amaranwosu.com

Music by ‘Year of the Fiery Horse’ (YOTFH). Soundcloud link: @year-of-the-fiery-horse


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Peer Led Learning In Palliative Care #8

Dr Amara Nwosu discusses his paper about peer-led learning as a mechanism to facilitate palliative care education in medical undergraduates.

Nwosu A, Mason S, Roberts A, Hugel H. Does peer-led education have a role in teaching medical students about palliative care? The evaluation of an examination question-writing task. The Clinical Teacher 2013;10(3):151-4
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23656675

Peer learning pic

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MyPal podcast episode 7: Is there too much technology in healthcare?

In this episode of MyPal Dr Amara Nwosu discusses a recent article from the BMJ by Bjorn Morten Hofmann, University College of Gjovik which poses the question of whether there is too much technology in healthcare.

Too much Technology by Bjørn Morten Hofmann – BMJ 21/02/2015 (subscription required to access link)
http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h705

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MyPal podcast ep6: Publishing in palliative care: importance, opportunities and tips for publication

In this episode of MyPal Dr Amara Nwosu provides an overview publishing in palliative care, discussing the importance of this and sharing some tips for potential authors. The audio was recorded to support an educational session as part of the Merseyside & Cheshire Palliative Care Network Audit Group.

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www.amaranwosu.com

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MyPal podcast: 3D printing in clinical practice – episode 5

In this episode of MyPal I discuss the recent BMJ editorial (by Mahiben Maruthappu) detailing the potential use of 3D printing in clinical practice.

Copyright Amara Nwosu
www.amaranwosu.com

Music by Year of the Fiery Horse
@year-of-the-fiery-horse

Image copyright of endgaget.com
www.engadget.com/2012/09/26/form-…ffordable-price/

References:

Mahiben Maruthappu, Bruce Keogh. How might 3D printing affect clinical practice?
BMJ 2014; 349 doi: dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7709 (Published 30 December 2014)

Surgeon creates pelvis using 3D printer (Telegraph article)
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/106…3D-printer.html

3D printed heart saves baby’s life (article in Independent newspaper).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gad…d-9776931.html

3-D printed windpipe gives infant breath of life (Nature)
www.nature.com/news/3-d-printed-…h-of-life-1.13085