Episodes

Episode 325: 1+1 =3 Numeracy and shared-decision making – PART II  

In episode 325, Mike and James continue their discussion about numbers and how to communicate risks. We discuss if people even want shared decisions and then if they do, what talk tools to use to facilitate that discussion.

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FRACTURES

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Episode 324:1+1 =3 Numeracy and shared-decision making  

In episode 324, Mike and James start a discussion about why numbers and our ability to communicate risks, benefits and harms to patients is crucial in today’s health care environment. Unfortunately, we find that many of us struggle with these concepts.

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Episode 323: LABA and steroids in asthma – is there any risk?  

In episode 323, James and Mike go over two new studies that have looked at the risk of using LABAs in combination with inhaled corticosteroids in both adults and children. Bottom line – no increased risk, but also not a lot of benefit either.

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Safety of Adding Salmeterol to Fluticasone Propionate in Children with Asthma

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Episode 322: PrEP’d for HIV prevention  

In episode 322, Mike and James go over a new Tools for Practice that looked at the use of a combination product that may reduce the risk of HIV. It definitely seems to work but adherence is the key.

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Tools for Practice

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Episode 321: A couple of new studies that will confirm or change your practice  

In episode 321, James and Mike discuss two interesting studies. One is on the duration of antibiotics for community-acquired pneumonia and the other about the impact of total knee replacement on the overall quality of life. Interestingly, the results of these studies were different although that may have been the fact that one was on pneumonia and the other on TKR.

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Episode 319: Listener questions and some questionable answers – PART IV  

In episode 319, Mike and James begin questioning the number of questions they are having to answer but plough forward and talk about confidence intervals, anticoagulation bridging, hormone replacement and finally bring it all home with comments on DRE. 

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Episode 318: Listener questions and some questionable answers – PART III  

In episode 318, Mike and James attempt to answer even more questions. We run the spectrum from steroid injections, to repeat bone density measurements, to vortioxetine, generic drugs, and sitagliptin. Bottom line - please stop going to industry sponsored CME.

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1) Generic drugs

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Episode 317: Listener questions and some questionable answers – PART II  

In episode 317, James and Mike continue with their question and answering quest. We offer our spin on cardiovascular risk assessment, prostate screening, creatinine clearance and at the end leave our listeners questioning our podcast.

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1) Bridge Over Diagnosis - a parody of Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Episode 316: Listener questions and some questionable answers  

In episode 316, James and Mike finally get to the back-log of listener questions. We talk about stats, risk factors, guidelines and of course what podcast wouldn’t be complete without mentioning statins. 

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1) Critical appraisal by and for dummies – three podcast episodes

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Episode 315: A way to think about antidotes for anticoagulants - PART II  

In episode 315, James, Mike and Peter Loewen finish talking about the whole issue of antidotes for anticoagulants. In this podcast we focus on how we can have the conversation about these products with patients to allow for as much as possible, shared decision-making.

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Slides from Peter Loewen’s talk

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Episode 314: A way to think about antidotes for anticoagulants  

In episode 314, James and Mike welcome Peter Loewen back to the podcast to help us think through how we should frame the whole issue around antidotes for anticoagulants. At the end, we realise it is much more than just do we or do we not have an antidote.

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Slides from Peter Loewen’s talk

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Episode 313: COPD studies - All I need is the air that I breathe  

In episode 313, James and Mike go over two new large COPD trials that looked at the use of different types of inhalers and find that unfortunately they do very little to clinically relevant outcomes. The bottom line is don’t smoke.

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1) SUMMIT trial - Fluticasone furoate and vilanterol

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Episode 302: The Top 20 Medications – PART III  

In episode 302, James, Mike, Tina and Mike talk about the drugs that didn’t make their top 20 list of post-apocalyptic medications. You might be surprised. At the end of this we would love your feedback to see if you think we got the list right.

Episode 302: The Top 20 Medications – PART III  

In episode 302, James, Mike, Tina and Mike talk about the drugs that didn’t make their top 20 list of post-apocalyptic medications. You might be surprised. At the end of this we would love your feedback to see if you think we got the list right.

Episode 301: The Top 20 Medications – PART II  

In episode 301, James, Mike, Tina and Mike continue on their merry way after surviving Armageddon and discuss the last 10 (actually 11) medications in their top 20 essential medications list.

Episode 301: The Top 20 Medications – PART II  

In episode 301, James, Mike, Tina and Mike continue on their merry way after surviving Armageddon and discuss the last 10 (actually 11) medications in their top 20 essential medications list.

Episode 300: The Top 20 Medications  

In episode 300, James, Mike, Tina and Mike have survived an apocalyptic event and they have been left with clean water, a proper sewer system, lots of good food but NO MEDICATIONS. Their task is to choose only 20 medications they can use for the foreseeable future.  Tune in to find out what they are - you may be shocked, amazed and astounded.

Episode 300: The Top 20 Medications  

In episode 300, James, Mike, Tina and Mike have survived an apocalyptic event and they have been left with clean water, a proper sewer system, lots of good food but NO MEDICATIONS. Their task is to choose only 20 medications they can use for the foreseeable future.  Tune in to find out what they are - you may be shocked, amazed and astounded.

Episode 299: Nasal irrigations for rhinosinusitis – take the evidence with a pinch of salt  

In episode 299, James and Mike get back to the podcast business with the scintillating topic of nasal saline irrigation for rhinosinusitis. We find that for acute symptoms, the evidence doesn’t support a benefit but there may be some value for chronic rhinosinusitis.

Episode 299: Nasal irrigations for rhinosinusitis – take the evidence with a pinch of salt  

In episode 299, James and Mike get back to the podcast business with the scintillating topic of nasal saline irrigation for rhinosinusitis. We find that for acute symptoms, the evidence doesn’t support a benefit but there may be some value for chronic rhinosinusitis.

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