Episode 267: PREMIUM – Guidelines, blood pressure and antiplatelets

In episode 267, James and Mike finally get to the first PREMIUM podcast of 2015 – and boy is it something. We discuss a new paper put out by the Edmonton gang on who actually contributes to primary care guidelines, we talk about a new systematic review of mild hypertension treatment, and finally discuss a NEJM article on the duration of dual antiplatelets. Read more »

Episode 266: Questions, questions, questions PART IV

In episode 266, James and Mike finally get to the end of listener questions. We talk about NSAIDs and inflammation, cognitive impairment and statins, dosing of antibiotics, antidepressants and efficacy, and antiplatelets and ethnicity. We give answers which either clarify or confuse the issues.

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Episode 265: Questions, questions, questions PART III

In episode 265, Mike and James continue with listener questions. We tackle issues around calories, alcohol intake, nutrition, diabetes and so much more. We provide answers and so much less.

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1) Effect of inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin system and other antihypertensive drugs on renal outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis Read more »

Episode 264: Questions, questions, questions PART II

In episode 264, James and Mike continue trying to answer listener questions. We tackle issues around blood viscosity, nutrition, and diabetes medications with abandon, and hopefully provide some useful information.

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Episode 263: Questions, questions, questions

In episode 263, Mike and James finally get back to the whole podcasting thing and answer a bunch of great listener questions. We leave it to the listeners to decide if our answers are of a similar great calibre.

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1) Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus Infections among Patients in the Emergency Department Read more »

Episode 262: Televised medical talk shows – the recommendations and the evidence

In episode 262, Tina, Mike and James discuss the ins and outs of their new BMJ paper on televised medical talk shows.  TMJ and the gang did a thorough investigation of the recommendations made by two nationally televised medical talk shows (The Dr Oz Show and The Doctors). Read more »

Episode 261: The periodic health exam gets examined – PART III

In episode 261, Mike and James finish examining the evidence surrounding the periodic health exam. We discuss the don’t do’s when it comes to test ordering and screening. At the end James congratulates Mike on the great job he did with this podcast trilogy and this shocks Mike so much he suggests James come in for an extensive periodic health exam.

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Episode 260: The periodic health exam gets examined – PART II

In episode 260, Mike and James continue examining the evidence surrounding the periodic health exam. We discuss the dos and maybe nots and the whats we should be doing around test ordering and screening. At the end we realise we probably do more than we really should and that is important for us and our patients to be aware of the benefits and harms of what we do. Read more »