In episode 448, Mike and James go over all the evidence around masks for preventing viral respiratory infections in healthcare workers. We find that surgical masks and N95 masks provide similar protection against viral infections. Unfortunately we have no evidence for COVID-19.

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Tools for Practice

In episode 447, Mike and James invite Tina and Mike to talk about a really important topic – is there asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19? The simple answer is yes. Have a listen and hear about all the data and the numbers.

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Tools for Practice

In episode 446, Mike and James invite Mike and Tina to talk about all things COVID. In this podcast we look at what are the presenting symptoms, the clinical course and the risk factors for mortality.  

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In episode 445, Mike and James wade into the evidence-free zone (pretty much) around assessing dyspnea over a telephone/video conference. We talk about the Roth score, respiratory rate, fever, and patient self-rating of dyspnea. Have a listen and see what we found.

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The BMJ

In episode 444, James and Mike wade into the evidence quagmire around hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19.  The bottom line is the evidence will likely be different around the time you listen to the podcast. So listen quickly.

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1)Tools for Practice

In episode 443, James and Mike continue with Mike Kolber and we discuss the evidence around electronic cigarettes and their use for smoking cessation. Overall, the podcast ends up being smoking hot in so many ways.

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Tools for Practice

In episode 442, James and Mike welcome back Mike Kolber to discuss all the evidence around biosimilars. The issue is exactly the same one we have had for decades with the question around brand name versus generic medications. Tune in and find out the answer.

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Tools for Practice

In episode 441, James and Mike revisit the problem with guidelines. We talk about recent writings on the issues around guidelines. We discuss the main problems and believe it or not we give advice and suggestions for how to make them better.

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1) Health Affair