Episode 332: Erectile dysfunction - a hard look at the evidence – PART II

In episode 332, James and Mike put a finishing touch on their upstanding erectile dysfunction discussion. We spend most of the podcast talking about treatments and options for ED and at the end we decide to never again be in the same room when talking about such a sensitive topic.

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Episode 331: Erectile dysfunction - a hard look at the evidence

In episode 331, James and Mike talk about the ups and downs of erectile dysfunction. We take a penetrating look at the epidemiology and what initial assessments should be done – treatments will pop-up in the next podcast. Fortunately or unfortunately, we rarely raise our comments above what would be expected from 14 year-old boys.

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Episode 330: PREMIUM – Diabetes, all the good, the bad and the ugly

In episode 330, Mike and James do a PREMIUM job of looking at 2 important new publications about medications for type 2 diabetes. We look at an RCT of semaglutide that actually shows a benefit. We then look at a very thorough systematic review/meta-analysis of all the studies and publications around T2DM since 1998. Read more »

Episode 329: A dementia update you will hopefully remember – PART II

In episode 329, Mike and James continue with their update on the treatment of dementia. We talk about prevention and how to figure out if an individual is getting a benefit from treatment. Bottom line, it is very tricky. We also talk about non-drug treatments and the latest new drug treatment.

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Episode 328: A dementia update you will hopefully remember

In episode 328, Mike and James do an update of what is new for the treatment of dementia. We go over the scales used to assess dementia and then look at the latest trials for the commonly used drugs. Sadly, the treatments are still sorely limited.

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Episode 327: Chocolate – evidently very beneficial, or is it?

In episode 327, Mike and James do a delicious podcast around the evidence for chocolate. We look at the cohorts and the RCTs that have looked at the effect of this heavenly food on outcomes like mortality, cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, depression and acne. The results make us happy and smile.

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Episode 326: PREMIUM – New studies on renal stones, testosterone and sleep apnea

In episode 326, Mike (with James just there for his charm) goes over three studies in the area of renal stones, testosterone, and sleep apnea and the outcome, as expected, can be considered nothing but PREMIUM.

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1) Medical expulsive therapy in adults with ureteric colic: a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial  Read more »

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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