In episode 470, Mike and James finish their discussion about misinterpretation and misdirection in medicine by looking at some of the evidence about how we incorporate new information and whether or not we change our minds. We also talk about competence versus experience vs knowledge.

In episode 469, Mike and James continue their discussion about misinterpretation and misdirection and how much of it starts with a narrative/story. We bring up a number of specific “stories” that are examples of how we were initially mislead into making bad treatment decisions.

In episode 468, Mike and James start on a multi-podcast rant and talk about how misinterpretation and misdirection can lead us all down rabbit holes in many ways, not just in medicine.

In episode 467, Mike and James finish off talking with Jamie Falk about COPD/inhalers. We go over the some of the latest trials for the triple therapies and then wrap up all the evidence into a nice package and put a bow on it.

At the end we finally get to the issue of eosinophils and let you know if you need to know this number.

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In episode 466, Mike and James continue talking with Jamie Falk about everything COPD/inhalers. We go over the evidence for the steroid component of inhalers and then we start going over the triple therapies. But all Mike really wants to talk about are eosinophils – but that is PART III.

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In episode 465, Mike and James invite Jamie Falk to go over all the data we have for the plethora of inhalers and COPD. We start with what we know about single puffers, how we decide whom to treat, and then when to try dual inhalers.

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1) COPD handout

In episode 464, Mike and James and talk about 4 recent publications that should likely impact you practice if not today, then tomorrow. We talk about how long to give narcotics for acute MSK injuries, how to treat dyslipidemias, a non-steroid cream for psoriasis and a single dose of antibiotics for operative vaginal delivery.

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In episode 463, James and Mike talk about the latest reports of the results of the 2 COVID-19 vaccine trials. We give you all the numbers you need to know and maybe more importantly we discuss the nuances around industry bias, the approval process and general thoughts around vaccines in these crazy times.

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