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Episode 211: We told you so, eight times over

In episode 211, Mike and James bring you brief reports of studies that reinforce previous messages. We go all eclectic from honey to lubricant to steroids to salt to omega-3’s and much more. At the end we cross our fingers and hope our informed luck continues.

Show notes

1) Honey for cough

Pediatrics 2012;130;465;on line

2) Self monitoring blood glucose


3) Lubricant on a speculum

Obstet Gynecol 2012;119:227–31

4) Tennis elbow

JAMA 2013;309:461-9

5) Omega-3 fatty acids

N Engl J Med 2013;368:1800-8

6) A1c and functional impairment

J Am Geriatr Soc 2012;60:1215–21

7) Pancreatitis and cholesterol drugs

JAMA 2012;308:804-11

8) Chlorthalidone vs HCTZ

Hypertension 2012;59:1110-7

9) Heart failure and salt – retraction

Heart Online First, published on March 12, 2013

Episode 210: An explosive look at probiotics for the prevention of C.difficile associated diarrhea

In episode 210, the Mikes and James discuss the evidence for probiotics for preventing antibiotic induced C. difficile and antibiotic induced diarrhea. We find that the evidence is solid and consistent and supports their use. At the end of the podcast we all get tired of the bathroom humor and decide to retreat to our individual thrones.

Show notes

1) Tools for Practice

Do probiotics prevent Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea in patients taking antibiotics?

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