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Episode 292: COPD – Continually Offering Puffer Devices

In episode 292, Mike and James delve into COPD – we briefly discuss smoking cessation and then all the evidence behind the multitude of different puffers. At the end we leave the audience hanging as we plan to discuss how to actually use these agents in the next podcast.

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COPD handout

Episode 291: Electronic cigarettes – blowing smoke at the evidence

In episode 291, James and Mike welcome back the smoking hot Mike Kolber to talk about the role of electronic cigarettes in helping smokers decrease smoking. We find out that e-cigarettes do seem to help some smokers quit smoking but the long-term adverse effects are unknown. At the end of the podcast all three of us, in the name of science, decide to take up smoking to do an n-of-3 trial of e-cigarettes but our attempt goes out the windows when the fire alarms go off.

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Electronic Cigarettes – Hoot that helps, hurts, or just hype?

Episode 290: PREMIUM – Empagliflozin and the EMPA-REG OUTCOME study

In episode 290, James and Mike address listener demands for a discussion on the latest diabetes outcomes trial that looked at empagliflozin, a new class of medications for type-2 diabetes. This study actually showed the group who received this new drug had a reduction in CVD events and other clinically important outcomes. While this is a good finding, upcoming trials of other medications in this class will help put this drug into a context.

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Empagliflozin, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Mortality in Type-2 Diabetes

NEJM 2015 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1504720 

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