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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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If you know BMI – Canadian data from FRAX

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Glycemic Control for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Our Evolving Faith in the Face of Evidence

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 Aug 23. pii: CIRCOUTCOMES.116.002901

Episode 324: 1+1 =3 Numeracy and shared-decision making

In episode 324, Mike and James start a discussion about why numbers and our ability to communicate risks, benefits and harms to patients is crucial in today’s health care environment. Unfortunately, we find that many of us struggle with these concepts.

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Episode 323: LABA and steroids in asthma – is there any risk?

In episode 323, James and Mike go over two new studies that have looked at the risk of using LABAs in combination with inhaled corticosteroids in both adults and children. Bottom line – no increased risk, but also not a lot of benefit either.

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Safety of Adding Salmeterol to Fluticasone Propionate in Children with Asthma

N Engl J Med 2016;375:840-849

Serious Asthma Events with Budesonide plus Formoterol vs. Budesonide Alone

N Engl J Med 2016;375:850-860

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