H pylori


Episode 157: A dysfunctional discussion about functional dyspepsia and H pylori eradication

In episode 157, James and Mike discuss the latest study of H pylori eradication in patients with functional dyspepsia. We discuss what to do in patients who come in with dyspeptic symptoms and when to scope, when to test, when to treat, when to say you aren't taking any new patients. Read more »

Episode 81: New studies about Vit K/INR, PUD, GABHS and statins

In episode 81, Mike and James talk about new studies. They run the gamut from Vitamin K, sequential therapy for peptic ulcer disease, single dose steroids for Strep throat and yet another meta-analysis of statin therapy. Read more »

Episode 67: A clot, a clot, I want it not – secondary stroke prevention with antiplatelets

In episode 67, we address ischemic stroke of arterial origin and go over some core therapies (ASA, dipyridamole, clopidogrel and warfarin).  We also discuss complications of anti-thrombotics and the options for patients with a GI bleed on ASA.  Although Peter attempts to guide us through the maze of evidence, all three of us get lost and have trouble finding our way back. Read more »

Episode 33: NSAIDS: Considering the Risks and Benefits

In our 33rd episode we follow-up our discussion of osteoarthritis by examining the risks and benefits of oral anti-inflammatories including Cox-2 inhibitors. We review the effects on pain relief and the theory of anti-inflammation. We discuss the possible gastrointestinal effects and possible approaches to reduce the risk. Read more »

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