Swallowing DisordersFrom February 2020, Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Dysphagia? Sounds like a hard-to-swallow diagnosis. ENT expert, Dr. Elizabeth Guardini, helps us navigate phases of swallowing, diagnostic testing, and deciding when to refer to a specialist.19min 40Elizabeth Guardiani MD, Matthew DeLaney, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, and Neda Frayha, MD
Cholestasis of PregnancyFrom January 2020, Weird and Wacky Wounds
Itching is a common complaint in pregnancy. When do we need to worry about cholestasis of pregnancy when a pregnant woman complains of itching? Neda sits down with our newest PC Rap contributor, Dr. Matthew Zeitler, to scratch the surface of the most common pregnancy-specific liver disease.20min 45Matthew Zeitler, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
H PyloriFrom December 2019, Anxious Adolescents
When a patient presents with atypical GI symptoms, we often suspect Helicobacter pylori as the culprit. Do we need to send them immediately to a GI doc, or can we handle this one on our own? In this segment, Aisha and Neda discuss testing, treatment, and follow up of H pylori in the primary care …15min 3Aisha Lofters, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
ProbioticsFrom May 2019, This Mailbag is About to Rupture!
Mizuho Morrison and Rick Pescatore discuss the data surrounding the use of probiotics alongside antibiotics for the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and Clostridium Difficile colitis. They review the most up to date literature on this natural supplement.10min 33Mizuho Morrison, DO and Rick Pescatore, DO
Gastroesophageal Reflux DiseaseFrom January 2019, Hello, New Year! Bye Bye, PPIs?
Miz and Jenny discuss current diagnosis, workup and management of GERD. Jenny highlights the step-up approach to treatment when lifestyle modifications alone are insufficient.19min 28Mizuho Morrison, DO and Jenny Beck-Esmay, MD
PPI DeprescribingFrom January 2019, Hello, New Year! Bye Bye, PPIs?
When a listener asked us about the adverse effects of proton pump inhibitors and whether (and how) we should deprescribe these drugs, Neda and Rob jumped all over it. In this segment, they’ll review the major categories of adverse effects described in the literature and figure out what it all means.14min 59Neda Frayha, MD and Rob Orman, MD
DiverticulosisFrom October 2018, My Pancreas is Necrosing!
When a patient comes to us saying, “my colonoscopy found diverticulosis. What should I do?”, what do we say? Should we recommend fiber? Is there any evidence that avoiding nuts and seeds is actually helpful? New contributor Paul Simmons and Neda Frayha walk through an evidence-based review of the …22min 1Neda Frayha, MD
Necrotizing PancreatitisFrom October 2018, My Pancreas is Necrosing!
Our co-hosts for the episode, Neda Frayha and Aisha Lofters, are used to seeing patients with necrotizing pancreatitis in the hospital. But in the outpatient setting? Not so much. In this segment, Aisha and Neda review the literature on optimal timing and techniques for debridement and necrosectomy …11min 1Aisha Lofters, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
New C Diff Infection GuidelinesFrom September 2018, Retrieve Those Filters
The new IDSA/SHEA practice guidelines on Clostridium difficile infection have a few changes from what we’re used to, mostly about the diagnostic algorithm and first-line treatment options. In this segment, Drs. Devang Patel and Neda Frayha review the new guidelines and how they impact our clinical …20minDevang Patel, MD and Neda Frayha, MD