New Asthma TherapiesFrom September 2019, Are We Better in the Morning?
Asthma is a pretty bread-and-butter diagnosis in primary care, but how much do we know about all the new therapies on the market? Asthma expert and pulmonologist Dr. Kathryn Robinett shares the latest on asthma management with Miz and Neda. Hint: step-up therapy is for the boards, but not as …20min 37Kathryn Robinett, MD, Neda Frayha, MD, and Mizuho Morrison, DO
Things I Do, But Should I? Codeine for CoughFrom June 2019, Does My Liver Look Fat?
Our Things I Do But Should I? duo brings us another great discussion on the use of oral codeine for acute cough. We tend to prescribe this for our patients at their wits’ end with cough, but should we? Listen to this segment to find out. •8min 26Vanessa Gervais, MD and Adrien Selim, MD
Hospitalist Corner: Lightning RoundFrom June 2019, Does My Liver Look Fat?
Our favorite hospitalist Dr. Maj Cina is back, this time with a lightning round of common inpatient scenarios and the latest evidence to support or refute our common practices in these situations, which span the fields of GI, ID, Pulmonology, and Nephrology. •16min 22Majid Cina, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
Incidental Lung NodulesFrom May 2019, This Mailbag is About to Rupture!
How often do we groan when we find incidental lung nodules on imaging? How do we know what counts as high-risk and when to re-image different patients? In this segment, Tom Robertson and Neda Frayha explore this all-too-common dilemma and share guideline-based recommendations on what to do for lung …12min 6Tom Robertson, MD
Acute RhinosinusitisFrom March 2019, A World of (Bladder) Hurt
Acute rhinosinusitis is one of the most common conditions we see in primary care. In this segment, Dr. Jacob Anderson gives us a helpful primer on the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of acute rhinosinusitis, whether viral or bacterial in origin.11min 48Jake Anderson, MD
SepsisFrom March 2019, A World of (Bladder) Hurt
To discuss the epidemiology and identification of sepsis, identify areas of increased focus in sepsis management, discuss three recent large trials about early goal-directed therapy, and delineate how we may improve our processes of care. •18min 56Tom Robertson, MD, Mizuho Morrison, DO, and Nirav Shah, MD
Post Intensive Care SyndromeFrom October 2018, My Pancreas is Necrosing!
Post intensive critical care syndrome is a phenomenon that can affect up to half of all ICU survivors and cause long-lasting consequences like impaired memory, depression, and weakness. In this segment, Dr. Steve Biederman takes us on a tour of PICS, including risk factors, prevention, and possible …16min 28Steve Biederman, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)From September 2018, Retrieve Those Filters
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has been a devastating diagnosis with limited mean survival time. In this segment, pulmonologist Dr. Nirav Shah and our own Neda Frayha review how to diagnose this disease, when we should consider biopsy, and some new FDA-approved therapies with some encouraging …16min 49Nirav Shah, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
Interstitial Lung Disease Made SimpleFrom August 2018, Good Samaritans
There are over 140 different types of interstitial lung disease, all with their own acronym. This adds up to a complex alphabet soup that can be hard to keep straight in our daily practice. In this segment, pulmonologist and medical educator Dr. Nirav Shah provides us with a broad framework for …22min 50Nirav Shah, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
HemoptysisFrom July 2018, All Risk, No Reward
Patients with significant or massive hemoptysis should be sent to the ED for further evaluation.Patients with non-massive hemoptysis should be evaluated with initially with a chest x-ray.22min 28Scott Irvine, MD and Matthew DeLaney, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Does This Cough Need Antibiotics?From June 2018, A Hyperthyroid Fetus
Not all coughs are created equal. In this segment, Drs. Heidi James and Beth Haskins walk through when we should think about antibiotics and when we shouldn’t.17min 4Heidi James, MD and Beth Haskins, MD
Case of the Month - Pleural Effusions | Pt. 2From February 2018, The Tragically Sore Hip
Pleural effusions can be broken down into transudative or exudative types. Transudative are caused by dysregulation of the hydrostatic pressure, such as in CHF, or the oncotic pressure, like in cirrhosis or nephrotic syndrome. Imaging and thoracentesis are part of the management of most pleural …10min 26Adrien Selim, MD, Neda Frayha, MD, and Vanessa Gervais, MD
Case of the Month - Pleural Effusions | Pt. 1From February 2018, The Tragically Sore Hip
Pleural effusions can be broken down into transudative or exudative types. Transudative are caused by dysregulation of the hydrostatic pressure, such as in CHF, or the oncotic pressure, like in cirrhosis or nephrotic syndrome. Imaging and thoracentesis are part of the management of most pleural …13minAdrien Selim, MD, Neda Frayha, MD, and Vanessa Gervais, MD
Living with Cystic Fibrosis: Part IIFrom January 2018, A Feverish Frenzy!
Mizuho sits down with Claire Wineland a patient with Cystic fibrosis to learn what it is like to live with a chronic progressive terminal illness and helps change the narrative for healthcare workers.15min 45Mizuho Morrison, DO and Claire Wineland
Living With CFFrom December 2017, Jingle, Jingle
Mizuho sits down with Claire Wineland a patient with Cystic fibrosis to learn what it is like to live with a chronic progressive terminal illness. Claire opens up about her experience. •16min 2Claire Wineland and Mizuho Morrison, DO
Listener Question Extravaganza!!!!From August 2017, Diabetes and Whispered Pectorilo….what???
Andrew and Heidi answer listener mail and discover that 1) if you’re not doing whispered pectoriloquy as part of your exam, that’s ok. 2) aspirating non-inflamed joints to diagnose gout is not supported in the literature 3) immunotherapy for warts works!! Go ahead and inject some yeast or mumps …12min 36Heidi James, MD and Andrew Buelt, DO
Steroids and PneumoniaFrom May 2017, My Gut Biome Told Me So
Andrew and Jake review the body of evidence and conclude that there is a role for corticosteroids as an adjunctive treatment for patients hospitalized because of pneumonia. •11min 14Andrew Buelt, DO and Jake Anderson, MD
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The BasicsFrom October 2016, Running Toward Longevity
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common. Too obvious? In the first of a two part series, The Shark gives a primer on OSA. •14min 47Dave Sharkis, MD
Paper Chase 3: Asthma Events - Fluticasone + Salmeterol vs Fluticasone aloneFrom October 2016, Running Toward Longevity
Discuss findings from the recent article by Stempel, David A., et al. "Serious Asthma Events with Fluticasone plus Salmeterol versus Fluticasone Alone." New England Journal of Medicine 374.19 (2016): 1822-1830. •5min 26Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The ExpertFrom October 2016, Running Toward Longevity
Part two of our sleep apnea series. Sleep medicine specialist Tim Walter reviews diagnosis (both in the sleep lab and via home test), different treatment options and how to start CPAP. •17min 48Tim Walter, MD and Dave Sharkis, MD
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