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  • October 2014

    • Health Systems Failures 2: Unplanned Readmissions and Malpractice Reform

      Download file | Duration: 27:58 | Size: 38.43M This Week: Reena and Amol want you to: 1. Appreciate the challenges in reducing unplanned readmissions to hospital and concerns about that metric as a quality indicator. 2. Recognize that malpractice reform in three US states did not […]

    • Health System Failures 1: Ebola Basics

      Download file | Duration: 22:43 | Size: 31.26M This Week: Reena and Amol want you to: 1. Understand the basics of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Continuing Medical Education Internists can receive 0.5 hours of Continuing Medical Education credit for each podcast they listen to […]

    • Just look at us now: Vagal nerve block for weight loss and stopping inhaled steroids in COPD

      Download file | Duration: 28:55 This Week: Vagal nerve blockade for weight loss; stopping inhaled steroids in COPD Nathan and Amol want you to: 1. Learn about vagal nerve blockade as a potential new weight loss intervention 2. Understand that we may be able to safely taper and […]

    • To a T: Testosterone Supplementation and Reducing Treatment Time in Stroke

      Download file Originally aired April 30, 2014: Cardiovascular risk and testosterone supplementation, reducing time to treatment in acute ischemic stroke. Fahad and Amol want you to: 1. Recognize that observational evidence suggests that testosterone supplementation is significantly associated with cardiovascular events and mortality. 2. Understand that a national quality […]

    • Best of Hospital Medicine 2013 Part II

      Download file | Duration: 29:40 | Size: 40.79M This week: Blood Transfusions in Upper GI Bleeding, Aspirin in DVT prophylaxis, Vasopression and Steroids in Cardiac Arrest, MRSA Decolonization, Fluid and Sodium Restriction in Heart Failure Fahad and Amol want you to gain familiarity with a number […]

    • September 2014

      • Best of Hospital Medicine 2013 Part 1

        Download file | Duration: 24:09 | Size: 33.2M This week: Fecal Transplantation & Probiotics for C. difficile; Prone Positioning in ARDS; Steroids in COPD; Hospital Management of Diabetes. Fahad and Amol want you to Gain familiarity with a number of major new studies in hospital medicine published […]

      • Heart Success! Bilateral mastectomies in breast cancer, the PARADIGM-HF Heart Failure Trial

        Download file | Duration: 26:38 | Size: 24.39M This week: Changes in incidence and mortality associated with bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer and Neprilysin-inhibition for heart failure Nathan and Amol want you to: 1. Recognize that bilateral mastectomies for breast cancer are increasing in incidence, perhaps because […]

      • 100% Bullish: Simvastatin in MS, Communicating Risk

        Download file | Size: 22.43M This week: Simvastatin in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and Communicating With Patients About Risk Rebecca and Amol want you to: 1. Recognize that simvastatin reduces the rate of whole brain atrophy in secondary progressive MS, which may be a promising new use […]

      • We’re Back (pain)!: Perioperative Atrial Fibrillation, Paracetamol and back pain

        Download file | Duration: 25:44 | Size: 35.58M Perioperative AFib and Long-Term Risk of Ischemic Stroke; Paracetamol not more effective than placebo in acute low back pain Nathan and Amol want you to: 1. Understand that perioperative atrial fibrillation is associated with increased long-term risk of ischemic stroke. […]

    • August 2014

      • All About Diabetes: Bariatric Surgery and Physical Activity

        Download file | Duration: 25:02 | Size: 22.95M Originally aired May 28, 2014: A Randomized Trial of Bariatric Surgery vs. Medical Management; Physical Activity and the Risk of Type II Diabetes in patients with Gestational Diabetes Nathan and Amol want you to: 1. Recognize that bariatric surgery led to […]

      • Sorry Sports Analogies: Statins in ARDS and COPD, Rotavirus Vaccine

        Download file | Duration: 24:50 | Size: 34.14M Originally aired July 9, 2014: Statins for COPD, ARDS and human-bovine Rotavirus vaccine Fahad and Amol want you to: 1. Understand that 2 high quality RCTs demonstrate that statins are not effective in improving clinical outcomes in either COPD […]

      • Super Cool Stuff: A Bionic Pancreas and Weekly Antibiotics

        Download file | Duration: 22:29 | Size: 30.91M Originally aired June 20, 2014: Bionic Pancreas in Type 1 Diabetes and Weekly Dalbavancin for Skin Infections Travis and Amol want you to: 1. Understand the potential role of a novel bionic pancreas in glycemic control in type 1 diabetes. […]

      • Like A Surgeon: Surgical skill variation, new oral anticoagulants

        Download file | Size: 22.44M Originally aired April 9, 2014: Surgical skill in bariatric surgery and new oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation Nathan and Amol want you to: 1. Understand how peer assessed technical skill was found to be associated with complication rates at the […]

    • July 2014

      • They’re coming for Fahad: Air pollution and heart failure, renal denervation

        Download file | Size: 19.04M Originally aired April 25, 2014: Air pollution and heart failure, renal denervation for hypertension. Fahad and Amol want you to: 1. Understand the relationship between air pollution and cardiovascular health, and its broader policy implications. 2. Recognize that renal denervation […]

      • A Tale of Two Studies: Medical Male Circumcision, Ischaemic Heart Disease

        Download file | Duration: 24:19 | Size: 33.45M This week: Economic Incentives for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision, and Lifestyle Counselling for Ischaemic Heart Disease Reena and Amol want you to: 1. Understand that medical male circumcision is effective in reducing transmission of HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections. […]

      • Physi-Oh My! Physiotherapy for Hip Osteoarthritis and Whiplash

        Download file | Duration: 21:49 | Size: 19.98M This week: Physiotherapy in Chronic Hip Osteoarthritis and Whiplash Sara Guilcher and Amol want you to: 1. Recognize that 2 high quality randomized controlled trials showed that a comprehensive physiotherapy intervention did not reduce pain or improve […]

      • Sorry Sports Analogies: Statins in ARDS and COPD, Rotavirus Vaccine

        Download file | Duration: 24:50 | Size: 34.14M This week: Statins for COPD, ARDS and human-bovine Rotavirus vaccine Fahad and Amol want you to: 1. Understand that 2 high quality RCTs demonstrate that statins are not effective in improving clinical outcomes in either COPD or Acute Respiratory […]

      • Getting “Travis-y”: Stroke and AFib, Naloxegol for Opioid Constipation

        Download file | Duration: 22:41 | Size: 31.19M This week: Cryptogenic Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation, Naloxegol for Opioid-Induced Constipation Fahad and Amol want you to: 1. Appreciate the importance of subclinical atrial fibrillation in cryptogenic stroke and consider longer monitoring to detect it. 2. Recognize Naloxegol as a targeted therapy […]

    • June 2014

      • Vitamania: Vitamin D and Mortality, Vitamin C and Smoking in Pregnancy

        Download file | Duration: 20:29 | Size: 28.77M This week: Vitamin D Levels and All-Cause Mortality, Vitamin C and Infant Lung Outcomes in Pregnant Smokers Reena and Amol want you to: 1. Recognize the potential association between Vitamin D levels and overall mortality. 2. Recognize that Vitamin C supplementation […]

      • Super Cool Stuff: A Bionic Pancreas and Weekly Antibiotics

        Download file | Duration: 22:29 | Size: 30.91M This week: Bionic Pancreas in Type 1 Diabetes and Weekly Dalbavancin for Skin Infections Travis and Amol want you to: 1. Understand the potential role of a novel bionic pancreas in glycemic control in type 1 diabetes. 2. Recognize that […]

      • Yin and Yang 2.0: Revisiting Aspirin and Blood Transfusions

        Download file | Duration: 28:35 | Size: 26.18M This week: Perioperative Aspirin and Blood Transfusions and Hospital-acquired Infections Nathan and Amol want you to: 1. Understand that the use of perioperative ASA did not reduce the rate of postoperative MI or death, but was found to increase the […]

      • Filling Buckets: Septic Shock and Asthma

        Download file | Duration: 21:48 | Size: 20M This week: Protocol-based care for septic shock and a new treatment for allergen-induced asthma Janice and Amol want you to: 1. Recognize the role of protocol-based care in the early recognition and management of septic shock. 2. Recognize that TSLP is […]

    • May 2014

      • All About Diabetes: Bariatric Surgery and Physical Activity

        Download file | Size: 22.95M This week: A Randomized Trial of Bariatric Surgery vs. Medical Management; Physical Activity and the Risk of Type II Diabetes in patients with Gestational Diabetes Nathan and Amol want you to: 1. Recognize that bariatric surgery led to superior diabetes control compared to intensive […]

      • Great Minds Think Alike: Nurse Staffing and Appropriateness of Coronary Angiography

        Download file | Size: 26.27M This week: Nurse Staffing and Education and Hospital Mortality; Appropriate Use of Coronary Angiography   Nathan and Amol want you to: 1. Understand that this study demonstrated relationships between nurse to patient ratio and average nurse education level to post-operative mortality among a large […]

      • Yin and Yang: Aspirin and Surgical Risk and Blood Transfusions and Risk of Infection

        Download file | Duration: 28:36 | Size: 26.18M This week: Perioperative Aspirin and Blood Transfusions and Hospital-acquired Infections Nathan and Amol want you to: 1. Understand that the use of perioperative ASA did not reduce the rate of postoperative MI or death, but was found to increase the […]

      • Dropping Names and Dropping Weight: The obesity paradox and new cholesterol guidelines

        Download file | Size: 20.75M This week: Cardiovascular Disease and Population Health Fahad and Amol want you to: 1. Understand that high quality evidence now demonstrates that obesity does not confer a survival benefit in Type 2 Diabetes, and patients should aim to achieve a normal body weight. 2. Recognize […]

    • April 2014

      • To a T: Testosterone Supplementation and Reducing Treatment Time in Stroke

        Download file | Size: 20.29M This week: Cardiovascular risk and testosterone supplementation, reducing time to treatment in acute ischemic stroke. Fahad and Amol want you to: 1. Recognize that observational evidence suggests that testosterone supplementation is significantly associated with cardiovascular events and mortality. 2. Understand that a national quality […]

      • They’re coming for Fahad: Air pollution and heart failure, renal denervation

        Download file | Size: 19.04M This week: Air pollution and heart failure, renal denervation for hypertension. Fahad and Amol want you to: 1. Understand the relationship between air pollution and cardiovascular health, and its broader policy implications. 2. Recognize that renal denervation was not an […]

      • Too Much Tamiflu! Medicaid Expansion and Anti-influenza Medications

        Download file | Size: 19.22M This week: Oregon Medicaid Expansion and a systematic review of anti-influenza medications. Janice and Amol want you to: 1. Understand the effect of health care coverage expansion on health care utilization. 2. Understand the utility of randomized control trials in […]

      • Like A Surgeon: Surgical skill variation, new oral anticoagulants

        Download file | Size: 22.44M  This week: Surgical skill in bariatric surgery and new oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation Nathan and Amol want you to: 1. Understand how peer assessed technical skill was found to be associated with complication rates at the individual surgeon level. […]

      • How I Met Your D-dimer: Weight loss, pulmonary embolism, and HIV

        Download file | Size: 23.18M  This week: Weight loss in colorectal cancer screening, D-dimers in Pulmonary Embolism, and Gene Editing in HIV Nathan, Amol and Travis want you to: 1. Recognize that modifiable lifestyle factors such as inactivity, weight, diet, and alcohol consumption are under-appreciated […]

    • March 2014

      • Fathers and grandfathers of science: checklists, statin myalgia and breast cancer

        Download file | Size: 23.68M This week: surgical checklists, statin myalgia and breast cancer radiotherapy Janice, Nathan, and Amol want you to: 1. Understand the effect of surgical safety checklist implementation on surgical complication rates. 2. Understand the use of n-of-1 trials in evaluating the association […]

      • Prostatectomy, pharmacare, and protein mutations

        Download file | Size: 21.82M This week: prostatectomy, prescription drug costs, exome sequencing for rare mutations Learning objectives – Amol, Nathan, and Travis discuss: 1. Understand that radical prostatectomy improved overall and disease free survival and decreased metastasis compared with watchful waiting in men with localized […]

      • Too rich for my blood: obesity, palliative care, hepatitis c

        Download file | Size: 22.93M This week: obesity, palliative care, hepatitis c Learning objectives – Amol, Fahad, and Travis discuss: 1. Understand trends in obesity prevalence in adults and children. 2. Appreciate the effect of early palliative care on quality of life in patients with advanced cancer. […]



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