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This series highlights expert perspectives, key studies, and breaking news from a diverse portfolio of allergy, asthma, and immunology topics. Hosted by clinical allergists Dr. Todd Mahr and Dr. Ketan Sheth, and produced in partnership with the American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology, Hot Topics in Allergy is America's go-to resource for accurate and timely AAI education.
 
Most children get to focus on homework, sports, and spending time with friends, but for those with a peanut allergy, they must be constantly alert to the dangers everyday activities can pose. About two students in every classroom have a food allergy, and with the possibility of a severe reaction like anaphylaxis occurring, avoidance is clearly no longer enough. To drive awareness of its increasing prevalence, Cracking the Code on Peanut Allergies brings together leaders in the field to explo ...
 
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In this RCGP podcast on peanut allergy Dr Toni Hazell talks to Dr Helen Brough, Consultant in paediatric allergy at the Evelina children’s hospital. They discuss the prevalence of peanut allergy and how to deal with a patient who presents with a possible allergy, including the question of whether to give an adrenaline auto-injector while they are w…
 
The flu campaign this year is likely to be bigger than ever, with increased numbers eligible and a likely higher uptake than usual among the previous eligibility groups. In this podcast Dr Toni Hazell talks to Dr Jonathan Leach about the choice of vaccine for different patients, both this year and next, as well as how to fit in the flu and COVID-19…
 
In this podcast, we talk to Dr Kevin Barrett, a GP in Hertfordshire and Chair of the Primary Care Society of Gastroenterology. about autoimmune hepatobiliary disease. The discussion focuses on primary biliary cholangitis and autoimmune hepatitis, including when to consider them as diagnoses and what the next steps should be for a GP. Risk from COVI…
 
Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Claim CME/CE credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-199 Overview: Microhematuria is a common finding. It is usually benign, but it needs proper evaluation since it may also be a sign of malignancy. A risk-based approach can avoid unnecessary testing, while still identi…
 
Questioning medicine dailyhttps://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-7448 https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817 Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask WearersFREEA Randomized Controlled Trial Masks!!!! Do they prevent COVID19 transmission by preventing…
 
https://www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/journal/1-s2.0-S0140673620322339?scrollTo=%23hl0000424 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32233-9/fulltext do statins work in old people?? This study in the lancet says- “In a contemporary primary prevention cohort, people aged 70–100 years with elevated LDL cholesterol had the …
 
Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Claim CME/CE credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-198 Overview: Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) are one of the most common conditions seen in primary care. Effective treatments for this acute, bothersome illness are limited; inappropriate antibiotic prescri…
 
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Kevin Fussell, MD Up to one in 10 patients with asthma have severe disease, and of those patients, up to 1.3 million have severe uncontrolled asthma.1-3 Since severe asthma has been associated with reduced lung function and poor outcomes.4,5 Dr Kevin Fussell is here to talk about how a treatment option may help patien…
 
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Kevin Fussell, MD Up to one in 10 patients with asthma have severe disease, and of those patients, up to 1.3 million have severe uncontrolled asthma.1-3 Since severe asthma has been associated with reduced lung function and poor outcomes.4,5 Dr Kevin Fussell is here to talk about how a treatment option may help patien…
 
https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-2470 Pharmacologic Approaches to Glycemic Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: Synopsis of the 2020 American Diabetes Association's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Clinical GuidelineFREEWhich is as the artciel suggest in a sypnopsis of the 2020 ADA guidelines metformin is still universal fist line but now …
 
Eczema is a common, chronic, relapsing inflammatory skin condition which mainly occurs in childhood but can persist into or start in adulthood.In this EKU2020.2 Dr Dirk Pilat, a GP and RCGP Medical Director for eLearning discusses atopic eczema, dermatitis and emollients for eczema in children with Dr Matthew Ridd, a GP and Reader in Primary Health…
 
Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Claim CME/CE credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-197 Overview: This episode will review how to best care for patients who present with respiratory symptoms during the fall and winter. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD Music Credit: Richard Onorato…
 
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2771093 meta-analysis of 78 original studies, looking to find the accuracy of ECG interpretation. In this analysis they looked at studies with med students, physiciansm even cardiologist and found on average we got the right diagnosis only 55% of the time. Obviously education goes up…
 
Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Claim CME/CE credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-196 Overview: The New England Journal of Medicine recently published an evidence-based review of the benefits and harms related to caffeine and coffee consumption. Guest: Robert Baldor, MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard…
 
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2771670 trials are not real life. We know that. Realistically if your drug just barely hits 0.05 in a clinical trial then in the imperfect setting of the clinic of every day life the drug likely wont work. In this next study, in jama internal medicine titledConcordance Between Blood …
 
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2771095 SO HOW DO YOU LOSE WEIGHT!! FASTING DOESN’T WORK or so says this study titled- Effects of Time-Restricted Eating on Weight Loss and Other Metabolic Parameters in Women and Men With Overweight and ObesityThe TREAT Randomized Clinical Trial100 overweight or obese adults were ra…
 
Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Claim CME/CE credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-195 Overview: For patients who have hip replacement or knee arthroplasty there is an increased risk of venous thromboembolism This episode will review the effectiveness of aspirin for preventing VTE in this population…
 
While we are experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, preparations have begun to protect our patients from seasonal influenza. In this podcast Dr George Kassianos CBE - the National Immunisation Lead for the RCGP - addresses co-infection, immunosenescence, symptoms of COVID-19 vs flu and the experience of the Southern Hemispher…
 
The prevalence of diverticular disease is up 65% by 85 years of age. In this EKU2020.2 podcast we explore the diagnosis and management of diverticular disease with Dr Patricia Mcnair, an interface geriatrician with an interest in gastroenterology who currently works in palliative care in Farnham.By RCGP eLearning Podcast
 
Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Claim CME/CE credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-194 Overview: The available evidence on alcohol consumption and its relationship to health is abundant, varied, and often conflicting. The evidence that excessive consumption is associated with poor outcomes is consis…
 
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common medical condition which is usually managed in primary care. In this podcast we interview Dr Kevin Barrett, chair of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology and discuss the diagnosis and management of IBS. The discussion will include when to suspect IBS, what tests need to be done routinely, managemen…
 
Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Claim CME/CE credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-193 Overview: Join us as we discuss the American Cancer Society 2020 guideline update on cervical cancer screening for women of average risk Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC Music Credit: Richard Onorato…
 
Doc my heart is racing— Stop drinking—or so says this article in NEJM that found when they took 140 pts who severed from paroxysmal afib and who drank 17 drinks a week that when randomized to complete alcohol abstinence for 6 months there was significant reduction in afib recurrence.. how much of a difference?? 20% ABSOLUTE DIFFERENCE….. I have a r…
 
Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Claim CME/CE credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-192 Overview: Currently a low-dose CT scan is the only screening test for lung cancer that is recommended by the American Cancer Society. In July 202, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a draft re…
 
We stuck purely to the evidence. There was no evidence panel or committee to vote on the evidence like is often done by the American college of rheumatology and no expert opinion statements where their only citation is themselves like can be seen with the ACC. This was purely 100% evidence recommendations. So lets start try to make it quick because…
 
Patients with suspected inflammatory arthritis benefit significantly from swift assessment by secondary care. If disease modifying drugs are started soon after presentation, the likelihood of full remission is greatly improved. This has always been challenging within the NHS and the COVID-19 pandemic has made prompt specialist review much harder. I…
 
Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Claim CME/CE credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-191 Overview: Screening for asymptomatic conditions is an essential and important aspect of primary care. But what is the potential downstream impact to the patents and the healthcare system when low-risk individuals …
 
Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Claim CME/CE credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-190 Overview: A review of the latest evidence on antibody testing to identify current and past COVID-19 infection Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD Music Credit: Richard Onorato
 
athlete heart covidhttps://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/college-athletes-experienced-heart-damage-after-covid-19-study-67929titiles like- “Images of the players’ hearts showed signs of inflammation consistent with myocarditis, a rare but potentially fatal condition.”“two dozen of Ohio State University players using cardiac magnetic resonance …
 
the thing about RCT is they are random and everything is equal. its why in table one of an RCT you should never see a pvalue because they are random and should be equal but in observational studies you see pvalues because it is not equal, it can’t be, its not random. In observational studies you try to account for all the confounders but you just c…
 
Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Claim CME/CE credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-189 Overview: This session will discuss an observational study performed in Denmark on how receiving the influenza vaccine affected diabetics long-term outcomes. Guest: Jill M. Terrien, PhD, ANP-BC Music Credit: Richa…
 
Finance ethics committee, big pharma with deep pockets, mafia like arrangements, and a patient with a 40% increase risk of ischemia myocardial events have in common?I will say todays podcast was inspired by a tweet, yes a tweet from Dr. john Mandrola and he said “I am embarrassed to have not (really) known the details of the rosiglitazone affair. T…
 
In this podcast Dr Tom Kneale, a GP and Faculty Educator from North Wales and Dr Jessica Watson, a GP from Bristol and a NIHR Research Fellow at the University of Bristol talk to Dr Barbara Noble about how we can distinguish between flu and COVID-19. Drawing on his clinical experience, Tom talks about the common symptoms of COVID-19, which can help…
 
Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Claim CME/CE credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-188 Overview: A review of the latest evidence regarding hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as treatment for SARS-CoV-2 infection. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD Music Credit: Richard Onorato…
 
In this study of a cohort of German patients recently recovered from COVID-19 infection, CMR revealed cardiac involvement in 78 patients (78%) and ongoing myocardial inflammation in 60 patients (60%), independent of preexisting conditions,this was a freak out statement if I have ever heard of one I mean Covid is doing something directly to the hear…
 
Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Claim CME/CE credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-187 Overview: This podcast will review what is known and theorized about vitamin D status, susceptibility to viral infections, and mortality from viral infections. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD Music Credit: Richard Onorato…
 
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2768888Serial Bone Density Measurement and Incident Fracture Risk Discrimination in Postmenopausal WomenCarolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS1; Joseph Larson, MS2; Nicole C. Wright, PhD3; et al OBJECTIVETo assess whether a second BMD measurement approximately 3 years after the initial assessme…
 
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