If you were wondering antibiotics, yes, still have harm and should still be used with caution. Medical students are in a panic since there is a new answer to the c. diff board question and FINALLY a guideline that really is UPTODATE was released earlier this year.
Yes! I am Andrew Christopher Buelt and in this all abbreviation and intial podcast I break down some recent studies that might are of interst. First, is HPV testing alone good enough? Should you do a stress test or a Computed tomography angiography for suspected coronary artery disease. In BPH can we stop any medications or must we continue alpha-blockers and 5a-reductase inhibitors for life?
This is the fun side of paperchase. We talk about the articles with no script. We talk about evidence and what we really think about each article.
2 new studies on VTE that will certainly change guidelines. ED medications still cost way to much but I give a possible solution. Diabetes medications are not 'amazing' for the outcomes we care about but maybe it is because we are writing for the wrong script.
Andrew gives a quick take a new study out on SSRI for depression in those with CKD. Looks closely at a new gout medication that will be coming into your office. Talks about the end points that are involved in bariatric medicine. Finally, touches on a new ugly duckling on the block.
Turns out when people say, 'You couldn't pay me enough money to quit smoking!' What they meant was "Can you please give me $750?" Kay-x still isn't great. I give my two cents on the hypertension guidelines and holy smokes turns out tylenol and motrin might be about all you need for a majority of muscle pain, NOT opioids. If you like the new format- reach out on twitter @andrewbuelt or email@example.com
How good are you at the DNR conversation? It is a conversation we all need to have with our patients no matter the field or specialty of medicine. However, it's a conversation we all avoid like the plague. In this podcast Andrew talks how bad we really are and how to get better. The link below is how you can get the video I reference in the podcast...