If you have had or think you ever will have a patient with cancer then you need to follow Bishal. His blog on www.ecancer.org has not only changed the way I practice but changed the way I read cancer and drug trials. He is a crusader in oncology world and consistently questioning medicine. In this episode we talk about anti-emetic treatment and quality of life at the end of life. I would give you more details but that would take away from the interview, so without further description just go ahead and hit play already!
In this episode Andrew covers some of the old data around the every day drugs we use for smoking cessation. He also questions big pharma, inserts a plethora of different songs, and the take home from this twenty five minute rant may surprise you.
In this episode Andrew breaks down Anemia. He looks at some of the evidence around two of the most common kinds of Anemia. He looks at a recommendation from the American Family Physician almost 7 years ago. Overall, I think you can say, 'I got a feeling', he is 'moving on up' and 'taking care of business'
It is April Fools day and it only seemed right to do a little medical myth busting. In this episode and gulps down the evidence around how much water we should drink. He find out that more money does equal more problems. Looks at the evidence behind strep throat. Finally, and maybe most importantly ask that you let him know if you are going to be in P.R. the first weekend in April!
In this episode Andrew sits down down with Dr. Molly Disbrow. She helped write a piece that questions medicine (so I had to bring her on). Specifically, should we be doing colonoscopies after cases of diverticulitis? What's the value? What's the difference between uncomplicated and complicated disease? All those questions, plus figure out what two people are good as gold in this episode of Questioning Medicine.
Rob Orman joins the show to talk about Tamiflu. Yes, we have talked about Tamiflu in the past but that was at the beginning (episode 1 and 2) and "not the quality you now subscribe" (wait till you hear how Rob described it). While on the show Andrew and him talk about the name to their new rap group. Rob admits he use to collect smurfs as a child. They break down the study that came out after the Cochrane review saying, 'Tamiflu is good'. Finally, if this podcast doesn't get you, 'hot blooded' you might want to grab a rectal thermometer.
This episode Andrew is working out the evidence on depression. He addresses the 500lb elephant around the future of Questioning Medicine, but luckily he doesn't try to lift it. He also makes everyone in the world hate him when he complains of the 70 degree winter he is currently experiencing.
Andrew is by himself and trying to struggle through the harsh Florida winter. The question today is should steroids, more specifically prednisolone, be given to those with alcoholic hepatitis? A quick look at the evidence and even go back to some original research from the 70's! Before you hit play can you guess what the music for this alcoholic podcast is going to be?
In this episode Andrew is joined by a new kid on the block, Dr. Jon Settle. Together they break down the evidence around DDP-4 inhibitors. Do these drugs cause heart failure? How much do they lower A1C? Would they write for them and if so in what patients?