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Are Short-term Corticosteroids Dangerous? - Frankly Speaking EP 20

Corticosteroids are often prescribed for short-term use for conditions such as asthma exacerbation, contact dermatitis, gout, and Bell’s palsy. Adverse effects from chronic use of corticosteroids is well known, but many clinicians believe that the risk of significant adverse effects from short-term use is minimal. A recent retrospective cohort study was done reviewing the records of 1.5 million adults to assess the adverse effects of treatment with corticosteroids for less than 30 days. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

Corticosteroids are often prescribed for short-term use for conditions such as asthma exacerbation, contact dermatitis, gout, and Bell’s palsy. Adverse effects from chronic use of corticosteroids is well known, but many clinicians believe that the risk of significant adverse effects from short-term use is minimal. A recent retrospective cohort study was done reviewing the records of 1.5 million adults to assess the adverse effects of treatment with corticosteroids for less than 30 days.


Artificial Sweeteners: Does Diet Soda Do More Harm Than Good? - Frankly Speaking EP 25

This podcast episode considers recent data that sheds light on how diet soda and artificial sweeteners might influence CNS outcomes, especially the risk for ischemic stroke. Guest: Jill Terrien, PhD

This podcast episode considers recent data that sheds light on how diet soda and artificial sweeteners might influence CNS outcomes, especially the risk for ischemic stroke.


Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Diagnosis? - Frankly Speaking EP 69

The National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer’s Association (NIA-AA) just released an updated Framework of the 2011 Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, focusing on the use of biomarkers rather than clinical criteria to make the diagnosis. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more. Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

The National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer’s Association (NIA-AA) just released an updated Framework of the 2011 Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, focusing on the use of biomarkers rather than clinical criteria to make the diagnosis. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more.


Pri-Med News Episode #10

Topics covered in this episode include:                                                         1. Alzheimer Patients initiating antipsychotic medication - 0:30                     2. Testosterone and Venous Thromboembolism - 3:10                                   3. Cardio Risk Factors and Cancer Risk - 5:50                                                  News content provided by HealthDay, all rights reserved. 


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Get your questions answered by an expert faculty in Infectious Disease. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


The Sun is Setting for Sulfonylureas - Frankly Speaking EP 40

Systematic review data has found the risk of adverse events, including MI, stroke, CV mortality and all-cause mortality are increased when sulfonylureas are used Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Systematic Review data has found the risk of adverse events, including MI, Stroke, CV mortality and all cause mortality are increased when SU are used


Pri-Med News Episode #11

Topics covered in this episode include:                                                         1. High Birth Numbers and Cardiovascular Health - 0:30                               2. Kratom Linked to Liver Injury - 2:31                                                             3. Death Rates in Nonmetropolitan Counties - 4:56                                        News content provided by HealthDay, all rights reserved. 


Moving Fast, Moving Slow - Frankly Speaking EP 75

Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat and often requires a multifaceted approach combining exercise, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy, and health education. For many patients, pain hinders participation in a vigorous exercise regimen. Listen to this review of a randomized trial comparing aerobic exercise to tai chi in a patient population with fibromyalgia. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat and often requires a multifaceted approach combining exercise, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy, and health education. For many patients, pain hinders participation in a vigorous exercise regimen. Listen to this review of a randomized trial comparing aerobic exercise to tai chi in a patient population with fibromyalgia.


More Than Beauty: Length and Quality of Sleep and Its Impact on CV Risk Factors in Teens - Frankly Speaking EP 82

It has been fairly established that short duration of sleep is associated with obesity in teens and adults; however, the impact of quantity and quality of sleep has not been as well established. A cross-sectional study by Feliciano et al. found that longer and better sleep was associated with better cardiometabolic profiles in early adolescence – independent of other factors. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

It has been fairly established that short duration of sleep is associated with obesity in teens and adults; however, the impact of quantity and quality of sleep has not been as well established. A cross-sectional study by Feliciano et al. found that longer and better sleep was associated with better cardiometabolic profiles in early adolescence – independent of other factors.


Too Little, Too Much: How Much Sleep is Just Right? - Frankly Speaking EP 55

In this session we discuss the impact of length of sleep on obesity and DM II. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

In this session we discuss the impact of length of sleep on obesity and DM II.


Pri-Med News Episode #9

Topics covered in this episode include:                                                         1. Smartwatch App and Atrial Fibrillation - 0:30                                               2. Lung Cancer Treatment Variations by State - 2:36                                       3. Congenital Heart Disease Surgery and Kidney Disease - 4:29                    News content provided by HealthDay, all rights reserved. 


This talk will review the pathophysiologic mechanisms of pain and how to best address them.