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Primary Care Pulse: Live on November 17, 2020

Pri-Med's new weekly CME/CE web series, Primary Care Pulse, features live conversations about timely topics and concerns facing primary care clinicians.


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.


Coffee with Chopra: Episode 3
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Join Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, MD, in this installment of Coffee with Chopra, as he interviews his guest, Dr. Peng Fan, MD, about advances in rheumatology. In this session, the duo will discuss topics including: ANA testing, the revolution of biologics in rheumatology, stem cell treatment, the microbiome, and joint replacements.


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Needlepoint for the Heart: An Integrative Option for Chronic Stable Angina - Frankly Speaking EP 139

Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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Join us as we discuss acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy in patients with chronic stable angina.


My Joints Are Killing Me! Opioids vs. NSAIDs for Chronic Pain - Frankly Speaking EP 68

Chronic pain is a difficult but common problem in primary care. Patients are often desperate for any form of relief, and as a result, many are eventually started on opioid analgesics which can be associated with adverse effects. Is it worth it? Listen to this episode to learn about a recent randomized trial that compared opioid to non-opioid management of patients with chronic low back or hip pain or knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

Chronic pain is a difficult but common problem in primary care. Patients are often desperate for any form of relief, and as a result, many are eventually started on opioid analgesics which can be associated with adverse effects. Is it worth it? Listen to this episode to learn about a recent randomized trial that compared opioid to non-opioid management of patients with chronic low back or hip pain or knee pain due to osteoarthritis.


Antibiotics and Sinusitis – How Long Is Too Long? - Frankly Speaking EP 67

A recent research study published in JAMA Internal Medicine examined the use of antibiotics to treat acute sinusitis based upon the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guideline recommending 5-7 days when antibiotics are indicated and found that most courses of antibiotics are too long. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more. Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

A recent research study published in JAMA Internal Medicine examined the use of antibiotics to treat acute sinusitis based upon the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guideline recommending 5-7 days when antibiotics are indicated and found that most courses of antibiotics are too long. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more.


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Genetic and lifestyle risk factors have been implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s dementia (AD) as well as other subtypes of dementia. Specific genetic protein mutations have been identified in individuals who develop AD. There is also an abundant amount of evidence that suggests the risk of dementia can be reduced by avoiding tobacco smoking, limiting alcohol consumption, keeping physically active, and maintaining a healthy diet. Join our discussion of a recent study that shows a healthy lifestyle is associated with decreased risk of dementia in those with both low and high genetic risk.


Best Evidence Goals for Type 2 Diabetes - Frankly Speaking EP 66

The American College of Physicians supported an evidence-based review of the topic guidelines for type 2 diabetes and concluded clinicians should aim for an A1c goal between 7.0-8.0 and recommended even less aggressive care for those over the age 80 years. Listen to this podcast episode to learn more about these new guidelines. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

The American College of Physicians supported an evidence-based review of the topic guidelines for type 2 diabetes and concluded clinicians should aim for an A1c goal between 7.0-8.0 and recommended even less aggressive care for those over the age 80 years. Listen to this podcast episode to learn more about these new guidelines.


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An Uncomfortable Problem: Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Women - Frankly Speaking EP 133

Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Join us as we discuss a new guideline for women with recurrent UTIs.


Is Screen Time Taking Your Child’s Sleep Time? - Frankly Speaking EP 65

Listen to this podcast episode for a brief summary of the literature on electronic media and its relation to sleep—specifically delayed bedtimes and decreased sleep duration. Screen-based media consumption is eating up our sleep health! Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

This session will review a brief report summarizing the literature on electronic media and its relation to sleep—specifically delayed bed times and decreased sleep duration. Screen based media consumption is eating up our sleep health!


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Boning Up on Treatment for Osteopenia - Frankly Speaking EP 136

Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Bisphosphonates help prevent fractures in elderly women with osteoporosis, but their benefit in women with osteopenia has been unclear. A recent trial showed that a yearly injection of zoledronic acid can reduce fractures in women with osteopenia.


Diet! Diet! Who’s Got the Best Diet? - Frankly Speaking EP 64

71% of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. To tackle this problem, primary care providers must stay up to date on the best evidence for addressing overweight and obese status in their patients. The DIETFITS Randomized Clinical Trial offers direction for nutritional advice in this important and serious public health concern. Guest: Kenneth Peterson, PhD, FNP-BC

71% of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. The impact the medical community is making on reducing high rates of overweight and obesity is less than optimal. Primary care providers (PCPs) bear witness to this staggering statistic on a daily basis and are in a unique position to address this problem. To tackle this problem PCPs must be up to date on best evidence for addressing overweight and obese status in their patients. What seems simple might not be the case. As clinical evidence for best practice in treating overweight and obese patients grows, which approach is considered best. With limited time for patient encounters and higher patient volumes, what health counseling, patient education or behavioral health strategies will work best. With a variety of diets available for patients to choose, which one is preferred. The DIETFITS Randomized Clinical Trial offers direction for nutritional advice in this important and serious public health concern.