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Time to Recommend the Use of Salt Substitutes for CVD Prevention? - Frankly Speaking EP 250

Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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While the data conflict on how much sodium intake is optimal for preventing cardiovascular disease, it is clear that daily salt intake for most Americans exceeds what is recommended. However, restricting salt intake on an individual or on a public health level has been controversial. An interesting alternative is the use of salt substitutes, which can help to decrease sodium intake while increasing potassium intake, and both have been associated with lowering blood pressure. Join us to hear a discussion on the results of the recently published studies on salt and cardiovascular disease, along with an overview of the Salt Substitute and Stroke Study (SSaSS).


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COPD Exacerbations: Who Needs Antibiotics? - Frankly Speaking EP 145

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Patients with COPD frequently have exacerbations, often triggered by an acute upper respiratory infection (URI). C-reactive protein (CRP) testing is a new way of assessing whether or not antibiotics are needed to treat.


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Evaluation of Microhematuria: A Risk-based Approach - Frankly Speaking EP 199

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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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 identifying those patients with malignancy. Recent American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines use a validated risk-based approach.


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Using DOACs for Valvular Atrial Fibrillation - Frankly Speaking EP 249

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

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For non-valvular atrial fibrillation, physicians, patients, and guideline organizations all prefer direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) over vitamin K antagonists, such as warfarin, for thromboembolic prophylaxis. For those with valvular atrial fibrillation, the data for safety and efficacy have been limited because randomized trials comparing DOACs to warfarin often exclude patients with valvular atrial fibrillation. Join us to explore new data that sheds light on the use of DOACs in valvular atrial fibrillation.


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A recent scoping review revealed that nonprescription antibiotic use is a prevalent and understudied public health concern in the US. Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and use has been a well-documented concern and these new findings only reinforce the need for more comprehensive approaches to this problem. Join us while we discuss the scoping review findings and some strategies for implementing antibiotic stewardship into your practice.


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 prescribing and use of therapeutics with little evidence of effectiveness are common. Join our discussion as we discuss a recent meta-analysis from the BMJ which suggests that honey, in any form, is superior to usual, common treatment for URTIs.


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Aspirin—Not Really for Primary Prevention - Frankly Speaking EP 248

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

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Join us to hear a discussion on the important changes the AHA/ACC and USPSTF have made to their positions on the use of aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. The organizations note that while aspirin for primary prevention lowers the risk of a myocardial infarction, its harmful effects may outweigh its benefits. Learn the aspirin recommendations for your patients in their 40s, 50s, and 60s who are at higher risk for a cardiovascular event.


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There has been increasing interest in the use of endovascular reperfusion for patients who have suffered an ischemic stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have jointly developed a nationwide registry to evaluate the benefits of these techniques on stroke outcomes. During this episode we will review a recent retrospective cohort study of almost 7,000 patients presenting with an acute ischemic stroke that demonstrates a significant benefit to endovascular reperfusion, even several hours after the onset of symptoms.


This episode will review how to best care for patients who present with respiratory symptoms during the fall and winter.


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Breast Density and Supplemental Imaging: Detecting Advanced Breast Cancer - Frankly Speaking EP 146

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

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Join us as we discuss breast density and the use of supplemental imaging to assess risk for advanced breast cancer.


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That Cup of Joe – Good for You! - Frankly Speaking EP 196

Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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The New England Journal of Medicine recently published an evidence-based review of the benefits and harms related to caffeine and coffee consumption.


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Gun Safety in Pediatric Populations: Exploring New Data and Assessing Risk - Frankly Speaking EP 141

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

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Join us as we discuss gun safety and injury prevention in primary care practice.