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Community-Acquired Pneumonia: How Long Do We Need to Treat? - Frankly Speaking EP 232

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

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For patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), wide variation in the duration of treatment exists. Longer duration of treatment may increase the risk of adverse effects and lead to antibiotic resistance. However, shorter duration of treatment may result in treatment failure. See what new evidence shows may be the best antibiotics treatment duration in most patients with CAP.


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According to the latest data, 1 in 7 US women experience perinatal depression, described as depression occurring during pregnancy and up to one year after childbirth. There is compelling evidence that perinatal depression can have short and long-term effects on both women and their children. The USPSTF has published new recommendations encouraging clinicians to screen pregnant and postpartum persons for depression and provide those who are at increased risk of perinatal depression with counseling interventions. (Grade B recommendation).


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Pap Smears and Bimanual Exams: Do Teens Really Need Them? - Frankly Speaking EP 175

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

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Clinical practice guidelines from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommend against routine Pap smears and bimanual exams in adolescents. This recommendation includes those planning on starting oral contraceptives or with possible sexually transmitted diseases. A recent study found nearly half of all such exams in this age group lack indications. While the evidence indicates a new direction, clinicians have been slow to change their practice. Join us as we discuss the reasons for these guidelines and review appropriate indications for these exams.


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Pain in EVERYONE’s Neck - Frankly Speaking EP 231

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

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Who couldn’t use a refresher on how to diagnose and treat neck pain in the primary care setting? Review the techniques for assessing neck pain, determining its cause, and providing relief. Immediately apply what you learn to start helping patients with neck pain feel better.


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In a recent study of postmenopausal women in the WHI Observational Study who consumed > 2 ASB per day, there appeared to be an association between increased intake of ASB with increased risk of ischemic stroke, CVD, and all cause mortality. Join us as we discuss these findings, what it adds to our knowledge about ASB, and potential strategies to apply this new evidence into your practice.


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Perioperative Management for Patients Taking DOACs - Frankly Speaking EP 230

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

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Join us to discuss the results of the Perioperative Anticoagulation Use for Surgery Evaluation (PAUSE) cohort study, aimed at understanding the safety of using a simplified perioperative management approach for patients with atrial fibrillation taking DOACs. After this episode, you’ll be able to make sense of the controversy over current guidelines around surgical care in this patient population. More importantly, you’ll walk away with practical knowledge to help these patients minimize their risk of adverse events.


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Acknowledging the Pain—Incorporating Trauma-Informed Care into Your Practice - Frankly Speaking EP 229

Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-CMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Ample evidence shows that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma in adulthood may lead to poor health outcomes, such as cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. These traumas may also affect a person’s inclination to seek care and participate in plans of care. As a provider, it is important to consider this history and ensure the psychological and physical safety of these affected individuals. Join us to learn proven strategies to help you practice trauma-informed care, including how to recognize trauma and offer effective interventions to help patients dealing with these issues.


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The Prescribing Cascade: What Is It and How Do We Prevent It? - Frankly Speaking EP 173

Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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In primary care we are tasked with treating multiple conditions, therefore many of our patients are on numerous medications. Some of these medications are prescribed to deal with side effects of other medications. Often clinicians may not be aware that they are treating preventable drug side effects and wind up prescribing even more medications. This causes a cascade effect that results in significant polypharmacy. Join us while we discuss this common phenomenon and strategies to minimize or avoid it entirely.


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Avoiding Unnecessary Antibiotics: The Quick Take - Frankly Speaking EP 118

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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Antibiotics are frequently prescribed for upper respiratory infections, even when they are likely due to viral etiologies, or will resolve just as quickly without antibiotics. Many clinicians believe convincing patients they do not need to take an antibiotic is time consuming and frustrating for both parties. In fact, patients are often receptive to information on appropriate use, and the conversation can be done efficiently with practice.


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Antibiotics for Respiratory Tract Infections: Fewer May Be Better - Frankly Speaking EP 228

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

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Join us for this episode as we discuss the results of a systematic review examining the benefits and risks from delaying the use of antibiotics to treat patients in the community for a respiratory infection.


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Are E-Cigarettes Effective Tools for Smoking Cessation, or Are We Just Blowing Smoke? - Frankly Speaking EP 117

Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC & Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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The FDA has not approved any ENDS product as an effective or safe smoking cessation tool. Earlier evidence did not indicate that ENDS were effective or sustainable. Most of these studies were done on earlier prototypes of e-cigarettes. A recent study from the UK found that newer generation ENDS were more successful than approved NRT products for smoking cessation. Join us as we discuss this new evidence and how it impacts strategies to assist with smoking cessation.


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Kegels for Men? - Frankly Speaking EP 172

Guest: Robert Baldor, MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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As men age, over-active bladder (OAB) symptoms (urgency, frequency, nocturia) are commonly seen. Typically, these symptoms are secondary to the development of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH). Alpha-blocking and/or antimuscarinic agents are commonly prescribed to treat such symptoms. In this podcast we review the COBALT study which examines the benefits of behavioral treatments (pelvic floor muscle training and fluid restriction before bedtime) alone or combined with drug therapy to treat OAB symptoms.