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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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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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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.


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Caution! Falling Seniors Ahead! - Frankly Speaking EP 171

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

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Join us as we discuss falls: a clinical issue that warrants regular assessment in adults over the age of 65.


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Continuous Glucose Monitoring—What’s All the Hype? - Frankly Speaking EP 236

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

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Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes has been available for several years now, but its utility in managing diabetes care is unclear. Join us to discuss the results of a systematic review examining the benefits of CGM for patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.


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Corticosteroid Injection for Plantar Fasciitis: All Pain, No Gain - Frankly Speaking EP 170

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Plantar fasciitis is a common and often unsuccessfully treated chronic, painful condition. Multiple interventions have been suggested with varying degrees of effectiveness. Corticosteroid injections are sometimes used, but the evidence for efficacy has been limited with significant bias present in many of the trials. A Cochrane review in 2017 found a small degree of short-term benefit. Since then, a number of additional trials have been performed, and a newer systematic review finds no benefit.


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Cognition and Sexuality in Older Adults - Frankly Speaking EP 114

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

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This episode focuses on older adults and caregivers/partners in relation to their intimacy and sexuality for patients experiencing changes in cognition.


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5 Tools to Improve the Patient Encounter - Frankly Speaking EP 169

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

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Many providers are dissatisfied with patient visits because of issues such as time limits and technology burden. Join us as we discuss 5 practices that could improve satisfaction with visits for both patients and providers.


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Nasal Steroids for Perennial Allergic Rhinitis: Is PRN Use Enough? - Frankly Speaking EP 235

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

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Perennial allergic rhinitis affects both children and adults, and management includes both allergy avoidance as well as medication management. Intranasal steroids are the mainstay of treatment and have traditionally required consistent use, but new data are emerging. Find out the results of a new study evaluating PRN use as an alternative approach.


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Older Patients, Less Medications: Just Ask - Frankly Speaking EP 113

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

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Join us as we discuss deprescribing; the provider-supervised process of discontinuing inappropriate medication(s). We will review minimizing risk, improving quality of life and maximizing patient-centered care.


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Shorter Antibiotic Duration for Outpatient Infections - Frankly Speaking EP 234

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

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Many providers overtreat outpatient infections for fear of not treating until resolution or causing a complication, but this can lead to antibiotic resistance and adverse events. Join us to discuss the new ACP guidelines on antibiotic use in the outpatient setting and the pediatric treatment recommendations. Walk away with a clear understanding of the guidelines for optimal duration of antibiotic treatment for individuals with an outpatient infection.