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Physical Activity Following a Concussion - Frankly Speaking EP 11

In this podcast episode, we will discuss current guidelines for a concussion evaluation or work-up as well as return to activity following a concussion. We will also put a paper on this topic into context and consider what impact this should have on your practice. Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

In this podcast episode, we will discuss current guidelines for a concussion evaluation or work-up as well as return to activity following a concussion. We will also put a paper on this topic into context and consider what impact this should have on your practice.


Treating Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly - Frankly Speaking EP 10

In this podcast episode, we will talk about how systolic hypertension affects outcomes, put into context a recent JACC systematic review paper on the topic and JNC 8. We will also discuss the Number Needed to Treat (NNT) and the Number Needed to Harm (NNH). Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

In this podcast episode, we will talk about how systolic hypertension affects outcomes, put into context a recent JACC systematic review paper on the topic and JNC 8. We will also discuss the Number Needed to Treat (NNT) and the Number Needed to Harm (NNH).


Alternate-day Fasting for Weight Loss - Frankly Speaking EP 19

Is Alternate-day Fasting the future of weight loss? Maybe not... Guest: Jill M. Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Is Alternate day fasting the future of weight loss? Maybe not….


Do Corticosteroids Decrease the Pain of Acute Pharyngitis? - Frankly Speaking EP 18

When patients present with symptoms of a sore throat, an option for managing the pain that is sometimes used is corticosteroids. A randomized trial of a 1-time dose of 10 mg in patients with moderate to severe pharyngitis who were deemed to not need antibiotics found higher rates of symptom resolution at 48 hours. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

When patients present with symptoms of a sore throat, an option for managing the pain that is sometimes used is corticosteroids. A randomized trial of a 1-time dose of 10 mg in patients with moderate to severe pharyngitis who were deemed to not need antibiotics found higher rates of symptom resolution at 48 hours.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Recommendations for Screening Adults - Frankly Speaking EP 9

In this week's podcast episode, we will identify the known health risks of OSA and outcomes of OSA treatment, discuss the new USPSTF screening recommendations on OSA and consider application of the new recommendations, known risks and outcomes of practice. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

In this week's podcast episode, we will identify the known health risks of OSA and outcomes of OSA treatment, discuss the new USPSTF screening recommendations on OSA and consider application of the new recommendations, known risks and outcomes of practice.


Contraception: The Pill Needs to Share - Frankly Speaking EP 17

Sensitive and important conversations with your adolescent population include contraceptive options. How do long acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARC’s) fit into your conversation? Let’s discuss a recent review and update your talk! Guest: Jill M. Terrien PhD

Sensitive and important conversations with your adolescent population include contraceptive options. How do long acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARC’s) fit into your conversation? Let’s discuss a recent review and update your talk!


Safe and Effective Narcotic Use in Chronic Pain - Frankly Speaking EP 16

Based upon CDC data of death, narcotic prescription length of less than 5 days provided the best outcomes and the lowest risk of continued narcotic use. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

Based upon CDC data of death, narcotic prescription length of less than 5 days provided the best outcomes and the lowest risk of continued narcotic use.


Back Pain is Here to Stay! - Frankly Speaking EP 14

What are your evidence-based strategies for managing acute, subacute and chronic low back pain? A review of the current American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline can renew your toolkit as you help your patients with back pain maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Guest: Jill Terrien, PhD

What are your evidence-based strategies for managing acute, subacute and chronic low back pain? A review of the current American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline can renew your toolkit as you help your patients with back pain maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.


Non-Fasting Lipids for Cardiovascular Risk Evaluation - Frankly Speaking EP8

In this podcast episode, we will consider the rationale for using non-fasting labs to screen for ASCVD as well as review the controversies around their use and talk about the differential diagnosis of hypertriglyceridemia. Guest: Jill M. Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

In this podcast episode, we will consider the rationale for using non-fasting labs to screen for ASCVD as well as review the controversies around their use and talk about the differential diagnosis of hypertriglyceridemia.


Oxygen for patients with STEMI: Who benefits? - Frankly Speaking EP 15

Oxygen is frequently given to patients routinely during the initial treatment of a myocardial infarction, but there is a lack of data to support or refute this. A recent systematic review found no benefit in patients who did not have baseline hypoxia. Oxygen therapy continues to be indicated for those with hypoxia and needs to be used with caution in COPD patients with carbon dioxide retention. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

Oxygen is frequently given to patients routinely during the initial treatment of a myocardial infarction, but there is a lack of data to support or refute this. A recent systematic review found no benefit in patients who did not have baseline hypoxia. Oxygen therapy continues to be indicated for those with hypoxia and needs to be used with caution in COPD patients with carbon dioxide retention


When Can We Start Preventing Recurrence of Acute Gout? - Frankly Speaking EP 13

Most patients who suffer an acute gout attack should be started on urate lowering therapy. It is known that starting urate lowering therapy can itself precipitate a gout attack and concern for not worsening the acute symptoms has been the reason some guidelines recommend waiting until after the acute episode has subsided to start urate lowering therapy. A look at recent data indicates waiting for the acute attack to subside may not be necessary. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD


Helping Kidney Stones Pass: Use of Alpha Antagonists - Frankly Speaking EP7

In this podcast episode, we will talk about the benefits of alpha antagonists on passing larger kidney stones as well as discuss the need for stone collection and analysis to prevent future stones. We will also learn how to effectively counsel patients about alpha antagonist use including risks and benefits. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

In this podcast episode, we will talk about the benefits of alpha antagonists on passing larger kidney stones as well as discuss the need for stone collection and analysis to prevent future stones. We will also learn how to effectively counsel patients about alpha antagonist use including risks and benefits.