Primary Care Update

Primary Care Update

By Mark Ebell and friends
Three healthily skeptical primary care physicians discuss the latest in primary care medicine. Join Mark Ebell MD, John Hickner MD, Henry Barry MD, and others for this fast-paced weekly update on evidence-based primary care.
Primary Care Update Episode 18
Today Mark, John and Henry talk about: how to rule out (and rule in) pneumonia (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30850460); an RCT of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30699054); and non-drug treatments for IBS (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30177784). 
20:54
May 14, 2019
Primary Care Update Episode 17
This week, Henry, Mark and John discuss: statins for primary prevention in the elderly (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30712900); beer before wine or vice versa (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30753321); and the impact on control on school performance in kids with T1DM (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30721295). Plus a beer themed quiz.
22:48
April 29, 2019
Primary Care Update Episode 16
How long does a new knee or hip last (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30782340); does subacromial decompression work for chronic shoulder pain (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30728120); fentanyl or ketamine intranasally for extremity injury in kids (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30592476); and splint or cast for fibular fracture (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30674451). 
18:38
April 17, 2019
Primary Care Update Episode 15
This week: is it safe to skip breakfast (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30700403), reducing fracture risk in women with osteopenia (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30575489), drug therapy for anxiety disorder (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30712879 ), and antibiotics for serious asthma exacerbations (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30688986). 
24:45
March 27, 2019
Primary Care Update Episode 14
Today we talk about stem cell injections for osteoarthritis (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29099618), a rant about mortality outcomes in cancer screening from Mark, omega-3 oils for primary prevention (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30415637), and testosterone for depression in men (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30427999).
26:41
March 19, 2019
Primary Care Update Episode 13
Today we talk about the impact of more primary care physicians in a population on health outcomes; whether or not probiotics, prebiotics, and antibiotics are helpful for irritable bowel; and the impact of SGLT-2 inhibitors like empagliflozin on cardiovascular outcomes in diabetics with heart disease or at very high risk.
25:15
March 6, 2019
Primary Care Update: Episode 12
Today's topics: what is the safest oral anticoagulant (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30512099), new diabetes guidelines (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30291106), and the good and the ouch of the new zoster vaccines (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30361202).
25:03
February 12, 2019
Primary Care Update - Episode 11
Today we discuss: vitamin D for pain and headache (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25261164); chronic diarrhea guidelines (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29653941); lorcaserin and T2DM (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30293771); and the results of "screening" MRI (https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4577).
31:03
February 8, 2019
Primary Care Update: Episode 10
Does linagliptin prevent CV events: ttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30418475; does Tai Chi prevent falls and fractures: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30208396; treatment of endometriosis pain: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30396557; and the benefits of sauna: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30486813. 
26:30
January 18, 2019
Primary Care Update: Episode 9
This week: how does the yield for FIT testing compare with colonoscopy (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29101260); our take on the new ACC/AHA lipid guidelines (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30423391); and what works (or doesn't) for subacute cough (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30201828).  
28:34
January 4, 2019
Primary Care Update: Episode 8, 12/20/18
This week we talk about the results of the 3 ASPREE aspirin trials, whether omega-3 oil prevents CV events, and a new biologic agent for migraine. Pubmed abstract links: ASPREE: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30221596 ; omega-3: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30146932 ; and migraine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30360965
28:38
December 20, 2018
Primary Care Update: Episode 7
Topics: fluids to prevent UTI, deprescribing study, antipsychotics for delitium, and the value of ECG and echo for preparticipation physicals.
26:35
December 5, 2018
Primary Care Update: Episode 6
This week's topics: whether surgery works for shoulder impingement, framing test results positively for patients, vagus nerve stimulation for frequent migraines, and a commentary on shared decision-making. Study links: Impingement: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5734212/ ; Vagus nerve stimulation: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29907608 ; and Positive messaging: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1495144/
22:26
November 20, 2018
Primary Care Update: Episode 5
We discuss recent studies on: antibiotics to treat appys, whether gabapentin is any good for back pain, the accuracy of a single BP measurement, and the best approach to smoking cessation.
24:03
November 8, 2018
Primary Care Update: Episode 4
Mark, John and Henry talk about tamsulosin for helping stones pass (but not all of them), how aspirin and esomoprazole (at the right dose) can reduce mortality in Barrett's esophagus, whether to do HPV only or co-testing in women 30-65 years, and the safety (and effectiveness) of lorcaserin for weight loss.
26:29
October 23, 2018
Primary Care Update: Episode 3
Mark, John and Henry discuss the new aspiring studies (does it really prevent heart disease), a positive (!) vitamin D trial, and whether procalcitonin can help us avoid antibiotics for patients with lower respiratory infection. Plus, the quiz, and John nerds out about vitamin D. In a good way.
29:22
October 8, 2018
Primary Care Update: Episode 2
Today's topics include anticoagulation in patients already taking aspirin, asthma treatment, and getting patients on board with advanced directives. Plus the quiz, and Nerd Alert with Henry.
20:45
September 14, 2018
Primary Care Update: Episode 1
Today's topics: are new basal insulins really any better, the impact of stigmatizing language, the value of adding cytology to HPV testing alone, and the best evidence to date on just how common incidentalomas are with MRI and CT. Plus, the pop quiz, and a segment we call "Preventing Bad Stuff" (today's topic is prostate CA screening).
38:08
August 24, 2018
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