Episode 284: The FODMAP diet – the bottom line around the evidence

In episode 284, the Mikes and James discuss the evidence for the FODMAP diet and irritable bowel syndrome.  There is some evidence, but the gut feeling is that a low FODMAP diet may improve symptoms for patients with primarily diarrhea subtype irritable bowel syndrome. Read more »

Episode 283: PREMIUM – Glucose, blood pressure and statin studies to the max

In episode 283, Mike and James discuss the latest T2DM study showing that sitagliptin at least doesn’t cause much harm. We then veer off to discuss everything you need to know about diastolic and systolic blood pressure and how are they associated with CVD. Finally we discuss an n-of-1 study looking at statin-related myalgia. Bottom line – this was clearly a PREMIUM podcast. Read more »

Episode 282: Digging digoxin

In episode 282, James and the Mikes discuss the use of digoxin for systolic heart failure and atrial fibrillation. At the end we realize that if people would just use low doses and occasionally re-evaluate they would get into a lot less trouble with digoxin and maybe a few patients would benefit.

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Episode 281: Bedtime restriction instead of pills for primary insomnia

In episode 281, James and Mike welcome back our friend and colleague Bruce Arroll to talk about a great study he and his colleagues recently completed looking at simple bedtime restriction for the treatment of primary insomnia – and the results were pretty impressive. So much so that Bruce had to wake us both up at the end of the podcast.

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Episode 280: Working smarter not harder to answer clinical questions – PART II

In episode 280, James and Mike continue on with Jon Ference about information mastery. Jon talks about hunting and foraging tools and how you can access tools that will work best for your practice. And at the end we all go out and hunt and forage and have a delicious evidence-based meal.

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Episode 279: Working smarter not harder to answer clinical questions

In episode 279, James and Mike invite Jon Ference to talk all about how he works smarter and not harder to answer clinical questions. During the podcast Jon exposes Mike’s and James’ ignorance on a number of things but we tolerate it because based on the best available evidence he seems like a nice guy.

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Episode 278: PREMIUM – It’s all about the lungs

In episode 278, James and Mike get back to being PREMIUM podcasters and we discuss new studies around drugs for COPD, pneumonia, and smoking cessation. At the end we catch our breath and look back at how breathtaking this PREMIUM podcast all about lung issues truly was.

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Episode 277: Worrying about anxiety – PART III

In episode 277, James and Mike finish off with the charming Adrienne Lindblad by discussing the issue of OCD and we discuss that it can be very debilitating and that some medications do have an effect but they also can cause side effects. At the end we all count to 100 backwards by 7s a dozen times – just for fun. Read more »