Episode 262: Televised medical talk shows – the recommendations and the evidence

In episode 262, Tina, Mike and James discuss the ins and outs of their new BMJ paper on televised medical talk shows.  TMJ and the gang did a thorough investigation of the recommendations made by two nationally televised medical talk shows (The Dr Oz Show and The Doctors). Read more »

Episode 261: The periodic health exam gets examined – PART III

In episode 261, Mike and James finish examining the evidence surrounding the periodic health exam. We discuss the don’t do’s when it comes to test ordering and screening. At the end James congratulates Mike on the great job he did with this podcast trilogy and this shocks Mike so much he suggests James come in for an extensive periodic health exam.

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Episode 260: The periodic health exam gets examined – PART II

In episode 260, Mike and James continue examining the evidence surrounding the periodic health exam. We discuss the dos and maybe nots and the whats we should be doing around test ordering and screening. At the end we realise we probably do more than we really should and that is important for us and our patients to be aware of the benefits and harms of what we do. Read more »

Episode 259: The periodic health exam gets examined

In episode 259, Mike and James start off a potential podcast trilogy on the evidence surrounding the periodic health exam. We start off by talking about what patient’s want, what do doctor’s think, the harms of screening and the overall evidence for the periodic health exam. At the end we realise the elements of the PHE need to be examined in detail so stay tuned. Read more »

Episode 258: IMPROVE-IT – ezetimibe, what it does and doesn’t do

Episode 258: IMPROVE-IT – ezetimibe, what it does and doesn’t do  Read more »

Episode 257: PREMIUM - Coenzyme Q10, antibiotics and alopecia areata

In episode 257, Mike and James go PREMIUM yet again and discuss the latest RCTs on Coenzyme Q10 in heart failure, antibiotics in otitis media with effusion, treatment for community acquired pneumonia and steroids for alopecia areata. Bottom line - you don’t want to miss the premium experience.

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Episode 256: How much of CVD is in your genes?

In episode 256, Mike, Mike, and James discuss the evidence around family history when it comes to cardiovascular disease risk estimates. To prove a point, during the podcast the Mikes gang up on James just as if they were siblings and it all ends in tears.

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Episode 255: We can measure lipoproteins but is there really any point?

In episode 255, Mike and James discuss the evidence around the measurement of lipoproteins and find out that while they are interesting from a research perspective, they are of little if any value in clinical practice. At the end of the podcast Mike gets not only irked but flummoxed and just this is worth the price of admission.

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