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Episode 61: Type 2 Diabetes – how sweet it isn’t – Part VII

In the 61st episode, the seventh podcast in our thesis on type-2 diabetes, we get off the topic of glucose and talk about STENO and blood pressure treatments. We decide the bottom line is control of blood pressure with low doses of thiazides and ACE inhibitors with no tolerance for side effects. Read more »

Episode 51: More useful clinical trials - with a gentler touch - Part II

In episode 51, we again bring in the charming Dr. Tina Korownyk to help us work through 4 more recent studies that hopefully will have relevance to your practice. Read more »

Episode 45: Practice Changing Articles - with Double the Mikes Part II

In our 45th episode, we review a few more practice changing studies with Dr Mike Kolber. We go through the renal outcomes of a large trial of ACE or ARB or together, the benefits of medical therapy to pass of renal stones and then we journey into another evidence void to review the most recent antibiotic prophylactic guidelines from NICE (UK) and the US. Read more »

Episode 10: Taking the Pressure Off: ACE Inhibitors

In our tenth episode, we discuss our second choice of hyperåtensive medication agent, the ACE inhibitor. We review dosing and renal protection (briefly) before agreeing our choice is based mostly on once a day adminstration and costs. We look at substituting with ARBs but not combining with ARBs (with possible exception of co-morbid CHF). Read more »

Episode 8: Taking the Pressure Off: Hypertension Drugs

In our eighth installment, we discuss the initiation of hypertensive drug therapy. In recommending thiazide diuretics, we outline the evidence (e.g. ALLHAT trial) showing equivalence and the significantly lower yearly cost. We debate (politely this time) dosing and attempt to dispel the smokescreen of thiazide metabolic issues (e.g. blood glucose). Read more »

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