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Episode 125: Questions from near and far and answers from way out

In episode 125, Mike and James get back to the listener questions and discuss calcium, probiotics, and clopidogrel. By the end of the podcast Mike threatens to jump out of a 17 story building unless he gets a high fat meal with some caffeine. Out of respect for Mike's surrogate markers James steals Mike's Egg McMuffin and coffee and eats it himself. 

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Episode 110: Even more, questions, questions and more questions

In episode 110, in this final episode of the year James and Mike attempt to answer even more questions. They discuss the benefits and harms of using atypical antipsychotics in the elderly and decide that ‘microdoses’ is the correct answer. Read more »

Episode 94: More questions posed, and more answers composed - Benzos, serotonin syndrome, big pressures and low doses

In episode 94, we get to yet more listener questions and provide vague, yet deep and thoughtful answers. We talk about the use of benzodiazepines, serotonin syndrome, buspirone, 'urgent' hypertension and pontificate even more on low doses. Read more »

Episode 90: Zoster pain and the pain of using PPIs with clopidogrel

In episode 90, Mike and James solicit the mainly brilliant, but always delightful help of Mike Kolber and Tina Korownyk. We talk about what to do for the chronic pain that can be associated with Herpes zoster and we have a quick look at the old and new data surrounding the area of PPIs and platelet inhibitors. Read more »

Episode 68: The "heart of the matter" for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

In episode 68, we get to the “heart of the matter” of stroke prevention for atrial fibrillation. We find out from Peter Loewen, that it is all a numbers game, and he gives us the tools to deal with this issue. We talk about warfarin and ASA and clopidogrel with respect to their benefits and harms. Read more »

Episode 67: A clot, a clot, I want it not – secondary stroke prevention with antiplatelets

In episode 67, we address ischemic stroke of arterial origin and go over some core therapies (ASA, dipyridamole, clopidogrel and warfarin).  We also discuss complications of anti-thrombotics and the options for patients with a GI bleed on ASA.  Although Peter attempts to guide us through the maze of evidence, all three of us get lost and have trouble finding our way back. Read more »

Episode 66: A clot, a clot, I want it not – secondary prevention with antiplatelets

In episode 66, we embark on a journey of epic proportions; at least relative to our understanding.  With the help of Peter Loewen, we outline the anti-platelet options in secondary prevention of heart disease.  We discuss at length the use ASA and clopidogrel but also touch on additional agents like warfarin, dipyridamole and others.  Where the evidence is clear, we create opacit Read more »

Episode 65: A clot, a clot, I want it not - primary prevention with antiplatelets

In episode 65, we start back at it with a discussion of using antiplatelets to decrease the chance of MIs and strokes. Read more »

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