Internal Medicine Perspective

 
 
  • Episode 1: Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for Mantle Cell Lymphoma   Drs Peter Martin and Brad Kahl discuss autologous stem cell transplantation for mantle cell lymphoma, the TRIANGLE trial results, and the transition toward use of Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
  • Infant Screen Time Spells Trouble in School   Are screens responsible for changes in babies' brains or just innocent bystanders when parents routinely use them to get a little free time?
  • Family Medicine: Common Misconceptions Many people, including some healthcare professionals and specialists, don't know that family medicine is a board-certified specialty, nor what family docs actually do.
  • Fitting-Room Approach for Diabetes Meds: Try It First Letting patients choose their own medications is not the norm, but a recent study of patients with diabetes found that when offered a choice, patients actually chose the best medication for them.
  • Woman Recovers and Rock Climbs After Severe Electrocution of Hands   Melissa Strong’s last name is quite fitting. A plastic surgeon reconstructed her fingers after a woodworking accident involving a live current.
  • Does Evidence Support Pharmacologic Treatment for Dementia? Although patients and their family members long for effective treatments for dementia, high-quality evidence on the benefits of the drugs already available is lacking.
  • The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Epilepsy Treatment   Andrew N. Wilner, MD, and Joseph I. Sirven, MD, discuss the impact of social determinants of health on epilepsy.
  • Are We Transfusing Too Much Blood? Pathologist George Lundberg questions the necessity of administering 16 million units of blood or blood products in a single year.
  • 'I Cry but No One Cares': Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2023 Burnout is up and is harming physicians' health and relationships. More than 9100 physicians told us what's causing their burnout and depression, how it affects them, and what they're doing about it.
  • Infographic: How Bad Are Burnout, Depression for Physicians? Physicians reveal that burnout and depression continue to act as anchors on their mental health. Doctors discuss what's causing the problem and how they try to relieve it.
  • Jan 27 2023 This Week in Cardiology   Exercise for AF, drugs have more than one effect, AI bots and the future of medicine, and the good and bad news about prognosis in HF are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week's podcast.
  • The Challenge of Incidental Interstitial Lung Abnormalities A recent study moves us closer to identifying a valid model for risk-stratifying incidental interstitial lung abnormalities, but we've still got a long way to go, says Dr Holley.
  • Novel CPR for Patients With Nonshockable Rhythms   Robert D. Glatter, MD; Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH; and Ryan P. Quinn, BS, EMS, discuss and provide a demo of a novel resuscitation technique for patients with non-shockable rhythms in cardiac arrest.
  • Weight Bias Affects Views of Kids' Obesity Recommendations New recommendations for "aggressive treatment" for children with obesity have sparked outrage among many. Dr Yoni Freedhoff says the extreme reaction doesn't surprise him but is unwarranted.
  • ChatGPT: To Bot or Not to Bot? Chatbots are taking the information world by storm, including medicine and scholarly medical publications.
  • IUDs on TikTok: Lessons for Clinicians   Dr Andrew Kaunitz comments on findings that millions of young women are getting information on negative aspects of IUDs from this popular social media app.
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Dementia: What Do We Know?   Cardiologists Jag Singh and Jared Bunch discuss the link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive dysfunction, including vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
  • 75 Years: A Look Back on Methotrexate's Fascinating History Dr David Warmflash recounts how the meandering path of early research into chemotherapy for hematologic malignancies later led to methotrexate's importance for immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.
  • The Gas Stove Debate Hinges on One Bad Word   Amid all the scaremongering about having gas stoves torn from houses, Dr F. Perry Wilson drills down on his biggest research pet peeve.
  • Recognizing the Many Faces of Mantle Cell Lymphoma   Ann S. LaCasce, MD, MMSc, looks back and describes what she wishes she understood about mantle cell lymphoma at the start of her career.