Pharmacists Perspective

 
 
  • How Can I Keep From Losing My Mind? Douglas A. Paauw, MD, discusses how patients can exercise their brains to prevent dementia.
  • Bugs, Drugs, and the Placenta Experts discuss the mechanisms that the body has in place for protection, such as the blood-brain barrier and the placenta.
  • Heart Supplements Flunk Lipid Lowering Test: SPORT Interview   Luke Laffin, MD, provides details on the SPORT trial which compared low-dose rosuvastatin with six over-the-counter supplements, including fish oils, turmeric, garlic, and plant sterols.
  • Episode 5: Neuroimaging in Schizophrenia: What Have We Learned?   Drs John Kane and Anil Malhotra discuss neuroimaging and connectivity between various regions of the brain in patients with schizophrenia and how it affects the pathophysiology and treatment response.
  • Change Makers: Dr Isaacs on Healthcare Delivery Innovations Dr Whyte speaks with Permanente Medical Group CEO and Executive Director Dr Richard Isaacs about how the pandemic changed our expectations of healthcare delivery and upcoming innovations in patient care.
  • Paxlovid and Long COVID A new VA study adds a third way of reducing Long COVID, no less important complications across multiple organ systems, and improved survival and avoidance of hospitalizations. It is the first such report.
  • Landmark Study Assesses Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes Few data have been available for analyzing the best treatments in type 2 diabetes. Dr Plotzker discusses a landmark study that assesses available options to inform clinicians' choices.
  • Which mRNA Vaccine Poses a Lower Risk for Myocarditis?   Dr F. Perry Wilson comments on a study that compared myocarditis rates following Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines.
  • AHA 2022 STRONG HF: More Beats Less After Discharge for Heart Failure Rapid uptitration of meds after hospitalization for decompensated HF was associated with a reduction in death or hospitalizations. Can health systems do the intense early management, asks John Mandrola, MD.
  • AHA 2022 Is Iron Replacement in Heart Failure Worth the Trouble? The data from IRONMAN don't persuade this cardiologist that the additional burden outpatient iron infusions would place on patients with heart failure and low iron are worth it.
  • AHA 2022 HCTZ vs Chlorthalidone -- A Win for Practicing Doctors and Science In the Diuretic Comparison Project, hydrochlorothiazide held its own compared with chlorthalidone as first-line hypertension agent despite U.S. experts' preference for the latter -- a lesson for us all, writes John Mandrola, MD.
  • Nov 4 2022 This Week in Cardiology   AF conversion in the ED, HRT, a shining example of evidence-based medicine and less-is-more, multimorbidity, and what’s coming at AHA are the topics John Mandrola, MD, covers in this week’s podcast.
  • New Targeted Treatments for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer   Drs Sehgal and Wirth discuss the role of biomarker testing in determining the most effective therapies for this disease.
  • 10 Best End-of-Year Tax Strategies There's still time to make some tax moves that can help lower your tax burden in April 2023.
  • The Public Shouldn't Pay for Drugs Twice Taxpayers foot the bill for medical research, but companies profit. For equitable drug access, we need a new R&D model.
  • Episode 3: Should We Discontinue Meds in Older MS Patients?   As patients with MS in the United States get older, questions about therapies shift from treatment to discontinuation. Drs Cross and Corboy discuss the DISCOMS trial to address these questions.
  • The Lives of Drug Users Are More Important Than Stopping Drug Use Elisabeth Poorman, MD, MPH, says doctors should allow for gradual improvement in drug users' health rather than an abstinence-only approach.
  • Regenerative Medicine Landscape Continues to Evolve Dr Kathleen Davenport describes how platelet-rich plasma and stem-cell injections are currently used for tendinopathies and arthritis and what to watch for in the widely varying protocols being used.
  • Right and Wrong in Medicine: LIfe, Death, and Wrenching Choices Physicians reveal how they would respond to difficult decisions and scenarios involving medical care and personal treatment of patients, sharing both their insight and turmoil.
  • The Orifices -- Where Most of Medicine's Money Is Made Over the course of a long career, Dr Lundberg has witnessed huge, even astounding advances in what he calls orificial medicine.