Frankly Speaking About Family Medicine

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Episodes

6 days ago

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-380
Overview: This episode brings you a comparison of thiazide diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and calcium channel blockers on cardiovascular outcomes, stroke, and all-cause mortality. Gain evidence-based insights to help you make informed choices for your patients’ care.
Episode resource links:
Circulation . 2024 Jan 23;149(4):279-289. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.123.066485.
Guest: Jillian Joseph, MPAS, PA-C Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday May 06, 2024

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-379
Overview: Recent data has shown that colchicine can improve outcomes in patients with known coronary artery disease (CAD), with consideration of colchicine now recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA). Hear valuable insights into the potential benefits and limitations to refine your clinical approach to managing CAD.
Episode resource links:
Nidorf SM, Fiolet ATL, Mosterd A, et al. Colchicine in Patients with Chronic Coronary Disease. N Engl J Med. 2020;383(19):1838-1847. 
Mohammadnia N, Los J, Opstal TSJ, et al. Colchicine and diabetes in patients with chronic coronary artery disease: insights from the LoDoCo2 randomized controlled trial. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2023;10:1244529. Published 2023 Oct 6. 
Roubille F, Bouabdallaoui N, Kouz S, et al. Low-Dose Colchicine in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Recent Myocardial Infarction in the COLchicine Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial (COLCOT). Diabetes Care. Published online January 5, 2024. 
Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Apr 29, 2024

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-378
Overview: Effective treatments for dementia remain elusive. In this episode, we’re discussing dementia treatment developments gathered from recent publications, covering topics of drugs, exercise, and liver disease. Stay informed and equipped to offer the latest guidance to patients with dementia and their families.
Episode resource links:
Ann Fam Med 2024;22:50-58. https://doi.org/10.1370/afm.3050
JAMA Netw Open. 2024;7(1):e2353965. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.53965
Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-377
Overview: Fluid in the middle ear, or otitis media with effusion (OME), is common in children with upper respiratory infections and typically resolves without treatment. Most guidelines do not recommend antibiotics for treatment; however, they are often prescribed, and the persistence of effusion can cause a significant impact on quality of life. Join us as we discuss recent review findings on antibiotics in OME treatment and the potential impact on your practice.
Episode resource links:
Mulvaney CA, Galbraith K, Webster KE, et al. Antibiotics for otitis media with effusion (OME) in children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2023;10(10):CD015254. Published 2023 Oct 23. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD015254.pub2
Rosenfeld, R. M., Shin, J. J., Schwartz, S. R., Coggins, R., Gagnon, L., Hackell, J. M., Hoelting, D., Hunter, L. L., Kummer, A. W., Payne, S. C., Poe, D. S., Veling, M., Vila, P. M., Walsh, S. A., & Corrigan, M. D. (2016). Clinical Practice Guideline: Otitis Media with Effusion (Update). Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 154(1 Suppl), S1–S41. https://doi.org/10.1177/0194599815623467
Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Apr 15, 2024

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-376
Overview: While GLP-1 agents are center stage in the medical and lay press, drugs in the class of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2is) are also quite remarkable at improving a variety of health endpoints. This episode provides an overview of studies supporting the use of SGLT2is to improve patient outcomes.
Episode resource links:
DM/HF:  Age Ageing 2024 Jan 2;53(1):afad254. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afad254
Kidney stones: JAMA Intern Med. 2024 Jan 29:e237660. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.7660
Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Apr 08, 2024

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-375
Overview: Listen in as we discuss trends seen in breast cancer incidence over recent decades. Despite a notable rise in its prevalence, we’ve witnessed a decline in mortality rates. This positive shift owes itself to improvements in medication and screening efforts. Explore with us the multifaceted factors shaping this evolving landscape of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Episode resource links:
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/types/breast-cancer/about/how-common-is-breast-cancer.html
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/
Caswell-Jin, J. L., Sun, L. P., Munoz, D., Lu, Y., Li, Y., Huang, H., ... & Plevritis, S. K. (2024). Analysis of Breast Cancer Mortality in the US—1975 to 2019. JAMA, 331(3), 233-241.
Xu, S., Murtagh, S., Han, Y., Wan, F., & Toriola, A. T. (2024). Breast Cancer Incidence Among US Women Aged 20 to 49 Years by Race, Stage, and Hormone Receptor Status. JAMA Network Open, 7(1), e2353331-e2353331.
Guest: Mariyan L. Montaque, DNP, FNP-BC Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Apr 01, 2024

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-374
Overview: This episode explores the use of data from smartphone recordings as a diagnostic tool for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), highlighting at-home testing as a more accessible, convenient, and appropriate option for some patients. Hear how the evidence can inform your practice and improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with OSA.
Episode resource links:
Han SC, Kim D, Rhee CS, Cho SW, Le VL, Cho ES, Kim H, Yoon IY, Jang H, Hong J, Lee D, Kim JW. In-Home Smartphone-Based Prediction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Conjunction With Level 2 Home Polysomnography. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2024 Jan 1;150(1):22-29. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2023.3490. PMID: 37971771; PMCID: PMC10654929.
OSA and CV disease in adults, UpToDate
Home sleep apnea testing for adults, UpToDate
Guest: Jillian Joseph, MPAS, PA-C Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Mar 25, 2024

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-373
Overview: In this episode, we review the effectiveness of intensive lifestyle intervention for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remission. We unpack study findings on total diet replacement and consider its potential for improving weight loss and maintenance in patients. Tune in to enrich your clinical toolkit, empowering you to optimize patient outcomes and enhance quality of life.
Episode resource links:
Hocking, S. L., Markovic, T. P., Lee, C. M. Y., Picone, T. J., Gudorf, K. E., & Colagiuri, S. (2024). Intensive Lifestyle Intervention for Remission of Early Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care in Australia: DiRECT-Aus. Diabetes care, 47(1), 66–70. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc23-0781
 
Centers for Disease Control:  Diabetes Care for Providers: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/professional-info/index.html
 
Optifast USA: https://www.optifast.com/
 
Pattinson, A. L., Seimon, R. V., Harper, C., Nassar, N., Grech, A., Santoso, E. A., Franklin, J., Inan-Eroglu, E., Gibson, A. A., & Sainsbury, A. (2021). Diet Quality following Total Meal Replacement Compared with Food-Based Weight-Loss Diets in Postmenopausal Women with Obesity: A Secondary Analysis of the TEMPO Diet Trial. The Journal of nutrition, 151(11), 3299–3312. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab311
Guest: Jill M. Terrien, PhD, ANP-BC  Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Mar 18, 2024

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-372
Overview: Listen in as we unwrap Consumer Reports’ findings on heavy metals found in commonly consumed chocolate products. Our discussion looks into concerns about high levels of metals like lead and cadmium in these treats and offers advice on how to counsel your patients for worry-free chocolate enjoyment. 
Episode resource links:
A Third of Chocolate Products Are High in Heavy Metals, CR T - Consumer Reports
Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Mar 11, 2024

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-371
Overview: Beta-blockers have traditionally been used indefinitely after a myocardial infarction (MI), but this is now only recommended for a subset of patients. Listen in as faculty review new recommendations for managing patients with chronic cardiac disease, including how to determine which patients are good candidates for beta-blocker therapy and for how long.
Episode resource links:
Virani SS, Newby LK, Arnold SV, et al. 2023 AHA/ACC/ACCP/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline for the Management of Patients With Chronic Coronary Disease: A Report of the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines [published correction appears in Circulation. 2023 Sep 26;148(13):e148] [published correction appears in Circulation. 2023 Dec 5;148(23):e186]. Circulation. 2023;148(9):e9-e119. 
Joo SJ. Beta-blocker therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction: not all patients need it. Acute Crit Care. 2023;38(3):251-260. 
Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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