Frankly Speaking About Family Medicine

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Episodes

Monday Sep 12, 2022

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-293
 
Overview: Evidence informs us that almost one-third of antibiotic prescriptions written for children in the United States are inappropriate, meaning they are not in line with evidence-based guidelines. Antibiotics are tremendous tools and beneficial when used appropriately; however, as with all pharmacological therapy, there are risks of adverse effects and healthcare cost. When prescribed inappropriately, they unnecessarily put children at risk and cause financial burden on individuals and the system. Please join the podcast team as we discuss recent evidence on these risks and burden and consider how this evidence can help improve practice. 
 
Episode resource links:
Butler AM, Brown DS, Durkin MJ, et al. Association of Inappropriate Outpatient Pediatric Antibiotic Prescriptions With Adverse Drug Events and Health Care Expenditures. JAMA Netw Open.2022;5(5):e2214153. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.14153
 
Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C
 
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Sep 05, 2022

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-292
 
Overview: Alcohol use disorder is common, but effective medications to treat this disorder are not widely prescribed in the outpatient primary care setting, despite being available and having relatively good formulary coverage. Join us to hear how the use of medical treatment can decrease the incidence and progression of alcohol-associated liver disease.
 
Episode resource links:
Augustin G. L. Vannier et al, Incidence and Progression of Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease After Medical Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorder, JAMA Network Open (2022).  DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.13014
 
Tetreault JM, O'Connor PG. Risky drinking and alcohol use disorder: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, course, assessment, and diagnosis. UpToDate. Published April 28, 2022. Accessed June 11, 2022. 
 
Holt SR, Tetrault, JM. Ambulatory Management of alcohol withdrawal. UpToDate. Published May 19, 2022. Accessed June 11, 2022.
 
Holt SR. Approach to treating alcohol use disorder. UpToDate. Published March 22, 2022. Accessed June 11, 2022.
 
Guest: Jillian Joseph, MSPAS, PA-C
 
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Aug 29, 2022

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-291
 
Overview: Concerns have been raised over guideline recommendations for lowering systolic blood pressure (BP) to 60 years. To achieve such targets often requires intensive BP treatments, which can result in harms from syncope or falls. Join us to review the results of a recently published meta-analysis done to estimate the time needed to potentially derive clinical benefit from such BP treatments in patients 60 years and older. 
 
Episode resource links:
JAMA Intern Med. 2022;182(6):660-667. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.1657
 
Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD
 
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Aug 22, 2022

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-290
 
Overview: This brief podcast discusses the prevalence of egg and nut allergies in children, how to lower the risk of developing these allergies, and which patients are at greatest risk. Hear how to best counsel parents about their child’s allergies and help them anticipate their child’s future health.
 
Episode resource links:
The natural history of peanut and egg allergy in children up to age 6 years in the HealthNuts population-based longitudinal study; Am Aca Allergy, Asthma & Immunol 2022; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2022.04.008
Dietary Interventions to pRevent Atopic Disease in Children, AAP 3/19: https://publications.aap.org/aapnews/news/8699
 
Guest: Jill M. Terrien PhD, ANP-BC
 
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Aug 15, 2022

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-289
Overview: Excessive screen time has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes. Join us for a look at a fascinating new study that explores how limiting screen time can increase physical activity in children. Listen to this brief podcast before you counsel your next patient on how screen time can affect their children’s (and their) health.
Episode resource links:
Pedersen J,et al. Effects of Limiting Recreational Screen Media Use on Physical Activity and Sleep in Families With Children: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 May 23:e221519
Screen Time and Children. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/Children-And-Watching-TV-054.aspx
Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Aug 08, 2022

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-288
Overview: Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages worldwide. An estimated 500 million cups are consumed per day in the United States. As testimony to this, count the number of coffee shops available—most with drive-through access—the next time you are out for a drive. A growing body of evidence indicates that moderate coffee consumption (2-3 cups per day) is associated with reduction in all-cause mortality. What hasn’t been looked at closely is the effect of coffee with sugar and artificial sweeteners on these measures. Join us while we discuss recent evidence regarding consumption of coffee—with or without sweeteners—and its association with all-cause mortality.
Episode resource links:
Liu D, Li ZH, Shen D, Zhang PD, Song WQ, Zhang WT, Huang QM, Chen PL, Zhang XR, Mao C. Association of Sugar-Sweetened, Artificially Sweetened, and Unsweetened Coffee Consumption With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality : A Large Prospective Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2022 May 31. doi: 10.7326/M21-2977. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35635846.
Wee CC. The Potential Health Benefit of Coffee: Does a Spoonful of Sugar Make It All Go Away? Ann Intern Med. 2022 May 31. doi: 10.7326/M22-1465. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35635845.
Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Aug 01, 2022

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-287
Overview: Join us to discuss the rates of false positives in mammography and how to decrease them. Specifically, this session reviews data from an observational comparative effectiveness study suggesting that the type of mammography, interval, and other factors can affect the probability of false positive results. 
Episode resource links:
Ho TH, Bissell MCS, Kerlikowske K, et al. Cumulative Probability of False-Positive Results After 10 Years of Screening With Digital Breast Tomosynthesis vs Digital Mammography. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(3):e222440. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.2440
Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines for Women (CDC Chart)—Last reviewed 9-2020 chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/pdf/breast-cancer-screening-guidelines-508.pdf
Canelo-Aybar, C., Posso, M., Montero, N. et al. Benefits and harms of annual, biennial, or triennial breast cancer mammography screening for women at average risk of breast cancer: a systematic review for the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC). Br J Cancer 126, 673–688 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-021-01521-8
Guest: Jill M. Terrien PhD, ANP-BC  Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Jul 25, 2022

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-286
Overview: The controversy surrounding whether to prescribe aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adult patients has left many clinicians unsure of the right approach. In this podcast, we’ll review the latest USPSTF recommendation on this topic and dig into the evidence behind the recommendation.
Episode resource links:
JAMA. 2022;327(16):1577-1584. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.4983
Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Jul 18, 2022

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-285
Overview: Join us for a closer look at tirzepatide, a first-in-class glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide (GIP) and a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA). See how this novel glucose-lowering agent can help raise the bar in both HbA1c lowering and weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Episode resource links:
Karagiannis T, Avgerinos I, Liakos A, Del Prato S, Matthews DR, Tsapas A, Bekiari E. Management of type 2 diabetes with the dual GIP/GLP-1 receptor agonist tirzepatide: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetologia. 2022 May 17:1–11.
Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Monday Jul 11, 2022

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-284
Overview: Most primary care clinicians treating patients with male androgenetic alopecia are unfamiliar with studies looking at off-label use of medications for this condition. In this episode, you will hear a review of an important recent meta-analysis published in JAMA Dermatology that highlights the efficacy of commonly used agents to treat this condition.
Episode resource links:
JAMA Dermatol. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.5743
Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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