Pri-Med Podcasts

Pri-Med

A primary care podcast featuring expert faculty answering frequently asked questions on a given therapeutic area.

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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-252   Overview: For patients who would like to prevent pregnancy, many options—both hormonal and nonhormonal—exist. Despite the availability of multiple options, many patients do not use them because of either a lack of knowledge or a lack of access, the latter being especially true in uninsured and non−English-speaking communities. Research has shown over the years that while unintended pregnancies have decreased in the United States, more can be done, and primary care providers can play an important role in helping to further decrease and eliminate barriers to contraception.   Episode resource links: Lesnewski, R. (2021). Initiating Hormonal Contraception. American Family Physician, 103(5), 291-300. Guest: Mariyan L. Montaque, DNP, FNP-BC   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Nov 29

8 min 44 sec

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-251   Overview: Primary care providers should be up to date on the changes to the guidelines for cervical cancer screening to be able to guide patients in shared decision-making about health maintenance. Join us to review the recent changes to cervical cancer screening guidelines as recommended by the American Cancer Society.   Episode resource links: Cervical Cancer Screening: Updated Guidelines from the American Cancer Society. Am Fam Physician. 2021 Sep; 104(2):314-315. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Updated cervical cancer screening guidelines. Practice advisory. April 2021. Accessed September 30, 2021. https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/articles/2021/04/updated-cervical-cancer-screening-guidelines Fontham, ETH, Wolf, AMD, Church, TR, et al. Cervical Cancer Screening for Individuals at Average Risk: 2020 Guideline Update from the American Cancer Society. CA Cancer J Clin. 2020. https://doi.org/10.3322/caac.21628. Guest: Jillian Joseph, MPAS, PA-C   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Nov 22

9 min 2 sec

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-250   Overview: While the data conflict on how much sodium intake is optimal for preventing cardiovascular disease, it is clear that daily salt intake for most Americans exceeds what is recommended. However, restricting salt intake on an individual or on a public health level has been controversial. An interesting alternative is the use of salt substitutes, which can help to decrease sodium intake while increasing potassium intake, and both have been associated with lowering blood pressure. Join us to hear a discussion on the results of the recently published studies on salt and cardiovascular disease, along with an overview of the Salt Substitute and Stroke Study (SSaSS).   Episode resource links: Neal B, Wu Y, Feng X, et al. Effect of salt substitution on cardiovascular events and death. N Engl J Med. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2105675 O’Donnell M, Mente A, Alderman MH, et al. Salt and cardiovascular disease: insufficient evidence to recommend low sodium intake, European Heart Journal, Volume 41, Issue 35, 14 September 2020, Pages 3363–3373, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa586 Circulation. 2021;143:1542–1567. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.050371 Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Nov 15

9 min 38 sec

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-249   Overview: For non-valvular atrial fibrillation, physicians, patients, and guideline organizations all prefer direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) over vitamin K antagonists, such as warfarin, for thromboembolic prophylaxis. For those with valvular atrial fibrillation, the data for safety and efficacy have been limited because randomized trials comparing DOACs to warfarin often exclude patients with valvular atrial fibrillation. Join us to explore new data that shed light on the use of DOACs in valvular atrial fibrillation.   Episode resource links: Dawwas GK, Dietrich E, Cuker A, Barnes GD, Leonard CE, Lewis JD. Effectiveness and Safety of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin in Patients With Valvular Atrial Fibrillation : A Population-Based Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2021;174(7):910-919. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Nov 8

10 min 41 sec

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-248   Overview: Join us to hear a discussion on the important changes the AHA/ACC and USPSTF have made to their positions on the use of aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. The organizations note that while aspirin for primary prevention lowers the risk of a myocardial infarction, its harmful effects may outweigh its benefits. Learn the aspirin recommendations for your patients in their 40s, 50s, and 60s who are at higher risk for a cardiovascular event.   Episode resource links: New: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/draft-recommendation/aspirin-use-to-prevent-cardiovascular-disease-preventive-medication Old: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/od1.html https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/document/RecommendationStatementFinal/aspirin-to-prevent-cardiovascular-disease-and-cancer Guest: Jill M. Terrien PhD, ANP-BC   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Nov 1

8 min 56 sec

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/expanding-access-to-IUDs Overview: In this concise and informative podcast, listen to family planning expert Katharine White, MD, review the current landscape of intrauterine device (IUD) options available to your patients. She will describe the current approved IUD options and a case example to help you understand how to counsel patients about IUDs. After listening, you will be equipped to identify patients who would benefit from IUDs and help these patients pick the best one for them. If you are interested in getting further hands-on training related to IUD insertion, management, and removal, check out the list of resources provided with this activity that can enable you to incorporate this important skill into your practice.  Guest: Katharine O’Connell White, MD, MPH 

Oct 31

16 min 11 sec

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/early-action-in-hcc-episode-three Overview: This podcast is the third in a three-part series addressing the urgency for early identification and improved care for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this episode, two experts discuss exciting changes in the HCC treatment landscape, and how primary care providers can help with follow-up and care coordination. Guest: Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD, MBA & Amit G. Singal, MD, MS

Oct 31

21 min 23 sec

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-247   Overview: When it comes to chronic migraines, your first-line prevention is probably medication, but according to a new study, it may not have to be. Certain foods may play a role in increasing and decreasing migraine recurrence. Join us to review a recent randomized controlled trial aimed at preventing migraines in those with chronic migraines.   Episode resource links: BMJ 2021; 374 :n1448 doi:10.1136/bmj.n1448; doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1448 The association of dietary patterns with migraine attack frequency in migrainous women. Nutritional Neuroscience 23:9, pages 724-730 Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Oct 26

10 min 38 sec

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/early-action-in-hcc-episode-two Overview: This podcast is the second in a three-part series addressing the urgency for early identification and improved care for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this episode, two experts discuss three HCC patient cases and examine the role of screening and referral in their disease course trajectory. Guest: Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD, MBA & Amit G. Singal, MD, MS

Oct 22

20 min 47 sec

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-246   Overview: Low back pain often leads to disability and loss of income and is a significant burden on patients and the healthcare system. While muscle relaxants are the third most common prescribed drugs in the treatment of low back pain, recent data demonstrating its use and efficacy are limited. This session discusses a recent systematic review of the safety, efficacy, and accepted use of muscle relaxants in the treatment of low back pain. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to provide low back pain treatments that have clear benefits for your patients.   Episode resource links: Cashin A G, Folly T, Bagg M K, Wewege M A, Jones M D, Ferraro M C et al. Efficacy, acceptability, and safety of muscle relaxants for adults with non-specific low back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis BMJ 2021; 374 :n1446 doi:10.1136/bmj.n1446 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34233900/ Guest: Jill M. Terrien PhD, ANP-BC   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Oct 18

9 min 20 sec

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit:  Overview: In this short podcast, you will hear guideline-based answers to important questions about managing influenza in the pediatric population. Find out which children are considered high risk for complications and what those risks mean for vaccine selection. Hear expert tips on how to discuss the sensitive issue of influenza vaccination with vaccine-hesitant parents. Know how to accurately diagnose influenza in children in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. And lastly, learn which influenza treatments are approved for children and the role antivirals play in influenza prophylaxis in this population. Hosts: Robert H. Hopkins Jr., MD, FACP, FAAP; Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP Executive Producer: Margaret Oliverio, MD

Oct 15

20 min 12 sec

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/influenza-populations-at-high-risk-3 Overview: Join us to discover why it is important to prevent influenza and treat patients with influenza who have cardiometabolic disease. After this brief podcast, you will be able to identify the types of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases that put patients at high risk of influenza complications and determine which patients should get the high-dose influenza vaccine, according to recent data. You will also be able to answer the question of whether anti-influenza drugs affect the risk of incident cardiovascular events. Find out all this and more to protect your patients with cardiometabolic disease this influenza season. Hosts: Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, FASE, FASPC; Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP Executive Producer: Margaret Oliverio, MD

Oct 15

22 min 1 sec

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/influenza-populations-at-high-risk-2 Overview: This expert-led podcast arms you with what you need to know to effectively manage influenza in older adults, a population at increased risk for complications. Get the latest guidance on everything from choosing the appropriate vaccine for this age group to preventing the spread of influenza in long-term care facilities. Hear the most up-to-date recommendations for how to diagnose and treat older adults with influenza and find out if there are any risks associated with antivirals for this patient population. If you provide care to older adults this influenza season, you can’t miss this session. Hosts: Mary W. Montgomery, MD; Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP Executive Producer: Margaret Oliverio, MD  

Oct 15

19 min 39 sec

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/influenza-populations-at-high-risk-1 Overview: This brief podcast will answer your most salient questions about managing influenza in high-risk patients, starting with how to identify those patients and determine their risk for developing complications. Next, you will listen to the experts discuss the latest CDC and IDSA recommendations for preventing influenza—including the use of post-exposure prophylaxis—in this vulnerable patient population. Finally, you will hear the recommendations for testing for influenza—within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic—and treating patients with influenza at high risk for complications Hosts: Mary W. Montgomery, MD; Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP Executive Producer: Margaret Oliverio, MD

Oct 15

20 min 20 sec

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-245   Overview: When your patient has an elevated screening PSA level, your first inclination may be to refer for a biopsy, but have you considered obtaining a pre-biopsy MRI? In this podcast, we will review the appropriate management for an elevated screening PSA. You’ll want to hear about the new benefit of obtaining a pre-biopsy MRI to guide diagnostic procedures.   Episode resource links: NEJM July 9, 2021; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2100852\ Urology 2016 Apr;90:32-7. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2015.11.046 Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Oct 11

11 min 47 sec

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/early-action-in-hcc-episode-one Overview: This podcast is the first in a three-part series addressing the urgency for early identification and improved care for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this episode, two experts discuss the prevalence and mortality rates associated with liver cancer and highlight disparities impacting this patient population. Guideline recommendations to improve screening/referral will also be covered. Guest: Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD, MBA

Oct 6

19 min 29 sec

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-244   Overview: Suicide and attempted suicide are significant health issues affecting the United States and the world. Are you aware of the tools available to you that can support suicide prevention strategies and save lives? Don’t miss this session to learn about how the use of an electronic health record in a large health system may help predict suicide attempts.   Episode resource links: Walsh CG, Johnson KB, Ripperger M, Sperry S, Harris J, Clark N, Fielstein E, Novak L, Robinson K, Stead WW. Prospective Validation of an Electronic Health Record-Based, Real-Time Suicide Risk Model. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Mar 1;4(3):e211428. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.1428. PMID: 33710291; PMCID: PMC7955273 doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.1428 Liang, Angela, and Paul Nestadt S . "Suicide Risk in the COVID-19 Pandemic." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2021. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787393/all/Suicide_Risk_in_the_COVID_19_Pandemic. Guest: Jill M. Terrien PhD, ANP-BC   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Oct 4

14 min

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-243   Overview: Evidence strongly supports a correlation between hearing impairment in older adults and decline in physical functioning. A recent population cohort study of older adults revealed that hearing impairment was associated with poorer physical function, reduced walking endurance, and accelerated decline. Join us while we discuss this evidence and how to apply it to your practice. You’ll walk away with strategies to promote hearing assessment and to help optimize physical functioning in your older adult patients.   Episode resource links: Brenowitz WD, Wallhagen MI. Does Hearing Impairment Affect Physical Function?: Current Evidence, Potential Mechanisms, and Future Research Directions for Healthy Aging. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2114782. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.14782. PMID: 34170308.   Martinez-Amezcua P, Powell D, Kuo PL, Reed NS, Sullivan KJ, Palta P, Szklo M, Sharrett R, Schrack JA, Lin FR, Deal JA. Association of Age-Related Hearing Impairment With Physical Functioning Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2113742. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.13742. PMID: 34170305; PMCID: PMC8233700.   Martinez-Amezcua P, Kuo PL, Reed NS, Simonsick EM, Agrawal Y, Lin FR, Deal JA, Ferrucci L, Schrack JA. Association of hearing impairment with higher level physical functioning and walking endurance: Results from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA). J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2021 May 18:glab144. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glab144. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34003883. Croll, P.H., Vinke, E.J., Armstrong, N.M. et al. Hearing loss and cognitive decline in the general population: a prospective cohort study. J Neurol 268, 860–871 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-020-10208-8   Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Sep 27

10 min 10 sec

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-242   Overview: Gluten exposure is known to cause a number of problems in both those with celiac disease and those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity. One aspect that has not received much attention from the research community is the neurocognitive impairment that can occur following gluten exposure in these individuals. Join us for this podcast to dive into a recent article that describes these effects.   Episode resource links: Edwards George JB, Aideyan B, Yates K, et al. Gluten-induced Neurocognitive Impairment: Results of a Nationwide Study [published online ahead of print, 2021 May 28]. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2021   Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Sep 20

11 min 7 sec

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-240   Overview: Have you considered continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for your patients with suboptimally controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) on at least 3 injections of insulin per day? This session will give you the information you need to confidently initiate CGM in appropriate patients. You’ll walk away with a clear understanding of the different CGM options and the benefits and challenges of CGM.   Episode resource links: Ida S, Kaneko R, Murata K. Utility of Real-Time and Retrospective Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. J Diabetes Res. 2019 Jan 15;2019:4684815. doi: 10.1155/2019/4684815. PMID: 30775385; PMCID: PMC6350576. Maiorino et al. Diabetes Care. 2020;43:1146–1156 Guest: Jillian Joseph, MPAS, PA-C   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Sep 6

9 min 19 sec

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-239   Overview: Join us to discuss the CDC’s new guidelines for the management of sexually transmitted infections due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae. You’ll walk away with recommendations for how to address urogenital, rectal, and pharyngeal infections. You’ll also discover alternative regimens for patients allergic to first-line therapy and understand how to manage coinfection with chlamydia.   Episode resource links: St. Cyr S, Barbee L, Workowski KA, et al. Update to CDC’s Treatment Guidelines for Gonococcal Infection, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:1911–191 Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Aug 30

8 min 58 sec

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-238   Overview: Join us to discuss important changes in the 2021 USPSTF recommendation on lung cancer screening. Given lung cancer’s high prevalence and poor prognosis in later stages, it is important for primary care clinicians to know which patients to screen and what method to use. You’ll also learn the appropriate time to stop screening.   Episode resource links: Screening for Lung Cancer US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement JAMA. 2021;325(10):962-970. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.1117 Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Aug 23

11 min 48 sec

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-237   Overview: Solid evidence shows that adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) correlate with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women. Evidence is also becoming clearer that lactation and breastfeeding may have CV protective benefits as well. Social determinants of health play a significant role in these diseases; facts support that Black, Hispanic and Asian American women suffer from worse pregnancy outcomes than White American women. Join us while we discuss the recent American Heart Association (AHA) guideline update regarding the association of increased risk of CVD and metabolic disease with APOs and what can be done to reduce these risks.   Episode resource links: Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Unique Opportunities for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women. Nisha I. Parikh, MD, MPH, Chair, Juan M. Gonzalez, MD, Cheryl A.M. Anderson, PhD, Suzanne E. Judd, PhD, Kathryn M. Rexrode, MD, Mark A. Hlatky, MD, Erica P. Gunderson, PhD, Jennifer J. Stuart, ScD, Dhananjay Vaidya, PhD, Vice Chair, On behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; and the Stroke Council. https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1161/CIR.000000000000096 Schwartz, EB. (reviewing Parikh NI et al. Circulation 2021 Mar 29). Preventing Heart Disease in Women: New Guidance from the American Heart Association. NEJM: Journal Watch, April 12, 2021. https://www.jwatch.org/na53433/2021/04/12/preventing-heart-disease-women-new-guidance-american-heart?ijkey=3l3eCvQLl Clinical Statements and Guidelines. AHA/ACOG Presidential Advisory. Volume 137, Issue 24, 12 June 2018, Pages e843-e852. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000582 https://www.jwatch.org/na53433/2021/04/12/preventing-heart-disease-women-new-guidance-american-heart Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Aug 16

9 min 34 sec

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-236   Overview: Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes has been available for several years now, but its utility in managing diabetes care is unclear. Join us to discuss the results of a systematic review examining the benefits of CGM for patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.   Episode resource links: Effects of continuous glucose monitoring on metrics of glycemic control in diabetes: a systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Diabetes Care. 2020;43(5):1146-1156 Implementing Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Clinical Practice. www.aafp.org/fpm March/April 2021 Longo R, Sperling S. Personal versus professional continuous glucose monitoring: when to use which on whom. Diabetes Spectr. 2019;32(3):183-193. Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Aug 9

10 min

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/severe-asthma-how-eosinophils-impact-evaluation-treatment Overview:  Did you know that approximately two-thirds of adults with severe asthma are eosinophilic? The presence of eosinophilia can have implications for asthma management as well. Join Dr. Nicola Hanania, pulmonologist and asthma expert, as he reviews the case of a patient with severe asthma and discusses how primary care clinicians can identify eosinophilia, using common biomarkers, and improve outcomes in patients with eosinophilic asthma. Guest: Nicola Hanania, MD, MS, FACP, FCCP, FRCPC

Aug 2

32 min 38 sec

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-235   Overview: Perennial allergic rhinitis affects both children and adults, and management includes both allergy avoidance as well as medication management. Intranasal steroids are the mainstay of treatment and have traditionally required consistent use, but new data are emerging. Find out the results of a new study evaluating PRN use as an alternative approach.   Episode resource links: Thongngarm T, Wongsa C, Phinyo P, Assanasen P, Tantilipikorn P, Sompornrattanaphan M. As-Needed Versus Regular Use of Fluticasone Furoate Nasal Spray in Patients with Moderate to Severe, Persistent, Perennial Allergic Rhinitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2021 Mar;9(3):1365-1373   Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Aug 2

8 min 42 sec

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-234   Overview: Many providers overtreat outpatient infections for fear of not treating until resolution or causing a complication, but this can lead to antibiotic resistance and adverse events. Join us to discuss the new ACP guidelines on antibiotic use in the outpatient setting and the pediatric treatment recommendations. Walk away with a clear understanding of the guidelines for optimal duration of antibiotic treatment for individuals with an outpatient infection.   Episode resource links: ACP: Ann Intern Med. doi:10.7326/M20-7355; https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.7326/M20-7355 Low risk for PCN allergy: Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2020 Feb 21; [e-pub]. (https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.202001-0089LE); Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2018, 93 (1): 101-107 Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Jul 26

9 min 30 sec

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-233   Overview: T2DM is an epidemic, and its impact on quantity of life is well documented. In most cases, treatment involves significant lifestyle changes in combination with medication. Distress about the T2DM diagnosis and necessary behavioral changes occurs in about one-third of people, and this distress is associated with poor glycemic management. Join us as we discuss a recent meta-analysis on mindfulness and learn how cognitive therapies may be effective in reducing distress and HbA1c.    Episode resource links:  Ngan, H.Y., Chong, Y.Y. and Chien, W.T. (2021), Effects of mindfulness‐ and acceptance‐based interventions on diabetes distress and glycaemic level in people with type 2 diabetes: Systematic review and meta‐analysis. Diabet Med, 38: e14525. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.14525; https://onlinelibrary-wiley-com.umassmed.idm.oclc.org/doi/epdf/10.1111/dme.14525 Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Jul 19

11 min 42 sec

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-232   Overview: For patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), wide variation in the duration of treatment exists. Longer duration of treatment may increase the risk of adverse effects and lead to antibiotic resistance. However, shorter duration of treatment may result in treatment failure. See what new evidence shows may be the best antibiotics treatment duration in most patients with CAP.   Episode resource links: Dinh A et al. Pneumonia Short Treatment (PTC) Study Group. Discontinuing β-lactam treatment after 3 days for patients with community-acquired pneumonia in non-critical care wards (PTC): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, non-inferiority trial. Lancet. 2021 Mar 27;397(10280):1195-1203 Metlay JP et al. Diagnosis and Treatment of Adults with Community-acquired Pneumonia. An Official Clinical Practice Guideline of the American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Oct 1;200(7):e45-e67. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Jul 12

10 min 12 sec

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-231   Overview: Who couldn’t use a refresher on how to diagnose and treat neck pain in the primary care setting? Review the techniques for assessing neck pain, determining its cause, and providing relief. Immediately apply what you learn to start helping patients with neck pain feel better.   Episode resource links: Am Fam Physician 2016 May 1;93(9):746-54. Sub occipital Release: J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2016 Oct;30:31-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2016.05.007 Self Myofascial Release: Spine 2020 Nov 1;45(21):E1367-E1375 Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP/Frank   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Jul 5

10 min 58 sec

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-230   Overview: Join us to discuss the results of the Perioperative Anticoagulation Use for Surgery Evaluation (PAUSE) cohort study, aimed at understanding the safety of using a simplified perioperative management approach for patients with atrial fibrillation taking DOACs. After this episode, you’ll be able to make sense of the controversy over current guidelines around surgical care in this patient population. More importantly, you’ll walk away with practical knowledge to help these patients minimize their risk of adverse events.   Episode resource links: Perioperative Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Receiving a Direct Oral Anticoagulant. JAMA Intern Med.2019; 179(11 ): 1469-14 78. doi: 10.1001 /jamainternmed.2019.2431   Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Jun 28

9 min 44 sec

Credits: 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/stop-hiv-together-2 Overview: The Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative aims to reduce new HIV infections in the U.S. by 90% by 2030. This aim will be achieved by equitably and collaboratively delivering care and focusing resources on communities most affected by HIV, including those in Southern and rural areas. Join Dr. Charles Vega, Health Sciences Clinical Professor at UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine, and Dr. Leandro Mena, Chair and Professor of the Department of Population Health Science at University of Mississippi, and Director of the Center for HIV/AIDS Research, as they discuss how to provide culturally competent and collaborative care using the four EHE strategies: diagnose, treat, prevent, and respond. Guest: Leandro Mena, MD, MPH

Jun 21

22 min 28 sec

Credits: 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/stop-hiv-together-1 Overview: HIV remains a persistent health problem for the United States and countries around the world. June marks 40 years since the first report of AIDS in CDC’s MMWR. Great progress has happened in the last 40 years in preventing and treating HIV. Yet there is still much to do. Join Dr. Charles Vega, Health Sciences Clinical Professor at UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine, and Dr. Oni Blackstock, primary care and HIV physician, researcher, and founder and executive director of Health Justice, racial and health equity consulting practice as they discuss how health and social inequities continue to affect the HIV epidemic. They will talk about the role primary care providers can play in ending the HIV epidemic. Guest: Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS

Jun 21

24 min 33 sec

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-229   Overview: Ample evidence shows that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma in adulthood may lead to poor health outcomes, such as cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. These traumas may also affect a person’s inclination to seek care and participate in plans of care. As a provider, it is important to consider this history and ensure the psychological and physical safety of these affected individuals. Join us to learn proven strategies to help you practice trauma-informed care, including how to recognize trauma and offer effective interventions to help patients dealing with these issues.   Episode resource links: ACOG Committee Decision: Caring for Patients who have Experienced Trauma. Obstetrics and Gynecology. VOL. 37, NO. 4. April 2021. https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/committee-opinion/articles/2021/04/caring-for-patients-who-have-experienced-trauma Dicola, D. & Spaar, E. Intimate Partner Violence. American Family Physician. October 15, 2016, VOL. 94, NO. 8. www.aafp.org/afp https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/index.html https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/sma14-4816.pdf Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Jun 21

10 min 39 sec

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-228   Overview: Join us for this episode as we discuss the results of a systematic review examining the benefits and risks from delaying the use of antibiotics to treat patients in the community for a respiratory infection.   Episode resource links: Delayed antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections: individual patient data meta-analysis. BMJ 2021;372:n808 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n808 Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Jun 14

13 min 7 sec

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-227   Overview: Join us as we discuss a recent review article on the evidence behind monofilament testing for peripheral neuropathy in people with diabetes.   Episode resource links:  J Diabetes Res. 2017; 2017: 8787261. Diagnostic Accuracy of Monofilament Tests for Detecting Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Diabetes Care 2017 Jan;40(1):136-154   Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Jun 7

10 min

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-226   Overview: Patients with a history of transient ischemic attack (TIA) are at increased risk of stroke in the future. The ABCD2 score is the most used risk assessment tool for people with acute TIA, but it is not recommended for this purpose by the National Institute for Heath and Care Excellence (NICE). Join us for today’s episode as we describe a new validated risk assessment tool developed in Canada you can use to classify patients as low, medium, or high-risk for stroke over the 7 days following a TIA.   Episode References and Resource Links: Perry JJ et al. Prospective validation of Canadian TIA Score and comparison with ABCD2 and ABCD2i for subsequent stroke risk after transient ischaemic attack: multicentre prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2021 Feb 4;372:n49 Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

May 31

12 min 2 sec

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-225   Overview: Join us for this episode as we review the recently published (Dec. 2020) cohort study in JAMA on using bisphosphonates to prevent hip fractures. We will review the utility of bisphosphonates after 5 years and how to discuss their risks and benefits with patients.   Episode resource links: JAMA.2020;3(12):e2025190.doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.25190 JAMA. 2018;319(24):2521-2531. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.7498 https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/FRAX/tool.aspx?country=9 Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

May 24

8 min 51 sec

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-224   Overview: More than 250 million individuals worldwide have osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and the burden on individuals and healthcare systems is enormous. There is no cure for OA, with treatments such as NSAIDs and acetaminophen aimed towards symptom reduction and improved functioning. Most evidence-based guidelines include the use of supportive shoes, however little evidence exists on effectiveness of these types of shoes. It is also unclear what the characteristics of a supportive shoe are and what type of shoe is best for OA. Join us as we discuss a recent randomized controlled trial that compared 2 types of shoes, and their benefits in symptom reduction and functional improvement of knee OA   Episode resource links: AAOS EBG: Lateral Wedge Insole. https://www.orthoguidelines.org/guideline-detail?id=1209&tab=all_guidelines AAOS EBG Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee; https://www.aaos.org/globalassets/quality-and-practice-resources/osteoarthritis-of-the-knee/osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-2nd-editiion-clinical-practice-guideline.pdf Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

May 17

9 min 55 sec

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/pmi-contraception-2 Overview: Would you like to improve your skills in counseling patients about contraception and learn strategies to support them in choosing the best option for them? Listen to episode 2 of this 2-part series podcast on contraception, where family planning specialist Kate White, MD and primary care physician Pamela Kushner, MD review important clinical considerations in prescribing contraception and discuss effective strategies for counseling patients about their options. Episode resource links: https://www.bedsider.org/ https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/mmwr/mec/summary.html https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/mmwr/spr/summary.html Guest: Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

May 14

19 min 15 sec

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/pmi-contraception-1 Overview: Are you curious about recent updates in contraceptive options for your patients? Do you want to improve or just refresh your knowledge of hormonal contraceptive options outside of the pill? Listen to family planning specialist Dr. Kate White as she is interviewed by primary care physician Dr. Pamela Kushner about updates in hormonal contraceptive options and they review the benefits of other hormonal contraceptive options like the ring, patch, injection, implant, and intrauterine devices. In episode 1 of this 2-part series podcast, they will review newly approved hormonal contraceptive options and discuss why and how to consider options other than the pill for patients. Episode resource links: https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/mmwr/mec/summary.html https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/mmwr/spr/summary.html Guest: Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

May 14

18 min 41 sec

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-223   Overview: Clinical psychologist Dr. Christine Runyan joins host, Dr. Frank Domino, in today’s episode to discuss the various self-care methods to help healthcare workers overcome stressors related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to describe the potential future impact of the COVID-19 crisis on this population.   Episode resource links: https://tend.health/ https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/webcast/west-2019-well-being https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/pri-med-podcasts-well-being   Guest: Christine Runyan, PhD, ABPP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

May 10

21 min 51 sec

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-222   Overview: Join us for this episode as we discuss a recent Cochrane review of the safety and effectiveness of topical treatments for toenail onychomycosis, and review when and how to prescribe these agents for patients.   Episode resource links: Topical and device-based treatments for fungal infections of the toenails. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020; (1): CD012093 Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

May 3

9 min 35 sec

Credits: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/coffee-with-chopra-ep-4 Overview: Join Dr. Sanjiv Chopra in this installment of Coffee with Chopra, as he interviews his guest, Dr. Melanie Hoenig, about advances in nephrology. In this session, the duo will discuss topics including: race and kidney function, HIV and HCV on kidney function, and the relationship between APOL1 and kidney failure.  Episode resource links: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2735726 https://www.kidney-international.org/article/S0085-2538(17)30823-2/fulltext https://www.jci.org/articles/view/46263/figure/1 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/17/health/many-medical-decision-tools-disadvantage-black-patients.html Guest: Melanie Hoenig, MD

Apr 26

17 min 35 sec

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-221   Overview: Join us as we discuss another finding of the Nurses Health Study II -this podcast focuses on the findings of a prospective look at GERD, and the effect of diet and lifestyle on the prevention of GERD.   Episode resource links: Mehta RS, Nguyen LH, Ma W, Staller K, Song M, Chan AT. Association of Diet and Lifestyle With the Risk of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms in US Women. JAMA Intern Med. Published online January 04, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.7238 For Patients: Eating, Diet, & Nutrition for GER & GERD https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/acid-reflux-ger-gerd-adults/eating-diet-nutrition Guest: Jill M. Terrien PhD, ANP-BC   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Apr 26

11 min 43 sec

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-220   Overview: Join us for this episode as we review a recent meta-analysis that addresses best treatment modalities for adhesive capsulitis.   Episode resource links: JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Dec 1;3(12):e2029581. Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Apr 19

10 min 53 sec

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-219   Overview: The COVID pandemic and the precautionary changes in behavior put into practice are creating an immeasurable cost in ways that are still being identified – social isolation, stresses on mental health, as well as neglect of chronic disease management – to name a few. In a recent study out of China, it was found that 6, 7 and 8-year-olds had a significant increase in myopia associated with the lockdown and school closures. This level of myopia places these children at much greater risk of poor vision in adulthood. Join us as we discuss these findings and how they may impact prevention strategies and assessment parameters in children during and after the pandemic.   Episode References: Klaver CCW, Polling JR, Enthoven CA. 2020 as the Year of Quarantine Myopia. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online January 14, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.6231 Wang J, Li Y, Musch DC, et al. Progression of Myopia in School-Aged Children After COVID-19 Home Confinement. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online January 14, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.6239   Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Apr 12

10 min 22 sec

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-218   Overview: Join us for this session where we will discuss the data behind the recent USPSTF recommendations on the use of ASA as a colorectal cancer (CRC) preventive agent, and when to incorporate this recommendation into practice.   Episode resource links: www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/aspirin-to-prevent-cardiovascular-disease-and-cancer doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.7338 N Engl J Med 2018; 379:1519-1528 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1803955 Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Apr 5

10 min 1 sec

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-217   Overview: Join us as we review communication styles that influence vaccination uptake by the adolescent population. We will discuss a recent article examining the effects of provider’s recommendation styles with adolescent patients regarding HPV and meningococcal vaccines.   Episode resource links:  Anny T.H.R. Fenton, Chelsea Orefice, Terresa J. Eun, Dea Biancarelli, Amresh Hanchate, Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Rebecca B. Perkins, Effect of provider recommendation style on the length of adolescent vaccine discussions, Vaccine, Volume 39, Issue 6, 2021, Pages 1018-1023, ISSN 0264-410X,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.11.015. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X20314419) HPV Vaccine recommendations CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/hpv/hcp/recommendations.html 5 Ways to boost your HPV Vaccination Rates CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/hcp/boosting-vacc-rates.html Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/mening/hcp/recommendations.html Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Mar 29

10 min 13 sec

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-216   Overview: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a very common problem seen in the primary care setting, but pharmacologic treatments do not alter the course of the disease and they are often associated with side effects or contraindicated in many older patients. Curcumin is an herbal treatment that has been shown to be effective for treating symptoms of OA. Join us for this episode as we discuss the evidence for curcumin in treating OA, and how to counsel patients on its use.   Episode resource links: Wang Z. et al. Effectiveness of Curcuma longa Extract for the Treatment of Symptoms and Effusion-Synovitis of Knee Osteoarthritis : A Randomized Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Dec 1;173(11):861-869. Daily JW, Yang M, Park S. Efficacy of Turmeric Extracts and Curcumin for Alleviating the Symptoms of Joint Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. J Med Food. 2016 Aug;19(8):717-29 Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP   Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Mar 22

11 min 27 sec