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Supercharge your learning and enhance your practice with this Internal Medicine Podcast featuring board certified Internists as they interview the experts to bring you clinical pearls, practice changing knowledge and bad puns. Doctors Matthew Watto, Stuart Brigham, Paul Williams and friends (a national network of students, residents and clinician educators) deliver a little knowledge food for your brain hole. Yummy! No boring lectures here, just high value content and a healthy dose of humor ...
 
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Dive deep into common dermatological conditions of the scalp and face including alopecia, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, acne, and even the scourge of health professionals, ‘maskne’! We are joined by our Kashlak Chief of Dermatology and resident Skinternist Dr. Helena Pasieka (of @MedStarWHC). After listening to this episode, your dermatology know…
 
Take your salt game to the next-next level. We brushed off this fan favorite episode and rebooted #48 hyponatremia deconstructed with our Chief of Nephrology, Dr. Joel Topf aka @kidney_boy aka The Salt Whisperer for your CME earning pleasure. Learn the correct steps to diagnose and manage this common and dangerous condition. Topics covered include:…
 
Type 1 Diabetes - this episode is definitely a sweet one! Join us for a conversation with our guest Dr. Hussein Abdullatif (UAB), covering the diagnosis, workup, and management of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. We discuss the initial lab work-up, approach to treatment, atypical presentation, and how it’s okay to eat donuts around the time of an insulin …
 
Are U Talkin’ UTIs Re: Me? Infectious Diseases expert, Dr Boghuma Titanji MD, PhD @boghuma (Emory; TED) schools us on the diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections: updated definitions of complicated and uncomplicated UTI, pitfalls of the urinalysis, first line antibiotics, duration of therapy and which agents to use for complicated UTI.…
 
Does the thought of managing acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) give you paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea? Recline for a bit while Dr. Michelle Kittleson MD, PhD @MKittlesonMD (Cedars Sinai) takes us through the Zen of jugular venous pressure (JVP) exams, how to approach diuresis, and the fine points of hospital discharge. This knowledge food is …
 
Join us for an extra-hot summer episode featuring our critical appraisal expert, Rahul Ganatra MD, MPH @rbganatra. Prepare to marvel as he breaks down his recent tweetorial on the RECOVERY trial of dexamethasone for COVID-19; to gasp as Paul Williams updates us on statins and ASCVD prevention and to be enthralled by the dulcet tones of Matt Watto e…
 
Blazing hot tips to diagnose and treat hyperthyroidism with Dr Eve Bloomgarden, @evebmd (Northwestern). We cover a ton of ground including how to: interpret thyroid function tests, use your thumbs (or an ultrasound) to examine the thyroid, become an expert on Graves’ orbitopathy, prescribe methimazole and decide who needs surgery or radioactive iod…
 
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that schools strive to reopen in the Fall, but there is hesitation from families and teachers alike. The Cribsiders speak with Dr. Sharfstein, a public health expert and pediatrician, regarding the importance of reopening schools for children, what criteria need to be met prior to opening, and how…
 
Swim through the sea of acronyms as Dr Scott Matherly (@liverprof) helps us become a little less baffled by the thought of NAFLD. We discuss the initial diagnosis of fatty liver disease, indications for additional evaluation with imaging and/or biopsy, and potential treatment options. With a quarter of the world affected, it’s crucial to understand…
 
Get a grip on acute kidney injury (AKI) with Dr. Joel Topf (AKA @kidney_boy), Kashlak’s Chief of Nephrology! We’ve put together an AKI highlight reel - focusing on practical tips and tricks to help you identify, diagnose and manage AKI, plus how to recognize AIN and random myths and musings on vancomycin, NSAIDS, contrast nephropathy, and the risk …
 
Listen as our expert guests, Kelly Graham, MD, MPH (@KellyGrahamMD) and Lekshmi Santhosh, MD MAEd (@LekshmiMD), detail the professional and personal challenges faced by women in medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listeners can claim Free CE credit through VCU Health at http://curbsiders.vcuhealth.org/ (CME goes live at 0900 ET on the episode’s …
 
Jump into an episode dedicated to hospital based addiction medicine, as we cover common scenarios hospitalists encounter. In this episode we talk to Dr. Melissa Weimer @DrMelissaWeimer (Yale) about inpatient management of patients with substance use disorders. Dr. Weimer is board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She is the Med…
 
Our very first Cribsiders/Curbsiders crossover episode! Learn about cystic fibrosis care across the lifespan. We dive into the diagnosis of CF (don’t lick your patients!), management of pulmonary and extrapulmonary complications, and the future of CF. You’ll also get tips on CF in adolescents and young adults, as well as recognizing undiagnosed CF …
 
This episode is Half COVID Cakes, Half Hotcakes, and entirely enlightening. Our guest Dr. Utibe Essien MD, MPH @UREssien and Curbsider/epidemiologist, Dr. Rahul Ganatra MD, MPH @rbganatra discuss some Hot COVID Cakes including: racial differences in COVID-19 outcomes, why dogs and dexamethasone may hold the key to defeating COVID-19, how hormonal a…
 
Listen as our esteemed guest Dr. Utibe Essien MD, MPH @UREssien walks us through key terminology and evidence necessary to understand anti-Black racism in medicine. Dr. Essien provides insights into ways that racism impacts our work in the clinical and academic settings and offers approaches for addressing anti-Black racism in these settings. Liste…
 
Throw out your down pillows and join The Curbsiders for this lively discussion on interstitial lung disease. While the hundreds of interstitial lung disease types make this topic a bit overwhelming, breathe easy knowing that pulmonologist, Dr. Erin Narewski @erinnarewski (Temple), can boil things down to an easy to approach framework in less time t…
 
We’re going upstream! Dr. Karen DeSalvo (@KBDeSalvo) talks social determinants of health, arming us with a framework to consider this very challenging aspect of patient care. As Society for General Internal Medicine President and Chief Health Officer at Google Health, she shares her clinical and public health experience, including weathering Katrin…
 
Answers to common questions in post-op care with our Kashlak Chief of Perioperative Medicine Dr. Avital O’Glasser. She provides updates in delirium prevention, perioperative medication management, pain control, and even clarifies a lesson from Meredith Grey about causes of post-op fever. Listeners can claim Free CE credit through VCU Health at http…
 
Join us as we delve into the paradigm-shifting ethos of trauma-informed care with renowned expert Dr. Megan Gerber. Dr. Gerber is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and serves as Medical Director of Women’s Health for VA Boston where she directs the Women’s Health Fellowship. Dr. Gerber edited the textbook, “…
 
Introducing our friends, The Curious Clinicians: Why do human bodies work how they do? Why do medications work, or not work? Do you miss digging into the “why” behind what we do every day? Join Hannah Abrams (@hannarabrams), Tony (@tony_breu), and Avi (@AvrahamCooperMD) in the Curious Clinicians podcast as they delve into these questions & more, st…
 
Stay current with the emerging COVID-19 research including: ACTT-1 (remdesivir), triple therapy with interferon, and conundrums about SARS-CoV-2 PCR and serologic testing. We’re led by the one and only Curbsider/internist/epidemiologist, Rahul Ganatra MD MPH (@rbganatr). And...just in case you live outside of the habitat for murder hornets and your…
 
Learn the nuances of caring for and building relationships with patients experiencing homelessness from expert internal medicine and addiction medicine physician, Stefan Kertesz MD, return guest from Episode 74 on Opioids and Health Policy (highly recommend a re-listen, y’all!). To teach us the tricks of the trade, Dr. Kertesz draws on his many yea…
 
Chase that metronidazole with a beer! Pop some 30 year old pills! Retrain your brain as our esteemed guest Dr. Douglas Paauw goes over his popular annual ACP presentation on Medical Myths. Learn about how some common medical myths originate and continue in our practice. We discuss why it’s okay to drink on metronidazole, take expired medications, i…
 
Elevate your critical appraisal skills as we review the first RCT of remdesivir and share the latest and greatest COVID-19 stories including: Llama antibodies, Stroke statistics, Future Waves, Exit Strategies and Awake Proning. We’re joined by everyone’s favorite Curbsider/internist/epidemiologist, Rahul Ganatra MD MPH (@rbganatra). Rahul provides …
 
Listen as our esteemed guest Dr. Nina Mingioni walks us through her approach to fatigue, from differential diagnosis, to the evidence behind physical exam, laboratory workup, and beyond! Listeners can claim Free CME credit through VCU Health at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org/ (CME goes live at 0900 ET on the episode’s release date). Show Notes | Subscrib…
 
Summary Crush those 11 pm “STAT: Patient agitated” pages with this expert guide to assessing for and treating alcohol withdrawal! Dr. Joji Suzuki MD, addiction psychiatrist extraordinaire at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, walks us through how to think about the risk of severe withdrawal, the different ways to manage it, and how to engage with pa…
 
In this episode we tackle treatment with remdesivir, management with anticoagulation, and presymptomatic transmission. Welcome back to COVID Cakes, a rundown of recent COVID articles and news stories. What does the latest Gilead medication have to offer? Why should we wear masks? And if you thought 6 feet was THE safe distance…we’ve got some bad ne…
 
Get inside the black box of transplant medicine as we discuss: Kidney transplant for the internist. Join Dr. Cyrus Askin, @askins_razor, one of our Curbsiders Correspondents, as he teams up with the fine folks from freely Filtered in this NephMadness episode exploring topics in kidney transplant! On this show, the gang turns to Dr. Samira Farouq, @…
 
LIVE! from VCU, we discuss why and how to use Twitter and other Social Media platforms as a clinician educator. Guest Michelle Brooks MD (@michellebrooksMD, VCU) shares her Twitter origin story along with pearls on how to use Twitter for digital scholarship #meded, networking and how to stay out of trouble on social media. Check out this recent pap…
 
Fall in love with the thyroid all over again, as we deconstruct hypothyroidism with thyroid expert, Susan Mandel MD, MPH (PENN). We review common causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment and how these may differ for those who are Pregnant, over age 65, or have existing Heart disease. Plus, Dr Mandel schools us on her approach to treatment with lev…
 
Welcome to The Curbsiders tutorial on how to create your own medical podcast. @doctorwatto and @paulnwilliamz walk you through how to conceptualize your podcast, build your team, choose your equipment and the basics of how to setup hardware and software recording. Be sure to browse the accompanying show notes for a true step-by-step guide complete …
 
Breathe easy with these airway management principles and expert tips for managing the patient with COVID-19 related lung disease (i.e. pneumonia, hypoxemia, ARDS). In the COVID-19 era, non-intensivists are being called upon to care for critically ill patients across the globe. At the Curbsiders, we understand that this can be a stressful propositio…
 
Rundown of recent COVID articles and news stories including: Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, serologic testing, use of convalescent plasma, economic inequality / health disparities... and COVID in cats?! We’re joined by Curbsider/Internist/Epidemiologist, Rahul Ganatra MD, @rbganatra (VA Boston) who provides critical appraisal of the article t…
 
Get under the hood of SGLT2 inhibitors! Listen as our guests Dr. Harish Seethapathy, Dr. Matt Sparks, and Dr. Joel Topf give us a tour through the NephMadness 2020 SGLT2i region! How do these promising drugs work, and what evidence is there for using them in non-diabetic kidney disease or kidney transplant patients. Show Notes | Subscribe | Spotify…
 
Create your own online curriculum for #meded with this Step-by-Step guide for medical educators by Drs. Kat Zechar MD, @inked_caduceus and Amreet Sidhu MD, @Brosencephalon. They teach us how to identify learner’s needs and develop an online curriculum complete with self assessment tools, remote lectures, audio & video content and interactive cases.…
 
LIVE! from Mayo Clinic, a practical approach to lymphadenopathy with Carrie Thompson MD @cathompsonmd (Hematology Oncology, Mayo Clinic). Dr. Thompson provides her simplified approach to the history, differential diagnosis, high yield lab testing, imaging, how to counsel patients with adenopathy and tips on when, where and how to biopsy! Special Th…
 
Listen as the pioneers of the COVID pandemic share their experiences taking care of some of the first COVID patients in the US. Our guests have a broad range of expertise and experiences. This episode features hospitalist Dr. Francisco Alvarez (University of California at San Francisco, @fnalvarez), Infectious Disease fellow Dr. Karolina Maciag (Un…
 
Practical tips and discussion of what we do and don’t know about COVID-19 transmission, testing, NSAIDs, ACE inhibitors, quarantine, treatment, personal protective equipment (PPE) and more with Paul Sax MD, @paulsaxMD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School). This episode is sure to go viral! Show Notes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | …
 
NephMadness 2020 is here! Listen as Dr. Ryann Sohaney (@ryannsohaney), Dr. Deborah Clegg and Dr. Joel Topf (@kidney_boy) discuss this year’s first Nephmadness topic, Hyperkalemia in CKD. They will (1) review the use of potassium binders for management of hyperkalemia in CKD (2) identify the potential health benefits of dietary potassium and challen…
 
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is more common than we think! Listen as our esteemed guest Dr Katherine Sherif (@katherinesherif) reviews common patient complaints that should trigger PCOS in the differential, its pathophysiology, key physical exam findings, an algorithm for lab evaluation for PCOS diagnosis, and common treatments (OCPs, metformin…
 
Join us as we demystify the world of pulmonary nodules & lung cancer screening. During this episode, Dr. Denitza Blagev (@mybetterdoctor) makes her triumphant return to The Curbsiders to help us tackle this topic. She is currently the Medical Director for Quality/Specialty-Based Care at Intermountain Healthcare and a Pulmonary & Critical Care physi…
 
Develop your approach to refugee health in the primary care setting. We discuss important considerations for primary care of the refugee patient with Dr. Tanuja Devaraj (Penn State), an internist with expertise in migration health. We review barriers to primary care, how to take a migration history, and common health concerns that occur in this pat…
 
Discover common practices that persist in the hospital wards despite no proven benefit! We review how potassium replacement goals should not drive you bananas, extra oxygen should not give you comfort, and how you should maybe calm down with antipsychotics for delirium. Join returning guests: high-value care specialist Dr. Lenny Feldman (@DocLennyF…
 
Dismantle alcohol use disorder with some evidence based tools for your toolbelt! We cover everything from ways to screen patients for risky drinking, to all the different treatment options with our guest expert Dr. Marlene Martin, @MarleneMartinMD, Director of the Addiction Care Team and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the UCSF. We lear…
 
Join us as we discuss how to approach “The Struggling Learner” with Dr. Melissa McNeil (@missydoc0128), Professor Medicine and Associate Chief of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), recorded LIVE in Pittsburgh, PA! In this episode, we discuss how to approach the struggling learner, highlighting the 5-Ste…
 
Kidney Boy Returns! Compare the types of dialysis, learn how nephrologists approach medication management in ESRD, and avoid the most common mistakes non-nephrologists make in patients on dialysis! Kashlak Chief of Nephrology Dr. Joel Topf, @kidney_boy, walks us through what you need to know to take care of a patient on dialysis and gives us an ide…
 
Trailer for season 9 of The Curbsiders! Plus, our friends from NephJC and the Freely Filtered Podcast will be at KIDNEYcon 2020! It features 6 amazing hands on workshops and lots of celebrities from #NephTwitter. The deadline for travel grants is approaching (See below). What: KIDNEYcon 2020 (www.kidneycon.org) When: April 16-19, 2020 Where: Little…
 
Lipids Update! Get up close and personal with ASCVD prevention and lipid management guidelines, including changes in the 2018 update, with our discussion with Dr. Erin Michos @erinmichos, preventive cardiologist and associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital! We review the background on the ASCVD risk calculator, basic…
 
A Curbsiders classic with a fresh intro by Hannah Abrams @hannahRabrams (soon to be MD)! Master the management of hyperkalemia with tools, tips and tactics from @kidney_boy, Joel Topf MD, Chief of Nephrology @KashlakHospital. We cover: common causes of hyperkalemia; the U-shaped curve of potassium levels and mortality; albuterol nebs; how to safely…
 
Beth Garbitelli and Nora Taranto MD add a new intro and share their own insights on this Curbsiders classic! Physician suicide is a problem. There, we said it. We all have that story; Many of us have experienced the symptoms of depression or suicidal ideation ourselves, or have the colleague, mentor, friend, teacher, sibling, parent, or significant…
 
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