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The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

Supercharge your learning as these board-certified Internists interview the experts to bring you clinical pearls, practice changing knowledge, and a healthy dose of humor. 

Jul 2, 2018

Curbsiders’ Journal Club features rapid summary and critical appraisal of recent articles and news stories in internal medicine by The Curbsiders. This month’s topics include: asthma, maintenance versus as needed inhaler use, procalcitonin, Pneumocystis pneumonia prophylaxis, colon cancer screening, smoking cessation, cannabis and cognitive impairment, LDL cholesterol and mortality, plus some medical podcast recommendations.

Over the last month, we have developed a list of more than 40 interesting articles and news stories that we have been feeding our own brain holes. From this list we have plucked a select few that we really wanted to highlight and share with you.

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  • Written by: Christopher J Chiu MD, Sarah Phoebe Roberts MPH
  • Producers: Christopher J Chiu MD, Sarah Phoebe Roberts MPH
  • Hosts: Christopher J Chiu MD, Stuart Brigham MD, Paul Williams MD, and Matthew Watto MD
  • Editor: Matthew Watto MD

Time Stamps:

  • 00:00 Announcements
  • 00:20 Disclaimer
  • 01:00 Intro to Curbsiders Journal Club
  • 03:07 Mild asthma and as needed versus maintenance inhaler use
  • 09:50 Smoking cessation, e-cigarettes, and financial incentives
  • 17:23 Pneumocystis pneumonia prophylaxis
  • 22:18 Cannabis and cognitive impairment
  • 26:15 Colorectal cancer screening update by American Cancer Society
  • 30:37 Procalcitonin for lower respiratory tract infections in the ED
  • 37:29 Cholesterol, baseline LDL-C, mortality and cardiovascular events
  • 41:01 Incorrect symbology and some podcast recommendations
  • 46:22 Outro

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