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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. 

Dec 25, 2017

Join us for this recap of the key clinical pearls and favorite fan voted episodes from 2017 including: lipids, asthma, diuretics, hyponatremia, CKD, vertigo, and dizziness. Plus, Picks of the Year, exciting announcements for 2018, and Paul reveals that he has a wife! Matt, and Paul are joined by Curbsiders Correspondent, Dr. Chris Chiu, who wrote and produced this episode. Stuart was out with the Man Flu. My apologies to Dr. Bryan Brown whose name I forgot to shout-out when listing our Correspondents. Thanks to Kate Grant for her beautiful cover image.

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Time Stamps 

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:18 Getting to know Chris Chiu introduction
  • 03:07 Picks of the week and
  • 06:10 Picks of the year and discussion of vancomycin and pip-tazo causing AKI
  • 11:41 Recap of Scott Weingart and EM vs IM episode
  • 17:45 Discussion of Lipids, PCSK9, CAC, CCTA
  • 27:10 Asthma pearls recapped
  • 32:43 Dizziness and vertigo recapped
  • 38:40 Diuretics, diuretic resistance, and secondary hypertension diagnosis and treatment
  • 44:35 Diuretic dosing
  • 46:25 Hyponatremia, volume status, solute loads and SIADH
  • 50:08 CKD, when to refer, and an argument about low protein diets
  • 54:25 Matt, Paul, and Chris reflect on important lessons learned from 2017
  • 59:32 Listener questions and comments
  • 63:35 Wrap-up, and shout outs
  • 66:22 Announcements for 2018
  • 67:25 Outro

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