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Hot Topics Podcasts

The Hot Topics podcast from NB Medical brings you the latest in general practice current affairs, reviews the latest research relevant to primary care, explores interesting and important topics in-depth, and looks at cutting edge medicine.

Episode 8 - Coronovirus pt.2, Propranolol Overdose, CKD screening, Big Data and GP

This week in the NB Hot Topics podcast Dr Near Tucker looks at the latest news including propranolol overdose and assisted dying, examines the latest research from around the world on Covid-19 and from the UK on CKD screening, then explores the murky world of big data and computer-assisted medicine and how this will affect us in general practice.

Added 21 February 2020



Episode 7 - Coronavirus, Isolated Diastolic Hypertension & Varicella Booster

In this NB Hot Topics Podcast, Dr Neal Tucker takes an in depth look at coronavirus, the data that scientists need to predict whether it becomes a pandemic, and how this affects UK general practice. He also reviews new research on isolated diastolic hypertension and whether treating this improves outcomes, and on the booster theory for adult exposure to children with chickenpox. As well we look at the latest news in cluding Ian Paterson and the new GP Contract.

Added 7 February 2020



Episode 6 - Alcohol and AF, Colchicine and Cardiac Events, Anti-virals and Influenza

In this first episode for 2020, Dr Neal Tucker explores new research on alcohol abstinence in improving atrial fibrillation, and colchicine post-myocardial infarction to reduce inflammation and prevent recurrent CVD events. We also look more in depth at the role of anti-viral medication (neuraminidase inhibitors) in the management of influenza, why we don't prescribe and whether the latest research shows any benefit and, if so, in which patients.

Added 17 January 2020



Episode 5 - Cholesterol Levels in Younger Age Predicting Future Risk, Dyspepsia Strategies, Once-Monthly POP

In this final Hot Topics Podcast before Christmas, Dr Neal Tucker explores a fascinating new piece of research showing how lipid levels at younger ages can predict future cardiovascular events and may suggest early statin therapy would be highly beneficial. He also examines the latest news and research in general practice including the best initial strategy for managing dyspepsia, how to communicate risk, and a once-monthly progesterone only capsule… in pigs…

Added 13 December 2019



Episode 4 - Dapagliflozin in Heart Failure, Melatonin for Insomnia, Suspended Animation

Dr Neal Tucker reviews the latest news and research from the medical world with a focus on primary care, including the benefit of dapagliflozin in heart failure and the lack of benefit with levothyroxine in subclinical hypothyroidism in the elderly, explores the role of melatonin in insomnia and suspended animation in humans.

Added 29 November 2019



Episode 3 - Medical Cannabis, Vestibular Rehabiliation, Bempedoic Acid, Measles and Immunity

Dr Neal Tucker is joined by Dr Simon Curtis to discuss where we are with medical cannabis, plus the latest news and research from primary care, including how to prevent catching election fever, online treatment for chronic dizziness, bempedoic acid for cholesterol reduction, lefamulin, a new antibiotic for pneumonia and the effect that measles has on the immune system.

Added 14 November 2019



Episode 2 - Ranitidine, Night-time Anti-hypertensives, Once Weekly Statins, Genome Editing

Dr Neal Tucker discusses the latest news and research from primary care including why Ranitidine is off the menu, the benefits of taking anti-hypertensives at night-time, using statins just once a week and new technology for genome editing.

Added 01 November 2019



Episode 1 - Childhood obesity, e-cigarette safety and Exoskeletons

In our first Hot Topics podcast from NB Medical Dr Neal Tucker discusses why Public Health England should review their stance on e-cigarette safety, looks at Dame Sally Davies report on childhood obesity and explores general practice medical news and cutting edge medicine.

Added 16th October 2019