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 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