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Welcome to the Hot Topics podcast from NB Medical with Dr. Neal Tucker. As we celebrate 25 years of NB Medical and the Hot Topics course, in this podcast we chat with co-founder Dr Simon Curtis about the changes in general practice and medical education since its inception, we discuss three of the most influential research papers over the era, and what the future may hold for GPs.
In research, we examine two new papers. The first in the NEJM is on semaglutide for patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction. Can it help improve symptoms and quality of life? Could it improve mortality? The second paper from the Lancet looks at a practice nurse-delivered insomnia intervention using sleep restriction therapy. Could this be a useful, cost-effective option for helping people struggling to sleep?