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S1 E8 - Coronavirus pt.2, Propranolol Overdose, CKD screening, Big Data and GP

21st February 2020

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.

S1 E7 - Coronavirus, Isolated Diastolic Hypertension & Varicella Booster

7th February 2020

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.

S1 E6 - Alcohol and AF, Colchicine and Cardiac Events, Anti-virals and Influenza

17th January 2020

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.

S1 E5 - Cholesterol Levels in Younger Age Predicting Future Risk, Dyspepsia Strategies, Once-monthly POP

13th December 2019

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…

S1 E4 - Dapagliflozin in Heart Failure, Melatonin for Insomnia, Suspended Animation

29th November 2019

In our latest Hot Topics Podcast, Neal Tucker reviews the latest news and research from primary care, including the benefits of dapagliflozin for heart failure, the lack of benefits of levothyroxine in subclinical hypothyroidism in the elderly, the role of melatonin in insomnia management, and suspended animation in humans.

S1 E3 - Medical Cannabis, Vestibular Rehabiliation, Bempedoic Acid, Measles and Immunity

15th November 2019

In our latest Hot Topics Podcast, 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.

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