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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
In our second NB Podcast from NB Medical Dr Neal Tucker discusses recent Hot Topics including the restrictions on ranitidine, the benefits of taking anti-hypertensives at night-time, using statins just once a week and new technology for genome editing.