Episodes
Pro Tips & Practical Insights from Dr. Jim O’Brien Are acute COPD exacerbations taking the wind out of YOUR sails? Join us as we navigate the stormy waters that can be AECOPD with our guest expert,  Dr. Jim O’Brien                                                                          from National Jewish Health Center. Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free...
Published 01/23/23
Conquer your fear of adrenal incidentalomas! We’re joined by Dr. William Young, who teaches us pearls for evaluating imaging characteristics of adrenal incidentalomas, tips for assessing and managing functioning adenomas, approaches to follow-up and surgical considerations, and more. Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free CME! Show Segments Intro, disclaimer, guest...
Published 01/16/23
We have better tools for prevention, but let’s talk! Should we be offering hormone therapy for primary prevention in postmenopausal patients?  Dr. Carol Mangione (UCLA) talks us through the potential benefits and harms, and explains how this can be a jumping off point for important conversations about preventive care. Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free CME! Credits Producers, Hosts: Elena Gibson MD and Paul Williams MD,...
Published 01/11/23
In this episode you will learn to master delirium in the hospital!  We discuss preventing, recognizing, and managing this common and dangerous condition.  We are joined by delirium expert and President of the American Delirium Society, Dr. Esther Oh @EstherOh_MDPhD (Johns Hopkins University) Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free CME! Show Segments Intro,...
Published 01/09/23
Don’t get distracted, pay attention to the details, and manage ADHD in your patients! Dr. Kevin Simon, @DrKMSimon (Boston Children’s Hospital) shows us how to stay focused and diagnose and manage attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)  in your patients.  Learn how to make the right diagnosis, choose an appropriate medication, and modify therapy.  Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List |...
Published 01/02/23
Celebrate the holiday season with top pearls on constipation, palpitations, hypertension, meds for obesity, cardiorenal syndrome, hepatitis C, staging the liver, vitamin supplementation and more! Plus, Watto and Paul share their reflections on seven years of podcasting, give their picks of the year, and tease upcoming episodes for 2023! Note No CME for this episode but visit curbsiders.vcuhealth.org to claim credit for shows from 2022! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Mailing List |...
Published 12/26/22
In this episode, we discuss an overview of inpatient management of can’t miss endo emergencies. Our esteemed guest, Dr. Sara Markley Webster (Emory University, @smarkleywebster) walks us through identification, workup and management of adrenal crisis, myxedema coma, and thyroid storm. Free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free CME! Show Segments ●  Intro, disclaimer, guest...
Published 12/19/22
Navigating guidelines, parsing through the PSA, Survivorship, & More! Become a pro when addressing prostate cancer! We tackle the nuances surrounding screening for this all-to-common cancer and discuss important considerations in survivorship with our guest Dr. Petar Bajic (Twitter: @PBajicMD, Instagram: @the.sexdoc) of Cleveland Clinic! You’re IN for a good time listening to this episode! Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify |...
Published 12/12/22
 Master the ins-and-outs of Parkinson’s Disease! We’re joined by Dr. Albert Hung, who teaches us pearls for the initial history and physical exam in a patient with undiagnosed Parkinson’s, a framework for management of early and advanced motor symptoms, tips for treating autonomic symptoms and cognitive / psychiatric features, and more. Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] |...
Published 12/05/22
Recap and review the top pearls from recent episodes #339 Hand and Wrist Pain, #348 Foot and Ankle Pain,  and #351 Myopathy and Myositis with Watto and Paul. It’s Tales from the Curbside! (TFTC), our monthly series providing a rapid review of recent Curbsiders episodes for your spaced learning. Note No CME for this mini-episode but visit curbsiders.vcuhealth.org to claim credit for shows #339, #348 and #351! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Mailing List | [email protected] |...
Published 11/30/22
A Rational Approach: Who to Image, How to Treat, and More! Back pain is one of the most common concerns our patients bring to us in the outpatient setting.  It’s a lot more complicated than rest, ice, and NSAIDs!  Fortunately, we have pain expert, strength coach, and academic internist Dr. Austin Baraki (Austin Baraki, MD (@AustinBaraki) / Twitter) to help us develop a comprehensive, patient centered approach to help our patients manage their pain and lead healthier lives. Take control of...
Published 11/28/22
Join us as we review recent practice-changing articles addressing the questions: Do weekend warriors experience a mortality benefit from exercise? Is an aggressive fluid strategy superior to a moderate strategy in acute pancreatitis? Does an invite for colonoscopy decrease colon cancer-related mortality? Did the benefits of intensive blood pressure control continue after the SPRINT trial ended? Fill your plate with a stack of hot tofurkey cakes! Featuring Drs. Era Kryzhanovskaya...
Published 11/21/22
With Carolyn Chan MD and Shawn Cohen MD Conquer acute pain in the hospitalized patient with opioid use disorder! It’s challenging to treat opioid withdrawal and acute pain simultaneously. This episode features clinical pearls on prescribing methadone, buprenorphine, low-dose buprenorphine initiation, and how to incorporate opioids as part of multimodal pain treatment responsibly. We’re joined by The Curbsiders Addiction Medicine Podcast hosts, Drs. Carolyn Chan (@carolynachan) and Shawn...
Published 11/14/22
We’ve Come a Long Way From Ether Learn how an anesthesiologist approaches perioperative medicine from how to choose the right type of anesthesia (general anesthesia vs regional anesthesia vs MAC), to preoperative risk assessment, and how to avoid anesthesia related complications. Our guest, anesthesiologist, Dr. Angela Selzer (Denver, CO) helps us explore high yield pearls regarding the practice of anesthesiology to empower the internal medicine clinician to deliver team-based, perioperative...
Published 11/07/22
We ran the numbers, and it’s still important! Should patients be screened for syphilis? If so, which ones? Dr. Katrina Donahue (USPSTF) talks us through this re-affirmation of the USPSTF syphilis screening guideline, including who might be high risk and how to screen them. Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free CME! Credits Producers: Elena Gibson, MD and Paul Williams MD, FACP Writer: Elena Gibson, MD Show notes: Paul...
Published 11/02/22
Optimize and update your approach to atrial fibrillation (afib) as we discuss early rhythm control, antiarrhythmic drugs, TTE/cardioversion, afib ablation, new onset afib in the hospitalized patient, and left atrial appendage closure. Plus, we try to answer, Does afib burden matter? Our guest is cardiologist-electrophysiologist, Hugh Calkins MD, @hughcalkinsMD, Professor of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins, @hopkinsheart.  Sorry, but we won’t be offering CME for this episode. You can claim CME...
Published 10/31/22
Recap and review the top pearls from recent episodes #341 Migraine Headaches Update and #350 Acute Hypoxemia with Watto and Paul. It’s Tales from the Curbside! (TFTC), our monthly series providing a rapid review of recent Curbsiders episodes for your spaced learning. Note No CME for this mini-episode but visit curbsiders.vcuhealth.org to claim credit for shows #341 and #350! Show Segments Intro, disclaimer, guest bio Migraine Headaches Update An approach to...
Published 10/26/22
Lipids Update 2022: Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and New Medications on the Horizon with Erin Michos, MD Show description:  Ready to take the next step in management of your patient with hyperlipidemia? Dr. Erin Michos (@erinmichos) returns to give us a lesson in Advanced Lipidology. She updates us on what new medications we can use for those difficult to treat lipids and what medications are on the horizon. Unfortunately, this episode will not be available for CME. You can claim free CME...
Published 10/24/22
The treatment your patients need but may not be getting! Take a bite out of our latest episode featuring guest expert Dr. Michelle McMacken (@DrMcMacken) and learn how you can help your patients effectively and sustainably reap the health benefits of improved nutrition. Discover the enormous evidence base for nutritional recommendations, develop scripts to engage patients, and update your CVD, T2DM, and hyperlipidemia treatment plans to meaningfully incorporate nutrition. Get your...
Published 10/17/22
Master the latest knowledge on the ongoing monkeypox outbreak with Dr. Boghuma Titanji (@Boghuma)! Learn how to recognize monkeypox in the clinic, how to test for monkeypox, how to approach management (including options for antiviral agents), and more. Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free CME! Show Segments Intro, disclaimer, guest bio Guest one-liner, Picks of...
Published 10/10/22
From Cord Compression to Tumor Lysis Syndrome Do you freak out over oncologic emergencies like cord compression or tumor lysis syndrome? Join Dr. Aditi Singh (University of Pennsylvania, Abramson Cancer Center, @AditiSinghMD) for this comprehensive conversation on six commonly encountered oncologic emergencies we see in the hospital! Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] |...
Published 10/03/22
Find out if ultra-short course (two days) antibiotics work for pneumonia, if acetazolamide improves diuretic efficiency in acute decompensated heart failure, should we prescribe psilocybin (magic mushrooms) to treat alcohol use disorder, and if removal of asymptomatic kidney stones decreases the incidence of future events! Time to fill your plate with a fresh stack of hotcakes! Drs. Paul Williams (@PaulNWilliamz), Rahul Ganatra (@rbganatra), and Matt Watto (@doctorwatto) catch up on recent...
Published 09/28/22
Brush up on your COPD skills and learn some new tips for diagnosis and management of this common respiratory condition from our expert Dr. Antonio Anzueto (University of Texas San Antonio).  Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free CME! Show Segments Intro, disclaimer, guest bio Guest one-liner Case from Kashlak Epidemiology Diagnosis Workup Characterization of...
Published 09/26/22
Upper and Lower GI Bleed Diagnosis and Management Handle the gush of upper and lower GI bleeds with ease thanks to Dr. Tanvi Dhere (@DhereMdEmory)! Learn diagnosis, initial management as well as post-procedure management including when to resume anticoagulation and antithrombotic therapy. Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | Swag! | Top Picks | Mailing List | [email protected] | Free CME! Show Segments Intro, disclaimer,...
Published 09/19/22