Episodes
It’s NOT Always a UTI! Sounds like another UTI but it could be more than that! Time to explore the entire pelvic floor and see what more you can treat. School’s in session with the Bladder Teacher,  Kellen Choi, DO from the University of Louisville @KellenChoi Claim CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Patreon | Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | YouTube | Newsletter | Contact | Swag! | CME Show Segments Intro Rapid fire questions/Picks of the Week Case #1 and...
Published 04/08/24
Step up your diabetes game! Learn the ins and outs of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) including key features, what and how to order, interpreting CGM data (time in range, time above range, etc.), and how to make adjustments to a patient’s insulin regimen, aka “insulin pattern matching”. We discuss common scenarios including overnight hypoglycemia, exercise-induced hypoglycemia, post-prandial hyperglycemia, what to do when the patient runs high all the time, and how to incorporate GLP1...
Published 04/01/24
Join us as we review recent practice-changing articles on E-cigarettes for smoking cessation, Gabapentin and COPD exacerbations, lidocaine patches for mechanical neck pain, Cdiff risk by antibiotic type, and “dosing by clicks” for GLP1 agonists. Fill your brain hole with a delicious stack of hotcakes! Featuring Paul Williams (@PaulNWilliamz), Rahul Ganatra (@rbganatra), and Matt Watto (@doctorwatto). Claim CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify |...
Published 03/25/24
Show description:  Join us as we review the diagnosis and treatment of pericarditis, myocarditis, peri-myocarditis, myo-pericarditis…and everything in between! We are joined by our esteemed guest, Dr. Vivek Kulkarni (@VivekKulkarniMD), a clinical cardiologist and assistant program director for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Cooper University Health Care, who helps us get to the heart of the matter!  Claim CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Patreon | Episodes |...
Published 03/18/24
This episode has been Unlocked from patreon.com/curbsiders! Hone your obesity medicine skills in primary care! We discuss overcoming barriers, patient counseling, obesity pathophysiology, motivational interviewing, tools and tips from a weight loss program, and how to discuss medications for weight loss including phentermine/topiramate, bupropion/naltrexone, orlistat, oral superabsorbent hydrogel, and GLP1 agonists. We’re joined by obesity medicine expert, Dr. Kimberly Anne Gudzune of...
Published 03/13/24
Is bicarbonate supplementation for metabolic acidosis in chronic kidney disease (CKD) a thing we do for no reason? We cover the pathophysiology and long-term consequences of metabolic acidosis, the history of bicarbonate use, alternative options for bicarbonate repletion including baking soda, lemon juice, fruits and veggies, whether the renal diet works, counseling patients with CKD, and common mistakes and pitfalls in managing metabolic acidosis in CKD. Our guest is Dr. Timothy Yau...
Published 03/11/24
Elevate your primary care management of anxiety. Become confident in counseling patients about a new anxiety diagnosis, 2nd and 3rd line medications, augmentation for anxiety treatment, and options for non-pharmacological anxiety treatment. We are joined by psychiatrist and mental health expert Dr. Jessi Gold, @drjessigold (University of Tennessee System; drjessigold.com).  Claim CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Patreon | Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | YouTube |...
Published 03/04/24
Join us as we review recent articles and news featured in The DIGEST #48, #49, and #50 including thromboprophylaxis for patients receiving chemotherapy,  eosinophil count to guide steroids in COPD exacerbations, anticoagulation in subclinical atrial fibrillation, the new genetic testing recommendations for patients with breast cancer, and at-home STI testing–not to mention trial names galore.  Fill your brain hole with a fully digestible meal! Featuring Paul Williams (@PaulNWilliamz), Nora...
Published 02/26/24
The clinical picture of an underrecognized disease Amyloidosis demystified. Learn the clinical clues that suggest possible amyloidosis and how to order the correct tests to diagnose this disease. We are joined by Dr. Michelle Kittleson who shows us the ropes of treating fibril accumulation, @MKittlesonMD (Cedars Sinai).  Claim CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Patreon | Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | YouTube | Newsletter | Contact | Swag! | CME Show...
Published 02/19/24
Join us as Sandhya Pruthi, MD talks us through basics of breast cancer, specifically how to share a new diagnosis with a patient, the spectrum of disease from favorable to more aggressive, and the basics of what to expect with initial treatment. Feel more confident sharing a new diagnosis of breast cancer and supporting your patients through this journey. Claim CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Patreon | Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | YouTube | Newsletter | Contact | Swag!...
Published 02/12/24
Get rid of those clots around anticoagulation and antiplatelet management Join us for a review of the perioperative risk assessment of bleeding and clotting and how to manage each patient’s own antithrombotics. We are joined by Dr. Poorvi Hardman from Ohio State University.  Claim CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Patreon | Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | YouTube | Newsletter | Contact | Swag! | CME Show Segments Intro Rapid Fire Questions/Picks of the Week Case...
Published 02/05/24
The Curbsiders and Cribsiders are back with a very special Med-Peds collaboration on RSV immunizations! Dr. Buddy Creech, Pediatric Infectious Disease at Vanderbilt, walks us through these breakthrough “vaccines" for both adults and kids. He teaches us about their mechanisms of action, eligibility criteria, and why it’s been so challenging to find doses this season. Get ready for your next shot of fun!
Published 01/31/24
Join us as we review recent practice-changing articles on transfusion thresholds in acute MI, COVID-19 rebound after treatment with ritonavir-boosted nirmatrelvir (PaxlovidTM), the prevalence of iron deficiency, as well as the debut of our new “corrections and omissions” section, in which we cover important knowledge updates on oral iron dosing and correcting serum calcium. And, find out why oral phenylephrine does not work and what you should prescribe instead for upper respiratory symptoms....
Published 01/29/24
Join Lisa Simon, MD, DMD (@lisathedoc) as we discuss dental care for the PCP- from examination techniques, treatment options, emergencies in dental care, and general dental advice.  Help your patients manage caries, gingivitis, dry mouth, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction.  Be aware of dental side effects of medications, how to manage anticoagulants during dental procedures, and when to recommend antibiotic prophylaxis.  Claim CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcu...
Published 01/22/24
Learn practical tips for the inpatient management of patients with sickle cell disease and vaso-occlusive crisis from guest, Dr. Yoo Mee Shin (Emory). We cover acute pain management including adjuvant therapies, IV fluids, oxygen therapy, the management of acute chest syndrome, and when to perform simple vs exchange transfusions. Key takeaways include the importance of early triage and analgesia, addressing misconceptions about opioid use disorder in patients with sickle cell disease, and...
Published 01/15/24
Conquer your fear of antiphospholipid syndrome! Dr. Arielle Langer leads us through what clinical features raise suspicion for antiphospholipid syndrome, how to interpret laboratory testing, and the nuances of antiphospholipid syndrome management. Claim CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Patreon | Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | YouTube | Newsletter | Contact | Swag! | CME Show Segments Intro Case from Kashlak What is antiphospholipid syndrome? Clinical features that...
Published 01/08/24
Discover DGBI! Learn its pathophysiology, evaluation and individualized treatments so you can leave the fear of managing DGBI behind. We’re joined again by the great Dr. Xiao Jing (Iris) Wang, (@IrisWangMD, Mayo Clinic) Claim 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 the Week* Case from Kashlak; Definitions...
Published 01/01/24
Join us as we recap various topics discussed throughout the year, including hormonal and non-hormonal therapy for menopause symptoms, hemochromatosis, evaluation and management of hematuria, updates in diabetes management (insulin, GLP1 agonists, SGLT2 inhibitors, hypoglycemia), xylazine overdose and withdrawal, primary aldosteronism, resistant hypertension, delirium, and its implications, the ACORN trial on AKI risk with pip-tazo vs. cefepime, the REPRIEVE trial on statin therapy in patients...
Published 12/25/23
Absorb all (but not too much) of the Calcium for your brain hole as Dr. Carl Pallais (Brigham and Women’s Hospital) walks us through his approach to Hypercalcemia. We learn about how tightly our body regulates calcium and what to do when that regulation goes awry.  Not to mention that PTH is the name to remember (and phosphorus, if you need a quick stand-in while that PTH is pending).   Claim CE credit at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org. It's free for all healthcare professionals! Absorb all (but...
Published 12/18/23
We’re taking a short break, but we’ll be back in two week with a brand-new episode. Can’t wait? Join our Kashlak family at patreon.com/curbsiders for access to twice-monthly bonus episodes… there are already 17 of them available to feed your brain hole! Yummy! Time Stamps* Kashlak’s esteemed Chief of Nephrology, Dr Joel Topf @kidney_boy walks us through the evaluation and differentiation of nephrotic syndrome and glomerulonephritis. Embrace the kidney again as we sort the different...
Published 12/11/23
A shock to the system Join us for an infectious conversation about sepsis as we learn about the recognition and initial management of sepsis on the wards. We are joined by Dr. Mohleen Kang (@KangMohleen, Emory University). Claim free CME for this episode at curbsiders.vcuhealth.org! Patreon | Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | YouTube | Newsletter | Contact | Swag! | CME Show Segments Intro Rapid fire questions/Picks of the Week Case Managing rapid response logistics Sepsis Scoring...
Published 12/04/23
Join us as we review recent articles and news featured in The DIGEST #45 and #46, including semaglutide in HFpEF and obesity (STEP HFpEF), TCAs for irritable bowel syndrome (ATLANTIS), clopidogrel versus aspirin as long-term secondary prevention after PCI (HOST-EXAM), statins in HIV (REPRIEVE), weight changes and diet, and heavy metal exposure in cannabis users. Fill your brain hole with a delicious stack of hotcakes! Featuring Drs. Paul Williams (@PaulNWilliamz), Nora Taranto (@norataranto),...
Published 11/27/23
Become a pro on pre-exposure prophylaxis! Review the updated 2023 United States Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines on PrEP for HIV Prevention with Dr. John Wong. Patreon | Episodes | Subscribe | Spotify | YouTube | Newsletter | Contact | Swag! | CME Show Segments Intro What is PrEP? USPSTF PrEP for HIV Prophylaxis recommendations Defining Increased Risk for HIV Counseling pearls Types of PrEP, considerations about choice of PrEP Talking about Safer Sex practices, HIV and STI...
Published 11/22/23
“I collect spores, molds and fungus” - Dr. Egon Spengler Dr. Ilan Schwartz MD PhD (@GermHunterMD) teaches us that we should always at least consider fungi in the differential diagnosis of unexplained sepsis, especially in patients with impaired immune systems or complex medical or surgical histories, and walks us through an approach to antifungals.  Be sure to check out the Mycoses Study Group Education & Research Consortium (@MSG_ERC), an organization of clinicians who are dedicated to...
Published 11/20/23