This podcast is good for those who are interested in: Primary Care, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, a quick way for anyone to stay up to date on the latest in the broader realm of medicine
Typical length of episodes: About 5 minutes
How often a new episode comes out: About once a week
Episode topics: mild obstructive sleep apnea, ibuprofen as a substitute for opioids, lorazepam in end-of-life cancer patients, light therapy for the elderly, and much more
Sample episode — "Episode 447: Aspirin alone may be sufficient protection from postop VTE after total knee arthroplasty": a review of the titled study.
Tidbit about the show: Each episode reviews an important recent medical study or Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters (POEM). POEMs provide short reviews of studies that could affect a clinician's practice, and the discussion in this podcast provides additional depth and insight into the issue.
About the host: Michael Wilkes, MD is a professor of medicine at UC Davis and an NPR correspondent who also hosts the Second Opinion podcast. Mark Ebell, MD is the POEMs editor and a hospitalist in Georgia.
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