BS Medicine Podcast

Hosted by James McCormack and Mike Allan .

These podcasts promote healthy skepticism and critical thinking, with the majority presented in a case-based format.

Recommended Listening

Episode 461: Virtual visits versus face-to-face: Diagnostic accuracy in primary care

In episode 461, James and Mike invite Tina Korownyk to talk about the important question of whether or not virtual visits are as good as face-to-face when it comes to diagnosing undifferentiated presentations. Show notes  Tools for Practice...

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Episode 460: Be still my quivering heart: alcohol and atrial fibrillation

In episode 460, James and Mike invite Mike Kolber back again to answer the question does advising patients to abstain from alcohol reduce atrial fibrillation recurrence. The results may surprise you! Show notes  Tools for Practice...

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Episode 459: Is 45 really the new 50 in colorectal cancer screening?

In episode 459, James and Mike invite Mike Kolber to talk about whether or not the increased rate of colorectal cancer in people under 50 means we should be screening earlier. We talk about all the numbers and put the risk into the context of the absolute numbers. Show notes  1) Tools for Practice...

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Episode 457: Who let the Gout Out? Targeting Uric Acid Levels in Treating Gout

In episode 457, James and Mike yet again invite Joey Ton to go through the evidence around reaching a target serum urate level in patients with gout. As with many arbitrary thresholds determined from observational studies (sometimes), or just made up, when you properly study if there is a benefit to achieving these levels the theory really crumbles under the weight of the evidence....

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Episode 456: Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections – PART II The Public

In episode 456, James and Mike and Nic continue to go through all the evidence (primarily RCTs) around the use of masks and reducing the risk for viral illnesses. In this episode we talk about our systematic review and what we found for the public. Please also check out our simplified tool that describes all the information we found. Show notes ...

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Episode 455: Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections – PART I Healthcare workers

In episode 455, James and Mike invite Nic Dugré to go through all the evidence (primarily RCTs) around the use of masks and reducing the risk for viral illnesses for both healthcare workers and the public. In this episode we talk about our systematic review and what we found for healthcare workers - the following episode will be about the general public....

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