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.

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Episode 514: Antihistamines for allergic rhinosinusitis: ‘Achoo’sing the right treatment

In episode 514, James and Mike invite Betsy Thomas to the podcast for the first time. We look at a very common condition that many of us have at some point in our lives – allergic rhinosinusitis. We go over the best available evidence for the oral antihistamines and try to figure out which one […]...

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Episode 513: To Pee or Not to Pee: Combination agents for benign prostatic hypertrophy

In episode 513, James and Mike invite Emelie Braschi to the podcast for the first time. We go over the best available evidence around the treatment of BPH and focus on the combination therapy of alpha-blockers and 5-alpha reductase and find as for many things there is an improvement in symptoms but also an increase […]...

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Episode 512: Alcohol, the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems – PART II

In episode 512, James and Mike finish going over the best available evidence around drinking alcohol. We look at what evidence says about the “red-wine” theory and the French Paradox. We also look at the evidence around alcohol and surrogate markers, and atrial fibrillation. We also examine the effect of social drinking on emotion and […]...

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Episode 511: Alcohol, the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems

In episode 511, James and Mike go on a binge and dissect the best available evidence around alcohol – more specifically 0-3 drinks a day. We look at what is a “drink” and then dive into one of the largest reviews of alcohol ever done. We explore what that evidence suggests about the harms and […]...

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Episode 509: Removing the pain from dealing with chronic pain – PART IV

In episode 509, James, Mike and Tina finish talking about our new clinical practice guideline on chronic pain. We focus on the top questions we all have in chronic pain and also discuss the best available evidence for the many different medications we use for chronic pain. Show Notes PEER simplified chronic pain guideline: Management […]...

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