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 498: Under Pressure: Compression stockings for recurrent cellulitis?

In episode 498, James and Mike invite Tina back yet again to talk about all the evidence we have for using compression stockings in patients with chronic lower limb edema. The NNT for recurrent cellulitis is pretty good (listen to find out the actual number) on the “NNT scale”. Show Notes Tools for Practice Under […]...

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Episode 497: The Nutrition Proposition – a teaser

In episode 497, James and Mike decide to go all in on the evidence around nutrition. We start out by going over how we try to actually figure out if a food is beneficial or harmful for you. And for nutrition is it ever tricky. Show Notes The Nutrition Proposition – Coming Soon – I […]...

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Episode 496: Medications in HFpEF: The Fail Trail – PART II

In episode 496, Mike and James continue the discussion with Ricky around the best available evidence we have for heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction. Unfortunately, not much works but at least you’ll know the evidence.  Show Notes...

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Episode 495: Medications in HFpEF: The Fail Trail

In episode 495, Mike and James invite Ricky back again to talk about the options (not a lot) we have for heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction. Ricky goes over all the trials and helps put them into context. Show Notes...

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Episode 494: Colchicine for your heart – it may not be just for gout

In episode 494, Mike and James invite Ricky Turgeon to talk about a potential new use for an old drug – colchicine. Ricky explains all the evidence we have for low-dose colchicine in people with a history of cardiovascular disease. We find out that colchicine reduces the risk of a cardiovascular event in a similar […]...

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