HelixTalk - Rosalind Franklin University's College of Pharmacy Podcast

In this episode, we discuss the SPRINT trial (intensive vs. standard blood pressure control) using a case vignette of Mr. Wilson, a 55 year old patient presenting to a clinic with a blood pressure of 139/89 mmHg.

Direct download: 055_-_SPRINT.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss precepting tips and clinical pearls with Dr. Brad Cannon.

Direct download: 054_-_Preceptor_dev.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss more of the most important drug interactions, including grapefruit juice with statins and calcium channel blockers, QT prolonging medications, levothyroxine with cations and PPIs, and PDE-5 inhibitors with nitrates.

Direct download: 053_-_Drug_Interactions_II.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss some of the most important drug interactions, including serotonin syndrome, St. John's wort, statins and CYP inhibitors, and antihypertensive medications with NSAIDs.

Direct download: 052_-_Drug_Interactions_I.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss two new naloxone devices (intramuscular Evzio and intranasal Narcan) and review new state laws that are expanding the role of pharmacists in dispensing these opioid reversal products.

Direct download: 051_-_Naloxone.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss three shocking recommendations from the CHEST 2016 VTE guideline update.  We focus on (1) the debate between NOAC, DOAC, or TSOAC nomenclature, (2) the controversial recommendation of preferring NOACs over warfarin in VTE treatment, and (3) the efficacy of compression stocking for prevention and treatment of post-thrombotic syndrome.

Direct download: 050_-_CHEST_2016.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss RFUMS's Interprofessional Community Clinic (ICC), a student-run clinic providing health services to underserved populations.  The students in this episode discuss how the ICC evolved and highlight pearls and challenges in starting and running a free health clinic or screening event.

Direct download: 049_-_Interprofessional_Community_Clinic.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss the self-care of nasal congestion and allergies, including systemic/topical decongestants, nasal corticosteroids, antihistamines, cromolyn, and alternative medicine therapies.

Direct download: 048_-_OTC_Nasal_Congestion_and_Allergies.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss self-care of cough and cold, including using PQRSTA or SCHOLAR-MAC to prompt relevant questions for patients, codeine, dextromethorphan, diphenhydramine, camphor, menthol, and guaifenesin.

Direct download: 047_-_OTC_Cough_and_Cold.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss self-care of constipation including bulk-forming laxatives, hyperosmotic laxatives, emollient laxatives, lubricant laxatives, saline laxatives, and stimulant laxatives.

Direct download: 046_-_OTC_constipation.mp3
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