HelixTalk - Rosalind Franklin University's College of Pharmacy Podcast

We are proud to announce our 100th HelixTalk episode! In celebration, we sit down with Dr. Marc Abel, the Dean of the College of Pharmacy at RFUMS to discuss the profession of pharmacy and the future of pharmacy education.

Direct download: 100_-_future_of_pharmacy.mp3
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In this episode, we enlist the help of Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Janeen Winnike, to discuss the various professional pharmacy organizations and the importance of networking via joining at least one as a student or pharmacist.

Direct download: 099_-_pharm_organizations.mp3
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In this episode, we review guideline recommendations and recent evidence for secondary prevention of stroke, including risk factor modification, anticoagulant therapy (in patients with atrial fibrillation), and antiplatelet therapy (in patients with noncardioembolic stroke).

Direct download: 098_-_secondary_prevention_of_stroke.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss the latest and the greatest updates regarding aspirin use in primary prevention and provide you with a summary of results from recently published primary literature.

Direct download: 097_-_Aspirin_primary_prevention.mp3
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In this episode we discuss the recent FDA approval of esketamine (Spravato) for the management of treatment resistant depression as an add on to oral antidepressant therapy. The agent is novel though so, too, may be its adverse effect profile and logistics of administration.

Direct download: 096_-_esketamine.mp3
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In this episode, we will review the pharmacology, efficacy, and safety of the most common NSAIDs on the market.

Direct download: 095_-_NSAIDs.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss the changes made in the American Diabetes Association’s 2019 Standards of Diabetes Care guideline as well as updates in therapy recommendations per ADA and ESDA consensus statement published in Fall 2018.

Direct download: 094_-_DM_update_2019.mp3
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In this episode, we take a deep dive into the use of stimulants and other medications for management of ADHD. After decades of use, technology has resulted in changes to how they are administered. Furthermore new agents have become available, but are they an improvement?

Direct download: 093_-_stimulants_for_ADHD.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss IV fluids for hospitalized patients, including normal saline (0.9% NaCl) and lactated ringer’s. In addition, we review the newest literature supporting the use of balanced crystalloids over normal saline from the SMART and SALT-ED trials.

Direct download: 092_-_balanced_crystalloids.mp3
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In this episode, we are excited to have a special guest with us. Dr. Dyson Wake is Senior Clinical Specialist in Pharmacogenomics at NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Center for Molecular Medicine here in Chicagoland and is here to explain the current and future applications of pharmacogenomics to the area of personalized medicine, as well as expose some misconceptions.

Direct download: 091_-_pharmacogenomics.mp3
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In this episode, we review some of the most important new recommendations from the 2018 ACC/AHA guidelines for the management of blood cholesterol.

Direct download: 090_-_2018_lipid_guidelines.mp3
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In this episode, we will review the FDA’s Unapproved Drugs Initiative and how it has impacted the availability and pricing of commonly used (but old) medications, such as colchicine and vasopressin.

Direct download: 089_-_Unapproved_Drugs_Initiative.mp3
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