HelixTalk - Rosalind Franklin University's College of Pharmacy Podcast (general)

In this episode, we discuss the newest definition of sepsis and septic shock according to the Sepsis-3 criteria and the 2016 Surviving Sepsis guidelines.  We also review the scoring systems of “qSOFA” and “SOFA” and use a patient case to help demonstrate the new definitions.

Direct download: 058_-_Sepsis-3.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss the overuse of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy and several concerns regarding chronic use of this medication class, including hypomagnesemia, fracture risk, low seurm B12 levels, anemias, and increased risk of certain infections.

Direct download: 057_-_PPI_overuse.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss the new FDA categorizations of biosimilars, the legal implications of biologic/biosimilar prescriptions, and the new "follow-on" approval pathway of Basaglar, a new insulin glargine U-100 product.

Direct download: 056_-_Biosimilars.mp3
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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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