Ever wonder if fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) work and how they work? Well, you’re in luck because in this episode we “curbside” Gastroenterologist, Dr. Adam Ehrlich from Temple University Hospital. On the show, we cover the ins-and-outs of procuring, preparing and performing transplants as well as future directions in this burgeoning field e.g. IBD, obesity, metabolic syndrome and more.
In this episode Dr. Yousef Elyaman from the Institute of Functional Medicine schools us on how the biochemistry and pathophysiology we have forgotten from medical school can be used to cure illness. FODMAP diet and Antibiotics to cure restless legs syndrome? Melatonin to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease? This is just a little taste of the knowledge food served up on this introduction to Functional Medicine.
In this episode we “curbside” SoCal Cardiologist, Dr. Neel Patel. If you’re like us and confused by the smorgasbord of cardiac imaging and stress testing then this show is a must listen. Whether you’re in the clinic or on call for Internal Medicine, Dr. Patel has your answers on coronary artery calcium scoring, coronary CT scans and all types of stress testing.
[Read more…] about #5: Want to dominate chest pain? Wield the power of cardiac imaging and stress testing.
An approach to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic migraines.
If headache patients strike fear in your heart, then this is the show for you. In this episode The Curbsiders interview Internist and Headache Specialist Dr. Glen D. Solomon to deconstruct the topics of migraine and chronic tension type headaches. Dr. Solomon is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Wright State University and a former director of the Headache Medicine Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.
Season 1, Episode 3, Part 1 of 2:
For Anticoagulation, These Times They are a-Changin’
With the recent trashing of PPIs for the last several weeks, including an article (referenced below) in JAMA that suggested an associated higher risk of chronic kidney disease in patients taking PPIs as well as another article (referenced below) suggesting the possible correlation of PPI usage with increased dementia risk, it leaves us practitioners with one question: What to turn to for GERD and dyspepsia?! Like all good Throwback Thursdays, the answer can apparently only be found in the past. So instead of curbsiding a Gastroenterologist, this humble Curbsider hit the books and found the standard of care in all things dyspepsia straight from 1927 for your perusal. Then you and only you can decide if you’ll ever turn back to using PPIs ever again. Keep Reading