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#190 Recap Extravaganza 2019 – The Curbsiders

December 30, 2019 | By

Top pearls, top episodes, picks of the year and celebrity voicemails!

Recap extravaganza 2019 featuring top pearls from our staff’s favorite episodes of 2019 and voicemails from Kashlak faculty, Dr. Avital O’Glasser (@aoglasser), Dr. Kimberly Manning (@gradydoctor), Dr. Renee Dversdal (@DrSonosRD) and The Curbsiders team. Topics include: HFpEF, the PARAGON-HF trial, Buprenorphine, Opioid Use Disorder, Cirrhosis, Coagulopathy, SBP, Hyperkalemia treatment, Multimorbidity, and how to think about NNT. Plus, the team shares a bunch of other favorite moments and random pearls!

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Produced by: Sarah Phoebe Roberts MPH and Chris Chiu MD, FACP, FAAP 

Writer: Sarah Phoebe Roberts MPH

Infographic: Sarah Phoebe Roberts MPH

Cover Art: Kate Grant MBChB DipGUMed

Hosts: Chris Chiu MD, FACP, FAAP; Stuart Brigham MD; Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP   

Editor: Chris Chiu MD, FACP, FAAP (audio), Matthew Watto MD, FACP (show notes)

Time Stamps

  • 00:00 Intro and disclaimer
  • 04:25 Picks of the year*: The Expanse (TV show) -Chiu Man’s pick; Midsommar (film) -Paul’s pick; Point-of-care-ultrasound (ACP course at IM2020 in LA or AIUM courses with Dr. Renee Dversdal @DrSonosRD) -Matt’s pick; Sleep!!! -Stuart pick
  • 08:37 Hyperkalemia Master Class Joel Topf MD
  • 14:53 Multimorbidity Games with Josh Uy MD
  • 21:54 Buprenorphine Master Master Class with Michael Fingerhood MD
  • 27:50 Cirrhosis TIPS for Acute Complications with Scott Matherly MD
  • 31:55 HFpEF with Clyde Yancy MD
  • 39:50 Chronic pain, sickle cell disease, opioid tapers
  • 43:13 Teaching in the Hospital
  • 46:00 A quote from Paul Williams
  • 47:35 Celebrity voicemails from Avital O’Glasser MD, Kimberly Manning MD,  and Renee Dversdal MD
  • 51:55 Voicemails and favorite pearls from our Curbsiders team!
  • 62:23 Outro

Recap Extravaganza 2019 Show Notes

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Listeners will recall some of the top pearls from Curbsiders episodes on cirrhosis, buprenorphine, HFpEF, multimorbidity and hyperkalemia.

  1. The Expanse (TV show) -Chiu Man’s pick
  2. Midsommar (film) -Paul’s pick
  3. Point-of-care-ultrasound (ACP course at IM2020 in LA or AIUM courses with Dr. Renee Dversdal @DrSonosRD) -Matt’s pick
  4. Sleep!!! -Stuart pick

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Roberts SP, Chiu CJ, Williams PN, Brigham SK, Watto MF. “#190 Recap Extravaganza 2019”. The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast. December 30, 2019.


  1. December 30, 2019, 9:30pm david writes:

    to consider in 2020: the microbiome inflammation: sources and control / treatment of

    • December 30, 2019, 11:45pm Matthew Watto, MD writes:

      Thanks for the great suggestion!

  2. December 31, 2019, 11:40pm M. Wittwer, MD writes:

    Thank you for all your content over the year. I love your podcast. It's a great and relaxed way to be up to date with internal medicine without reading papers every day. Greetings from Switzerland

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