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#248 Top Pearls of 2020: Recap Extravaganza

December 28, 2020 | By

Watch The Curbsiders recap their top pearls of 2020 in this recap extravaganza!


Our team shares the top pearls of 2020 in our annual recap extravaganza featuring guest host, Chris “The Chiu Man” Chiu @cjchiu. Check out the video version at YouTube. Topics: hypothyroidism, women in medicine, hypothermia, diuretics, heart failure, AKI, lipids, post-op fever, refugee health, SGLT2 inhibitors, euglycemic DKA, UTIs, bat bites, rabies, ILD, statins in NAFLD, framework for hair loss, and more! Plus: Our picks of the year and the Curbsiders gift guide!

Note: This episode is not available for CME but #208 through #247 are available for CME/MOC at for free!


  • Producer: Chris Chiu MD, FACP, FAAP
  • Written by: The Curbsiders Team
  • Show Notes: Matthew Watto MD, FACP
  • Cover Art: Chris Chiu MD, FACP, FAAP
  • Hosts: Chris Chiu MD, FACP, FAAP, Stuart Brigham MD; Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP   
  • Editor: Matthew Watto MD (written materials); Clair Morgan of

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Brief Show Notes and Time Stamps*

*Note: Time Stamps refer to ad free version. 


  1. Check out the video for this episode on YouTube
  2. The Curbsiders Gift Guide for 2020 
  3. Cats (film)
  4. The Expanse (Amazon tv series)
  5. Watto’s runner’s Headlamp

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Listeners will review the top learning pearls from Curbsiders episodes from 2020. 

Learning objectives

After listening to this episode listeners will…

  1. Determine which products are highly endorsed by The Curbsiders and how to use affiliate links to buy them.
  2. Learn the secrets of a horrible pun and how to release them to unsuspecting colleagues.
  3. Appreciate good movies even if they make you feel terrible inside.
  4. Yummy.
  5. Attempt spaced learning in the midst of chronic distraction.


The Curbsiders report no relevant financial disclosures. 


Chiu, C, Williams PN, Brigham SK, Watto MF. “#248 Top Pearls of 2020: Recap Extravaganza”. The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast. Final publishing date, December 28, 2020.


  1. January 5, 2021, 9:35am Teresa J Seright writes:

    I am a nurse of 36 years (critical care); a PhD prepared certified nurse educator; and a soon-to-graduate FNP student. One of my FNP preceptors recommended your podcast. I am subscribed and hooked. I appreciate the delivery of evidence-based, scholarly content, mixed with a great deal of fun! The podcast page is especially helpful for reviewing content and references. I recently subscribed to CribSiders as well as I enter my pediatrics rotation and look forward to delving into that content. Thank you for producing these excellent shows! Teresa S.

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