Best Science Medicine Podcast - BS without the BS

Dr James McCormack and Dr Michael Allan

Since Nov 2019·19 episodes

The Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast is a weekly presentation where practitioners can get evidence-based drug therapy content that is practical, entertaining and promotes healthy scepticism. In essence, we are the Medication Mythbusters. We present information that is useful and relevant to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants and other health professionals, and that can easily be incorporated into day-to-day practice. The podcast is presented by Dr. James McCormack, Professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia and Dr Michael Allan, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of Alberta. For more about us and to get the show notes for each episode, visit our website at www.bsmedicine.com or www.medicationmythbusters.com

Episodes

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12 days ago
In episode 451, Mike and James invite Adrienne to talk about how we put all the osteoarthritis evidence into a simplified decision guide. We talk about how we produce these decision guides and also give tips and suggestions around how to use the evidence with patients. Show notes
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25 days ago
In episode 450 Mike and James continue, with Danielle and Joey, going over our osteoarthritis systematic review. We talk in detail about all the evidence around oral NSAIDs, glucosamine, topical NSAIDs, chondroitin, viscosupplementation, oral opioids, acetaminophen. And now you know all the numbe...
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1 month ago
In episode 449, Mike and James invite Danielle Perry and Joey Ton to go over our osteoarthritis systematic review. We talk about all the evidence around exercise, steroid injections, SNRIs, oral NSAIDs, glucosamine, topical NSAIDs, chondroitin, viscosupplementation, oral opioids, acetaminophen.
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2 months ago
In episode 448, Mike and James go over all the evidence around masks for preventing viral respiratory infections in healthcare workers. We find that surgical masks and N95 masks provide similar protection against viral infections. Unfortunately we have no evidence for COVID-19. Show notes  Tools ...
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3 months ago
In episode 447, Mike and James invite Tina and Mike to talk about a really important topic – is there asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19? The simple answer is yes. Have a listen and hear about all the data and the numbers. Show notes  Tools for Practice
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3 months ago
In episode 446, Mike and James invite Mike and Tina to talk about all things COVID. In this podcast we look at what are the presenting symptoms, the clinical course and the risk factors for mortality.   Show notes  Tools for Practice
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3 months ago
In episode 445, Mike and James wade into the evidence-free zone (pretty much) around assessing dyspnea over a telephone/video conference. We talk about the Roth score, respiratory rate, fever, and patient self-rating of dyspnea. Have a listen and see what we found. Show notes The BMJ
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3 months ago
In episode 444, James and Mike wade into the evidence quagmire around hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19.  The bottom line is the evidence will likely be different around the time you listen to the podcast. So listen quickly. Show notes 1)Tools for Practice
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3 months ago
In episode 443, James and Mike continue with Mike Kolber and we discuss the evidence around electronic cigarettes and their use for smoking cessation. Overall, the podcast ends up being smoking hot in so many ways. Show notes Tools for Practice
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4 months ago
In episode 442, James and Mike welcome back Mike Kolber to discuss all the evidence around biosimilars. The issue is exactly the same one we have had for decades with the question around brand name versus generic medications. Tune in and find out the answer. Show notes Tools for Practice
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4 months ago
In episode 441, James and Mike revisit the problem with guidelines. We talk about recent writings on the issues around guidelines. We discuss the main problems and believe it or not we give advice and suggestions for how to make them better. Show notes 1) Health Affair
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4 months ago
In episode 440, Mike and James yet again invite Adrienne to go over all the evidence for treating toenail onychomycosis.  We find that ~ 40% more people get better on oral treatments than on placebo. For topicals the number is closer to 10%. Topicals should likely only be used if there is <40% na...
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5 months ago
In episode 439, Mike and James invite Adrienne to take us through the impressively large amount of evidence for the PDE5 inhibitors for erectile dysfunction. We find that the NNTs are 2-3 for the not clearly defined endpoint of successful intercourse. There is a 20% absolute increase in adverse e...
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6 months ago
In episode 437, Mike and James invite Joey Ton to help us work through all the evidence around Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for tendinopathies. The best evidence for Achilles tendinopathy, lateral epicondylitis, and rotator cuff tendinopathy shows no difference in pain, function or retur...
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6 months ago
In episode 436, Mike and James invite Samantha Moe to help us work through the recent evidence suggesting that hydrocholorothiazide is associated with squamous cell skin cancer. We go over all the numbers and talk about how we use cohort data to figure out if an association needs to influence our...
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