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HelixTalk - Rosalind Franklin University's College of Pharmacy Podcast

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This podcast is produced by pharmacy faculty to supplement study material and provide relevant drug and professional topics. We're hoping that our real-life clinical pearls and discussions will help you stay up-to-date and improve your pharmacy knowledge.

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This podcast is produced by pharmacy faculty to supplement study material and provide relevant drug and professional topics. We're hoping that our real-life clinical pearls and discussions will help you stay up-to-date and improve your pharmacy knowledge.

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Amazing

By kretmr - Jul 04 2019
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Really useful podcast, also I like the jokes they make in the podcast

Great podcast

By montanatunes - May 29 2019
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I am a foreign pharmacist and this podcast helps me a lot

iTunes Ratings

418 Ratings
Average Ratings
401
6
7
2
2

Amazing

By kretmr - Jul 04 2019
Read more
Really useful podcast, also I like the jokes they make in the podcast

Great podcast

By montanatunes - May 29 2019
Read more
I am a foreign pharmacist and this podcast helps me a lot

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HelixTalk - Rosalind Franklin University's College of Pharmacy Podcast

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This podcast is produced by pharmacy faculty to supplement study material and provide relevant drug and professional topics. We're hoping that our real-life clinical pearls and discussions will help you stay up-to-date and improve your pharmacy knowledge.

059 - The five oncology drugs every pharmacist should know about

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In this episode, we discuss with Dr. Megan Hartranft the five oncology drugs that every pharmacist should know about, which is a great review for P4 students who are currently preparing for the NAPLEX.  We cover cyclophosphamide, cisplatin, methotrexate, doxorubicin, and vincristine.

Apr 11 2017

37mins

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018 - HIV

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In this episode, we review HIV therapy with Dr. Cottreau with a particular focus on Truvada, Atripla, Complera, Stribild, and Triumeq.

Dec 02 2014

34mins

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043 - Review of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

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In this episode, we review the clinical presentation and treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).

May 10 2016

27mins

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034 - New Injectable Insulins

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In this podcast, we discuss three new injectable insulin formations: Toujeo (insulin glargine U-300), Humalog U-200 (insulin lispro), and Tresiba (insulin degludec).

Nov 03 2015

31mins

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033 - PCSK9 Inhibitors

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In this episode, we discuss PCSK9 inhibitors, a new drug class for LDL lowering, with a particular focus on alirocumab (Praluent).

Oct 13 2015

32mins

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037 - Understanding Creatinine Clearance

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In this episode, we have an in-depth review of how to measure glomerular filtration rate (GFR), including variants of the Cockcroft-Gault equation and newer, more accurate methods that may eventually be used to renally adjust certain medications.

Jan 05 2016

29mins

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016 - New diabetes medications

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In this episode, we discuss newly approved agents for diabetes mellitus: Afrezza (inhaled human insulin), SGLT2 inhibitors (Invokana, Farxiga, Jardiance), and long-acting GLP-1 agonists (Bydureon, Tanzeum).

Nov 04 2014

35mins

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030 - Therapeutic Drug Monitoring II

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In this episode, we discuss the therapeutic drug monitoring and dose adjustments for valproic acid (Depakote/Depakene/Depakon) and digoxin (Lanoxin).

Aug 11 2015

42mins

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071 - Holy Hypertension Guidelines - Holiday Edition!

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In this episode, we review the important changes in 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines for hypertension management in adults.

Dec 19 2017

35mins

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027 - Six Pivotal Drug Classes, Part 2

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In this episode, we discuss six pivotal drug classes that have been FDA approved within the past 20 years. This is part 2 of a 2 part episode.

Jun 09 2015

34mins

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094 - The Sweet Sweet Taste of Annually Updated Guidelines: 2019 Standards of Diabetes Care

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In this episode, we discuss the changes made in the American Diabetes Association’s 2019 Standards of Diabetes Care guideline as well as updates in therapy recommendations per ADA and ESDA consensus statement published in Fall 2018.

Apr 16 2019

37mins

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023 - Hepatitis C

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In this episode, we review historical and new treatment options for hepatitis C, including: peginterferon, rivabirin, boceprevir, telaprevir, sofosbuvir (Sovaldi), simeprevir (Olysio), ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir/dasabuvir (Viekira Pak), and ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (Harvoni).

May 18, 2015 - Correction added in the beginning of the episode regarding Viekira Pak dosing regimen.

Mar 16 2015

38mins

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035 - Empagliflozin and dulaglutide

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In this episode, we discuss two new anti-diabetic medications: empagliflozin (Jardiance) and the EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial as well as dulaglutide (Trulicity), a new GLP1 agonist.

Nov 24 2015

34mins

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095 - The Ultimate Guide to NSAIDs: An In-Depth Drug Class Review

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In this episode, we will review the pharmacology, efficacy, and safety of the most common NSAIDs on the market.

May 07 2019

41mins

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077 - PE: Not Just a Class in Junior High -- Top 5 Clinical Pearls about Pulmonary Embolism

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In this episode, we discuss five clinical pearls about pulmonary embolism ranging from PE diagnosis, classification, and treatment. We specifically examine when and how alteplase is given for PE and its use with concurrent anticoagulation.

Apr 24 2018

31mins

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017 - Overactive bladder

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In this episode, we discuss the management of overactive bladder, including: oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), trospium (Sanctura), solifenacin (VESIcare), darifenacin (Enablex), fesoterodine (Toviaz), mirabegron (Myrbetriq), and onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox).

Nov 18 2014

22mins

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090 - HelixTalk’s Top 10 Recommendations from the 2018 ACC/AHA Lipid Guidelines

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In this episode, we review some of the most important new recommendations from the 2018 ACC/AHA guidelines for the management of blood cholesterol.

Jan 22 2019

36mins

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066 - What’s new in the diabetes world? Tapas style!

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In this episode, we discuss updates in diabetes management that includes nuances from the ADA’s Standards of Care 2017. We also review some newer pharmacologic agents, a fixed dose GLP-1 agonist and basal insulin combinations.

Sep 05 2017

41mins

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063 - More is not always better - Story of Serotonin Syndrome

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In this episode, we discuss several aspects of serotonin syndrome including the typical clinical presentation, its etiology and common drug-induced combinations, and how to appropriately manage the syndrome.

Jul 04 2017

37mins

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086 - Everything You Need to Know About Insulins - In One Shot!

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In this episode, we discuss a broad overview of insulin topics ranging from the various types of insulins, dosage forms, brand/generic names, pharmacokinetic nuances, injection technique, and a wide variety of clinical pearls.

Oct 30 2018

33mins

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105 - Unraveling the Mystery of P2Y12 Inhibitors: Clinical Pearls and Comparative Evidence

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In this episode, we review the three oral P2Y12 inhibitors on the market (clopidogrel, prasugrel, ticagrelor) and discuss each agent’s clinical pearls, comparative effectiveness, and unique precautions.

Dec 03 2019

37mins

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104 - Breathtaking Updates from Global INitiative for Asthma (GINA) Guidelines 2019

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In this episode, we will discuss what is the latest and greatest from the GINA (Global INitiative for Asthma) 2019 guidelines, including new recommendations regarding rescue inhalers, tiotropium, and azithromycin for asthma.

Nov 12 2019

35mins

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103 - How Can Peeing Sugar Improve Heart Failure? No One Knows, but We Know It Works!

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In this episode, we discuss the newly published DAPA-HF trial, which studied dapagliflozin (a drug for diabetes) among patients who had heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) many of which did NOT have a history of diabetes.

Oct 22 2019

32mins

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102 - When the Squatty Potty Isn’t Enough: Drug Therapy for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

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In this episode, we provide an overview of chronic idiopathic constipation and discuss available treatment options with a particular focus on lubiprostone, linaclotide, plecanatide, and prucalopride.

Oct 01 2019

37mins

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101 - Measles, We Have a Problem

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In this episode, we will be discussing the recent updates in measles outbreaks, where the vaccination recommendations stand, and other preventative strategies.

Sep 10 2019

35mins

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100 - Evolution or Revolution? The Future of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Education

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We are proud to announce our 100th HelixTalk episode! In celebration, we sit down with Dr. Marc Abel, the Dean of the College of Pharmacy at RFUMS to discuss the profession of pharmacy and the future of pharmacy education.

Aug 20 2019

35mins

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099 - May I Take Your Order? The Menu of Professional Pharmacy Organizations

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In this episode, we enlist the help of Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Janeen Winnike, to discuss the various professional pharmacy organizations and the importance of networking via joining at least one as a student or pharmacist.

Jul 30 2019

36mins

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098 - Stroke Me Once, Shame on You; Stroke Me Twice ... Let's Talk Prevention!

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In this episode, we review guideline recommendations and recent evidence for secondary prevention of stroke, including risk factor modification, anticoagulant therapy (in patients with atrial fibrillation), and antiplatelet therapy (in patients with noncardioembolic stroke).

Jul 09 2019

39mins

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097 - ASPREE, ARRIVE, ASCEND: Making an Acronym Soup for Aspirin

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In this episode, we discuss the latest and the greatest updates regarding aspirin use in primary prevention and provide you with a summary of results from recently published primary literature.

Jun 18 2019

35mins

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096 - Abra Cadabra, SPRA-VATO!!! Is Esketamine a New “Magic” Cure for Depression?

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In this episode we discuss the recent FDA approval of esketamine (Spravato) for the management of treatment resistant depression as an add on to oral antidepressant therapy. The agent is novel though so, too, may be its adverse effect profile and logistics of administration.

May 28 2019

37mins

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095 - The Ultimate Guide to NSAIDs: An In-Depth Drug Class Review

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In this episode, we will review the pharmacology, efficacy, and safety of the most common NSAIDs on the market.

May 07 2019

41mins

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094 - The Sweet Sweet Taste of Annually Updated Guidelines: 2019 Standards of Diabetes Care

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In this episode, we discuss the changes made in the American Diabetes Association’s 2019 Standards of Diabetes Care guideline as well as updates in therapy recommendations per ADA and ESDA consensus statement published in Fall 2018.

Apr 16 2019

37mins

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093 - Focusing in on ADHD Treatment

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In this episode, we take a deep dive into the use of stimulants and other medications for management of ADHD. After decades of use, technology has resulted in changes to how they are administered. Furthermore new agents have become available, but are they an improvement?

Mar 26 2019

38mins

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092 - Why You Should Stop Using (Ab)normal Saline: NS vs. LR for IV Fluids

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In this episode, we discuss IV fluids for hospitalized patients, including normal saline (0.9% NaCl) and lactated ringer’s. In addition, we review the newest literature supporting the use of balanced crystalloids over normal saline from the SMART and SALT-ED trials.

Mar 05 2019

35mins

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091 - 23 Reasons to be Excited about Personalized Medicine

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In this episode, we are excited to have a special guest with us. Dr. Dyson Wake is Senior Clinical Specialist in Pharmacogenomics at NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Center for Molecular Medicine here in Chicagoland and is here to explain the current and future applications of pharmacogenomics to the area of personalized medicine, as well as expose some misconceptions.

Feb 12 2019

39mins

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090 - HelixTalk’s Top 10 Recommendations from the 2018 ACC/AHA Lipid Guidelines

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In this episode, we review some of the most important new recommendations from the 2018 ACC/AHA guidelines for the management of blood cholesterol.

Jan 22 2019

36mins

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089 - Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks: Dramatic Drug Price Increases with the FDA Unapproved Drugs Initiative

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In this episode, we will review the FDA’s Unapproved Drugs Initiative and how it has impacted the availability and pricing of commonly used (but old) medications, such as colchicine and vasopressin.

Jan 01 2019

39mins

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088 - Powerful Peptides: CGRP and the Paradigm Shift in Migraine Prevention

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In this episode, we will discuss a new class of medications for preventing migraines called CGRP antagonists, including an overview of their development, clinical efficacy, and future goals of further research in this area.

Dec 11 2018

38mins

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087 - Everything You Need to Know About Insulins - In One Shot! (Part 2)

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In this episode, we continue to review insulin therapy including dosing-related specifications, dosing adjustments, injection technique, patient counseling pearls, and the concept of a sliding scale.

Nov 20 2018

31mins

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086 - Everything You Need to Know About Insulins - In One Shot!

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In this episode, we discuss a broad overview of insulin topics ranging from the various types of insulins, dosage forms, brand/generic names, pharmacokinetic nuances, injection technique, and a wide variety of clinical pearls.

Oct 30 2018

33mins

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