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Hospital and Internal Medicine Podcast

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Rank #53 in Medicine category

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Intended for the medical professional who enjoys learning for the sake of it. Dr. Porat is a practicing Colorado Hospitalist and Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

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Intended for the medical professional who enjoys learning for the sake of it. Dr. Porat is a practicing Colorado Hospitalist and Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

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Very interesting

By August Consumer - Jun 27 2019
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Very interesting musings, enjoyable and entertaining.

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By embugg04 - May 27 2019
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I love these podcasts! Very concise and well explained. I just wish there were more!

iTunes Ratings

486 Ratings
Average Ratings
424
34
10
7
11

Very interesting

By August Consumer - Jun 27 2019
Read more
Very interesting musings, enjoyable and entertaining.

More!

By embugg04 - May 27 2019
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I love these podcasts! Very concise and well explained. I just wish there were more!
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Hospital and Internal Medicine Podcast

Latest release on Apr 28, 2020

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Intended for the medical professional who enjoys learning for the sake of it. Dr. Porat is a practicing Colorado Hospitalist and Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Rank #1: Internal Medicine Pearls Part 1

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Jul 02 2012

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Rank #2: Pulmonary Embolism - part 1

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The topics covered are D-Dimer testing, false positive over-diagnosis of PE on CT scanning, the ADJUST-PE study, and clinical signs and symptoms of a pulmonary embolism.

Jun 03 2016

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Rank #3: Pneumonia - Part 1

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Does the patient really have pneumonia? Differential diagnosis and mimics are considered in this common clinical problem. Dive deeper into how microbes and the immune system interact in lower respiratory infections.

Apr 26 2014

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Rank #4: Anemia of Inflammation - finally understand this common anemia that accomplished doctors often can't explain

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Anemia of Inflammation is also often referred to as Anemia of Chronic Disease. It is one of the most common anemias, yet often challenging to comprehend. This is an attempt is to try and simplify it.

Sep 30 2019

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Rank #5: Hypercalcemia etiology - Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements, Diuretics, Malignancy, Sarcoidosis, and other causes

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Mar 10 2015

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Rank #6: Iron Deficiency Anemia - etiology and diagnosis

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Mar 03 2016

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Rank #7: Internal Medicine Pearls - Part 2

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Aug 12 2013

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Rank #8: Hypercalcemia Treatment

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Treatments that include hydration, cinacalcet, calcitonin, bisphosphonate, denosumab, and other options are reviewed.

Jun 08 2015

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Rank #9: Pneumonia - Part 2 - Pneumococcal Pneumonia

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Streptococcus pneumoniae is a frequent cause of pneumonia. What makes this organism unique? Listen and find out.

May 04 2014

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Rank #10: Recent Interesting Internal Medicine Studies and Facts - December 2019

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Correcting Hypernatremia in adults (finally, a real study!). An option for that scary patient with hemoptysis. How many nephrons you have (and your patient has) - it matters. 

Dec 10 2019

18mins

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Rank #11: Pneumonia- part 3- Legionella & Pseudomonas

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella pneumophila bacterial lower respiratory tract disease are explored in depth.

Jun 18 2014

21mins

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Rank #12: Urinalysis Pearls for Managing Adult Patients

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Aug 30 2012

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Rank #13: Natriuretic Peptides in Congestive Heart Failure

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BNP use as a lab and therapeutic are discussed. The episode also explores the PARADIGM-HF trial and Neprilysin inhibition. The novel combination medication sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) for systolic CHF is evaluated in depth. Clinical tips for avoiding angioedema and other clinical pearls are provided.

Jan 14 2016

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Rank #14: Hypercalcemia - Clinical Symptoms and Diagnostic Testing

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Special attention is paid to gastrointestinal, bone, and cardiovascular disease as a result of hypercalcemia. Laboratory interpretation of calcium and phosphorus levels is also discussed.

Mar 31 2015

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Rank #15: Azithromycin, COPD, and the Heart

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Aug 23 2012

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Rank #16: MRSA - The basics about Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcal Aureus

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Resistance and virulence mechanisms are discussed.  Clinical presentations as well as the difference between colonization and infection are considered.Screening, prevention, and understanding Community Acquired MRSA vs Healthcare Acquired MRSA strains can be challenging, so practical information is presented for the common questions patients, families, and health care workers will often have.

May 12 2013

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Rank #17: Creatine - part 1

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It occurs naturally in the body (because we synthesize it), it is in meat, and it is frequently used as a supplement. Since it is in you, why not understand what is and what it does? Advice is provided on which supplement labels to particularly avoid. A brief reflection upon creatine within our brains (and the potential memory impact seen in one study) is utilized to make the point that when it comes to a performance enhancer, like creatine, it's not solely about the ramifications on muscle strength and endurance.

Aug 20 2019

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Rank #18: Acute Liver Injury From Drugs (other than acetaminophen)

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Hepatotoxicity from antibiotics, NSAIDs, dietary supplements and other sources are explored. Idiosyncratic drug induced immune related and non-immune related injuries are differentiated, which can change treatment.

Apr 06 2014

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Rank #19: Pulmonary Embolism - part 2

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The treatment challenges of subsegmental pulmonary embolism, with emphasis on the 2016 guidelines are reviewed. Ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scan interpretations in those unable to get a CT scan are considered.

Jul 24 2016

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Rank #20: Guillain-Barre Syndrome

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Jul 02 2012

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Acute Severe Hypertension - part 1

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Apr 28 2020

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Acute Severe Hypertension - part 2

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Multiple treatment issues are discussed. This includes theoretical ideal blood pressure lowering rates, oral options (for hypertensive urgency and specific populations), intravenous options (for hypertensive emergency or NPO patients), specific issues with aortic dissection, coronary syndromes, acute pulmonary edema & heart failure, labetalol, esmolol, nitroglycerin, and nitroprusside.

Apr 28 2020

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Acute Severe Hypertension - part 3

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Did you know that intravenous labetalol and oral labetalol are not really similar? The great hydralazine debate. Things you must know about Clevidipine if you are going to use it.

Apr 27 2020

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Acute Severe Hypertension - part 4

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Did you know systolic and diastolic blood pressure are NOT measured by automated BP cuffs? PRES (Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome), also known as RPLS (Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome), is something you should recognize when you see it. Brief mentions of esmolol, nitroprusside, and other topics are scattered somewhere in between musings.  

Apr 25 2020

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A Plea For The Middle Ground With Covid19

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Apr 24 2020

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Interesting Studies, Facts, & Opinions - April 2020 edition

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If you wonder why good food is more important than mortality and why ordering too many unnecessary consults worsens the food and doesn't impact mortality - this episode is for you. Tramadol is not well understood by many prescribers and there are some emerging facts we all need to know. A flashback to diuretic use in congestive heart failure with fluid overload and elevated creatinine is also discussed somewhere in the mix. Ohhh...and stop systematically prescribing nicotine replacement at high dosages for all hospitalized smokers.

Stevens JP, Hatfield LA, Nyweide DJ, Landon B. Association of Variation in Consultant Use Among Hospitalist Physicians With Outcomes Among Medicare Beneficiaries. JAMA February 21, 2020

“Twenty Common Mistakes Made in Daily Clinical Practice” American Journal of Medicine 2020:133(01):1-3

Cristobal Young, Xinxiang Chen, Patients as Consumers in the Market for Medicine: The Halo Effect of Hospitality, Social Forces

Tramadol is an odd, unpredictable opioid, scientists say - By The Associated Press - December 13, 2019

Apr 23 2020

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Balkan Reflections Forged By A Virus Lockdown

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World War I was partly triggered by powerful allies of various nationalities being dragged into a Balkan conflict (nationalism, of course, was another major factor). The more recent Balkan conflict is even more preposterous - and here is my attempt to humorously explain the unexplainable.  

Apr 23 2020

10mins

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Recent Interesting Internal Medicine Studies and Facts - December 2019

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Correcting Hypernatremia in adults (finally, a real study!). An option for that scary patient with hemoptysis. How many nephrons you have (and your patient has) - it matters. 

Dec 10 2019

18mins

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Anemia of Inflammation - finally understand this common anemia that accomplished doctors often can't explain

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Anemia of Inflammation is also often referred to as Anemia of Chronic Disease. It is one of the most common anemias, yet often challenging to comprehend. This is an attempt is to try and simplify it.

Sep 30 2019

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Anemia of Inflammation - part 2

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If you know why red blood cells survive less (and are made less) during inflammatory conditions, and already know why ferritin increases in inflammation, and don't want to hear a lousy Iron Man plot idea - then you are good to go on skipping this episode.

Sep 30 2019

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Anemia of Inflammation - part 3

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Sep 30 2019

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Creatine - part 1

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It occurs naturally in the body (because we synthesize it), it is in meat, and it is frequently used as a supplement. Since it is in you, why not understand what is and what it does? Advice is provided on which supplement labels to particularly avoid. A brief reflection upon creatine within our brains (and the potential memory impact seen in one study) is utilized to make the point that when it comes to a performance enhancer, like creatine, it's not solely about the ramifications on muscle strength and endurance.

Aug 20 2019

12mins

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Creatine - part 2

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The replenishing of muscle ATP is one (of the several) mechanisms that creatine helps with when it comes to heavy anaerobic exercise. Other topics discussed are things to know about lab testing the kidneys while taking creatine. Thoughts on why some don't respond to creatine supplementation.

Aug 06 2019

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Creatine - part 3

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Is there a specific type of creatine to buy? What is creatine monohydrate? What is Creapure? What do some professional organizations have to say about the safety of creatine? The loading dose debate. Also dives into the several mechanisms of action for how creatine helps build muscle.

Aug 05 2019

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Medicare for All? (or maybe you call it Universal Healthcare or Single-Payer)

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Are you surprised that GoFundMe and crowdfunding are not the solution to a family healthcare crisis? How about Medicare for All? Hmmmm.....

Jul 01 2019

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Part 5 of Muscle and Strength Gaining Tips - The Emotional Connection and Overcoming Temporary Pain

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Apr 08 2019

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Clostridium Difficile - part 1

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A deceivingly difficult topic. Not so obvious points are made about asymptomatic carriers, transmission, and who to test.

Jan 25 2019

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Clostridium Difficile - part 2

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Specific initial treatment regimens are discussed. Topics include fulminant disease, Vancomycin, Fidaxomicin, Metronidazole, and recurrence rates/regimens.

Jan 23 2019

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Clostridium Difficile - part 3

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Many of the latest studies in the 2017-2018 timeframe are reviewed. The importance of looking at the eosinophil count on the CBC, probiotic future directions, microbiome transplant options, antibody treatment (bezlotoxumab), "penicillin allergic" patients, and a brief mention of available testing.

Jan 23 2019

13mins

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Live From My Basement Bathroom

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Experiences that taught me some lessons. 

Dec 24 2018

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iTunes Ratings

486 Ratings
Average Ratings
424
34
10
7
11

Very interesting

By August Consumer - Jun 27 2019
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Very interesting musings, enjoyable and entertaining.

More!

By embugg04 - May 27 2019
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I love these podcasts! Very concise and well explained. I just wish there were more!