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The Curious Clinicians

The Curious Clinicians is a medical podcast that asks "why?". Why do diseases present in certain ways? What are the mechanisms of treatments we use? Why does the human body function as it does? Join us to explore these questions and many more.

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The Curious Clinicians is a medical podcast that asks "why?". Why do diseases present in certain ways? What are the mechanisms of treatments we use? Why does the human body function as it does? Join us to explore these questions and many more.

58 - Gutting a Pearl

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Is oral furosemide absorption affected by “gut edema” in acute heart failure? In this episode, The Curious Clinicians break down the evidence around this age-old medical teaching pearl.

Check out the show notes here.

Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com.

Oct 01 2022

21mins

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57 - The Acetabular Ache

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On this episode, The Curious Clinicians explore why and how tumors in bones cause pain, with surprising results. 

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Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com.

Sep 16 2022

22mins

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56 - Trigging Out

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On this episode, The Curious Clinicians examine why elevated triglycerides in the blood can cause pancreatitis. 

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Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com.

Sep 02 2022

17mins

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55 - A Cute Pigment

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On this episode, The Curious Clinicians investigate why rhabdomyolysis very commonly causes acute kidney injury, while hemolysis does not. 

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Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com.

Aug 17 2022

17mins

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54 - A Lincoln Theory

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The Curious Clinicians outline a new theory about what, if any, genetic syndrome Abraham Lincoln may have had.

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Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com.

Aug 05 2022

19mins

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53 - Very/Qurious Hypoxemia

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The Curious Clinicians look into why pulmonary emboli cause hypoxemia. The answer may surprise you…

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Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com.

Jul 20 2022

20mins

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52 - Way Back Wenckebach

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The Curious Clinicians learn about why Wenckebach heart block has such a unique morphology. They also explore how Karel Frederik Wenckebach first identified the rhythm in a patient, years before the atrioventricular node was even discovered.

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Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com.

Jul 06 2022

18mins

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51 - Replete with Kare

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The Curious Clinicians unpack why potassium is often repleted to levels >4 mEq/L.

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Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com.

Jun 22 2022

22mins

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50 - Antibiotics on the Brain

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The Curious Clinicians post our 50th episode this week! We cover why cefepime (and other beta-lactam antibiotics) can cause neurotoxicity. 

Thank you for joining us on this medical curiosity journey and thank you to the team that has helped take the podcast to the next level, including audio editor extraordinaire Clair Morgan from Nodderly and the VCU Health Continuing Education team!

Check out the show notes here.

Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com.

Jun 10 2022

17mins

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49 - Curious Incidents in the Nighttime

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On this episode, The Curious Clinicians explore why obstructive sleep apnea can cause nocturia.

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Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of nodderly.com.

May 25 2022

23mins

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48 - Urine the Lung

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On this episode, The Curious Clinicians investigate exactly why we can often diagnose respiratory infections with urinary antigen tests… 

Check out the show notes here.

Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (1.00 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (1.00 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of nodderly.com.

May 11 2022

20mins

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47 - Something to Cry About

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The Curious Clinicians will give you something to cry about this week… specifically why onions make you tear up when cut.

Check out the show notes here.

Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (1.00 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (1.00 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of nodderly.com.

Apr 27 2022

18mins

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[reboot] 24 - Why is Fever Beneficial? Plus a special ad spot

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As we approach our 50th episode, The Curious Clinicians reboot episode 24, asking why fever can actually be beneficial during infection? Get ready to go back hundreds of millions of years to answer this question.

Read the show notes here.

Claim CME credits here.

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of nodderly.com.

We also have a special ad spot for season 3 of the Pushkin Industries podcast Against the Rules, hosted by best-selling author Michael Lewis. Check out the show here!

Apr 13 2022

24mins

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46 - The Man Who Purposefully Paralyzed Himself

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In this episode, The Curious Clinicians tell the unbelievable tale of Dr. Scott Smith, an anesthesiologist who in 1946 purposefully paralyzed himself. 

Read the show notes here.

Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (1.00 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (1.00 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of nodderly.com.

Mar 30 2022

20mins

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45 - (Trans)locating the bacteria

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The Curious Clinicians examine why cirrhosis predisposes to SBP, and why bacterial translocation across the bowel wall into ascites doesn’t actually occur!

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Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (1.00 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (1.00 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of nodderly.com.

Mar 16 2022

19mins

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44 - Propofol, White Lightning

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The Curious Clinicians examine why propofol can cause propofol-related infusion syndrome (PRIS).

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Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (1.00 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (1.00 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com.

Mar 02 2022

15mins

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43 - In Vivo Veritas

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In their latest episode, The Curious Clinicians investigate why antiphospholipid antibodies can be falsely positive during acute illness or thrombosis.

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Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (1.00 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (1.00 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com

Feb 16 2022

25mins

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42 - A Solely Acral Rash

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On this episode, The Curious Clinicians are joined by their first guest host, dermatologist extraordinaire Dr. Steven Chen! They inspect together why certain rashes have an acral distribution.

Check out the show notes here.

Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (1.00 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (1.00 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com. 

Feb 04 2022

26mins

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41 - Of Antibiotics and Soap

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This week The Curious Clinicians discuss antibiotics and soap - why don’t we use daptomycin to treat pneumonia?

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Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (1.00 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (1.00 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of nodderly.com.

Jan 19 2022

16mins

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40 - Infectious Cancer Therapy

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The Curious Clinicians examine why we use a bacterial vaccine (BCG, an attenuated form of mycobacterium bovis) to treat an unrelated malignancy (bladder cancer).

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Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (1.00 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (1.00 hours).

Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com.

Jan 06 2022

16mins

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great stuff so far

By Gerads - May 21 2020
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can we get more episodes pretty please? Thanks! Gerald @ GrepMed

Excellent

By CN1872 - May 21 2020
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Love that this is a lighthearted, yet informative medical podcast. Something all healthcare workers can enjoy!