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April 2018: STOMP - time to make more noise

4/11/2018
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In this month’s podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss a national campaign in England that is tackling the inappropriate use of antipsychotic and antidepressant medicines in people with learning or intellectual disability. Read the article: http://dtb.bmj.com/content/56/4/37. The editors also review the evidence for a once-daily triple inhaler for maintenance treatment for adults with moderate to severe COPD...

Duration:00:15:32

March 2018: Do hypertension guidelines put the person first?

3/12/2018
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In this month’s podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss some of the difficulties in implementing clinical guidelines for the management of elevated blood pressure and the potential impact of changes in the threshold for a diagnosis of hypertension (http://dtb.bmj.com/content/56/3/25). The editors also review the evidence for dupliumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in adults (http://dtb.bmj.com/content/56/3/30)...

Duration:00:11:15

February 2018: Clinical guidelines - more PDAs please

2/9/2018
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In this month’s podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss the importance of developing patient decision aids to support the implementation of clinical guidelines (http://dtb.bmj.com/content/56/2/13). The editors also review the evidence for cladribine for the treatment of highly active relapsing multiple sclerosis (http://dtb.bmj.com/content/56/2/21) and discuss the latest levonorgestrel IUS device to be marketed for contraception...

Duration:00:13:10

January 2018: No alchemy for obesity

1/2/2018
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In this month’s podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss the importance of exercise, diet and behaviour modification in the management of obesity and consider the limitations of anti-obesity drugs. http://dtb.bmj.com/content/56/1/1 The editors also review the evidence for ▼patiromer, a cation exchange polymer, that has recently been marketed for the management of hyperkalaemia - http://dtb.bmj.com/content/56/1/6 and discuss the management...

Duration:00:12:35

DTB December 2017: Shared care protocols – have they had their day?

12/4/2017
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In this month’s podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss the challenge of prescribing specialist drugs in primary care and highlight problems associated with the use of shared care protocols. http://dtb.bmj.com/content/55/12/133 The editors also review the evidence for an inhaler containing beclometasone, formoterol and glycopyrronium that has recently been licensed for the management of COPD - http://dtb.bmj.com/content/55/12/138 - and...

Duration:00:12:32

November 2017: Prescribing in pregnancy - stop stopping and start planning

11/6/2017
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In this month’s podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss the challenges associated with prescribing for long-term conditions in women who are pregnant and raise concerns that medicines may be stopped inappropriately. Read the editorial here: http://dtb.bmj.com/content/55/11/121. The editors also review a combination product containing naltrexone and bupropion that is licensed for the management of obesity -...

Duration:00:14:27

July 2017: The good, the bad and the ugly

7/5/2017
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In this month’s podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss the role of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in the management of psychiatric disorders. Article accesible here: http://dtb.bmj.com/content/55/7/1. The editors also discuss the use of liraglutide for obesity (related article here: http://dtb.bmj.com/content/55/7/78)and highlight some of the challenges associated with the management of people with clinical features of both asthma and...

Duration:00:13:36

June 2017: Turning the tide of high-dose inhaled corticosteroids

6/5/2017
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In this month’s podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss the use of high-dose inhaled corticosteroids in asthma and COPD. The editors also highlight some of the challenges associated with the management of superficial venous thrombosis of the leg and discuss the use of carbohydrate deficient transferrin as a biomarker for the assessment of chronic alcohol use. Read more about the DTB's June 2017 issue:...

Duration:00:11:16

May 2017: Rational rationing in the NHS?

5/3/2017
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In this month’s podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss attempts by the NHS in England to target £400m of prescribing expenditure that is reported to be wasted on a range of products that are considered to be of low value. Editorial available here: http://dtb.bmj.com/content/55/5/49 The editors also review the evidence for the use of off-label testosterone supplementation in menopausal women (http://dtb.bmj.com/content/55/5/57) and...

Duration:00:13:02

March 2017: Better PrEParation needed?

3/14/2017
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In this month’s podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss some of the implications related to funding of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). They consider the Court of Appeal decision on funding and the role of clinical and health economic evaluations for preventative treatments. Full article available here: http://dtb.bmj.com/content/55/3/25. The editors also review the evidence for a new formulation of...

Duration:00:12:57

February 2017: Spironolactone - potion or poison?

2/6/2017
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In this month’s podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss the risk of hyperkalaemia associated with spironolactone in people with heart failure. They consider recent advice issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and highlight the importance of regular monitoring of potassium and renal function. The editors also review the evidence for daclizumab, a drug for relapsing multiple sclerosis, and provide a brief...

Duration:00:14:31

November 2016: Rubella immunisation. Check vaccination history

11/7/2016
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In this month’s podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss changes to the rubella screening programme and the need to ensure that MMR vaccinations are up to date, especially in younger women born outside the UK. Read the full editorial here: http://dtb.bmj.com/content/54/11/121.full. The editors also discuss prescribing information sources (http://dtb.bmj.com/content/54/11/129.full) and the evidence on the management of difficult to treat...

Duration:00:11:18

October 2016: the dangers of a quicker authorisation process for drugs

10/21/2016
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Why should we worry about the new European Medicines Agency (EMA) pilot project to accelerate the approval of new drugs? James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss the October issue Editorial, that looks at the pros and cons of this new trend both in the USA and Europe. Read the full article here: http://dtb.bmj.com/content/54/10/109.full. Also in this podcast: • the use of the new antibiotic Fosfomycin trometamol for the treatment of acute...

Duration:00:09:15

August 2016: Better guidelines. Capsaicin for diabetic neuropathy. Excipients in medicines

8/8/2016
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In this month’s podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss the presentation of guidelines and ways of making them more accessible. Read the full editorial here: http://dtb.bmj.com/content/54/8/85.full There’s also an evaluation of the use of capsaicin for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Article accessible here: http://dtb.bmj.com/content/54/8/90.full The DTB editors also talk about medicines, excipients and dietary intolerances. Article...

Duration:00:18:05

July 2016: Where next for rationing medicines? Vitamins during pregnancy: a big marketing campaign?

7/7/2016
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In this podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss proposals to stop the prescription of some medicines and foods in order to help manage the deficit in NHS budgets. Full article available here: http://dtb.bmj.com/content/early/2016/07/07/dtb.2016.7.0409.full. The podcast also includes a review of an article about the effects of the antidiabetic drug empagliflozin on cardiovascular outcomes, as well as a review of an article on the use of...

Duration:00:15:43

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