Clinical Podcasts Archive


Information contained in the following UpToDate Talk podcasts was current at the time of initial release. However, this content is not maintained or updated. For current clinical recommendations, please always consult UpToDate Online. Please note that we are no longer producing new clinical podcasts.

UpToDate faculty discuss important changes to the practice of medicine based in our clinical podcasts. Our contributors are recognized physician leaders in their fields and offer their expertise regarding each update and its impact on clinical practice.

Support for UpToDate Talk is provided by UpToDate, Wolters Kluwer. UpToDate is entirely funded by the subscriptions of its users and does not accept advertising or funding unrelated to subscriptions. The opinions in such podcasts are entirely those of the discussants, and these discussants are authors and editors for UpToDate. View the UpToDate conflict of interest policy.

This is the complete archive for the UpToDate Clinical Talk Podcasts.

Time window for mechanical thrombectomy after acute ischemic stroke

Date Released: May 2 2018

This episode features Dr. Jose Biller discussing two recent studies showing that intra-arterial mechanical thrombectomy improves neurologic outcomes when performed up to 24 hours after symptom onset for selected patients with ischemic stroke. Dr. April Eichler hosts.

Dr. BillerDr. Biller is a Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is Section Editor in the Neurology specialty at UpToDate.
  1. Nogueira RG, Jadhav AP, Haussen DC, et al. Thrombectomy 6 to 24 Hours after Stroke with a Mismatch between Deficit and Infarct. N Engl J Med 2018; 378:11.
  2. Albers GW, Marks MP, Kemp S, et al. Thrombectomy for Stroke at 6 to 16 Hours with Selection by Perfusion Imaging. N Engl J Med 2018; 378:708.

Jose Biller, MD, FACP, FAAN, FAHA Nothing to disclose

Indications for surgery after a first episode of acute diverticulitis

Date Released: Apr 25 2018

Dr. John Pemberton discusses a cohort study of patients with acute diverticulitis followed for 4 years for recurrence rates and need for surgery following the initial episode, published in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum in March 2018. Dr. Nancy Sokol hosts.

Dr. PembertonDr. John Pemberton is Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School, and authors several topics on diverticular disease for UpToDate.
  1. El-Sayed C, Radley S, Mytton J, et al. Risk of Recurrent Disease and Surgery Following an Admission for Acute Diverticulitis. Dis Colon Rectum 2018; 61:382.

John Pemberton, MD Nothing to disclose

Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation with heart failure

Date Released: Apr 17 2018

Dr. Brian Olshansky discusses a paper in the February 2018 New England Journal of Medicine regarding a trial of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation with heart failure. Dr. Nancy Sokol hosts.

OlshanskyDr. Brian Olshansky is Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Des Moines University, and Section Editor for UpToDate cardiology topics.
  1. Marrouche NF, Brachmann J, Andresen D, et al. Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation with Heart Failure. N Engl J Med 2018; 378:417.

Brian Olshansky, MD Disclosure: Speaker’s Bureau: Lundbeck [Orthostatic hypotension (Droxidopa)]; CryoLife [Heart Valve Replacement (On-X Aortic Valves)]. Consultant/Advisory Boards: Lundbeck [Orthostatic hypotension (Droxidopa)]; CryoLife [Heart Valve Replacement (On-X Aortic Valves)]. Other Financial Interest: Amarin [Hypertriglyceridemia (EPA; Chair, Data and Safety Monitoring Board)]; Boerhringer Ingelheim [Atrial fibrillation (GLORIA AF trial)].

Vaccination to prevent herpes zoster

Date Released: Apr 11 2018

This episode features Dr. Kenneth Schmader discussing new guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding the herpes zoster vaccines. Dr. Sadhna Vora hosts.

Dr. SchmaderDr. Schmader is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at Duke University. He is Section Editor in Primary Care and Editor-in-Chief of the Geriatrics specialty at UpToDate.
  1. Dooling KL, Guo A, Patel M, et al. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018; 67:103.

Kenneth E Schmader, MD Grant/Research/Clinical Trial Support: Merck [Herpes zoster (Zoster vaccine)]; GlaxoSmithKline [Herpes zoster (Zoster vaccine)].