Clinical Podcasts

UpToDate faculty discuss important “What’s New” and “Practice Changing UpDates”, based on recent medical journal articles, 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. Each clinical podcast includes the most current clinical information available as of the release date listed.

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UpToDate Pathways: Initial management of hypertension

Date Released: Jun 7 2017

This episode features Dr. George Bakris discussing the initial management of hypertension and factors that should be considered in optimizing initial therapy for an individual patient. Dr. Nancy Sokol hosts.

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Dr. BakrisDr. George Bakris is Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago where he directs the Comprehensive Hypertension Center.

George Bakris, MD Grant/Research/Clinical Trial Support: Bayer; Boehringer Ingelheim; Relypsa; Vascular Dynamics [Diabetic neuropathy, diabetes, hypertension (Empagliflozin, patiromer)]. Consultant/Advisory Boards: AstraZeneca; Bayer; Boehringer Ingelheim; Relypsa; Vascular Dynamics; Merck; Pfizer; NxStage [Diabetic neuropathy, diabetes, hypertension (Empagliflozin, patiromer)].

UpToDate Pathways: Management of osteoporosis in women

Date Released: Jun 7 2017

This episode features Dr. Clifford Rosen, discussing the management of a postmenopausal woman who’s been found to have an abnormal bone density study on screening for osteoporosis. Dr. Nancy Sokol hosts.

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Dr. RosenDr. Clifford Rosen is Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and Director of clinical research and senior scientist at Maine Medical Center.

Clifford J Rosen, MD Disclosure: Grant/Research/Clinical Trial Support: Alexion [Hypophosphatasia (Recombinant alkaline phosphatase)].

UpToDate Pathways: Management of anticoagulation for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation

Date Released: Jun 7 2017

This episode features Dr. Mark Estes discussing an approach to optimizing anticoagulation choices for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Dr. Nancy Sokol hosts.

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Dr. Mark EstesDr. Mark Estes is Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Director of the New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

N A Mark Estes, III, MD Disclosure: Consultant/Advisory Boards: Medtronic [Arrhythmias (pacemakers and ICDs)]; St. Jude Medical [Arrhythmias (pacemakers and ICDs)]; Boston Scientific [Arrhythmias (pacemakers and ICDs)].

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation; Bariatric surgery for patients with diabetes mellitus

Date Released: May 31 2017

In this episode, Dr. Stephen Brecker discusses transcatheter aortic valve implantation for severe aortic stenosis in patients with intermediate surgical risk, and Dr. David McCulloch discusses outcomes of bariatric surgery for patients with diabetes mellitus.

Dr. BreckerDr. Stephen Brecker is Professor of Cardiology at St. George’s University of London, and Chief of Cardiology at St. George’s University Hospitals.
Dr. David McCullochDr. David McCulloch is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Segment on transcatheter aortic valve implantation (Dr. Brecker):

  1. Reardon MJ, Van Mieghem NM, Popma JJ, et al. Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk Patients. N Engl J Med 2017; 376:1321.

Segment on bariatric surgery for patients with diabetes mellitus (Dr. McCulloch):

  1. Schauer PR, Bhatt DL, Kirwan JP, et al. Bariatric Surgery versus Intensive Medical Therapy for Diabetes - 5-Year Outcomes. N Engl J Med 2017; 376:641.

Stephen JD Brecker, MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC Grant/Research/Clinical Trial Support: Medtronic [Transcatheter valves]. Speaker’s Bureau: Medtronic [Transcatheter valves]. Consultant/Advisory Boards: Medtronic; Boston Scientific [Transcatheter valves].

David K McCulloch, MD Nothing to disclose

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