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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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Third dose of MMR vaccine for prevention of mumps in an outbreak setting

Date Released: Mar 28 2018

This episode features Dr. Sheldon Kaplan discussing the use of a third dose of the MMR vaccine for the prevention of mumps in an outbreak setting. Dr. Jennifer Mitty hosts.

Dr. KaplanDr. Kaplan is Professor of Pediatrics and head of the Pediatric Infectious Disease section at Baylor College of Medicine, and he is Chief of the Infectious Disease service and head of the Department of Pediatric Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

Segment on third dose of MMR vaccine for prevention of mumps in an outbreak setting (Dr. Kaplan):

  1. Marin M, Marlow M, Moore KL, et al. Recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of a Third Dose of Mumps Virus-Containing Vaccine in Persons at Increased Risk for Mumps During an Outbreak. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018; 67:33.
  2. Cardemil CV, Dahl RM, James L, et al. Effectiveness of a Third Dose of MMR Vaccine for Mumps Outbreak Control. N Engl J Med 2017; 377:947

Sheldon Kaplan, MD Grant/Research/Clinical Trial Support: Pfizer [Streptococcus pneumonia (PCV13, linezolid)]; Merck [Staphylococcus aureus (Tedizolid)]; Allergen [Osteomyelitis (Ceftaroline)]. Consultant/Advisory Boards: Pfizer [Staphylococcus aureus (vaccine development); linezolid]. Other Financial Interest: Pfizer [Speaker on PCV13, linezolid]; Medscapre [Video discussion on bacterial meningitis]; Elsevier [Co-editor (Feigin and Cherry Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases)].

Naltrexone versus buprenorphine for opioid use disorder

Date Released: Mar 21 2018

This episode features Dr. Andrew Saxon discussing treatments for opioid use disorder. Dr. Jennifer Mitty hosts.

Dr. SaxonDr. Saxon is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, and he is Chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Addiction Psychiatry.

Segment on naltrexone versus buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (Dr. Saxon):

  1. Lee JD, Nunes EV Jr, Novo P, et al. Comparative effectiveness of extended-release naltrexone versus buprenorphine-naloxone for opioid relapse prevention (X:BOT): a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2018; 391:309.
  2. Tanum L, Solli KK, Latif ZE, et al. Effectiveness of Injectable Extended-Release Naltrexone vs Daily Buprenorphine-Naloxone for Opioid Dependence: A Randomized Clinical Noninferiority Trial. JAMA Psychiatry 2017; 74:1197.

Andrew Saxon, MD Grant/Research/Clinical Trial Support: Medicasafe [Medication dispensing]. Consultant/Advisory Boards: Neurocrine Biosciences [Tardive dyskinesia (Valbenazine)].

Monoclonal antibodies to prevent migraine; Oral fecal microbiota transplant for C. diff infection

Date Released: Mar 7 2018

Today’s episode of UpToDate Talk features Dr. Jerry Swanson discussing novel monoclonal antibody therapies to prevent migraines, and Dr. Ciarán Kelly discussing oral fecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of C. difficile infection. The second segment begins at 14:58. Dr. Nancy Sokol hosts.

Dr. SwansonDr. Jerry Swanson is Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, where he's a consultant neurologist with a special interest in patients with headaches, including migraine. He is an UpToDate section editor in the neurology specialty.
Dr. KellyDr. Ciarán Kelly is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Gastroenterology Fellowship Training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. His clinical and research interests are in intestinal infection and inflammation. He is an UpToDate author of several topics covering C. difficile infection and celiac disease.

Segment on monoclonal antibodies to prevent migraine (Dr. Swanson):

  1. Silberstein SD, Dodick DW, Bigal ME, et al. Fremanezumab for the Preventive Treatment of Chronic Migraine. N Engl J Med 2017; 377:2113.
  2. Goadsby PJ, Reuter U, Hallström Y, et al. A Controlled Trial of Erenumab for Episodic Migraine. N Engl J Med 2017; 377:2123.

Segment on oral fecal microbiota transplant for C. diff infection (Dr. Kelly):

  1. Kao D, Roach B, Silva M, et al. Effect of Oral Capsule- vs Colonoscopy-Delivered Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2017; 318:1985.

Jerry Swanson, MD, MHPE Nothing to disclose

Ciarán Kelly, MD Consultant/Advisory Boards: Cellimmune [Celiac disease (Immune therapy in development)]; Cour Pharmaceuticals [Celiac disease (Immune therapy in development)]; Glutenostics [Celiac disease diagnostic]; Immunogenx [Celiac disease (Glutenase therapy in development)]; Innovate [Celiac disease (Larazotide acetate therapy in development)]; Merck [C difficile infection (Fidaxomicin, Bezlotoxumab)]; Seres Therapeutics [C difficile infection (prophylactic agent in development)]; Summit [C difficile infection (Ridinilazole in development)]; Synthetic Biologies [C difficile infection (Beta lactamase inhibitor in development)]; Takeda [Celiac disease (Therapies in development)]. Grant/Research/Clinical Trial Support: Aptalis [Celiac disease (Viokase pancrelipase)]; Institut Merieux [C difficile infection (ultrasensitive toxin assays); Merck [C difficile infection (Fidaxomicin, Bezlotoxumab); National Institutes of Health [C difficile (vaccine development, ultrasensitive toxin assays)]. Equity Ownership/Stock Options: Cour Pharmaceuticals [Celiac disease (Immune therapy in development)]; Glutenostics [Celiac disease diagnostic].

Edoxaban vs low molecular weight heparin in cancer-related VTE; New treatment for cystic fibrosis

Date Released: Feb 21 2018

Today’s UpToDate Talk episode features discussions related to three papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Jess Mandel discusses anticoagulation options for cancer-associated venous thromboembolism, and Dr. George Mallory discusses two studies of tezacaftor-ivacaftor in patients with cystic fibrosis. Segment two begins at 11:32. Dr. Helen Hollingsworth hosts.

Dr. MandelDr. Jess Mandel is Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of California San Diego. He is Section Editor for UpToDate topics on pulmonary vascular disease.
Dr. MalloryDr. George Mallory is Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and Section Editor for UpToDate topics on pediatric pulmonology.

Segment on edoxaban versus low molecular weight heparin for venous thromboembolism in cancer patients (Dr. Jess Mandel):

  1. Raskob GE, van Es N, Verhamme P, et al. Edoxaban for the Treatment of Cancer-Associated Venous Thromboembolism. N Engl J Med 2018; 378:615.

Segment on tezacaftor-ivacaftor for cystic fibrosis (Dr. George Mallory):

  1. Taylor-Cousar JL, Munck A, McKone EF, et al. Tezacaftor-Ivacaftor in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Homozygous for Phe508del. N Engl J Med 2017; 377:2013.
  2. Rowe SM, Daines C, Ringshausen FC, et al. Tezacaftor-Ivacaftor in Residual-Function Heterozygotes with Cystic Fibrosis. N Engl J Med 2017; 377:2024.

Jess Mandel, MD Nothing to disclose

George Mallory, MD Nothing to disclose