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Best Science Medicine Podcast - BS without the BS

Dr James McCormack and Dr Michael Allan

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Best Science Medicine Podcast - BS without the BS

Best Science Medicine Podcast - BS without the BS

Dr James McCormack and Dr Michael Allan

64
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70
Plays
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About Us

The Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast is a weekly presentation where practitioners can get evidence-based drug therapy content that is practical, entertaining and promotes healthy scepticism. In essence, we are the Medication Mythbusters. We present information that is useful and relevant to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants and other health professionals, and that can easily be incorporated into day-to-day practice. The podcast is presented by Dr. James McCormack, Professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia and Dr Michael Allan, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of Alberta. For more about us and to get the show notes for each episode, visit our website at www.bsmedicine.com or www.medicationmythbusters.com

Latest Episodes

Episode 457: Who let the Gout Out? Targeting Uric Acid Levels in Treating Gout

In episode 457, James and Mike yet again invite Joey Ton to go through the evidence around reaching a target serum urate level in patients with gout. As with many arbitrary thresholds determined from observational studies (sometimes), or just made up, when you properly study if there is a benefit to achieving these levels the theory really crumbles under the weight of the evidence.

--3 w ago
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Episode 457: Who let the Gout Out? Targeting Uric Acid Levels in Treating Gout

Episode 456: Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections – PART II The Public

In episode 456, James and Mike and Nic continue to go through all the evidence (primarily RCTs) around the use of masks and reducing the risk for viral illnesses. In this episode we talk about our systematic review and what we found for the public. Please also check out our simplified tool that describes all the information we found. Show notes

--AUG 3
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Episode 456: Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections – PART II The Public

Episode 455: Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections – PART I Healthcare workers

In episode 455, James and Mike invite Nic Dugré to go through all the evidence (primarily RCTs) around the use of masks and reducing the risk for viral illnesses for both healthcare workers and the public. In this episode we talk about our systematic review and what we found for healthcare workers - the following episode will be about the general public.

--AUG 3
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Episode 455: Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections – PART I Healthcare workers

Episode 454: Exercise-induced osteoarthritis: Running into problems?

In episode 454, James and Mike invite Adam Keough to go through all the evidence around the impact of long-term running. We find out that recreational running likely does not increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis but high-level elite athletes may have an increased risk. Interestingly, exercise is one of the most effective treatments for reducing osteoarthritic pain.

26 minAUG 1
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Episode 454: Exercise-induced osteoarthritis: Running into problems?

Episode 453: Does baby know best? Baby-led weaning for transitioning to solid foods

In episode 453, James and Mike invite Jessica Kirkwood to go over all the evidence for transitioning infants to solid foods using a baby-led weaning approach versus traditional spoon feeding. Overall, it really didn’t make much difference which approach was used. But listen to hear us take a bite out of all the nuances and context. Show notes

--JUL 28
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Episode 453: Does baby know best? Baby-led weaning for transitioning to solid foods

Episode 452: Once upon a time in diabetes land – squirrel!

In episode 452, James and Mike go over 2 recent publications which encapsulate all the important evidence around type 2 diabetes. We talk about the misdirection that occurs with T2DM evidence versus what we do in practice. We now have all the evidence and we know what these medications do or don’t do to important clinical endpoints. Could we please use this information when we treat T2DM.

--JUL 22
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Episode 452: Once upon a time in diabetes land – squirrel!

Episode 451: Osteoarthritis - all the evidence for all the treatments - PART III

In episode 451, Mike and James invite Adrienne to talk about how we put all the osteoarthritis evidence into a simplified decision guide. We talk about how we produce these decision guides and also give tips and suggestions around how to use the evidence with patients. Show notes

--JUN 25
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Episode 451: Osteoarthritis - all the evidence for all the treatments - PART III
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Latest Episodes

Episode 457: Who let the Gout Out? Targeting Uric Acid Levels in Treating Gout

In episode 457, James and Mike yet again invite Joey Ton to go through the evidence around reaching a target serum urate level in patients with gout. As with many arbitrary thresholds determined from observational studies (sometimes), or just made up, when you properly study if there is a benefit to achieving these levels the theory really crumbles under the weight of the evidence.

--3 w ago
Comments
Episode 457: Who let the Gout Out? Targeting Uric Acid Levels in Treating Gout

Episode 456: Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections – PART II The Public

In episode 456, James and Mike and Nic continue to go through all the evidence (primarily RCTs) around the use of masks and reducing the risk for viral illnesses. In this episode we talk about our systematic review and what we found for the public. Please also check out our simplified tool that describes all the information we found. Show notes

--AUG 3
Comments
Episode 456: Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections – PART II The Public

Episode 455: Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections – PART I Healthcare workers

In episode 455, James and Mike invite Nic Dugré to go through all the evidence (primarily RCTs) around the use of masks and reducing the risk for viral illnesses for both healthcare workers and the public. In this episode we talk about our systematic review and what we found for healthcare workers - the following episode will be about the general public.

--AUG 3
Comments
Episode 455: Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections – PART I Healthcare workers

Episode 454: Exercise-induced osteoarthritis: Running into problems?

In episode 454, James and Mike invite Adam Keough to go through all the evidence around the impact of long-term running. We find out that recreational running likely does not increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis but high-level elite athletes may have an increased risk. Interestingly, exercise is one of the most effective treatments for reducing osteoarthritic pain.

26 minAUG 1
Comments
Episode 454: Exercise-induced osteoarthritis: Running into problems?

Episode 453: Does baby know best? Baby-led weaning for transitioning to solid foods

In episode 453, James and Mike invite Jessica Kirkwood to go over all the evidence for transitioning infants to solid foods using a baby-led weaning approach versus traditional spoon feeding. Overall, it really didn’t make much difference which approach was used. But listen to hear us take a bite out of all the nuances and context. Show notes

--JUL 28
Comments
Episode 453: Does baby know best? Baby-led weaning for transitioning to solid foods

Episode 452: Once upon a time in diabetes land – squirrel!

In episode 452, James and Mike go over 2 recent publications which encapsulate all the important evidence around type 2 diabetes. We talk about the misdirection that occurs with T2DM evidence versus what we do in practice. We now have all the evidence and we know what these medications do or don’t do to important clinical endpoints. Could we please use this information when we treat T2DM.

--JUL 22
Comments
Episode 452: Once upon a time in diabetes land – squirrel!

Episode 451: Osteoarthritis - all the evidence for all the treatments - PART III

In episode 451, Mike and James invite Adrienne to talk about how we put all the osteoarthritis evidence into a simplified decision guide. We talk about how we produce these decision guides and also give tips and suggestions around how to use the evidence with patients. Show notes

--JUN 25
Comments
Episode 451: Osteoarthritis - all the evidence for all the treatments - PART III
the END
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