#91 Hotcakes: Fluid Wars, Barbershops, HTN, Aromatherapy, Coffee
Published April 16, 2018
33 min
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    Keep up-to-date with this fast moving discussion of recent journal articles and thought-provoking headlines in medicine. Welcome to the first-ever Curbsiders journal club covering landmark articles from March to April 2018, plus rapid fire hot takes and the unveiling of our new hotcake based rating system. Please let us know what you liked, didn’t like and how we can make this better next month. Topics: Resident work hours, saline versus balanced IV fluids, barber shops and hypertension, coffee causes cancer, Twitter based medicine, clonidine versus spironolactone, opioids versus nonopioids and aromatherapy for nausea!

    Written by: Chris J Chiu, MD; Producer: Sarah Phoebe Roberts MPH; Edited by: Matthew Watto, MD

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    Time stamps:

    • 00:00 Disclaimer
    • 00:35 Host intros, featuring special guest and correspondent Chris Chiu, MD
    • 01:30 Introducing a new Curbsiders segment!
    • 03:20 First article: Duty-Hour Flexibility Trial
    • 08:55 Second article: Trial of Blood-Pressure Reduction in Black Barbershops
    • 14:27 Third article: SALT-ED Trial
    • 20:00 Hot takes—intro
    • 20:36 Hot take #1, Dr. Milton Packer and Twitter-based medicine
    • 24:07 Hot take #2, Coffee and cancer risk
    • 26:24 Hot take #3 Aromatherapy for nausea
    • 28:10 Hot take #4 Opiates vs. non-opiates for chronic pain
    • 29:00 Hot take #5, Surgeon general’s statement on naloxone
    • 29:46 Hot take #6, Spironolactone vs clonidine for resistant HTN
    • 31:54 Outro & announcements
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