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A monthly audio round-up detailing the contents of the latest issue of DTB.

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A monthly audio round-up detailing the contents of the latest issue of DTB.

    Melatonin for jet lag

    Melatonin for jet lag

    In this podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss a formulation of melatonin that has been licensed in the UK for the management of jet lag. The editors review the evidence for its effectiveness in reducing symptoms of jet lag and consider whether it should be available from the National Health Service. Read the article here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/dtb.2019.000074.
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    • 8 min
    January 2020 - Polypharmacy and deprescribing: just ask the patient

    January 2020 - Polypharmacy and deprescribing: just ask the patient

    In January's podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) consider the burden of overprescribing and discuss how to tackle some of the barriers to deprescribing (https://dtb.bmj.com/content/58/1/2). They also review an article on the place of aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (https://dtb.bmj.com/content/58/1/3), highlight an article on prescribing for pregnancy for women with mental health issues (https://dtb.bmj.com/content/58/1/8), and discuss a case report of sitagliptin-induced seronegative rheumatoid arthritis (https://dtb.bmj.com/content/58/1/12).
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    • 10 min
    December 2019 - Has the polypill finally proven its worth?

    December 2019 - Has the polypill finally proven its worth?

    In December's podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) consider the results of a recent study that assessed the effect of a combination pill containing aspirin, atorvastatin, enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide on major cardiovascular outcomes - https://dtb.bmj.com/content/57/12/178. The editors discuss prasterone, a newly introduced treatment for vulvar and vaginal atrophy - https://dtb.bmj.com/content/57/12/185. They also review a case report of retrograde ejaculation associated with quetiapine and treatment with low-dose imipramine - https://dtb.bmj.com/content/57/12/189.
    Read the December issue on the DTB website: https://dtb.bmj.com/content/57/12.

    • 10 min
    November 2019 - Meeting QOF hypertension targets but failing the patient

    November 2019 - Meeting QOF hypertension targets but failing the patient

    In November's podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss whether primary care targets for managing blood pressure control in older people are achievable or desirable. The editors also introduce the first of a series of articles that consider therapeutic challenges when preparing for pregnancy and highlight some of the key issues that should be considered for all women as part of pre-pregnancy care. They also review a case report of apixaban-induced acute interstitial nephritis.
    Read the full November issue: https://dtb.bmj.com/content/57/11

    • 11 min
    October 2019 -Medicines optimisation: time to review fibrates?

    October 2019 -Medicines optimisation: time to review fibrates?

    In October's podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss wide variation in the use of fibrates and the need for clinicians to consider whether their prescribing of fibrates is up to date and appropriate for their patients. The editors also talk about the evidence for fibrates in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, highlight recent changes in the BNF and review a case of severe acute ocular hypertension following pulsed methylprednisolone.
    Read the full October issue: https://dtb.bmj.com/content/57/10

    • 8 min
    September 2019 - Social prescribing: right idea, wrong name?

    September 2019 - Social prescribing: right idea, wrong name?

    In September's podcast, James Cave (DTB Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (DTB Deputy Editor) discuss the roll out of social prescribing across the NHS in England. The editors also talk about a new formulation of naloxone for emergency treatment of opioid overdose in adults and review a case that involved successful thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke after using idarucizumab to reverse the action of dabigatran etexilate.
    To read any of the September articles, please visit: https://dtb.bmj.com/content/57/9.

    • 10 min

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