The Practice of Medicine

The Practice of Medicine

The Southern Medicine podcast is now The Practice of Medicine podcast from SMA. The name may have changed, but the mission remains the same: to provide medical professionals with the resources they need to learn to improve the quality of patient care. The Practice of Medicine podcast is just one way we do that, as we discuss a wide range of topics, including multidisciplinary approaches to patient care, and new innovations in medical technology. To learn more about SMA’s many other services and educational initiatives, please visit us at sma.org.

Episodes

April 25, 2022 19 min
Herpes zoster is a public health concern for the public, especially in subjects who are immunocompromised. The CDC–recommended recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) is an effective way to reduce the incidence of herpes zoster, but because of the increased immunogenicity of the vaccine adjuvant, there is a concern about flares of underlying autoimmune diseases in rheumatology patients. Join Drs. Syed Raza Saurav Acharya, and Gabrielle Ho...
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In this podcast, Drs. William Ventres and Erick Messias discuss adverse shared historical experiences and the influence historical trauma has on current health outcomes, a topic addressed in their article appearing in the November 2021 issue of the Southern Medical Journal.

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Discrimination is often experienced among medical students in clinical settings, especially those who belong to ethnic or gender minority groups, and it can occur in the form of “microaggressions”. In this podcast, Ms. Allison Kumnick and Dr. Julia Belkowitz discuss a simulation-based approach to improve medical students’ resilience and communication, as well as educate faculty members on unintentional discriminatory practices. The...

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February 18, 2022 16 min

Food insecurity is a problem for people across the lifespan, and it has been exacerbated by COVID-19. Adults facing food insecurity often reduce the variety of their diet and tend to consume a few low-cost, energy-dense, and nutritionally poor foods to maintain caloric intake, and this puts them at an increased risk for a variety of adverse health outcomes, including diabetes, pulmonary diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and obesit...

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Mentoring is important for both professional and personal development in medical education. In this podcast, Drs. Andrew Sephien, Danielle Gulick, and Ambuj Kumar discuss why mentoring is necessary, as well as provide insight into common qualities and barriers that medical students believe are associated with successful mentors and mentoring relationships. They also detail what led them to conduct a study focusing on mentoring, the...

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In this podcast, Dr. Lauris Kaldjian explains the need for ‘shared decision making’ between patients and physicians, why it is important and details steps physicians can take to make that happen. He also offers insight to help physicians avoid slipping into manipulation or coercion when faced with certain situations. 

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In the conclusion of this multipart podcast series, Dr. Benjamin Broome, a nephrologist with Nephrology Associates in Birmingham, Alabama, is joined by Drs. Elizabeth Edwards and Donald DiPette, both of whom are on faculty in the department of internal medicine at the University of South Carolina in Columbia to discuss proteinuria. They will review causes and symptoms, as well as provide information related to the association betwe...

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In part five of this multipart podcast series, Dr. Benjamin Broome, a nephrologist with Nephrology Associates in Birmingham, Alabama, is joined by Drs. Elizabeth Edwards and Donald DiPette, both of whom are on faculty in the department of internal medicine at the University of South Carolina in Columbia to discuss hyponatremia, which occurs when the sodium level in the blood is below normal. They will provide information on common ...

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Hypertension is a leading cause of kidney disease and in part four of this multipart podcast series, Dr. Benjamin Broome, a nephrologist with Nephrology Associates in Birmingham, Alabama, is joined by Dr. Donald DiPette, who serves on faculty in the department of internal medicine at the University of South Carolina in Columbia to discuss the clinical implications of hypertension as a significant cardiovascular risk factor. They wi...

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October 18, 2021 39 min

The occurrence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is on the rise and during this podcast, Drs. Anuja Mehta, Shirin Hasan, Lisa Spector, and Christopher Morris detail what ASD is, as well as some of the myths and misconceptions of ASD. In addition, they will provide information regarding the transition of care from adolescence into adulthood, and offer insight into treatment for ASD, including occupational and speech language therapi...

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October 11, 2021 29 min

In a special podcast, past SMA President Dr. Donald DiPette is joined by Dr. Don Powell, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Powell is the 2021 recipient of the Dr. Robert D. and Alma W. Moreton Research Award and Commemorative Lectureship, which will be presented at SMA’s 112th Annual Scientific Assembly in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

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Every year, there are more than 13 million cases of acute kidney injury (AKI) worldwide, and this disease burden is on the increase in emerging countries where the annual incidence is estimated to be 11.3 million. In part three of this multipart podcast series, Dr. Benjamin Broome, a nephrologist with Nephrology Associates in Birmingham, Alabama, is joined by Drs. Elizabeth Edwards and Donald DiPette, both of whom are on faculty in...

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Pain is often referred to as the fifth vital sign and in this podcast, Drs. Philip Hartman and Christopher Morris use an evidence-based approach to discuss different modalities of acute and chronic pain management. They also provide insight into the changing approach to opioid prescribing as well as touch upon the preliminary data and the need for additional research surrounding cannabinoid-based products.

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Patient care pathways exist as a method to create safe entry and exit strategies for patients undergoing surgery. Good perioperative care should improve the patient’s experience, including quality of, and satisfaction with care. We invite you to join Dr. Christopher Morris and Dr. Christopher Jackson as they discuss the perioperative management of surgical patients, focusing on best practices from a medical management perspective. ...

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It is estimated that 37 million American adults have chronic kidney disease, or CKD, and millions of others are at increased risk. In part two of this multipart podcast series, Dr. Benjamin Broom, a nephrologist with Nephrology Associates in Birmingham, Alabama, is joined by Drs. Elizabeth Edwards and Donald DiPette, both of whom are on faculty in the department of internal medicine at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. ...

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Prior to the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2) pandemic, vaping-related illness was the prevailing public health concern. The incidence of vaping related illnesses mainly e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury (EVALI) declined with the arrival of COVID 19 but EVALI should still be considered as a differential diagnosis for people with COVID-19 for reasons outlined in this review. 

This narrative review describes vaping devic...

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Renal disease affects 15% of the US adult population and is considered an under-recognized health crisis with significant morbidity and mortality. In this introduction to a multipart podcast series, Dr. Benjamin Broom, a nephrologist with Nephrology Associates in Birmingham, Alabama, is joined by Drs. Elizabeth Edwards and Donald DiPette, both of whom are on faculty in the department of internal medicine at the University of South ...

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical care of patients and undergraduate medical education faced substantive challenges.  Many traditional patient-physician and family-physician interactions were no longer possible, and alternative, often virtual, methods of communications were required to be devised.  The existing challenges of transition of care from inpatient to outpatient treatment for many patients were exacerbated with the p...

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Surveys are commonly used in medical education, yet educators and researchers often fail to follow best practices for survey design, administration, and reporting in manuscripts. In this podcast, Drs. Tanya Nikiforova and Emmanuelle Yecies discuss the evidence and expert-supported best practices for designing and reporting on surveys in medical education research, a topic they and coauthors Drs. Andrea Carter and Carla L. Spagnolet...

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In this podcast, Dr. Christopher Jackson shares an inside view on the residency match and recent changes to the application process in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He additionally discusses his role as a clinician educator in shaping the training experience for internal medicine residents at UTHSC.

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