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.

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October 18, 2021 39 min

The prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) rose from 1 in 68 children in 2010 to about 1 in 54 children in 2016 according to CDC statistics. As children with ASD transition into adolescence and adulthood, they will interact with various medical subspecialties to receive medical care and attention similar to their non-ASD counterparts. Healthcare providers (HCPs) who primarily treat patients withASD and the comorbidities relat...

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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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This podcast explores the motivating factors for a physician experiencing “Joy in Practice”, a topic that will also be addressed in an upcoming issue of the Southern Medical Journal.  Join Matthew Du, a third-year medical student at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine as he details how this study used a bit different approach to the topic of satisfaction with one’s practice; instead of addressing the commonly stud...

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Join Drs. Tracey Dabal and Christopher Jackson as they discuss the safety of baricitinib for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, a topic they address in their article that will appear in the May 2021 issue of the Southern Medical Journal. In this  podcast, they talk about why they chose to perform their safety-focused meta-analysis and what results were the most surprising to them. They also provide insight into how the findings...

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Join Dr. Doris Lin as she discusses the readiness of hospitalists to assess and evaluate resident progress, a topic on which she has written an article for the April 2021 issue of the Southern Medical Journal. In this  podcast, she also explores the role of faculty development in the evaluative process, as well as provides strategies to help hospitalists assess and evaluate trainee progress. In addition, she offers insight regardin...

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In this podcast, we are joined once again by Dr. Philip Hartman. He is also a past president of the Southern Medical Association.

The podcast will cover the COVID-19 vaccine which Dr. Hartman has received and he will discuss his opinions on the vaccine, as well as what his thoughts are for the vaccine and the community at large. Lastly he will offer insight into possible vaccination strategies as the vaccine is made available to th...

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In this podcast, Dr. Everett Magann discusses prophylactic transfusion during pregnancy for women with sickle cell disease. Dr. Magann is the corresponding author of an article appearing in the April 2021 issue of the Southern Medical Journal that addresses this topic.

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In Part 2 of this podcast, Drs. Jason Wagner and Richard Holt join us again to  look back on the past year and discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. They will discuss how clinical outpatient care has been affected and offer insight into how physicians have been coping. They will also share their thoughts regarding the medical profession’s response to the pandemic and ethical issues in patient care that may have arisen as a ...

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In this podcast, Drs. Jason Wagner and Richard Holt join us again to  look back on the past year and discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. They will discuss how clinical outpatient care has been affected and offer insight into how physicians have been coping. They will also share their thoughts regarding the medical profession’s response to the pandemic and ethical issues in patient care that may have arisen as a result of ...

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March 8, 2021 8 min

In this podcast, Dr. Veronica Piziak discusses COVID-19 and possible effects it may have on endocrine disease and explains if conditions such as thyroid cancer, Grave’s disease, and diabetes mellitus make individuals more susceptible to the virus. Dr. Piziak also provides information regarding thyroid medication and risk of viral infection.

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Ryan Alexander, a fourth-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Dr. Donald DiPette, the Health Sciences Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina/University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia offer insight and perspective regarding residency interviewing during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this conversation they touch on many areas, including the components o...

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