Podcast 59: Marfan Syndrome

Dear Listeners, For our last podcast of the year, Dr. Dimitre talks about Marfan syndrome. It is an autosomal dominant disorder of the connective tissue that affects three major systems: cardiovascular, muskuloskeletal, and ocular. Most individuals who have Marfan’s are asymptomatic until complications arise. Most commonly they will have aortic dilation, mitral valve prolapse, scoliosis…

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Podcast 58: Irritable Child with Dr. Kevin

Dr. Kevin is back for our 58th podcast to talk about his approach to diagnosing inconsolable infants. Unexplained irritability in the clinic setting needs to be assessed as an urgent medical presentation. Up to 5% of fussy children will have an organic cause to their distress. As Dr. Kevin explains, there are a lot of badnesses…

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Podcast 57: Acquired Long QTc Syndrome

Dr. Dimitre is back with the 57th episode of the primary medicine podcast! Acquired long QTc syndrome is a disorder of the rhythm of the heart. It can lead to ventricular arrhythmias, such as Torsades de Pointe, and possibly ventricular fibrillation and death. It is caused by QTc prolonging medications which include antidepressants, antibiotics, antibiotics,…

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Podcast 56: Nocturnal Leg Cramps with Dr. Pabani

Dr. Wahid Pabani, rural doctor extraordinaire, is back for our 56th podcast to talk about Nocturnal Leg Cramps! OUCH! This very common and distressing condition has many causes from the mundane (such as muscle fatigue) to the serious (such as peripheral vascular disease, or Parkinson Disease). Thankfully, a focused history and physical exam can help…

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Podcast 55: Intussuception with Dr. Kevin

Dr. Kevin is back four our 55th podcast and he brought a surprise tiny guest. He will be talking about Intussusception. This is a life-threatening condition which mostly affects children below the age of three. It occurs when one part of the intestine slides into the adjacent part of the intestine. This causes bowel ischemia,…

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