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What are some ways you address unrealistic hopes with your patients? How can you build a portfolio of hope with your patients? Can you learn to guide your patients hope?Show notes, Transcript and References: Use the code “COREIM-AMBOSS” to get a free month of access on stamps01:20 Intro 04:37 What are some definitions of hope?09:57 How can we address unrealistic hope? 21:39 Addressing hope in clinical practice 32:10 ConclusionTags: IM Core, CoreIM, care, communication, goal setting, support, strategies , medical humanities
What tests and history points help with the diagnosis of alcohol-associated hepatitis? What other etiologies should be ruled out? To steroid or not to steroid? What are the medications for alcohol use disorder? Do you make sure your patients have a late night snack? How do you prognosticate? Show notes, Transcript and References:…5-pearls-segment/Get CME-MOC credit with ACP: Time stamps01:42 Intro 04:37 Pearl 1: Diagnosis 13:20 Pearl 2: Differential & Treatment20:48 Pearl 3: Nutrition & Alcohol Cessation 27:45 Pearl 4: To steroids or to not steroids?!35:34 Pearl 5: Throwback Tags: IM Core, CoreIM, ALT, AST, liver abnormalities, gastroenterology, alcohol use disorder, nutrition, MELD, Lille, Steroids, Alcoholic Hepatitis
How do you educate your patients on aspirin use? For what reasons do you start, continue or stop aspirin? What does trial data tell us? How does aspirin exerts its effect?Sponsor: Use the code “COREIM-AMBOSS” to get a free month of access on CME: notes, Transcript and References:…imary-prevention/Time stamps03:03 Guideline recommendations 07:00 How does Aspirin work? 09:11 Trial Data13:00 ASCVD Risk Calculator18:07 Starting vs. Stopping Aspirin 22:11 Summary Tags: IM Core, CoreIM, guidelines, atherosclerosis, ASCVD, plaque, bleeding, shared decision-making
Is a positive ANA always significant? What does the titer mean? Is the pattern of the ANA helpful? What patient histories should you not get an ANA for and which aspects of the history would raise suspicion for autoimmunity? How can you use the physical exam to assess likelihood of autoimmune disease? What is the ddx for a positive ANA?Show notes, Transcript and References:…5-pearls-segment/Get CME-MOC credit with ACP: Visit for 15% off on all subscriptions. Discount code: “COREIM”Timestamps:01:37 Pearl 103:54 Pearl 213:53 Pearl 318:07 Pearl 429:30 Pearl 5Tags: IM Core, CoreIM, autoimmune, joint disease, titers, Raynaud's, lupus, Rheumatology
How do you decide which lung nodules should be worked up inpatient or outpatient? How common are incidental lung nodules? What considerations are there for patients that could potentially get lost to follow up? What risk adopted approach can be implement in our practice? Do you know what fast forward rounds are?Sponsor: Use the code “COREIM-AMBOSS” to get a free month of access on notes, Transcript and References:…atters-segment-2/Time stamps01:30 Deep Dive #117:27 Deep Dive #2Tags: IM Core, CoreIM, outpatient, inpatient, PCP, management, communication, discharge summary, incidentaloma
Can you identify where along the clinical reasoning pathway the learner is struggling? What coaching exercises can be helpful? What feedback do you fall back on when working with learners? What are common challenges?Digital Education Conference 2022 in Oct 7 2022: notes, Transcript and References:…inical-reasoning/ACP CME:
Hear personal stories about racial trauma or stereotype threat. How can we respond and how do we differentiate an up stander from a bystander? What barriers exist when we try to respond?Show notes, Transcript and References: Time stamps00:59 Intro05:51Overview of Microaggressions09:11 Prevalence12:43 How to respond22:03 Barriers to appropriate response27:00 ConclusionTags: IM Core, CoreIM, bystander, race, microaggressions, hidden curriculum, DEI
What are the 3 types of solutes you can use in hyponatremia? What are each of their drawbacks? How do loop diuretics work help in hyponatremia? What can you use to tell you on day 1 that fluid restriction alone will not work?Show notes, Transcript and References:…5-pearls-segment/Sponsor: CME-MOC credit with ACP: Time stamps:01:20 Intro04:46 Pearl 113:13 Pearl 224:03 Pearl 332:49 Pearl 437:05 Pearl 5
Digital Education Conference 2022 in Oct 7 2022: does each diagnostic test tell you? How do you interpret urine osmolality, urine sodium, or urine urea? What studies can be used to better assess response to treatment? How can uric acid be utilized as a diagnostic tool? What is the interplay between ADH and UOsm?Show notes and Transcript: CME: Article on HyponatremiaTags: urine studies, SIADH, Core IM, IMCore, antidiuretic hormone, hospital medicine, family medicine, nephrology
Other than infection, what do you think about as other causes of fever? How can you distinguish sepsis from drug fever from antibiotics? What medications are most likely to cause neurotoxicity? What are some risk factors? How do you think about goals of care with patients? Show notes & Transcript: Visit for 15% off on all subscriptionsDiscount code: "coreim" Time stamps02:50 Deep Dive #113:12 Deep Dive #226:39 Deep Dive RecapTags: IM Core, CoreIM, antibiotics, CMO, DNR/DNI, sepsis, reflection, grey matters
What are the 3 different types of inhaler devices and what should you educate patients about each? When do you stop the inhaled steroid in COPD? And when do you think of increasing the dose? What is important to communicate at the time of diagnosis, and during goals of care discussions? Show notes, Transcript and References: Use the code “COREIM-AMBOSS” to get a free month of access on 1: 3:20Pearl 2: 8:20Pearl 3: 15:47Pearl 4: 26:55Pearl 5: 34:10Tags: IMCore, CoreIM, Pulmonary, medication management, spirometry
How do you ask about spiritual health? How is spirituality different from religion?Show notes, Transcript and References: stamps00:01 What is spirituality?7:12 Why does spirituality matter?12:09 How do we screen for it?18:50 Chaplains27:49 Conclusion Tags: IM Core, CoreIM, ethics, medical humanities
What are the indications for a simple transfusion? And what the indications for an exchange transfusion? What is your approach to pain management in patients with sickle cell? What are the treatment options for sickle cell and which ones actually decrease sickle crisis and improve mortality? What are some of the major sickle cell complications to watch out for and how can we prevent some of them?Show notes, Transcript and References: Pearl 14:48 Pearl 218:43 Pearl 329:45 Pearl 435:22 Pearl 5Tags: IM Core, CoreIM, hematology oncology, health inequity, vaso-occlusive crisis
How do you counsel patients on beta blockers? Is one beta-blocker better than the other? What is preferred: ACEi, ARBs or ARNIs? What are the pros and cons of each? How does spironolactone compare to eplerenone? When do you stop mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist? What are risks with SGLT2 inhibitors? How do you initiate GDMT? Which meds do you start first and in what order?Show notes, Transcript and References: CME-MOC credit with ACP: Time stamps:03:13 Pearl 112:14 Pearl 220:36 Pearl 326:42 Pearl 432:16 Pearl 5Tags: IM Core, CoreIM, heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, GDMT, treatment, cardiology
How much of D5W vs. isotonic saline contributes to intravascular volume? How do you distinguish between oncotic pressure and tonicity? What balanced solutions do you reach for? What is the data behind using colloids like albumin as an intravascular expander? How much do pRBCs stay in the plasma? Show notes, Transcript and References: CME-MOC credit with ACP: Time stamps:02:14 Intro04:26 Pearl 111:08 Pearl 220:43 Pearl 331:06 Pearl 435:06 Pearl 5Tags: IM Core, CoreIM, fluids, hypertonic, volume, crystalloid, tonicity, blood, nephrology, hospital medicine
What do you include in your initial basic work-up for suspected pulmonary hypertension? Do you know how to calculate the PASP on the ECHO? What physiological insults that can cause high pulmonary pressures? How can we interpret the E/e’ ratio? Show notes, Transcript and References: CME-MOC credit with ACP: stamps:02:18 Intro05:27 Pearl 1 12:17 Pearl 216:13 Pearl 324:04 Pearl 430:08 Pearl 5Tags: IM Core, CoreIM, PASP, Echo, hypoxia, PA pressure, vascular resistance
How can we use food as medicine? How can we best counsel our patients on their diets? Which pre-set diets can we recommend for or against? How can we make the changes sustainable? Show notes, Transcript and References:…-2021-sgim-recap/Time stamps:03:10 Trends in weight and dieting06:01 Counseling patients on diet09:35 Food group recommendations14:53 Pre-set diets20:47 Making sustainable changesTags: Core IM, IM Core, diet, salt intake, fiber, weight
What are some tricks to help you perform a virtual physical exam? What role do these visits play in our overall care for the patient? What tools do we have at our disposal for a more thorough evaluation?Show notes, Transcript and References:…-2021-sgim-recap/Tags: IM Core, CoreIM, tele visit, gizmos, history taking, virtual, physical exam, assessment, functional status, tips
How long should you anticoagulant for a PE? When can you safely stop anticoagulation for thrombogenic patients who need an urgent biopsy? Should an IVC filter be placed to prefer further embolization of a DVT? What percentage of patients with cancer associated blood clots will have progression while on anticoagulation?Show Notes, Transcript, and References: CME-MOC credit with ACP: Time Stamps:02:40 Deep Dive #1 Anticoagulation08:50 Deep Dive #2 DOACs14:08 Deep Dive #3 IVC Filter17:49 Deep Dive #4 Biopsy25:00 RecapTags: Core IM, IM Core, Anticoagulation, Bleeding, DOACs, IVC, reflections, clots
How can you implement effective note taking for virtual learning? Do you use interleaving during rounds? What is the 5/10/30 rule and how does it apply to mentorship? Does implicit bias affect gender performance scores in clinical rotations? How common are biased patient behaviours? How can you foster a safer learning environment for trainees? How can you promote antiracism?Show notes, Transcript and References:…ng-core-im-recap/Time stamps02:10 Make it Stick Virtually 08:35 Mentoring in the Modern Era: More than the Traditional Dyad13:29 Clinical Update in Medical Education 20:58 Anti-Racism in Medical Education: Concrete Actions to Further Social Justice and Racial Equity Tags: IM Core, CoreIM, virtual learning, note taking, feedback, mentorship, microaggressions, gender bias, sterotype threat
Comments (5)

phuc thien nguyen

great ep

Jul 9th

phuc thien nguyen

Thank you for once again awesome ep

Jul 3rd

phuc thien nguyen

Super helpful. Thank you very much for your hardwork

Jul 3rd

Khashayar Najafinia

That was really interesting case!

Apr 16th

Medea Sin

All the laughing and jokes distracts from the podcast info.

Dec 21st
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