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In this episode of The Curious Clinicians, Tony, Hannah and Avi learn about the mechanisms of thirst, why drinking liquids immediately quenches thirst, and why patients with primary polydipsia drink excessively. Remember to get your CME/MOC credit for listening to the episode. Check out the show notes for the episode at our website as well as Tony'…
 
This is the second episode in a two-part series called "The Eyes Have It", where The Curious Clinicians explore questions related to the eye. In this episode Hannah, Avi, and Tony learn about why bilirubin deposits in the eye, as well as why the term "scleral icterus" is anatomically incorrect. Remember to pick CME/MOC credit just for listening to …
 
This is the first episode of a two-part series called "The Eyes Have It", where The Curious Clinicians explore questions related to the eye. In this episode Tony, Hannah, and Avi explore why Wilson disease can present with Kayser-Fleischer corneal rings. Remember to pick up CME/MOC credit just for listening to the episode! Check out the show notes …
 
Tony appeared as a guest on the Bedside Rounds podcast with Adam Rodman. Tony and Adam delve into race, racism, and the social determinants of health through three historic plagues in the United States — yellow fever in New Orleans, poliomyelitis, and the early days of HIV/AIDS — and explore what lessons we can learn for the current COVID-19 pandem…
 
Learn about why cryptococcal meningitis can cause such severe elevations in intracranial pressure, while often causing only minimal inflammation. Don't forget, you can get CE/MOC credit just for listening! Check out the show notes for this episode and read Avi's tweetorial on this topic. You can support the podcast and pick up some sweet swag from …
 
This is the next installment of our series on questions from intern year, with a question that came up on rounds. Hannah examines theories as to why septic pulmonary emboli often present in the periphery and bases of the lungs, while "bland" pulmonary do not. Don't forget to pick up your CE/MOC credits, courtesy of VCU Health! You can read the show…
 
The Curious Clinicians are back at it, exploring why magnesium so effectively treats the arrythmia torsades de pointes. Hint: it's the same mechanism as magnesium's effects on bronchospasm in severe asthma and seizures in eclampsia! As always, you can get CE/MOC credits just for listening! To learn more, check out the show notes for this episode on…
 
This is the first in a series where Hannah explores clinical questions that have arisen during her intern year. In this episode, The Curious Clinicians learn why acetaminophen toxicity can lead to an anion gap metabolic acidosis. Don't forget, you can obtain CE/MOC credits just for listening! To learn more, check out the show notes for this episode…
 
Avi, Tony, and Hannah are back at it, investigating why metronidazole treats both bacterial and parasitic infections, why it's only effective against anaerobic organisms, and how this relates to the supposed disulfiram-like reaction. The episode opens with an important message from Dr. Mark Shapiro (host of the Explore The Space podcast) about Vote…
 
Do you miss digging into the “why” behind what we do every day in medicine? Join Hannah, Tony, and Avi in The Curious Clinicians podcast as they delve into "why", starting with episode 1: Why does fingernail clubbing happen in so many different diseases? Show notes: https://curiousclinicians.com/?p=481 CE/MOC: https://ce.vcuhealth.org/CuriousClinic…
 
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