The Curious Clinicians

Avraham Cooper

  • 29 minutes 45 seconds
    89 - Tusks & Tumor Suppressors

    The Curious Clinicians answer a gigantic oncologic and evolutionary question: Why don't elephants get (as much) cancer?

    Watch this episode on our new YouTube channel here, and read the show notes here!

    Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

    Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com. Medical student Giancarlo Buonomo is our producer. 

    15 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 23 minutes 2 seconds
    88 - Shunting a Mismatch

    Hold your breath for this one! The Curious Clinicians answer a puzzling pulmonary physiology question: Why can systemic pulmonary vasodilators worsen hypoxemia in COPD-associated pulmonary hypertension?

    Watch this episode on our new YouTube channel here, and read the show notes here!

    Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

    Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com. Medical student Giancarlo Buonomo is our producer. 

    1 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 22 minutes 5 seconds
    87 - Aquagenic Wrinkling

    The Curious Clinicians answer an early curiosity question: Why do my fingers wrinkle when I take a bath?

    Watch this episode on our new YouTube channel here, and read the show notes here!

    Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

    Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com. Medical student Giancarlo Buonomo is our producer. 

    17 April 2024, 1:31 am
  • 19 minutes 17 seconds
    [Archive] UMAMI

    In this episode from our archives, originally posted on September 16, 2020, The Curious Clinicians examined why the savory flavor umami is SO DELICIOUS. Dig in!

    Show notes: https://curiousclinicians.com/2020/09/16/episode-9-why-is-umami-so-delicious/

    CME: https://vcu.cloud-cme.com/course/search?p=4000&curriculum=Curious%20Clinicians

    Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly

     

     

     

    4 April 2024, 3:27 pm
  • 22 minutes 33 seconds
    86 - Enlarging Alcohol

    The Curious Clinicians are on tap to ask, why does chronic alcohol use cause macrocytosis?

    Read the show notes here

    Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

    Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com. Medical student Giancarlo Buonomo is our producer. 

    21 March 2024, 10:20 am
  • 28 minutes 59 seconds
    85 - NephMadness 2024

    Welcome to NephMadness 2024! In collaboration with Things We Do For No Reason (TWDFNR), we are excited to promote the start of this amazing medical education opportunity.

    Inspired by the "March Madness" college basketball tournament, NephMadness is a "a free online, CME-granting, evidenced-based, noncommercial learning initiative that leverages the tools of social media to teach about the latest and greatest breakthroughs in the field of nephrology!". Fill out your bracket today!

    Dr. Jeff Kott, NephMadness Executive Committee member, Critical Care Medicine Fellow At Stony Brook Medicine on Long Island, NY and former nephrology fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, joins Avi, Hannah, and Tony to discuss two hot button TWDFNR topics in nephrology:

    1. Whether we should use phosphate binders in acute kidney injury
    2. If the urine anion gap in non-gap metabolic acidosis is helpful or not

    Read the show notes here.

    Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com. 

    5 March 2024, 4:01 am
  • 32 minutes 1 second
    84 - History & Hemochromatosis: The Ins and Outs of Iron

    The Curious Clinicians examine why the genetic mutations leading to hereditary hemochromatosis might have offered an evolutionarily advantage to our Neolithic ancestors. The answer relates to an old breakfast stalwart- cereal and milk!

    Read the show notes here.

    Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com. 

    This episode is sponsored by Audible! New members can try Audible free for 30 days using our own Curious Clinicians podcast code - visit Audible.com/TCCPOD or text TCCPOD to 500-500. 

    21 February 2024, 6:47 pm
  • 21 minutes 25 seconds
    [Archive] - (Trans)locating the Bacteria

    On this episode from our archive, originally posted on March 15, 2022, The Curious Clinicians examine why cirrhosis predisposes to SBP, and why bacterial translocation across the bowel wall into ascites doesn’t actually occur!

    Read the show notes here.

    Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

    Audio edited by Clair Morgan of nodderly.com.

    This episode is sponsored by Audible! New members can try Audible free for 30 days using our own Curious Clinicians podcast code - visit Audible.com/TCCPOD or text TCCPOD to 500-500. 

    7 February 2024, 4:41 pm
  • 26 minutes 50 seconds
    83 - Thalidomide Embryopathy

    The Curious Clinicians investigate the history and mechanisms of how thalidomide caused embryopathy in the late 1950s and early 1960s in over 10,000 babies across the world.

    Read the show notes here

    Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

    Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com. Medical student Giancarlo Buonomo is our producer. 

    This episode is sponsored by Audible! New members can try Audible free for 30 days using our own Curious Clinicians podcast code - visit Audible.com/TCCPOD or text TCCPOD to 500-500. 

    31 January 2024, 6:29 pm
  • 27 minutes 29 seconds
    [Archive] In Vivo Veritas

    On this episode from our archive, originally posted on February 16, 2022, The Curious Clinicians investigate why antiphospholipid antibodies can be falsely positive during acute illness or thrombosis.

    Read the show notes here

    Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

    Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com.

    This episode is sponsored by Audible! New members can try Audible free for 30 days using our own Curious Clinicians podcast code - visit Audible.com/TCCPOD or text TCCPOD to 500-500. 

    26 January 2024, 1:55 am
  • 34 minutes 18 seconds
    When Normal Labs Aren't Necessary

    In this episode, we investigate the reasons why we don't (and don't need to) transfuse to normal hemoglobin levels.

    Read the show notes on our website here. And subscribe to our new Substack!

    Click here to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.5 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (0.5 hours), or ABIM MOC Part 2 (0.5 hours).

    Audio edited by Clair Morgan of Nodderly.com. Our producer is medical student Giancarlo Buonomo.

    17 January 2024, 3:27 am
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