Annals On Call Podcast

By American College of Physicians

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Each Annals On Call podcast features Dr. Bob Centor discussing and debating a clinically influential article published in Annals of Internal Medicine with a guest expert.

Episode Date
Shorter-Duration Antibiotics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Dr. Centor discusses the duration of antibiotic therapy for patients with pneumonia with Dr. Brad Spellberg of the University of Southern California Medical Center.
Nov 04, 2019
Making Sense of Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
Dr. Centor discusses screening for breast cancer with Dr. Reem A. Mustafa of the University of Kansas.
Oct 14, 2019
Ablating Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Heart Failure
Dr. Centor discusses catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation with Dr. Vivek Reddy of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
Sep 30, 2019
Community Acquired Pneumonia - Diagnosis, Risk Stratification and Treatment
Dr. Centor discusses the diagnosis and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia with Dr. Cyrus A. Askin.
Sep 16, 2019
Bacterial Panels: Pros and Cons
Dr. Centor discusses T2Bacteria Panels with Dr. Todd McCarty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Sep 02, 2019
Firearm Violence: A Call to Action
Dr. Centor discusses the public health crisis that firearm-related injury and death have become in the United States with Dr. Robert McLean, the 2019-2020 President of the American College of Physicians.
Aug 19, 2019
Fusobacterium Pharyngitis Debate
Dr. Centor discusses the diagnosis and treatment of pharyngitis in adolescents and young adults with Dr. Jeffrey Linder of Northwestern University.
Aug 19, 2019
SGLT2 Inhibitors: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Dr. Centor discusses the risks and benefits of using SGLT2 inhibitors to treat patients with type 2 diabetes with Dr. Katherine Tuttle, an endocrinologist and nephrologist at Washington State University.
Aug 05, 2019
Chronic Kidney Disease for the Internist
Dr. Centor discusses chronic kidney disease with Dr. Joel Topf.
Jul 15, 2019
Reducing Diagnostic Error
Dr. Centor discusses the contributors to diagnostic error and strategies for reducing error with Dr. Hardeep Singh of the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine.
Jul 01, 2019
Coronary Artery Calcium Testing
Dr. Centor discusses the use of coronary artery calcium testing in decision making about cardiovascular prevention with Dr. Michael Blaha.
Jun 17, 2019
Care of Patients With Acute Kidney Injury
Dr. Centor discusses the care of patients with acute kidney injury with Dr. Ashita Tolwani of University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Jun 03, 2019
Barriers to Joy in Medicine
Dr. Centor discusses physician burnout with Dr. Christine Sinsky.
May 20, 2019
Stories in Medicine
Dr. Centor discusses the importance of stories in medicine with Dr. Faith Fitzgerald.
May 06, 2019
C. difficile: The Most Common Health Care Associated Infection in the United States
Dr. Centor discusses the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infection with C difficile with Drs. Allison Guh and Preeta Kutty, both of whom work at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Apr 15, 2019
Statins for Primary Prevention Finding the Balance
Dr. Centor discusses the benefits and harms of statins for primary prevention with Dr. Jeremy Sussman of University of Michigan.
Apr 01, 2019
Outcomes of Patients Discharged with Anemia
Dr. Centor discusses patient outcomes following changes in recommendations about the management of anemia in hospitalized patients with Dr. Jeff Carson.
Mar 18, 2019
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Spectrum of Disorders
Dr. Centor discusses nonalcoholic fatty Liver disease with Dr. Meagan Gray, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama.
Mar 04, 2019
Estimating Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation
Dr. Centor discusses the estimation of stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation with Dr. Gustavo Heudebert, a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama.
Feb 18, 2019
Weighing the Potential Benefits and Harms of E-Cigarettes
Dr. Centor discusses electronic cigarette use with Dr. Nancy Rigotti of Massachusetts General Hospital.
Feb 04, 2019
Understanding Gout Pathophysiology
In this episode of Annals On Call, Dr. Centor discusses the pathophysiology of gout and the prevention and treatment of gout attacks with Dr. Angelo Gaffo, Rheumatology Section Chief at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Jan 14, 2019
Diverticulitis: Myth Versus Evidence
Dr. Centor discusses the diagnosis and management of diverticulitis with Dr. Lisa Strate, the author of a recent Annals In the Clinic review.
Dec 31, 2018
Is This How It Is Supposed to Be?
Dr. Centor discusses the unintended consequences of the U.S. health care delivery and payment system on quality of care, physician wellness, patient satisfaction, and health care costs with Dr. Maria Maldonado. Dr. Maldonado is the author of a recent Annals "On Being a Doctor" essay that poignantly illustrates these issues.
Dec 17, 2018
Hidden Curriculum
Dr. Centor and his guest, Dr. Jack Ende, discuss how informal aspects of the teaching environment can be just as influential as the formal curriculum.
Dec 03, 2018
Primary Aldosteronism: How Often Are We Missing It?
Dr. Centor discusses primary aldosteronism and hypertension with Dr. David Calhoun. Recent evidence suggest we may be missing the diagnosis more often than we think.
Nov 19, 2018
Improving Estimation of Cardiovascular Risk
Dr. Centor discusses an update of the pooled cohort equations used to estimate atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk with Dr. Rodney Hayward. Dr. Hayward was a co-investigator on a recent study that updated the equations to improve prediction in sex and race subgroups.
Nov 05, 2018
Diuretic Resistance
Dr. Centor discusses diuretic resistance in patients with heart failure with Dr. Joel Topf. Listeners will gain knowledge to help make better-informed choices when prescribing diuretics to patients with heart failure.
Oct 15, 2018
Diagnosing Sepsis: Untangling Confusion Around qSOFA and SIRS
Dr. Centor interviews Dr. Rachael A. Lee to try to help listeners untangle the confusion around qSOFA and SIRS, 2 tools to help clinicians decide if a patient has sepsis.
Oct 01, 2018
Oral Pharmacologic Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: Choosing Therapy Wisely
In this episode of Annals On Call, Dr. Centor interviews Dr. Michael J. Barry about the evidence for choosing oral drug therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes from among the expanding list of options.
Sep 17, 2018
Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes: How Low Should We Go?
Dr. Centor discusses guidelines regarding targets for glycemic control targets for patients with type 2 diabetes and the controversy around these recommendations.
Sep 03, 2018
Hypertension Limbo
Dr. Centor discusses ACP/AAFP and ACC/AHA recommendations for the care of patients with hypertension with Dr. Devan Kansagara, a co-author of the American College of Physicians clinical guidelines on the management of hypertension in older adults.
Aug 20, 2018
The Gout Wars: When Guidelines Collide
Dr. Centor discusses targeting treatment for gout with Dr. Robert McLean, a rheumatologist and a co-author of the American College of Physicians clinical guidelines on the management of gout.
Aug 06, 2018