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UpToDate faculty discuss important “What’s New” and “Practice Changing UpDates”, based on recent medical journal articles, in our clinical podcasts. Our contributors are recognized physician leaders in their fields and offer their expertise regarding each update and its impact on clinical practice. Each clinical podcast includes the most current clinical information available as of the release date listed.

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Indications for surgery after a first episode of acute diverticulitis

Date Released: Apr 25 2018

Dr. John Pemberton discusses a cohort study of patients with acute diverticulitis followed for 4 years for recurrence rates and need for surgery following the initial episode, published in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum in March 2018. Dr. Nancy Sokol hosts.

Dr. PembertonDr. John Pemberton is Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School, and authors several topics on diverticular disease for UpToDate.
  1. El-Sayed C, Radley S, Mytton J, et al. Risk of Recurrent Disease and Surgery Following an Admission for Acute Diverticulitis. Dis Colon Rectum 2018; 61:382.

John Pemberton, MD Nothing to disclose

Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation with heart failure

Date Released: Apr 17 2018

Dr. Brian Olshansky discusses a paper in the February 2018 New England Journal of Medicine regarding a trial of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation with heart failure. Dr. Nancy Sokol hosts.

OlshanskyDr. Brian Olshansky is Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Des Moines University, and Section Editor for UpToDate cardiology topics.
  1. Marrouche NF, Brachmann J, Andresen D, et al. Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation with Heart Failure. N Engl J Med 2018; 378:417.

Brian Olshansky, MD Disclosure: Speaker’s Bureau: Lundbeck [Orthostatic hypotension (Droxidopa)]; CryoLife [Heart Valve Replacement (On-X Aortic Valves)]. Consultant/Advisory Boards: Lundbeck [Orthostatic hypotension (Droxidopa)]; CryoLife [Heart Valve Replacement (On-X Aortic Valves)]. Other Financial Interest: Amarin [Hypertriglyceridemia (EPA; Chair, Data and Safety Monitoring Board)]; Boerhringer Ingelheim [Atrial fibrillation (GLORIA AF trial)].

Vaccination to prevent herpes zoster

Date Released: Apr 11 2018

This episode features Dr. Kenneth Schmader discussing new guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding the herpes zoster vaccines. Dr. Sadhna Vora hosts.

Dr. SchmaderDr. Schmader is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at Duke University. He is Section Editor in Primary Care and Editor-in-Chief of the Geriatrics specialty at UpToDate.
  1. Dooling KL, Guo A, Patel M, et al. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018; 67:103.

Kenneth E Schmader, MD Grant/Research/Clinical Trial Support: Merck [Herpes zoster (Zoster vaccine)]; GlaxoSmithKline [Herpes zoster (Zoster vaccine)].

Partially closed loop glucose monitoring in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Date Released: Apr 4 2018

This episode features Dr. Joseph Wolfsdorf discussing advances in devices to manage children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Sadhna Vora hosts.

Dr. WolfsdorfDr. Wolfsdorf is a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Diabetes Program at Boston Children's Hospital. He is also Section Editor in Pediatric Endocrinology at UpToDate.
  1. Abraham MB, Nicholas JA, Smith GJ, et al. Reduction in Hypoglycemia With the Predictive Low-Glucose Management System: A Long-term Randomized Controlled Trial in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2018; 41:303.

Joseph Wolfsdorf, MB, BCh Nothing to disclose