The AAOS Coding Community is your go-to resource for everything Practice Management and Coding & Reimbursement at AAOS. This two-part series will cover the general principles of coding, update members on new rules and developments, and review some of the top coding mistakes. Stay tuned for Episode 2 which will air next week.
To sign up for an upcoming virtual Practice Management course, featuring a session on Coding Tips with Shannon DeConda, click here.
Guest: Shannon DeConda, CPC, CEMC, CEMA, CPMA, CRTT, Partner, DoctorsManagement
Host: Daniel Cognetti, MD, AAOS Resident Assembly
September 19, 2023
Discussion of ADHD is EVERYWHERE in the news and social media. Often we hear patients, friends, and family members stating “I saw a post on FB/Instagram/Twitter/TikTok about ADHD that resonated with me, should I get tested?” While many people experience periods of inattention, unfocused motor activity, and impulsivity, those with ADHD experience these symptoms to a much greater degree, and these behaviors can often interfere with their social lives, working lives, and general mental health. Depending on your age and many other social factors, screening and evaluation for ADHD may have passed you over during your young, formative years. Thankfully, meaningful research exists to provide helpful data on how to diagnose and manage this condition!So let’s learn more, shall we? Thankfully we have a wonderful expert guest in the field of Neuropsychology to educate us today. Welcome, Leslie Guidotti Breting, Ph.D., ABPPDr. Leslie Guidotti Breting is a board-certified, clinical neuropsychologist and director of Neuropsychology at NorthShore University Health System where she has practiced since 2010. She serves at a national level on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology and is the Chair of the Student Affairs Committee for the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. She has been engaged in clinical research, publishing extensively on the topics of ADHD, epilepsy, mTBI, and concussion. She conducts neuropsychological evaluations for adults, including those concerned about ADHD. She has also evaluated professional and collegiate athletes for therapeutic use exemption for stimulants related to treatment for ADHD.The key moments in this episode include:00:01:15 - Prevalence of ADHD, 00:02:39 - Increase in ADHD Diagnosis Rates? 00:05:07 - What is a Neuropsychologist? 00:16:20 - Genetics and Heritability of ADHD 00:17:22 - Screening for ADHD 00:19:08 - Overdiagnosis of ADHD? 00:21:45 - Diagnosing ADHD in Young Children 00:23:17 - Challenges in Diagnosing ADHD 00:31:26 - ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder Co-Occurrence 00:32:10 - Symptoms of ADHD in Adults00:35:23 - Pathophysiology of ADHD 00:36:50 - Executive Functioning and ADHD00:49:19 - Medication and Treatment Options00:58:16 - "Growing out" of ADHD 01:02:29 - Algorithm of Probability for ADHD Diagnosis - new research01:03:03 - No Blood TestsRESOURCES FOR TODAY'S EPISODE:CHADD- Children and Adults with ADHD website.American Academy of Child and Adult Psychiatry ADHD Resource Center. Find a board-certified Clinical Neuropsychologist through the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology website.Dr. Leslie Guidotti-Breting's professional NorthShore University page. For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link! This includes the famous "Advice from the last generation of doctors that inhaled lead" shirt that Julie wears in this episode :)Also, CHECK OUT AMAZING HEALTH PODCASTS on
September 19, 2023
Let’s take a little walk down Vaccine Memory Lane. Do you remember how it felt when you got access to the first Covid vaccine in late 2020/early 2021? Julie remembers DRESSING UP to go and get her vaccine. (She wore a turkey hat with little Santa hats on its feet since it was close to the holidays).Now, do you remember last winter’s TRIPLEDEMIC??How can we avoid the same situation this year? What are the options and recommendations for folks for prevention of flu, COVID, and RSV?Today we have invited our doctor friend and expert in Infectious Diseases to explain the viral landscape in the US in the autumn of 2023. After today’s episode you will feel empowered to make your personal vaccine choices based on your risk factors, epidemiologic evidence, and straight-from-the-source data-backed recommendations from CHICAGO’S FAUCI HIMSELF!!Welcome, Dr. Rob Citronberg!You may remember Dr. Citronberg from our previous episode about Monkeypox, Covid and Polio posted almost exactly a year ago! Dr. Citronberg is the Executive Medical Director of Infectious Disease and Prevention at Advocate Aurora HealthMD from University of Connecticut, IM Residency and ID Fellowship at RUSHTrusted news source as Infectious Disease expert (catch him regularly on ABC Chicago!)Julie was afraid of him when she was a resident (til she did an ID rotation then they were besties)"Get your COVID vaccine when you can, don't worry too much about timing it perfectly. It's a step towards getting back to a normal life, protecting ourselves and our loved ones." - Rob Citronberg, MDIn this episode, you will be able to:Find out how vaccinations stand as the frontline defense against COVID-19, Flu, and RSV.Understand the significance of safeguarding pregnant people and infants through planned vaccinations.Find out how to create memorable and safe holiday gatherings during pandemic times.Learn to access the most credible and valuable health and public information from respected medical experts. Decide which vaccines this fall/winter are most important for you based on your individual risk factors. Determine whether masking in public makes sense for you.Key moments in this episode include:00:00:00 - Introduction, 00:02:16 - Vaccine Landscape, 00:07:43 - Variants and Vaccines, 00:10:10 - Impact of Prior Pandemic Restrictions, 00:11:48 - RSV Overview, 00:12:42 - Vaccine Recommendations, 00:14:22 - The Importance of COVID-19 Vaccines, 00:16:01 - Transition to Annual COVID Shots vs "Boosters", 00:17:46 - Targeting High-Risk Populations, 00:22:52 - RSV Vaccines for Infants and Pregnant People, 00:28:07 - Challenges with Vaccination Uptake, 00:29:17 - Monoclonal Antibodies as a Game Changer, 00:32:14 - Preventing Serious Illnesses in Newborns, 00:34:13 - Continued Interest in Vaccine Research, 00:37:06 - School Safety and Recommendations, 00:42:52 - "Work Culture and Changing Attitudes", 00:43:48 - "Changing Attitudes in the Medical Field", 00:45:20 - "Shift towards Work-Life Balance", 00:46:08 - "Handling Holiday Plans during the Pandemic", 00:51:17 - "Effects of Masks and Mask Mandates", 00:56:50 - Importance of Listening to Credentialed Experts, 00:57:29 - Recommended Source: Your Local Epidemiologist, 00:58:15 - Keeping a Low Profile, 00:59:18 - Call to Action: Share the Podcast, 01:00:15 - Importance of Vaccination, Dr. Citronberg recommends the following resources if you want to learn more about vaccines this fall:The CDC website, specifically...
September 12, 2023
Have you FELT THE BURN?? Heartburn, that is. It's THE WORST.“Heartburn” typically refers to an uncomfortable burning sensation in the stomach and chest, which can occur after eating. The medical terms for heartburn are “GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)”, “pyrosis” and “dyspepsia”. Heartburn is super common, can be terribly uncomfortable, and can sometimes be a sign of more serious issues. Thankfully in most cases, heartburn symptoms can be relatively easily addressed, and their root cause treated effectively.We continue our "Series on Symptoms"- where we take a deep dive into common symptoms that we experience, why they exist, and what to do about them. In this episode we cover:What causes heartburn? What is acid reflux?What is actually happening in our bodies when we experience these symptoms?What are evidence-based treatments for heartburn?What are risk factors for heartburn?When should I seek urgent medical care (i.e. call my healthcare provider, go to the ER)?Can chronic heartburn lead to other problems?Our bodies are often trying to tell us things, but our symptoms are often spoken in code, so we may need a little “decoding” from time to time to understand them and respond to them effectively!For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Also, CHECK OUT AMAZING HEALTH PODCASTS on The Health Podcast Network Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: [email protected]
Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@your_doctor_friends (IG)@yourdoctorfriendspodcast1013 (YouTube)@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)@HealthPodNet (IG)
September 5, 2023
Wearables are a form of technology that has rapidly become a part of our lives over the past 15 years, with the introduction of devices from Fitbit, Apple, Samsung, and others to the market.
Initially informing us about our heart rate and daily step count, they have evolved to incorporate increasingly sophisticated features, allowing us to track our sleep relatively accurately, monitor our overall physical activity, and sometimes even include recognized medical functions (such as the FDA-approved atrial fibrillation detection of the Apple Watch).
However, no device of this type allows for real-time quantification of molecules circulating in our blood or other bodily fluids, through optical methods.
And that's exactly the challenge that Leo and his team at Spiden have set for themselves: to create the most advanced wearable, capable of continuously and non-invasively measuring multiple biomarkers circulating in our bodies.
This could redefine our understanding of our own physiology and change our approach to medicine, by providing insights for the prevention, diagnosis, and monitoring of several conditions, that were previously inaccessible.
Since its creation in 2017, Spiden has been operating away from the spotlight, but Leo does us the honor in this exclusive episode to reveal the first secrets behind Spiden’s technology.
We discuss its functioning, its initial applications, who the future users will be, and also the incredible team of world-renowned scientists Leo has managed to bring together in the fields of optics, electronic engineering, and machine learning (three fields that were originally completely foreign to him) to achieve his vision.
A fascinating conversation about the future of personalized medicine with a bold and successful entrepreneur!
03:43 - Leo’s background as a serial entrepreneur from fintech to deep tech
04:56 - Why Leo found Spiden and works towards improving our health
07:14 - The mission of Spiden
11:00 - The technology behind Spiden
14:47 - The biomarkers that Spiden can track
19:02 - Target users of Spiden’s future wearable
22:28 - Designing a health-dedicated device
24:10 - Attracting world talents in fields you are not initially from
34:01 - The importance of in-person interactions in a scientific and multidisciplinary team
What we also talked about with Leo:
Continuous glucose monitoring (Abbott Freestyle Libre)
Bits & Pretzels HealthTech
induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)
We cited with Leo some of the past episodes from the series:
#4 - Filtering the blood with nanoengineered beads - Lukas Langenegger - Hemotune
#11 - Turning the lab into a wearable platform - Esmeralda Megally - Xsensio
#21 - Transforming hypertension care with a bracelet - Jay Shah - Aktiia
You can learn more about Spiden through their website. Feel free to follow as well their activities on LinkedIn!
As mentioned by Leo during the episode, you can learn about the painful history of non-invasive glucose measurement through the book “The Pursuit of Noninvasive Glucose - Hunting the Deceitful Turkey” by John L. Smith.
If you want to get in touch with Leo, feel free to contact him over LinkedIn.
If you want to give me feedback on the episode or suggest potential guests, you can contact me over LinkedIn or via email at [email protected]
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September 4, 2023
To discover the whole episode type "#23 - Disrupting the smart wearables industry - Leo Grünstein - Spiden" on your streaming platform.
September 4, 2023
Episode Summary: The House of Delegates is the legislative and policy-making body within the American Medical Association (AMA). In this episode, orthopaedic surgeon and AMA Board of Trustees Member Dr. Michael Suk explains how the specialty is represented within the House of Medicine and how initiatives to advance the quality of musculoskeletal care are shared by both organizations.
More on the AMA Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians can be found here.
Guest: Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA, FAAOS, Chair-elect, American Medical Association
Host: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOrthA, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council
August 29, 2023
Have you ever been unable to breathe through your nose?Isn’t it THE WORST?? We’ve talked on this podcast with other experts (including Dr. Dave Stukus, pediatric allergist about seasonal allergies and our beloved pharmacist Greg Castelli about OTC meds to try for cold symptoms)- but what do you do when you’ve tried the “regular” stuff to unclog your nose, and IT’S NOT WORKING???According to University of Michigan Medicine, nasal and sinus disease affects 31 million Americans, and accounts for 16 million outpatient visits annually in the US. The obstruction of airflow can come from a variety of sources, and the common factor is usually inflammation and swelling of the mucosal lining of the nasal and sinus passages. Sometimes other things can physically obstruct the flow of air, like polyps, or a deviated septum, or sometimes, (if you’re Julie's big sister and its the mid-1980s) a Mike and Ike. So what should we do if we find ourselves mouth-breathing?? What if the neti-pot is a NETI-NOT? (and you’re full of NETI-SNOT??)Welcome to our esteemed guest, Otolaryngologist, Dr. Michelle Fisher!Dr. Fisher is a board certified Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngologist who practices near Tampa, FL at Florida ENT and Allergy. She studied at Emory for UG, Rush for med school (with Julie!) and did residency at Medical College of Georgia. She has authored several publications in the field of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and has lectured at conferences and national meetings. She is also an all-around badass and lovely human being :)Key topics in this episode include:What are the main root causes of nasal passage obstruction?What kinds of physical obstructions get in the way of keeping the nasal passages open?What are nasal polyps? Why do they occur?How much does inflammation come into play? How can we treat it/prevent it?What is chronic sinusitis? Who gets it? What are the risk factors?What causes it? Bacteria? Viruses? Fungi?Does sinusitis always need antibiotics?How can we treat it? When is surgery indicated?What is a deviated septum? Why does this happen? How can it be treated?What are some of the simple, in-the-office treatments/procedures that ENTs (Otolaryngologists) can do to treat these issues?Learn more about Dr. Fisher on her profile, HERE. Dr Fisher recommends checking out the American Academy of Otoloaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery website for great resources. For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Also, CHECK OUT AMAZING HEALTH PODCASTS on The Health Podcast Network Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: [email protected]
Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@your_doctor_friends (IG)@yourdoctorfriendspodcast1013 (
August 29, 2023
Discover the transformative potential of digital twins in orthopedics and digital surgery in this enlightening episode.Dr. Steven Levine, from Dassault Systèmes, takes center stage to delve into the world of digital twins. Learn how his company employs 3D experiences and virtual human modeling to craft functional models of machines and devices. These virtual twins replicate real-world scenarios, aiding in predictive maintenance and failure prevention. The episode showcases the Living Heart Project, illustrating how the human organ's simulation helps understand its behavior under stress. The conversation also delves into digital twin technology's promising role in the medical realm, particularly in orthopedics. The importance of data collection from implants and the use of sensors to monitor performance takes the spotlight.Join us for this insightful episode and keep exploring our diverse collection!
August 28, 2023
Explore the revolutionary role of computer vision in healthcare through this engaging episode.Join us for an insightful interview with Douglas Fairbanks, the CEO of Advanced Scanners, as he sheds light on their pioneering technology designed for operating rooms. Douglas's extensive background in surgical intervention, technology, and commercialization underpins the discussion. Learn how their cutting-edge technology streamlines data collection, eliminating the need for manual intervention. The conversation also delves into the potential of artificial intelligence in the field and the intriguing challenges it poses for orthopedics.Tune in to discover more about the innovative solutions of Advanced Scanners and stay connected with Douglas for deeper insights!
August 26, 2023
Step into the spotlight with Edouard Saget from OrthoGrid in this captivating episode of the Digital Orthopedics Podcast. Edouard guides us through his remarkable journey of addressing a challenge in computer-assisted surgery and ingeniously fashioning a solution - a radiopaque grid that later evolved into a cutting-edge AI-driven concept. He emphasizes the elegance of simplicity in design and dives deep into their ongoing efforts, encompassing distortion resolution and the reduction of X-ray exposure in operating rooms. Their AI technology has undergone a transformative evolution, equipping surgeons with augmented insights during procedures, thus elevating accuracy and efficiency. This AI marvel is now trained to discern distinct surgical stages, offering real-time guidance to surgeons.Don't miss out on this riveting conversation, uncovering the groundbreaking ways in which this avant-garde AI technology is revolutionizing surgical procedures, making them more streamlined and economically viable.
August 23, 2023
Medical emergencies are common and the vast majority happen outside of hospitals. On the street. In the airport. In line at Starbucks. In the movie theater.That means that the true “first responder” is often someone without any medical training at all. Many people don't feel prepared for these situations. Certainly, it's unfair to blame the everyday layperson for not being immediately ready to give someone CPR, however it's well-established that delaying lifesaving care often leads to worse outcomes. So what do we do? We thought we should call up one of our friends (who is an absolute EXPERT in saving lives) and bring them on to teach you all the ways YOU can save a life. We will cover the obvious (like cardiac arrest and choking), but also some lesser-discussed emergencies such as stroke. How do you recognize these emergencies? What should you do first? What should you not do? When to call the ambulance? And that's just the surface! Today, Your Doctor Friends present the every person’s guide to What Should I Do In a Medical Emergency?Welcome to our esteemed guest, THE RAPID RESPONSE RN herself, Sarah Lorenzini, RN!She is an expert in emergency medical care as a Rapid Response nurse. Even better, she is an expert in teaching others on how to recognize and respond to emergencies. You may know her as TheRapidResponseRN on social media and the host of the Rapid Response RN podcast where she teaches other nurses the ins and outs of rapid response/critical care. FOLLOW SARAH on social media (@therapidresponsern) and listen to The Rapid Response RN podcast!Key topics in this episode include:How do we recognize someone having a cardiac emergency?What's the first thing we should do when we suspect someone is in cardiac arrest?When should we call 911?What is "hands-free CPR"? Is it effective?How do we use an AED? Where/how can we find them?What are the consequences if bystanders don’t help before EMS arrives?What are the signs of choking?How can we immediately help a choking victim? Is the Heimlich still recommended?What are the signs of stroke?How do we know if it is a stroke or something else?What should we do if we are concerned that someone is having a stroke?I’ve been told if I help and it doesn’t go well, I can be sued. Is that true? How do I know if I should help or not?What are "Good Samaritan Laws"? Do they apply to everyone who is rendering first aid?What if I feel like I can drive the person faster to the hospital, rather than waiting for an ambulance?Check out Sarah's own Rapid Response and Rescue courses online to learn more about how to save lives!For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Also, CHECK OUT AMAZING HEALTH PODCASTS on The Health Podcast Network Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: [email protected]
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August 22, 2023
Discover groundbreaking insights on regenerative drug candidates for knee osteoarthritis in this episode of the Digital Orthopedics Podcast with Dr. Dennis Evseenko. Challenging the conventional view of interleukin six (IL-6) as solely pro-inflammatory, Dr. Evseenko unveils its potential role in tissue regeneration. Drawing from a study in Science Translational Medicine, he discusses the exciting implications for clinical outcomes and details his research on leveraging inflammation's regenerative potential to combat osteoarthritis. By selectively blocking the destructive facet of inflammation while nurturing the regenerative aspect, promising preclinical outcomes have been achieved.Stay tuned to witness the progression of this innovative approach through upcoming clinical trials, unlocking new horizons in osteoarthritis treatment.
August 21, 2023
Explore the realm of epigenomics through the insights of Dr. Stefano Bini's interview with Madalena Adorno, CEO of Dorian Therapeutics. Uncover Adorno's pioneering research on stem cells and aging biology, shedding light on the intricate interplay between senescent and stem cells in the context of aging and conditions like osteoarthritis. She also delves into her breakthrough studies on Down syndrome, revealing the identification of a key gene driving the aging phenotype.Tune in to learn how Dorian Therapeutics is pioneering a small molecule approach to USP 16 inhibition, offering promising avenues in the field of aging research.
August 18, 2023
Dive into the realm of Regenerative Medicine with insights from Fabrizio Billi, Lee Grossman, and Dr. Tobias Winkler as they dissect two significant clinical studies. Discover the outcomes of these studies: one spotlighting muscle regeneration through placental-derived cells, and the other delving into anti-inflammatory therapies for osteoarthritis treatment. While both studies present promising findings, challenges remain to be addressed. The discussion extends to the establishment of the Alliance for Advanced Therapies and Orthopedics, a pivotal initiative aiming to ensure quality standards in regenerative medicine and advanced therapies.Don't miss this episode as it unveils the optimistic potential within the medical horizon!
August 16, 2023
Given the rapid progress made in this field in recent years, autonomous vehicles could soon become part of our daily lives, bringing with them all the consequences and questions they raise in terms of modern mobility.
This would benefit people with visual impairments who are unable to drive.
However, it wouldn't necessarily assist them in their pedestrian moves, which will always play a significant role in their daily lives.
Maël Fabien became aware of the lack of available solutions in this regard during a walk in town. He noticed a visually impaired person video calling a friend, who was guiding her through his voice based on the video she was sharing.
As a result, he took inspiration from the latest advances in autonomous vehicles to create a harness capable of continuously analyzing the pedestrian environment, and safely guiding its users in all their movements.
From there, Biped was born, a device that promises to improve the life of the 270 million visually impaired people worldwide, by providing them with a much more accurate and secure perception of their environment than traditional solutions.
In this surprising episode, you will learn about:
The daily life of a visually impaired person and its impact on mobility
How Biped was developed in close collaboration with its end users
Some key concepts of autonomous mobility and the sensors that constitute it
How Biped translates the user's 3D environment into audio cues for guidance
The potential applications of Biped beyond ophthalmology
An outlook on the future of mobility and what it might change for those with limited vision!
02:01 - Maël’s interests at the interface of economics and speech processing
04:07 - Addressing the need for 270 million visually impaired
07:50 - What Biped is about
15:32 - How Biped reads and translates the environment of the user
22:30 - How users are trained on the system
24:14 - The spectrum of visually impaired people that Biped serves
30:08 - The underlying business model
32:19 - Potential applications beyond ophthalmology
34:58 - What users say about it
39:09 - Maël’s definition of impact
What we talked also talked about with Maël:
Idiap Research Institute
Bone conduction headphones
Jules Gonin Eye Hospital
You can learn more about Biped.ai through their website.
Feel free to follow as well their activities on LinkedIn!
As mentioned by Maël during the episode, you can find out more about the latest advances in autonomous driving and related AI through Tesla’s yearly AI Day (2022 recording here). He also recommends The Blind Life YouTube channel to understand how it feels to be in the shoes of a visually impaired person. If you want to learn more about Maël and his other endeavors besides Biped.ai, have a look at his blog!
If you want to get in touch with Maël, feel free to contact him over LinkedIn.
If you want to give me feedback on the episode or suggest potential guests, you can contact me over LinkedIn or via email at [email protected]
If you liked the episode, please share it, subscribe to the podcast, and leave a 5-star review on streaming platforms! 🙏
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August 15, 2023
To discover the whole episode type "#22 - Harnessing self-driving technology to guide the visually impaired - Maël Fabien - Biped.ai" on your streaming platform.
August 15, 2023
Does you feel like you've been seeing more and more stories about young athletes collapsing from sudden cardiac arrest?Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills collapsed after a collision in sudden cardiac arrest last year during Monday Night Football. A few weeks ago, Bronny James, the son of LeBron James, suffered cardiac arrest at a USC basketball practice. Is there a trend we should be aware of? Is this new? What's the deal? Is cardiac arrest common? Can it be prevented? What better way to find answers than to grab OUR DOCTOR FRIEND, maybe one that happens to be nationally recognized in the area of Sports Cardiology and screening for cardiac conditions in athletes, and ask him these great questions! Welcome, Jon Drezner, MD!Dr. Jon Drezner is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Director of the UW Medicine Center for Sports Cardiology at the University of Washington. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Sports Medicine He is Team Physician for the Seattle Seahawks (NFL), OL Reign (NWSL), and the University of Washington. Dr. Drezner is past-President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM, 2012-13) and has dedicated his career to the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest and death (SCA/D) in young athletes and the development of effective models for prevention.This is a great episode, friends! Give it a listen and perhaps we can figure out how to STOP THE HEART-STOPPING!Key highlights in this episode include:Why do these elite athletes, the picture of peak performance, experience cardiac arrest?How common is sudden cardiac arrest in athletes? Does the prevalence change when looking at different types of athletes/sports?Who is at risk? How do we know?Are there warning signs for sudden cardiac arrest? What are they?Why do some people (like Bronny and Damar) have better outcomes than other people who suffer cardiac arrest?How can we screen for conditions that can cause sudden cardiac arrest?What about people out of high school and college age who are athletic, what are their risks of sudden cardiac arrest? Dr. Drezner recommends the following resources to learn more about sudden cardiac arrest in athletes:Parent Heart Watch website. The American Heart Association website. Take a lifesaving CPR class through the American Red Cross!The University of Washington Center for Sports Cardiology E-Academy, learn about ECG interpretation in athletes!You can find Dr. Drezner via his UWashington profile HERE, and on Twitter at @DreznerJon.DID WE MENTION HE HAS HIS OWN WIKIPEDIA PAGE??? :)For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Also, CHECK OUT AMAZING HEALTH PODCASTS on The Health Podcast Network(For real, this network is AMAZING and has fantastic, evidence-based, honest health information,...
August 15, 2023
Explore the nuances of Value-Based Care, its challenges, and its advantages, particularly in orthopedics. Join Dr. Zeev Kain, Jon Warner, Marc Gruner, and Steven Schutzer as they dissect this subject, underscoring the importance of incentives and a gradual transition to this care approach. The consensus emerges that while physicians generally endorse value-based care, apprehensions and gaps in implementation exist. The discussion extends to data, technology's role in risk management, and the impact of AI on healthcare. The panel emphasizes collaboration, risk reduction, and scaling value-based models while reflecting on the potential of AI in healthcare.Tune in to gain insights into these experts' positive outlook on healthcare's future and the role of technology-driven advanced primary care!
August 14, 2023
Dive into the transition to value-based care in orthopedics and the promising potential of specialty-based models.In this enlightening episode, Dr. Zeev Kain and Amit Kunte delve into the rising adoption of value-based care and the avenues it opens for physicians through specialty-specific models. Discover the six impactful specialties with considerable potential. The conversation spans diverse models of value-based care, the role of specialists, the need for ecosystem integration, and the power of holistic capabilities in unlocking its benefits. Learn how orthopedic surgeons can gain from shifting to this model, where reduced high-acuity care can lead to enhanced income. Tune in to grasp the economic and sustainable advantages of this transition!
August 11, 2023
Join experts Fabrizio Billi, Louis Rosenberg, Cory Calendine, and Stefan Kreutzer in a dynamic panel discussing RS, Co-Bots, and Robotic Surgical Assistants. Explore the significance of code manipulation in robotics for orthopedic surgery and the vital role of context in various technologies, particularly robotic-assisted surgery. The panel highlights the need for robust data collection methods to advance robotic surgery and delves into exciting prospects, including autonomous robots, AI-driven planning software, and 3D-printed custom implants. Tune in to discover the profound impact of robotics on orthopedics!
August 9, 2023
Have we soured on artificial sweeteners??Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released statements about artificial sweeteners and potential risks to our health. The IARC went as far as to list aspartame as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”So, what’s all the hubbub about? Are artificial sweeteners actually bad for us? Does data exist to support a link between artificial sweeteners and cancer? Metabolic disease? Any other health concerns?Do we have to stop drinking "sugar-free" beverages? Should we panic??NO!Listen to Your Doctor Friends! Let us help you understand the relevant data, and provide some context. We're your friends. Its what we're here for :)Major points-of-interest (i.e. SWEET SPOTS) in this episode include:Where do artificial sweeteners come from? Are they all "chemicals"?What does the WHO's statement on non-nutritive sweeteners mean? What's the context? What are the data origins which spurred this recommendation?Is there evidence that links artificial sweeteners to cancer? What kind of evidence?How does the IARC classify carcinogenicity of substances? What are examples of substances that are "Group 1- Carcinogenic to Humans" vs "Group 2A and 2B- Probably and Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans, respectively"?What is JECFA? How do they classify substances and determine "safe levels" to consume on a daily basis?What are stevia and monk fruit extract? Are they "better" for us since they're "natural"?What is lycasin and why are the reviews of "Sugarfree Haribo Gummi Bears" so hilarious??For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Also, CHECK OUT AMAZING HEALTH PODCASTS on The Health Podcast Network(For real, this network is AMAZING and has fantastic, evidence-based, honest health information, and we are so happy to partner with them!) Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: [email protected]
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August 8, 2023
In this insightful episode, join Fabrizio Billi, Louis Rosenberg, Cory Calendine, and Peter Schilling as they delve into groundbreaking research on augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in healthcare. The first paper introduces an innovative virtual reality concept integrating force feedback to elevate precision and safety in surgical procedures. The findings underscore that avatars featuring realistic hands outperform those with mere hand outlines.The second paper illuminates the deployment of digital twins to avert collisions between devices within the operating room. Through a comparative study of control methods involving joysticks and buttons, the research reveals buttons as the more efficient device controllers.Throughout the panel, our esteemed guest speakers offer their invaluable insights and perspectives on these transformative technologies. They underscore the paramount importance of user-centric approaches and an open-minded stance in the development of AR and VR solutions for the healthcare domain. Tune in for a thought-provoking discussion that unveils the potential and challenges of AR and VR in shaping the future of healthcare.
August 7, 2023
In this captivating episode, join Steve Levine from Dassault Systèmes as he delves into the intriguing concept of digital twins and their revolutionary application in orthopedics. Uncover how virtual twins capture knowledge and foster innovation, paving the way for seamless collaboration and optimization in the virtual realm. Discover Desso Systems, a pioneering software company utilizing clinical trial data to train artificial intelligence and create virtual twins for a multitude of applications. Embrace the transformative power of virtual models in healthcare, driving a patient-centric approach and elevating patient care and outcomes. Experience firsthand how virtual twin technology, already thriving in industries like automotive and aerospace, is poised to revolutionize the healthcare landscape. Don't miss this enlightening discussion on the future of digital twins in orthopedics and beyond!
August 4, 2023