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Archive for May, 2009

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May 29th, 2009

Podcast 45: Prof. Martin Dennis discusses new findings discouraging the use of compression stockings after stroke

Compression stockings, widely used to prevent DVT in patients after stroke, don’t work, according to new research published in Lancet. We’ve got the principal investigator, Martin Dennis of the University of Edinburgh, to talk with about this. For your part, if you have someone you’d enjoy hearing talk about a bit of research or anything [...]


May 23rd, 2009

Podcast 44: Harlan Krumholz on new door-to-balloon-time findings.

This week we talk with Harlan Krumholz about his paper in BMJ. His team finds that the door-to-balloon-time recommendation of 90 minutes is too long and that many more lives could be saved by shortening that time. Listen to his thoughts on this. And I’d like to listen to your thoughts, which you may send [...]


May 17th, 2009

Podcast 43: An interview with Martha Gulati on her research into the cardiovascular risks faced by symptomatic women who have normal angiograms.

Northwestern’s Martha Gulati has just published a paper in Archives of Internal Medicine about the hazards of treating symptomatic women with normal angiograms as if they had a benign prognosis. We’ll talk with her after a look at the news, and a reminder that you can really help Clinical Conversations with your feedback. The place [...]


May 8th, 2009

Podcast 42: An interview with Danielle Ofri — author, editor, clinician.

We talk about writing with Danielle Ofri, editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, author of “Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue” and “Incidental Findings: Lessons from My Patients in the Art of Medicine,” and an attending physician at Bellevue. I figured you could do with less information about influenza. If you’ve got a reaction, [...]


May 4th, 2009

Podcast 41: A repeat of an interview with Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC on childhood immunization levels.

Your host is struggling with an overload of pollen and its attendant insults to his immune system. Or maybe it’s the dreaded swine flu. In any event, Dr. Anne Schuchat gave an interesting interview on childhood immunization levels in those halcyon pre-porcine-obsessed days of September 2008, and I’m repeating it for you this week. This [...]


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