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Archive for August, 2009

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August 21st, 2009

Podcast 54: A conversation with Aaron Caughey, whose analysis of the literature shows that elective induction of labor does not, contrary to dogma, increase the risk of cesarean delivery.

Well, the headline says it all. UCSF’s Aaron Caughey has just published a meta-analysis in Annals of Internal Medicine that shatters the dogma of elective induction’s being associated with cesarean delivery. I hope you’ll enjoy the conversation. There won’t be a Clinical Conversation next week — I’m taking a week off — but the chit-chat [...]


August 14th, 2009

Podcast 53: Patients extubated with hypercapnia can be managed better with noninvasive ventilation, a new study shows.

Dr. Miquel Ferrer of the University of Barcelona took some time away from his holiday to talk with us about an article he’s just published in Lancet. His research shows that in a subgroup of patients with chronic respiratory diseases (mostly COPD) who are undergoing extubation but who remain in hypercapnia, noninvasive ventilation support is [...]


August 9th, 2009

Podcast 52: Screening for intimate-partner violence doesn’t seem productive or very protective. What’s a concerned clinician to do?

We talk with two authors of a JAMA study that indicates that such screening doesn’t accomplish the ultimate goal: protecting the patient from further abuse. Our guests have some advice. This week’s news links: Vertebroplasty No Better Than Sham Procedure in Osteoporotic Fractures Researchers Advise Labor Induction for Women with Mild Hypertensive Disease Late in [...]


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