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Archive for September, 2009
Podcast 58: A repeat of the July 31 interview with the CDC’s Denise Jamieson on treating pregnant women who have suspected 2009 H1N1.
Joe Elia • September 29th, 2009
Categories: 2009 H1N1, antiviral drugs, pregnancy, Uncategorized
Pregnant women are at greater risk for flu complications. This week, we repeat a conversation with a CDC researcher who’d just published a paper in Lancet urging prompt treatment with antivirals, even in the face of pending lab results. Contact us at 1-617-440-4374. This week’s links: In Pregnancy, Treat Suspected H1N1 Promptly Without Awaiting Test [...]
Joe Elia • September 21st, 2009
Categories: Community-acquired pneumonia, guidelines, IDSA/ATS Guidelines
When treated according to 2007 IDSA/ATS guidelines, community-acquired pneumonia is a less dangerous disease. You need to administer only 10 guideline-compliant treatments to elderly people, according to one estimate, in order to save a life. A good deal, no? We have the authors of two papers on the benefits of compliance as our guests this [...]
Podcast 56: A conversation with two JAMA staffers on their research into “ghost” authorship and “honorary” authorship in the principal medical journals.
Joe Elia • September 12th, 2009
Categories: Authorship, Media
We’ve seen research into this area before — 18 months ago, in fact. (We interviewed Joseph Ross back then in Podcast #2.) This time we interview Joseph Wislar, a survey-research specialist at JAMA, and Annette Flanagin, its managing deputy editor. They’ve just presented the abstracted results of a survey on ghost and honorary authorship that [...]
Podcast 55: A conversation with Prof. Gilles Montalescot about his JAMA paper on immediate versus delayed intervention in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome
Joe Elia • September 4th, 2009
Categories: Acute Coronary Syndrome, Cardiology, PCI
French researchers find that in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome, delaying intervention until the next day does not affect the occurrence of death, MI, or the need for urgent revascularization by the one-month mark. We caught up with the study’s first author in Paris. If you want access to earlier podcasts, you’ve come to the right [...]