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Archive for October, 2009

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October 25th, 2009

Podcast 62: A conversation with Jane Kim about cost-effectiveness of vaccinating women with HPV vaccine after age 30.

The FDA seems set to announce a decision about vaccinating women past age 25 for HPV. A paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week indicates that such a strategy wouldn’t be cost-effective. Don’t be put off by “cost-effectiveness” or by the fact that we actually discuss “QALY”s. It’s all good. We’ve got Harvard [...]


October 16th, 2009

Podcast 61: A conversation about end-stage dementia.

We talk with Susan Mitchell, a Harvard researcher who set out to characterize the final clinical stages of advanced dementia. There are some surprises — namely, the benefit of clear communications with patients and their families (which, come to think of it, shouldn’t come as much of a surprise at all). Talk with us at [...]


October 10th, 2009

Podcast 60: Weight loss in type 2 diabetes benefits obstructive sleep apnea — a conversation with Prof. Gary Foster

It’s been treated as fact for a long time, but now there are data to prove it: weight loss in type 2 diabetes does ameliorate obstructive sleep apnea. Gary Foster of Temple University has an ongoing study of some 250 patients, and he’s just presented data on the first year of an anticipated 4-year follow-up. [...]


October 2nd, 2009

Podcast 59: A conversation about bacterial coinfection in 2009 H1N1 flu deaths with Dianna Blau of the CDC

Early in the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, it was thought that bacterial coinfection was rare, but now that’s been shown to be untrue. Dr. Dianna Blau, one of the principal contributors to a study of coinfections in 77 fatal cases of 2009 H1N, is our guest. This week’s interview links: H1N1 Update: Bacterial Coinfection in H1N1-Related [...]


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