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Archive for March, 2010
Joe Elia • March 27th, 2010
Categories: Audio, bisphosphonates, bone density, Femur, Osteoporosis, Uncategorized
We talk with three of the academic authors of a New England Journal of Medicine study that pooled data from a few studies in an attempt to examine the possible link between use of bisphosphonates and femoral-shaft fractures. Interview-related links: Physician’s First Watch coverage NEJM paper NEJM editorial FDA statement News-related links: Aspirin ineffective in [...]
Joe Elia • March 19th, 2010
Categories: Audio, Prostate cancer, treatment choice, Uncategorized
Patients who consult urologists only are more likely to get radical prostatectomy, and those who consult both urologists and radiation oncologists are more likely to get radiation. Those who see internists are more likely to receive watchful waiting. What are all these facts trying to tell us? Our conversation is with the principal authors of [...]
Joe Elia • March 12th, 2010
Categories: Audio, Comparative effectiveness studies, Uncategorized
This week, a conversation with Michael Hochman on his examination of what the major general journals publish in the way of comparative effectiveness studies. He talks about what they are and how to think about that reprint that the drug rep has just dropped off for you. Reach us at 617-440-4374, or write to email@example.com. [...]
Podcast 77: We revisit a conversation on treating community-acquired pneumonia according to the guidelines (and we’ve got current news).
Joe Elia • March 5th, 2010
Categories: Audio, Community-acquired pneumonia, guidelines, IDSA/ATS Guidelines, Uncategorized
Our attempts to get an interview with a researcher were unavailing, so we’ve gone to plan B and repeat a useful look at treating community-acquired pneumonia according to guideline recommendations. Please leave comments and complaints at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can call and voice these at 1-617-440-4374. Interview-related links: Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Guideline-Compliant Treatment Is Better IDSA/ATS guidelines [...]