Specialties & Topics
- Arthritis/Rheumatic Disease
- Breast Cancer
- GERD/Peptic Ulcers
June 14th, 2013
Dr. Brien Barnewolt of Tufts Medical Center shares his thoughts on the aftermath of the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon. Simple things matter in these circumstances, like wearing your ID badge.
Length: 9 minutes
May 21st, 2013
Andrew Ulrich, executive vice chair of Boston Medical Center’s emergency department and an associate professor of emergency medicine at Boston University School of Medicine talks about the day and its lessons. He was just starting his shift when victims began arriving.
We’ll continue our explorations of the bombings, trying at least to salvage some lessons. If you have suggestions for the series — or thoughts on Clinical Conversations — please share them via the “add a comment” link below.
May 14th, 2013
Alasdair Conn, chief of emergency services at Massachusetts General Hospital and an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School continues our series on the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Thank you for listening. Do let us know what you think.
May 9th, 2013
Thank you for your questions about the status of Clinical Conversations. We’re edging our way back toward a normal schedule with this, the first of a planned multipart series on the lessons learned in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Ron M. Walls, professor and chair of the department of emergency medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is the guest. Listen in and please let us know what you think.
November 10th, 2012
Running time: 20 min.
In some diseases there are two diagnoses to make: the clinical diagnosis and the diagnosis of what the patient’s treatment preference is. The first is hard enough to make, and the widening choice of treatment choices complicates the second.
Welcome to the task of “preference diagnosis,” which can lead to disappointment and worse if missed in diseases like breast or prostate cancer.
We talk this week with the authors of an essay on the topic in BMJ. They offer some advice and some resources you’ll find useful.