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Posts Tagged ‘2009 H1N1’

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April 23rd, 2010

Podcast 84: One year later, what have we learned from 2009 H1N1? A conversation with Richard Wenzel.

I’d forgotten that it’s only been a year since 2009 H1N1 (remember when we called it “swine flu”?) struck, but then I saw Richard Wenzel’s op-ed essay in the New York Times. Dr. Wenzel kindly agreed to a conversation, and that’s our offering this week. Interview-related links: Wenzel’s op-ed piece in the New York [...]


April 2nd, 2010

Podcast 81: When should you start screening for type 2 diabetes?

A large-scale computer simulation based on NHANES data plotted the most cost-effective strategy, which turns out to be to start screening before middle age and to repeat every 3 to 5 years. We talk with the first author of a Lancet paper that details the findings. Interview-related link: Physician’s First Watch summary of the Lancet [...]


November 13th, 2009

Podcast 65: A conversation about the utility of renovascular angioplasty in the face of atherosclerosis

Investigators have suspected that there isn’t much advantage to renovascular angioplasty and stenting in atherosclerosis, but their studies haven’t had the statistical power to prove that point. A new bit of research in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine may have hit the mark. We’ve got an interview with two of the principals of [...]


November 12th, 2009

Podcast 64: A conversation regarding on-pump versus off-pump CABG with Frederick Grover.

Avoiding use of the heart-lung machine during coronary artery bypass grafting was supposed to lower neurocognitive problems and other complications after the procedure. A large randomized trial finds otherwise. We’ve got a conversation with one of the investigators, Frederick Grover. To contact us, call 1-617-440-4374. You can write to me at jelia@jwatch.org. This week’s links: [...]


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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