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Posts Tagged ‘antidepressants’

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March 29th, 2012

Podcast 150: Depression (and antidepressant use) after stroke or TIA

After stroke or transient ischemic attack, depression is more common than among the general population, and the risk for depression extends beyond the early time period after the event. More alarmingly, less than a third of those with persistent depression — defined as depression detected both at 3 and 12 months after the cerebrovascular [...]


February 27th, 2010

Podcast 76: On saying “No” to patients’ requests.

A conversation with the authors of an Archives of Internal Medicine study that examines the best tactics for saying “No” to inappropriate requests. Contact me at 1-617-440-4374 or at jelia@jwatch.org. Interview-related links: Archives of Internal Medicine abstract Atul Gawande’s New Yorker article News-related links: The rosiglitazone (Avandia) controversy Advisory on thiazolidinediones Physicians’ work hours 13-valent [...]


January 30th, 2009

Podcast 28: A discussion with Dr. Andrea Cipriani and Prof. John Geddes about their ranking of 12 antidepressants

There are a dozen new-generation antidpressants on the market now. How to sort them out? On what basis? We talk with two authors of an intriguing meta-analysis released online in Lancet this week. And we offer the usual roundup of news and, speaking of roundups, a working name while we come up with something better [...]


January 25th, 2009

Podcast 27: Dr. Steven E. Sobol talks with us about his paper on trends in pediatric head-and-neck infections from S. aureus — an increasing percentage of which are MRSA.

The 6-year period 2001 – 2006 saw an increase from 12 to 28 in the percentage of S. aureus infections among head-and-neck infections in childen that were methicillin resistant. This 16-point jump is concerning, and we talk with an author of the paper documenting that increase. Also, we’d like to know: should we be calling [...]


November 21st, 2008

Podcast 21: An interview with Dr. Steven T. DeKosky about his JAMA paper showing that ginkgo extract does not prevent dementia

It’s the usual offering: the week’s news summarized, an interview, and a quick exit. This week we talk with Steven DeKosky about his JAMA paper on the (lack of) usefulness of ginkgo extract in preventing dementia. The links will point you to a good resource on these alternative therapies and what’s known about them. Don’t [...]


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