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February 17th, 2012

Podcast 146: Cognitive impairment in primary care — screen or not?

Current guidelines find no compelling therapeutic benefit to screening for cognitive impairment and dementia in primary care. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has published some research that, if not compelling, certainly suggests that clinical approaches should change. In actively screening some 8000 veterans over age 70 during routine primary care visits for [...]


April 16th, 2010

Podcast 83: An interview by CardioExchange’s editors on the COURAGE study

This week’s conversation introduces you to CardioExchange, a joint effort by Journal Watch and the New England Journal of Medicine to create an online community of clinicians interested in cardiovascular diseases. Two of CardioExchange’s editors, Dr. Richard Lange and Dr. L. David Hillis, interview Dr. William Boden of the COURAGE study, and Dr. Gregg [...]


January 22nd, 2010

Podcast 71: We revisit, after a look at current clinical news, a conversation on the late clinical course of dementia.

I tried arranging an interview across a 13-hour time difference, with no luck. We revisit, instead, an October conversation about the late clinical course of dementia. First a look at the news. Comments to jelia@jwatch.org or to 1-617-440-4374. Interview link: Advanced Dementia’s Course News links: Massachusetts elects a U.S. Senator Screening and treating children for [...]


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 [...]


May 17th, 2009

Podcast 43: An interview with Martha Gulati on her research into the cardiovascular risks faced by symptomatic women who have normal angiograms.

Northwestern’s Martha Gulati has just published a paper in Archives of Internal Medicine about the hazards of treating symptomatic women with normal angiograms as if they had a benign prognosis. We’ll talk with her after a look at the news, and a reminder that you can really help Clinical Conversations with your feedback. The place [...]


April 20th, 2009

Podcast 39: A conversation with Kimford Meador about a new paper assessing the later cognitive effects of fetal exposure to antiepileptic drugs.

Neurologists have talked about these effects for a while, but now they’ve got evidence showing that valproate lowers IQ at age 3 by almost 10 points. Since only half the antiepileptics are used in epilepsy, the results will affect everyone caring for women of reproductive age. Kimford Meador of Emory University is here to talk [...]


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