Specialties & Topics
- Arthritis/Rheumatic Disease
- Breast Cancer
- GERD/Peptic Ulcers
September 4th, 2009
Podcast 55: A conversation with Prof. Gilles Montalescot about his JAMA paper on immediate versus delayed intervention in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome
French researchers find that in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome, delaying intervention until the next day does not affect the occurrence of death, MI, or the need for urgent revascularization by the one-month mark. We caught up with the study’s first author in Paris. If you want access to earlier podcasts, you’ve come to the right [...]
August 14th, 2009
Podcast 53: Patients extubated with hypercapnia can be managed better with noninvasive ventilation, a new study shows.
Dr. Miquel Ferrer of the University of Barcelona took some time away from his holiday to talk with us about an article he’s just published in Lancet. His research shows that in a subgroup of patients with chronic respiratory diseases (mostly COPD) who are undergoing extubation but who remain in hypercapnia, noninvasive ventilation support is [...]
July 31st, 2009
Podcast 51: In pregnant women with suspected H1N1, treat promptly! A conversation with Denise Jamieson of the CDC.
It’s simple: pregnant women (for un-simple reasons) are at greater risk for flu complications. It’s true even among hitherto apparently healthy patients. We’ve got a conversation with a CDC researcher who’s just published a paper in Lancet that urges prompt treatment, even in the face of pending lab results, with antivirals. Contact us at 1-617-440-4374. [...]
June 19th, 2009
Podcast 46: Does Genetic Testing for Clotting Mutations Matter? An interview with Jodi Segal of Johns Hopkins
You’d think that a widely-ordered test would play a part in management and outcome, but two clotting mutations seem exceptions to that rule. Although often requested, the FDA-approved tests for Factor V Leiden and G20210A mutations don’t seem to figure greatly in case management of venous thromboembolism, at least according to the published literature. Dr. [...]
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 [...]
May 8th, 2009
We talk about writing with Danielle Ofri, editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, author of “Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue” and “Incidental Findings: Lessons from My Patients in the Art of Medicine,” and an attending physician at Bellevue. I figured you could do with less information about influenza. If you’ve got a reaction, [...]