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February 3rd, 2012

Podcast 144: Hip fractures, PPIs, and smoking history in postmenopausal women — increased risks

PPIs are back on our radar, and this time it’s their regular use among postmenopausal women. A BMJ article examines data from the Nurses’ Health Study to show a significantly increased risk for hip fracture among postmenopausal women with any smoking history. Never-smokers showed no statistically significant increase. Now that proton pump inhibitors have […]


January 27th, 2012

Podcast 143: PPIs and asthma control — it doesn’t work in kids, either

Controlling asthma by the use of proton pump inhibitors apparently doesn’t work any better in children than it does in adults. Yet the practice is widely used. A study in JAMA and an accompanying fiery editorial seem to put the notion to rest. Listen in. As always, suggestions are welcomed. You can reach me […]


December 17th, 2010

Podcast 111: A look back on the year’s most clinically important developments.

Dr. Danielle Scheurer and Joe Elia have a free-form discussion on what’s happened over the past year. Links to those stories (and, sometimes, interviews) are attached here. If you’d like to suggest another, or comment on our selection, drop us a note in the comments field. Discussion-related links (they are all free links): Rivaroxaban […]


May 16th, 2010

Podcast 87: After this week’s news, we reprise an interview from last December on pharyngitis in adolescents and young adults.

Dr. Robert Centor of the University of Alabama at Birmingham believes that the paradigm for treating pharyngitis in adolescents and young adults must change. Listen to our conversation and hear why. Here are this week’s links: Interview-related links: Commentary Urges ‘Expanding the Diagnostic Paradigm of Pharyngitis’ in Young People Robert Centor’s blog — “Medrants” […]


May 2nd, 2010

Podcast 85: B vitamins lower homocysteine levels, so why don’t they retard the progression of diabetic nephropathy?

A surprise finding: homocysteine is supposed to be a factor in vascular inflammation, but lowering hyperhomocysteinemia in patients with diabetic nephropathy actually accelerated the decline of  their GFRs. What gives? We have a conversation with Dr. J. David Spence, whose results were just published in JAMA. Interview-related link: JAMA paper on the effect of […]


March 8th, 2009

Podcast 33: We repeat, after the principal news of the week, an interview with Stephen Hetz, co-editor of “War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq”

This week’s podcast includes an interview from September 2008 with Stephen Hetz, co-editor of “War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq,” published last summer by the Surgeon General. We’re going to change our name to “Clinical Conversations.” which, come to think of it, makes more sense than “Admitting Diagnosis,” but doesn’t have the mystery and the […]


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