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Posts Tagged ‘Prostate cancer’

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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 [...]


March 19th, 2010

Podcast 79: Prostate cancer, patients’ consultations, and the treatments they receive

Patients who consult urologists only are more likely to get radical prostatectomy, and those who consult both urologists and radiation oncologists are more likely to get radiation. Those who see internists are more likely to receive watchful waiting. What are all these facts trying to tell us? Our conversation is with the principal authors of [...]


March 12th, 2010

Podcast 78: Just what are “comparative effectiveness” studies anyway?

This week, a conversation with Michael Hochman on his examination of what the major general journals publish in the way of comparative effectiveness studies. He talks about what they are and how to think about that reprint that the drug rep has just dropped off for you. Reach us at 617-440-4374, or write to jelia@jwatch.org. [...]


February 5th, 2010

Podcast 73: How best to monitor patients on androgen-deprivation therapy for cardiovascular risks?

A panel of the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the American Urological Association issued a statement on androgen-deprivation therapy and cardiovascular risk. We’ve got an interview with the chair of the writing committee, Dr. Glenn Levine. Interview-related links: Physician’s First Watch coverage of the statement Link to the statement, as published in [...]


March 20th, 2009

Podcast 35: Clinical Conversations reprises an interview with Mary Tinetti about falls in the elderly.

Clinical Conversations, the podcast formerly known as Admitting Diagnosis, offers this week a reprise interview from last summer: Mary Tinetti talks about preventing falls in the elderly. Call 1-617-440-4374 to leave a suggestion. Let’s hear from you. Links: Prostate Cancer Screening Controversy Not Dead Yet Diabetics and Patients over 65 Show Bigger Survival Benefit from [...]


December 12th, 2008

Podcast 23: An interview with J. Michael Gaziano concerning two JAMA studies on the uselessness of dietary supplements in preventing prostate cancer

A week with just a few notable stories, one of which is about using supplements like vitamin C or selenium to prevent prostate cancer. We interview J. Michael Gaziano about two studies in JAMA on that topic. Have a listen, and if you want to react to any of this, call 1-617-440-4374. Links for this [...]


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