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September 17th, 2010

Podcast 101: Osteoarthritis, chondroitin, and glucosamine — one of these things doesn’t belong.

Answer: Osteoarthritis. Two are nostrums and the other is a disease, but the nostrums have no appreciable effect — on osteoarthritis at least. We discuss a BMJ meta-analysis that uses novel methods to prove the point. The good news is that neither chondroitin nor glucosamine is dangerous, but the bad news is that we […]


July 1st, 2010

Podcast 94: What does a new meta-analysis tell us about statins and primary prevention?

A meta-analysis of 11 studies encompassing more than 60,000 subjects finds that statins don’t lower all-cause mortality in people without cardiovascular disease. One editorialist calls the study, just published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, “the cleanest and most complete meta-analysis of pharmacological lipid lowering for primary prevention.” One of the study’s principal authors, […]


September 29th, 2009

Podcast 58: A repeat of the July 31 interview with the CDC’s Denise Jamieson on treating pregnant women who have suspected 2009 H1N1.

Pregnant women are at greater risk for flu complications. This week, we repeat a conversation with a CDC researcher who’d just published a paper in Lancet urging prompt treatment with antivirals, even in the face of pending lab results. Contact us at 1-617-440-4374. This week’s links: In Pregnancy, Treat Suspected H1N1 Promptly Without Awaiting Test […]


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 […]


October 31st, 2008

Podcast 18: News plus an interview with Prof. Riccardo Utili about infective endocarditis in the elderly

This week we look at why infective endocarditis among the elderly has characteristics very different from its manifestations in younger patients. Prof. Riccardo Utili of the Second University of Naples is our guest. And of course we start with a brief news roundup. Journal Watch links: Breast Cancer Less Likely to Recur in Women with […]


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