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September 3rd, 2010

Podcast 99: Blacks’ higher rate of stent thrombosis apparently has a genetic basis.

It was thought that the increased risk among blacks undergoing stenting had to do with factors such as comorbid conditions and socioeconomics. But in a study in Circulation, their rate of stent thrombosis was higher than non-blacks, even after adjusting for those factors (and despite the fact that as a group, black were more [...]


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 [...]


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 8th, 2009

Podcast 42: An interview with Danielle Ofri — author, editor, clinician.

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, [...]


January 18th, 2009

Podcast 26: Dr. Wayne A. Ray talks about the dangers of sudden cardiac death from antipsychotic drugs

NEJM published a paper this week detailing the risks of sudden cardiac death in those taking both typical and atypical antipsychotic drugs. We talk with the paper’s first author Dr. Wayne A. Ray of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. If you would like to comment or offer an idea for a future podcast, please call [...]


October 10th, 2008

Podcast 15: The week’s news, plus an interview with Dr. Alexi A. Wright about her article in JAMA on end-of-life conversations and their cascading benefits

The medical news gods were generous this week, providing a wealth of stories to choose from. Plus, the Nobel prizes were announced. We’re especially fortunate to have an interview with a researcher whose findings relate directly to your clinical work. Journal Watch links: Patients and Caregivers Benefit from End-of-Life Discussions Tiotropium Alleviates Symptoms, Doesn’t Reduce [...]


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