Archive for January, 2011


January 27th, 2011

Podcast 113: Hot flashes and escitalopram

The SSRI escitalopram beat out a placebo in ameliorating the frequency and severity of hot flashes in menopausal women. Would cheaper SSRIs also do the trick? We talk with the first author of the JAMA paper. Interview-related links: JAMA paper (free abstract) Physician’s First Watch summary

January 13th, 2011

Podcast 112: MRSA guidelines from IDSA

The Infectious Diseases Society of American last week issued clinical practice guidelines on dealing with methicillin-resistant S. aureus infection. We interview the principal author of those guidelines, Dr. Catherine Liu of the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Liu responds to the criticism leveled earlier this week against all IDSA guidelines, for their apparent lack […]

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