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July 9th, 2017

Podcast 209: “The guidelines need to be rewritten” to encourage antibiotic use after incision and drainage of small skin abscesses

The senior author of a paper examining the role of systemic antibiotics after incision-and-drainage in treating small skin abscesses says the results should prompt a rewriting of current guidelines. Henry Chambers of UCSF found a 15-percentage-point advantage in short-term cure rates for antibiotics over placebo. The guidelines don’t encourage systemic antibiotics in these circumstances, but […]


December 9th, 2011

Podcast 138: Why do kids in the U.S. get so many inappropriate broad-spectrum antibiotics?

When kids go for ambulatory care, they get an antibiotic prescribed about 20% of the time. Half of those antibiotics are of the broad-spectrum variety. What are the factors leading up to this, and what are some resources to turn to for better information on this dangerous situation? Listen in to  this 27-minute podcast with the […]


May 21st, 2010

Podcast 88: Weighing the benefits of endovascular versus open repair in abdominal aortic aneurysm.

The New England Journal of Medicine carries several studies comparing the long-term outcomes of endovascular versus open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Tying all those studies together is an editorial by Dr. K. Craig Kent of the University of Wisconsin. We’ve got him as our guest this week. Have a listen. Interview-related links: K. Craig Kent’s […]


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