Posts Tagged ‘ARBs’

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December 3rd, 2010

Podcast 110: ARBs (and anti-hypertensives, generally) pose no measurable cancer risk, meta-analysis shows.

This week’s guest, Dr. Sripal Bangalore, finds no evidence that use of the standard anti-hypertensive drugs increases risks for cancer. His meta-analysis did find, however, an indication that ARBs and ACE inhibitors, when used in combination, increase risks modestly. Even with the short follow-up, Bangalore says clinicians should find reassurance in the results. Listen in. Interview-related links: […]


June 18th, 2010

Podcast 92: Corticosteroids in COPD exacerbations — high-dose intravenous or low-dose oral?

A JAMA paper suggests that in all but the most severe exacerbations of COPD, it’s best to start off with low-dose oral corticosteroids rather than the higher-dose intravenous treatment that, contrary to guideline recommendations, almost everyone now gets. Our conversation this week is with the study’s first author, Dr. Peter Lindenauer. Visit the Journal Watch […]


July 10th, 2009

Podcast 49: Three RASS Study researchers discuss their findings on the lack of benefit of renin-angiotensin blockade in the primary prevention of diabetic nephropathy in Type 1 diabetes.

We talk with Drs. Michael Mauer, Ronald Klein, and Bernard Zinman about their paper in the July 2 New England Journal of Medicine reporting on the RASS study (Renin-Angiotensin System Study). They found that blockade of the renin-angiotensin system was not effective in the primary prevention of diabetic nephropathy in Type 1 diabetes. This week’s […]


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