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May 19th, 2011

Podcast 122: Most newer antiepileptics apparently safer in early pregnancy — but not all.

A paper from Denmark looks at five newer-generation antiepileptics and finds no strong birth-defects signal associated with their use in the first trimester. However, as the senior author points out in a statement to Clinical Conversations, one of the drugs — topiramate — has only recently been cited by the FDA as carrying a risk […]


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 […]


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