Posts Tagged ‘breast cancer screening’

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March 25th, 2016

Podcast 200: Sorting out the results of breast biopsy

Most of the time, pathologists agree with each other about breast biopsy results — especially when the biopsy is negative or indicates invasive cancer. However, the biopsies that fall between those two extremes — that is, atypia and ductal carcinoma in situ — make for tough conversations with patients. This week’s guest, Alexander Borowsky, has […]


September 26th, 2010

Podcast 102: Short compression stockings would seem to have no further role clinically.

Prof. Martin Dennis chats with us about his latest trial, comparing the utility of thigh- versus below-knee-length stockings for patients immobilized after stroke. The latest results show the superiority of thigh-length stockings, but at the further risk of skin breaks in these vulnerable patients. Taken together with the results of his earlier work, at […]


May 7th, 2010

Podcast 86: Prompt follow-up after discharge for heart failure reduces early-readmission rates.

Why wouldn’t you want your hospital to lower its rate of early readmissions for heart failure by 15%? We talk with Dr. Adrian Hernandez about his examination of Medicare data from over 200 hospitals, how the hospitals vary widely in the rates at which their patients are followed up within a week of discharge […]


January 15th, 2010

Podcast 70: Considering the USPSTF breast-screening guidelines with your patients

This is the podcast for January 15, 2010. We have an interview on the impact of the USPSTF guidelines with two clinicians who study the best ways to communicate clearly with patients. I think you’ll like it. You can reach me at jelia@jwatch.org or by calling 617-440-4374. If you like this podcast, there are many others in […]


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