Posts Tagged ‘CABG’

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November 12th, 2009

Podcast 64: A conversation regarding on-pump versus off-pump CABG with Frederick Grover.

Avoiding use of the heart-lung machine during coronary artery bypass grafting was supposed to lower neurocognitive problems and other complications after the procedure. A large randomized trial finds otherwise. We’ve got a conversation with one of the investigators, Frederick Grover. To contact us, call 1-617-440-4374. You can write to me at jelia@jwatch.org. This week’s links: News links: Primary […]


March 20th, 2009

Podcast 35: Clinical Conversations reprises an interview with Mary Tinetti about falls in the elderly.

Clinical Conversations, the podcast formerly known as Admitting Diagnosis, offers this week a reprise interview from last summer: Mary Tinetti talks about preventing falls in the elderly. Call 1-617-440-4374 to leave a suggestion. Let’s hear from you. Links: Prostate Cancer Screening Controversy Not Dead Yet Diabetics and Patients over 65 Show Bigger Survival Benefit from CABG […]


February 20th, 2009

Podcast 31: Making your clinical life easier — with genetics. Dr. Julie Johnson talks about using a patient’s genetic profile to help set their initial warfarin dose more accurately. You got a problem with that?

Starting a patient on warfarin is nobody’s idea of a good time, but pharmacogenetic research can help. A study in this week’s NEJM shows the advantage of using genetic information (plus some clinical data) over the old “start at 5 mg a day and pray for success” approach. We talk with Julie Johnson of the […]


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