Posts Tagged ‘corticosteroids’

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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 […]


January 25th, 2009

Podcast 27: Dr. Steven E. Sobol talks with us about his paper on trends in pediatric head-and-neck infections from S. aureus — an increasing percentage of which are MRSA.

The 6-year period 2001 – 2006 saw an increase from 12 to 28 in the percentage of S. aureus infections among head-and-neck infections in childen that were methicillin resistant. This 16-point jump is concerning, and we talk with an author of the paper documenting that increase. Also, we’d like to know: should we be calling […]


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