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March 9th, 2018

Podcast 217: Aspirin and rivaroxaban “comparably effective and safe” for prophylaxis after arthroplasty

The EPCAT II trial examined whether aspirin and rivaroxaban were clinically equivalent in the extended prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism after hip or knee replacement. They proved “comparably effective and safe,” according to our guest, Dr. David Anderson, the study’s first author. An editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine, where the study appeared […]


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 […]


June 29th, 2009

Podcast 47: Total knee arthroplasty’s cost-effectiveness — a conversation with Elena Losina

Who knew that discussing QALYs could be so enjoyable? Dr. Elena Losina guides the interviewer through the thicket of cost-effectiveness and points to resources that keep track of the cost-effectiveness of most procedures. This is all done in the context of discussing her paper in Archives of Internal Medicine on total knee arthroplasty. This week’s […]


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