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October 2nd, 2009

Podcast 59: A conversation about bacterial coinfection in 2009 H1N1 flu deaths with Dianna Blau of the CDC

Early in the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, it was thought that bacterial coinfection was rare, but now that’s been shown to be untrue. Dr. Dianna Blau, one of the principal contributors to a study of coinfections in 77 fatal cases of 2009 H1N, is our guest. This week’s interview links: H1N1 Update: Bacterial Coinfection in H1N1-Related […]


July 10th, 2009

Podcast 49: Three RASS Study researchers discuss their findings on the lack of benefit of renin-angiotensin blockade in the primary prevention of diabetic nephropathy in Type 1 diabetes.

We talk with Drs. Michael Mauer, Ronald Klein, and Bernard Zinman about their paper in the July 2 New England Journal of Medicine reporting on the RASS study (Renin-Angiotensin System Study). They found that blockade of the renin-angiotensin system was not effective in the primary prevention of diabetic nephropathy in Type 1 diabetes. This week’s […]


July 2nd, 2009

Podcast 48: A conversation with Les Irwig, which your bone scanner won’t like to hear.

Scanning patients on bisphosphonates within the first 3 years of therapy is just wasted effort, and may even be misleading clinically. That’s what researchers conclude after reanalysis of FIT trial data on some 6500 women taking either alendronate or placebo. Prof. Les Irwig of the University of Sydney talks about his team’s findings and what […]


April 25th, 2009

Podcast 40: Tight control in type 2 diabetes — time to loosen up? A conversation with Mayo’s Victor Montori.

The Annals of Internal Medicine published an intriguing essay online last week about tight glycemic control in type 2 diabetes. Its authors argue that we’ve got it all wrong: imposing tight controls is only subjecting patients to stresses — related to the complexities and costs of treatment — that make control less likely to succeed. […]


April 20th, 2009

Podcast 39: A conversation with Kimford Meador about a new paper assessing the later cognitive effects of fetal exposure to antiepileptic drugs.

Neurologists have talked about these effects for a while, but now they’ve got evidence showing that valproate lowers IQ at age 3 by almost 10 points. Since only half the antiepileptics are used in epilepsy, the results will affect everyone caring for women of reproductive age. Kimford Meador of Emory University is here to talk […]


March 13th, 2009

Podcast 34: An interview with Cheryl Bushnell of Wake Forest about her paper in BMJ concerning migraines during pregnancy and the possibility of their relation to strokes and other vascular problems.

BMJ‘s paper on the possible association of migraine during pregnancy and stroke (and other vascular problems) is the focus of this week’s interview. We speak with first-author Dr. Cheryl Bushnell. And then there’s the week’s news, plus a message from a listener! It could have been you, if only you’d called 1-617-440-4374 and made a […]


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