Posts Tagged ‘glycated hemoglobin’

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December 10th, 2015

Podcast 192: Are we too sweet on HbA1c testing?

Over half the patients with Type 2 diabetes have their HbA1c measured too frequently — i.e., at least three times a year. Why is that a bad thing? Dr. Rozalina McCoy, the lead author of a paper in The BMJ explains. Using claims data, her group followed over 30,000 patients with stable HbA1c levels and […]


March 5th, 2010

Podcast 77: We revisit a conversation on treating community-acquired pneumonia according to the guidelines (and we’ve got current news).

Our attempts to get an interview with a researcher were unavailing, so we’ve  gone to plan B and repeat a useful look at treating community-acquired pneumonia according to guideline recommendations. Please leave comments and complaints at jelia@jwatch.org. You can call and voice these at 1-617-440-4374. Interview-related links: Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Guideline-Compliant Treatment Is Better IDSA/ATS guidelines News-related links: Evaluating long-term […]


January 29th, 2010

Podcast 72: A conversation about two new drugs for multiple sclerosis.

We’ve got Dr. William Carroll this week — we tried last week, but the 13-hour time difference between Boston and Perth just stymied me. Dr. Carroll speaks about his NEJM editorial concerning two new drugs for multiple sclerosis. Both are oral therapies that work to keep lymphocytes at bay in this disease. Interview-story link: MS Treatments Said […]


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