Posts Tagged ‘guidelines’


June 9th, 2016

Podcast 203: What’s wrong with guidelines

Download the TRANSCRIPTION_JWPodcast203 We talk with Dr. Margaret McCartney of Glasgow about her essay in The BMJ. She and her three co-authors titled it “Making Evidence-Based Medicine Work for Individual Patients.” Note: We’re going to start including transcripts, and may even add transcripts to earlier podcasts. Let me know your reactions at BMJ essay Transcript of Podcast 203 […]

November 12th, 2013

Podcast 169: New guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention

 Running time: 11 minutes The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology have released four sets of guidelines — all aimed at the lowering of risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. For perspective, we’ve asked Harlan Krumholz, editor-in-chief of NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology and CardioExchange to chat. Links: Risk calculator (free) CardioExchange (free) Circulation homepage New York Times piece by Krumholz […]

May 20th, 2012

Podcast 156: Using low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in defined populations — a conversation with Peter Bach

Dr. Peter Bach is the first author on a new JAMA analysis of the benefits and harms of using low-dose CT screening  for lung cancer. The American College of Chest Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology requested the systematic review to assist them in drawing up a clinical guideline. Join us in discussing […]

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 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 […]

September 21st, 2009

Podcast 57: Treating community-acquired pneumonia according to the guidelines

When treated according to 2007 IDSA/ATS guidelines, community-acquired pneumonia is a less dangerous disease. You need to administer only 10 guideline-compliant treatments to elderly people, according to one estimate, in order to save a life. A good deal, no? We have the authors of two papers on the benefits of compliance as our guests this […]

August 1st, 2008

Podcast 10: News and interview with Dr. Michel Ovize, Professor of Physiology and Cardiology, Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon

This week, after our usual news roundup, Michel Ovize is our guest, and he talks about preventing reperfusion injury during interventions for myocardial infarction. It all has to do with mitochondrial pores. Journal Watch links New NAMS Position Statement on Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Cyclosporine Attenuates Reperfusion Injury During Stenting Does Cyclosporine Protect Against Myocardial Reperfusion Injury?

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