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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 […]


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 21st, 2009

Podcast 54: A conversation with Aaron Caughey, whose analysis of the literature shows that elective induction of labor does not, contrary to dogma, increase the risk of cesarean delivery.

Well, the headline says it all. UCSF’s Aaron Caughey has just published a meta-analysis in Annals of Internal Medicine that shatters the dogma of elective induction’s being associated with cesarean delivery. I hope you’ll enjoy the conversation. There won’t be a Clinical Conversation next week — I’m taking a week off — but the chit-chat […]


January 30th, 2009

Podcast 28: A discussion with Dr. Andrea Cipriani and Prof. John Geddes about their ranking of 12 antidepressants

There are a dozen new-generation antidpressants on the market now. How to sort them out? On what basis? We talk with two authors of an intriguing meta-analysis released online in Lancet this week. And we offer the usual roundup of news and, speaking of roundups, a working name while we come up with something better […]


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