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October 25th, 2009

Podcast 62: A conversation with Jane Kim about cost-effectiveness of vaccinating women with HPV vaccine after age 30.

The FDA seems set to announce a decision about vaccinating women past age 25 for HPV. A paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week indicates that such a strategy wouldn’t be cost-effective. Don’t be put off by “cost-effectiveness” or by the fact that we actually discuss “QALY”s. It’s all good. We’ve got Harvard […]


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 […]


April 11th, 2009

Podcast 38: A conversation about using PPIs in poorly controlled asthma — rather, not using them — with Robert A. Wise of Johns Hopkins.

There are lots of people with poorly controlled asthma who are on PPIs, but don’t need to be. That’s the clear implication of research just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. We’ll talk with a member of the writing committee, Dr. Robert A. Wise. If you like what you hear, call 1-617-440-4374, and […]


March 30th, 2009

Podcast 36: Michael K. Kearney is our guest. He talks about the self-care of clinicians engaged in end-of-life care.

We’ve got an interview with the first author of JAMA‘s final installment in its series on end-of-life care. The last paper focuses on the (necessary) self-care of clinicians who care for the dying. It’s an interesting discussion. Please call 1-617-440-4374 if you have any comments. I’ll toss them into the mix. This week’s links: Intensive […]


February 28th, 2009

Podcast 32: Reprise of a June 2008 interview with Larry Allen from Duke, in which he talks about patients’ estimates of their life expectancy, compared with what disease models predict.

We’ve run into a scheduling problem with the person we wanted to talk with. We’ll try again next week, because his views are intriguing and I’m guessing you’d rather have intriguing than ho-hum. However, so that you won’t have wasted your time downloading the podcast, I’ve reprised an interview from last June, when few of […]


October 24th, 2008

Podcast 17: News plus an interview with Dr. Arto Strandberg regarding midlife smoking

This week Dr. Arto Strandberg, a general practitioner who does his research at the University of Helsinki, talks with us about the effects of midlife smoking on later-life living. Plus we have the usual news roundup. Journal Watch links: ACIP Recommends Pneumococcal Vaccine for Smokers ADA Updates Algorithm for Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 […]


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