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June 12th, 2015

Podcast 176: HPV Vaccine — How many doses are needed to confer protection?

Running time: 19 minutes We talk with Dr. Cosette Wheeler about a new Lancet Oncology paper that offers follow-up on two major trials of HPV-16/18 vaccines. The analysis adds more data to the suspicion that although three doses of vaccine are optimal, two or even one may offer substantial protection. Wheeler is very cautious on this point, […]


October 28th, 2011

Podcast 135: HPV vaccine effective against anal intraepithelial neoplasia in MSM. Now, how to get it to young men before they’re sexually active?

The quadrivalent HPV vaccine was effective at preventing anal intraepithelial neoplasias in men who have sex with men, it was reported last week. The larger question is how to get it to young men before they become sexually active. We interview Dr. Joel Palefsky of UCSF, the first author on a paper in the New England Journal […]


September 12th, 2009

Podcast 56: A conversation with two JAMA staffers on their research into “ghost” authorship and “honorary” authorship in the principal medical journals.

We’ve seen research into this area before — 18 months ago, in fact. (We interviewed Joseph Ross back then in Podcast #2.) This time we interview Joseph Wislar, a survey-research specialist at JAMA, and Annette Flanagin, its managing deputy editor. They’ve just presented the abstracted results of a survey on ghost and honorary authorship that […]


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 […]


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