Posts Tagged ‘hypertension’

August 9th, 2009

Podcast 52: Screening for intimate-partner violence doesn’t seem productive or very protective. What’s a concerned clinician to do?

We talk with two authors of a JAMA study that indicates that such screening doesn’t accomplish the ultimate goal: protecting the patient from further abuse. Our guests have some advice. This week’s news links: Vertebroplasty No Better Than Sham Procedure in Osteoporotic Fractures Researchers Advise Labor Induction for Women with Mild Hypertensive Disease Late in Pregnancy TNF-Blockers […]


March 13th, 2009

Podcast 34: An interview with Cheryl Bushnell of Wake Forest about her paper in BMJ concerning migraines during pregnancy and the possibility of their relation to strokes and other vascular problems.

BMJ‘s paper on the possible association of migraine during pregnancy and stroke (and other vascular problems) is the focus of this week’s interview. We speak with first-author Dr. Cheryl Bushnell. And then there’s the week’s news, plus a message from a listener! It could have been you, if only you’d called 1-617-440-4374 and made a […]


December 5th, 2008

Podcast 22: Interview with Aaron Kesselheim about his meta-analysis of the efficacy of proprietary versus generic cardiovascular drugs.

This week, in addition to the usual news roundup, we talk with Dr. Aaron Kesselheim about his JAMA paper on the equivalence between proprietary and generic cardiovascular drugs. The data and the editorials are often at odds on this question. Have a listen, and if you want to react to any of this, call 1-617-440-4374. […]


July 11th, 2008

Podcast 7: Interview with Dr. Nelson Adams, President, National Medical Association

Nelson Adams, president of the National Medical Association, joins us to discuss the American Medical Association’s apology to black physicians for its past efforts to exclude them from membership. Journal Watch links AMA Apologizes for Past Discrimination Against African-Americans FDA Calls for Boxed Warning on Fluoroquinolones Treating Hypertension Only Marginally Reduces Dementia Risk in the Very […]


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