Posts Tagged ‘labor induction’

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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 […]


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 […]


July 31st, 2009

Podcast 51: In pregnant women with suspected H1N1, treat promptly! A conversation with Denise Jamieson of the CDC.

It’s simple: pregnant women (for un-simple reasons) are at greater risk for flu complications. It’s true even among hitherto apparently healthy patients. We’ve got a conversation with a CDC researcher who’s just published a paper in Lancet that urges prompt treatment, even in the face of pending lab results, with antivirals. Contact us at 1-617-440-4374. […]


June 20th, 2008

Podcast 4: News and interview with Dr. Larry Allen, Clinical Instructor in Cardiology, Duke

Larry Allen talks with us about patients’ estimates of their life expectancy, compared with what disease models predict. Antiepileptic drugs http://firstwatch.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/619/1 Antipsychotic drug http://general-medicine.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2007/315/5 Inhalers http://pediatrics.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/618/1 Induced labor http://womens-health.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/619/1 Rate vs. rhythm http://cardiology.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/618/2 Dr. Allen interview http://depts.washington.edu/shfm/ http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/299/21/2533 http://cardiology.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/618/5 http://cardiology.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/618/5 http://firstwatch.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/604/1


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