Posts Tagged ‘pediatrics’

RSS

December 9th, 2011

Podcast 138: Why do kids in the U.S. get so many inappropriate broad-spectrum antibiotics?

When kids go for ambulatory care, they get an antibiotic prescribed about 20% of the time. Half of those antibiotics are of the broad-spectrum variety. What are the factors leading up to this, and what are some resources to turn to for better information on this dangerous situation? Listen in to  this 27-minute podcast with the […]


November 2nd, 2009

Podcast 63: A conversation about the adverse cardiometabolic effects of second-generation antipsychotic drugs in young patients with Christoph Correll

There are consequences of even short-term use of some drugs. Take the second-generation antipsychotics. A 3-month course can cause weight gain of almost 20 pounds in young people, according to a JAMA study. We interview Dr. Christoph Correll about the implications. To reach Clinical Conversations, you can call 1-617-440-4374 or email me at jelia@jwatch.org. This […]


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 […]


Clinical Conversations

About the Podcast

To subscribe: Subscribe on iTunes

To have your comment included in a future podcast, call 617-440-4374. Please leave your name, number, and the podcast ID number.