Posts Tagged ‘pharmacogenetics’

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September 3rd, 2010

Podcast 99: Blacks’ higher rate of stent thrombosis apparently has a genetic basis.

It was thought that the increased risk among blacks undergoing stenting had to do with factors such as comorbid conditions and socioeconomics. But in a study in Circulation, their rate of stent thrombosis was higher than non-blacks, even after adjusting for those factors (and despite the fact that as a group, black were more […]


February 20th, 2009

Podcast 31: Making your clinical life easier — with genetics. Dr. Julie Johnson talks about using a patient’s genetic profile to help set their initial warfarin dose more accurately. You got a problem with that?

Starting a patient on warfarin is nobody’s idea of a good time, but pharmacogenetic research can help. A study in this week’s NEJM shows the advantage of using genetic information (plus some clinical data) over the old “start at 5 mg a day and pray for success” approach. We talk with Julie Johnson of the […]


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