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September 29th, 2009

Podcast 58: A repeat of the July 31 interview with the CDC’s Denise Jamieson on treating pregnant women who have suspected 2009 H1N1.

Pregnant women are at greater risk for flu complications. This week, we repeat a conversation with a CDC researcher who’d just published a paper in Lancet urging prompt treatment with antivirals, even in the face of pending lab results. Contact us at 1-617-440-4374. This week’s links: In Pregnancy, Treat Suspected H1N1 Promptly Without Awaiting Test […]


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 30th, 2009

Podcast 36: Michael K. Kearney is our guest. He talks about the self-care of clinicians engaged in end-of-life care.

We’ve got an interview with the first author of JAMA‘s final installment in its series on end-of-life care. The last paper focuses on the (necessary) self-care of clinicians who care for the dying. It’s an interesting discussion. Please call 1-617-440-4374 if you have any comments. I’ll toss them into the mix. This week’s links: Intensive […]


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 […]


September 27th, 2008

Podcast 13: News and interview with Dr. Stephen Hetz, co-editor of “War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq” and director of medical education at Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso.

This week’s podcast includes an interview with Stephen Hetz, co-editor of the recently published book “War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq.” Journal Watch links Thrombolysis for Stroke Within 4.5 Hours Is Safe and Effective Extending the Time Frame for Alteplase: The ECASS III Trial Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Diabetic Pregnant Women Maternal Influenza Vaccination Reduces Infant […]


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