Posts Tagged ‘proton pump inhibitors’

March 10th, 2022

Podcast 285: GERD’s revised guidelines — an internist and a gastroenterologist discuss them.

Gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD, was the focus of a revised set of guidelines issued in January in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Given the frequency of that condition in primary care clinics, internist and NEJM Journal Watch editor-in-chief Allan Brett proposed a discussion about the practical application of these guidelines with David Bjorkman. Dr. Bjorkman, […]


February 3rd, 2012

Podcast 144: Hip fractures, PPIs, and smoking history in postmenopausal women — increased risks

PPIs are back on our radar, and this time it’s their regular use among postmenopausal women. A BMJ article examines data from the Nurses’ Health Study to show a significantly increased risk for hip fracture among postmenopausal women with any smoking history. Never-smokers showed no statistically significant increase. Now that proton pump inhibitors have been available over-the-counter […]


January 27th, 2012

Podcast 143: PPIs and asthma control — it doesn’t work in kids, either

Controlling asthma by the use of proton pump inhibitors apparently doesn’t work any better in children than it does in adults. Yet the practice is widely used. A study in JAMA and an accompanying fiery editorial seem to put the notion to rest. Listen in. As always, suggestions are welcomed. You can reach me directly at 617-440-4374 […]


December 17th, 2010

Podcast 111: A look back on the year’s most clinically important developments.

Dr. Danielle Scheurer and Joe Elia have a free-form discussion on what’s happened over the past year. Links to those stories (and, sometimes, interviews) are attached here. If you’d like to suggest another, or comment on our selection, drop us a note in the comments field. Discussion-related links (they are all free links): Rivaroxaban Dabigatran Screening for lung cancer […]


October 8th, 2010

Podcast 104: Reassurance on clopidogrel and omeprazole.

We welcome Dr. Danielle Bowen Scheurer to our conversational team this week She’s a hospitalist at the Medical University of South Carolina and an associate editor of Physician’s First Watch. Our guest is Dr. Deepak Bhatt, who has just published some reassuring results on omeprazole’s putative interaction with clopidogrel in the New England Journal of Medicine. If […]


May 16th, 2010

Podcast 87: After this week’s news, we reprise an interview from last December on pharyngitis in adolescents and young adults.

Dr. Robert Centor of the University of Alabama at Birmingham believes that the paradigm for treating pharyngitis in adolescents and young adults must change. Listen to our conversation and hear why. Here are this week’s links: Interview-related links: Commentary Urges ‘Expanding the Diagnostic Paradigm of Pharyngitis’ in Young People Robert Centor’s blog — “Medrants” News-related links: PPI article in […]


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