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PodMed – Week of June 1, 2015

May 29, 2015

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This week’s topics include dangers of newer oral contraceptives, elevated thyroid hormone and fractures, aflatoxin and gallbladder cancer, and HDL cholesterol efflux and heart disease.

Program notes:

0:34 Newer oral contraceptives and risk of VTE
1:31 VTE and older and newer types
2:32 14 per 10,000 treated
3:10 Aflatoxin exposure and gallbladder cancer
4:11 Compared gallbladder cancer, versus gallstones or no issues
5:14 Too much thyroid hormone and fractures
6:14 Increased fracture risk over 50%
7:11 HDL efflux and heart disease
8:12 Efflux allows excretion
9:11 Independent risk factor
10:12 End

Related blog:http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2015/05/29/dangers-of-newer-oral-contraceptives/

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