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This week’s topics include the dangers of short term corticosteroids, troponin assay for assessing MI, azithromycin and arrhythmia, and eye screening intervals for people with diabetes. Program notes: 0:33 Short term corticosteroids and consequences 1:32 20% got a prescription for …

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Anchor lead: Can occupational therapy help improve visual function? Elizabeth Tracey reports Occupational therapy for people with low vision delivered at home, and directed specifically toward helping them with tasks they identified as both meaningful and challenging, helped avoid depression, …

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This week’s topics include frailty and postoperative risk, smoking, age and myocardial infarction, sports and cardiovascular mortality, and artificial intelligence and diabetic retinopathy. Program notes: 0:37 AI and diabetic retinopathy 1:37 Showed over 60,000 images to a computer 2:37 Device …

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Blood pressure lowering meds and fracture, LASIK surgery outcomes, treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm, and measles and mumps outbreaks. Program notes: 0:33 LASIK outcomes 1:33 Glares or haloes after surgery 2:31 Three or four times more likely to complain online …

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