PodMed – Apr 7, 2014


This week’s topics include kidney denervation, long term impact of bariatric surgery, the dangers of transfusions, and prevention of erectile dysfunction in men who have radiation for prostate cancer.

Program notes:

0:37 Kidney denervation and high blood pressure
1:37 Those who received procedure and those who didn’t; no change
2:35 Haven’t pushed medications high enough
2:59 Impact of bariatric surgery at 3 years
4:01 Better outcome measures with surgery
5:00 Pay more attention to obesity in medicine
5:22 Medication for prevention of erectile dysfunction when radiation is used
6:20 Daily use did not help
7:12 Transfusion risk
8:15 Serious infection rate 17% with liberal transfusion
9:15 Resist transfusions
10:00 End

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