PodMed – Week of August 11, 2014


This week’s topics include diagnosing Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, brief drug interactions don’t help, Ebola update, and immunonutrition.

Program notes:

0:37 Creutzfeldt Jakob disease diagnosis
1:36 How can it be detected?
2:36 Infection control implications
3:34 For targeted folks who may be infected
3:47 Ebola outbreak
4:48 2 y.o became sentinel case
5:48 Very little concern in transmitting in US
6:35 Brief interventions for drug use don’t work
7:35 Several hundred adults randomized
8:19 Immunonutrition
9:19 No help and higher mortality
10:22 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2014/08/08/prion-disease-diagnosis/