PodMed – Week of August 25, 2014


This week’s topics include a new drug for MDR TB, concussion in adolescent girls, cancer screening in the elderly, and smoking cessation after hospital discharge.

Program notes:

0:35 Cancer screening in the elderly
1:35 31 to 55% of high mortality risk still screened
2:35 Patient education time consumption
3:04 Smoking cessation after hospitalization
4:04 Six months of phone calls after discharge
5:02 In motivated patients
5:15 Concussion in adolescent girls
6:15 Symptoms could last seven to 15 days
7:15 Helmet use?
8:06 MDR TB and a new drug
9:07 Both clearing and cure improved
10:27 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2014/08/23/hey-girls-how-about-a-concussion/