PodMed – Week of February 23, 2015


This week’s topics include Fusobacterium pharyngitis, steroids in pneumonia, electric fans and overheating, and varenicline for smoking cessation in reluctant patients.

Program notes:

0:34 Reluctant smokers
1:35 Year long large study
2:32 Vast majority of people did well
3:28 Electric fans and overheating
4:34 Use of fan prevented much heat related problems
5:18 Steroids in pneumonia
6:18 Less likely to have chest x-ray progression
7:18 Subpopulations among patients with pneumonia
8:03 Fusobacteria and sore throat
9:02 In this age group may be more common
10:28 End

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