PodMed – Week of February 29, 2016


This week’s topics include whether aspirin should be stopped before surgery, a change in chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, HPV vaccination benefits, and treatment of acute respiratory syndrome.

Program notes:

0:36 HPV vaccine efficacy
1:34 Aimed at four viruses related to cervical cancer
2:32 Some vaccination beneficial
3:14 Ovarian cancer therapy change
4:18 Examined 700 patients
5:15 Disappointing not to improve survival
5:30 Aspirin and surgery
6:30 Half had aspirin before surgery
7:30 Don’t need to discontinue
7:50 Treatment of ARDs
8:51 How often recognized and appropriately treated?
9:50 Blood gas for oxygen level
10:49 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2016/02/26/hpv-vaccination/