PodMed – Week of January 23, 2017


Nurse measuring blood pressure.

This week’s topics include coronary calcium scans and hypertension, a look at tonsillectomy, asthma in adults, and diabetes in China.

Program notes:

0:32 High blood pressure and calcium scores
1:32 Traditional risk factors plus scan
2:26 Asthma in adults
3:28 A third didn’t have it
4:28 If controlled test again
5:00 Diabetes in China
6:01 Increase in associated conditions
7:01 Tonsillectomy impact
8:01 Sleep apnea have better outcome
9:01 Risks fairly minimal in these studies
10:33 End

Related blog: https://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2017/01/21/managing-high-blood-pressure-better/