PodMed – Week of July 13, 2015


This week’s topics include cognitive decline with and after stroke, health care workers reporting to work sick, extended anticoagulation after PE, and sublingual allergen treatment.

Program notes:

0:38 Physician stay home when ill
1:38 Almost 1000 healthcare workers surveyed
2:40 Patients often immunocompromised
3:40 Change the norm
4:00 Placing allergens under tongue
5:02 Very small benefit when compared with placebo
6:07 Prolonged cognitive decline after stroke
7:07 Years later persistent decline in cognition
8:08 Need mechanism
8:21 Extended anticoagulation after blood clot to lung
9:22 When it was stopped risk was equal
10:27 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2015/07/11/under-the-tongue-allergy-therapy/