PodMed – Week of July 14, 2014


This week’s topics include a look at neuropathic pain treatment, infusion pumps for hard to control diabetes, screening for carotid artery stenosis, and varenicline and nicotine replacement for smoking cessation.

Program notes:

0:35 Diabetes control with an infusion pump
1:33 Bariatric surgery options, other meds
2:31 Previous studies with pumps using glucagon also
3:15 Carotid artery stenosis screening
4:15 No screening in people without symptoms
5:15 Screening isn’t effective
6:15 Risk factor control best
6:30 Smoking cessation help
7:34 Combination much more helpful
8:35 Does combination decrease cravings?
9:01 Neuropathy management
10:01 Alternatives to opioids?
10:47 End

Related blog:http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2014/07/14/carotid-artery-stenosis/