PodMed – Week of July 20, 2015


This week’s topics include managing hypertension in those 80 and older, new cholesterol guidelines cost-effectiveness, a new agent to reduce potassium in the blood, and community-acquired pneumonia.

Program notes:

0:40 Community acquired pneumonia
1:37 2/3 of time couldn’t find an organism
2:35 Need vaccines for some of the other organisms
3:12 Hypertension in octagenarians
4:14 Over 3800 subjects
5:15 Limit to one or two medications
5:35 Cholesterol guidelines
6:37 How many more by new guidelines?
7:37 Very sensitive to price of the statin
8:01 Hyperkalemia treatment
9:01 It lowered to normal in 80-90%
10:11 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2015/07/17/managing-high-blood-pressure-in-octogenarians/