PodMed – Week of June 1, 2015


This week’s topics include dangers of newer oral contraceptives, elevated thyroid hormone and fractures, aflatoxin and gallbladder cancer, and HDL cholesterol efflux and heart disease.

Program notes:

0:34 Newer oral contraceptives and risk of VTE
1:31 VTE and older and newer types
2:32 14 per 10,000 treated
3:10 Aflatoxin exposure and gallbladder cancer
4:11 Compared gallbladder cancer, versus gallstones or no issues
5:14 Too much thyroid hormone and fractures
6:14 Increased fracture risk over 50%
7:11 HDL efflux and heart disease
8:12 Efflux allows excretion
9:11 Independent risk factor
10:12 End

Related blog:http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2015/05/29/dangers-of-newer-oral-contraceptives/