PodMed – Week of June 16, 2014


This week's topics include l-dopa for Parkinson's disease, statins and physical activity in older men, the best management for obstructive sleep apnea, and insulin in those already taking metformin for diabetes.

Program notes:

0:31 Two studies on obstructive sleep apnea
1:30 Just oxygen doesn't help
2:33 Although CPAP helps weight loss helps
2:47 L-dopa for Parkinson's disease
3:42 Randomized to L-dopa or two other drugs
4:43 Titration needed?
5:31 Statins and physical activity in older men
6:34 Relationships but not cause
7:38 Insulin added to metformin for diabetes
8:40 Difference in outcome in insulin or sulfonylurea
9:40 What's the role for insulin?
10:35  End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2014/06/13/treating-parkinsons-disease/