PodMed- Week of June 8, 2015


This week’s topics include cavity shaving for breast tumors, long term outcomes in treated type 2 diabetes, addition of another agent to lower LDL cholesterol, and breast cancer screening recommendations.

Program notes:

0:35 Breast tumor cavity shaving
1:35 Had surgeons remove more tissue in some women
2:35 Cavity shaving reduces need for reoperation by about 50%
3:33 Supports breast conservation
4:20 Breast cancer screening recommendations
5:20 No benefit to ultrasound in dense breasts
6:22 Long term follow up on intensive glucose control
7:22 How onerous?
8:24 LDL hypothesis and cardiovascular disease
9:34 Modest decrease in outcomes
10:40 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2015/06/05/cavity-shaving-and-breast-tumors/