PodMed – Week of Mar 17, 2014


This week’s topics include whole genome sequencing, the impact of surgical checklists, discontinuing randomized trials, and a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease.

Program notes:

0:30 Blood test for Alzheimer’s disease
1:32 Needs further testing in bigger population
2:30 May be important in membrane maintenance
2:43 Whole genome sequence
3:45 Our capabilities are advancing faster than we can interpret
4:44 Clinical trial cessation
5:47 Discontinued most likely to remain unpublished
6:30 Impact of surgical checklists
7:30 No difference in risk of death or complications
8:29 Observational studies may have bias
10:08 End

Related Blog: Checklist Help Debunked?