PodMed – Week of March 9, 2015


This week's topics include the impact of cleaner air on lung development, dangers of testosterone, drugs for coping with shift work, and anti anxiety meds before surgery.

Program notes:

0:34 Testosterone dangers
1:32 Observational studies suggest risk
2:31 Strict criteria to diagnose
3:02 Drugs for shift work
4:03 Nine trials with melatonin
5:02 Sustained working shift
6:00 Antianxiety meds before surgery
7:01 Did not improve patient satisfaction
8:02 Lung development and air pollution
9:02 Three measurements over years
10:36 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2015/03/06/meds-before-surgery/