PodMed – Week of May 30, 2016


This week’s topics include metabolic surgery, talking with patients about advanced cancer, sodium in those with kidney disease, and blood pressure in the elderly.

Program notes:

0:34 Blood pressure lowering in elderly
1:31 Blood pressure below 120
2:34 Intensive required one more medicine
3:35 Long term examination of treatment
4:01 Sodium and kidney disease
5:02 Followed for 7 years
6:01 Conflicting data in those without kidney disease
6:50 People with advanced cancer and talks with their physician
7:50 Those who had had recent discussions understood more
8:50 Patients may not choose treatment if they understood
9:15 Expanding indications for bariatric surgery
10:05 Several types of surgery
10:51 End

Related blog: https://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2016/05/29/expansion-of-obesity-surgery/