PodMed – Week of November 28, 2016


medically accurate illustration of the circulatory system - abdomen

Blood pressure lowering meds and fracture, LASIK surgery outcomes, treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm, and measles and mumps outbreaks.

Program notes:

0:33 LASIK outcomes
1:33 Glares or haloes after surgery
2:31 Three or four times more likely to complain online
3:10 Measles and mumps outbreaks
4:10 Much higher than previously considered
5:10 Pertussis and whooping cough revaccination
5:22 Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm in US and England
6:22 Does waiting predispose to rupture?
7:23 Wanting in quality of life measures
8:01 Osteoporosis and high blood pressure medicines
9:01 21% lower risk with diuretic
10:41 End

Related blog: https://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2016/11/28/waiting-too-long/