PodMed – Week of September 29, 2014


This week’s topics include the effect of education on prenatal testing, Ebola estimates, varicose vein therapy, and PET scanning to diagnose lung cancer.

Program notes:

0:40 Ebola update
1:40 Numbers of cases doubling every 20-30 days
2:40 Body prepared by a relative
3:17 PET scanning for lung cancer
4:16 Generally very accurate
5:16 Only slightly better than 50:50
5:49 Education and uptake of prenatal testing
6:50 Looked at computerized interactive guide and free testing
7:51 Can be done effectively without direct involvement of healthcare person
8:13 Treatment of varicose veins
9:13 Laser appears best
10:34 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2014/09/26/full-disclosure/