PodMed – Week of September 7, 2015


This week’s topics include treatment of Chagas’ disease, do tired surgeons make more mistakes, sleep and common colds, and management of chronic sinusitis.

Program notes:

1:17 Management of Chagas’ disease
2:17 Prospectively treated over 2800 patients
3:15 Prevention needed
3:37 Do surgeons who have been up at night make more mistakes?
4:42 No significant difference
5:46 Sleep and infection risk
6:46 Subjects who slept less more susceptible
7:45 Why didn’t participants get adequate sleep?
8:31 Chronic sinusitis management
9:31 Whether polyps are present
10:45 End

Related blog:http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2015/09/05/daytime-surgery-after-an-interrupted-night/