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Stay informed of the most relevant medical developments by subscribing to Clinical Conversations (http://podcasts.jwatch.org), from NEJM Journal Watch. This podcast features a round-up of the week's top medical stories, clinically-oriented interviews and listeners’ comments…in 30 minutes or less. Produced by the publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Journal Watch (jwatch.org) delivers independent, practical, and concise information you can trust.

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    Podcast 224: What’s a “preprint server,” and how might it change how we think about journals?

    Rohan Khera wrote an editorial in The BMJ to accompany his own paper on guidelines for hypertension treatment. In it, he wrote, not about his research, but about the way biomedical articles are published now, and how preprint servers could change that. (In essence, pre-print servers are online repositories of rough drafts of research available […]

  • Posted on 23 Aug 2018

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    Podcast 223: What are the implications of the BP guidelines?

    If adopted, last December’s ACC/AHA guidelines on what pressure levels signal hypertension would label almost two thirds of the U.S. population between ages 45 and 75 as having the condition. The number of people who would be candidates for treatment would almost double — from 8 million to about 15 million. What are the implications of […]

  • Posted on 14 Aug 2018

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    Podcast 222: Growing prominence of NPs in primary care

    This time we talk with Dr. Hilary Barnes, first author of a Health Affairs paper: “Rural and Nonrural Primary Care Physician Practices Increasingly Rely on Nurse Practitioners.” I thought listeners might want to know more about the dramatic change in the way primary care is acquiring, in Barnes’s words, an “increasing interdisciplinary character.” Health Affairs abstract

  • Posted on 20 Jul 2018

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    Podcast 221: Pertussis makes a comeback — kids have an outsize role

    What’s causing this resurgence, and what’s to be done? Pejman Rohani talks about his Science Translational Medicine study that used “gold standard” historical data to examine possible causes. He and his colleagues conclude that, as with mumps, slowly waning vaccine protection is at play. However, they identify the “core transmission group” as schoolchildren, who have a […]

  • Posted on 10 Apr 2018

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    Podcast 220: Mumps outbreaks — blame waning protection, not new viruses or bad vaccines

    Mumps outbreaks keep happening, even among vaccinated groups. Why? Our guest, Joseph Lewnard, and his coauthor, Yonstan Grad, probed studies of mumps vaccine efficacy carried out over five decades. They show that the fault, dear clinician, is not in our vaccines or new viral strains, but in ourselves. Our bodies slowly lose their immune response after […]

  • Posted on 04 Apr 2018

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