News from the World of Medicine
The most important medical news, in plain English.
Which medical news are TRULY the most important of the year?
Each January, the Massachusetts Medical Society (amongst others, Harvard University) selects the top medical news stories of the year.
Radiofabrik presents this news.
The presenter, Dara Koper, is a doctor.
(Please note: this is a general radio show, without any legal guarantees. Questions pertaining to individual patients cannot be commented.)
Airtime: Every third Sunday of the month, 1.30-2 pm (rerun on the following Tuesday, 4 pm)
The first medical news today: Three clinical studies from 2018 taken together suggest that the delayed initiation of renal replacement therapy in intensive care units is better after all and that the additional infusion of a sodium bicarbonate solution will help patients who happen to have too much acidity in their blood. … The second […]
The first medical news today: For inpatients who are treated either in an emergency room of a hospital or in an intensive care unit and who need fluid as an infusion, the Ringer’s lactate solution is the better choice, compared with the 0.9% saline solution. This is the conclusion of two very large clinical studies. […]
The first medical news today: Perhaps, you already are familiar with the term “Venous thromboembolism,” especially in connection with “Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)” and “Pulmonary embolism (PE).” The American guideline for the prevention, detection and treatment of venous thromboembolism has been updated. This guideline applies also in several other countries or at least is used […]
Medicine: Not low-carb or no-carb, but moderate intake of carbohydrates; Stress ulcer bleeding in intensive care units
– The first medical news today: Not low-carb diet or no-carb diet, but a moderate intake of carbs seems to be the best choice. 15 428 participants of both sexes were observed for 25 years. A moderate intake of carbohydrates was the best choice for longevity. Life expectancy was the highest with a moderate carb […]
The first important medical topic from 2018 today: SGLT-2 inhibitors have proven themselves for type 2 diabetes. A meta-analysis was published in 2018. The first approval of this drug class was quick, with surrogate endpoints. Therefore, it was not clear whether this drug class really improves survival for patients with type 2 diabetes. But now […]