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Episode 238: PREMIUM – two new cardiovascular studies and a bit about cough

In episode 237, James and Mike, your PREMIUM podcasters bring you two new cardiovascular studies which show no benefit on cardiovascular outcomes and then we quickly finish off with great data on how long do colds and coughs last. The results may surprise you or maybe not.

Show notes

1) DESCARTES – A 52-Week Placebo-Controlled Trial of Evolocumab in Hyperlipidemia

NEJM 2014; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1316222

2) TOPCAT – Spironolactone for Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

N Engl J Med 2014; 370:1383-1392

3) How long does a URTI last in kids

BMJ 2013;347:f7027 doi: 10.1136/bmj.f7027 

4) How long does an acute cough illness last?

Ann Fam Med 2013;11:5-13

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