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Episode 88: A hodgepodge from down under – smoking, ASA, antibiotics, NSAIDs, warfarin, spironolactone

In episode 88, James and Mike continue their conversation with Bruce Arroll from down under and cover a broad range of topics from smoking to antibiotics for acute bronchitis, warfarin, and spironolactone. At the end of the podcast Bruce and Mike decide that much of what James has to say is up and over the top.

Show notes

1) Stopping smoking benefit

Chest 2007;131:446–52

2) Low-dose aspirin in patients with stable cardiovascular disease

Am J Med 2008;121:43-9

3) Losartan – 50 vs 150 mg

Lancet 2009;374:1840-8

4) Antibiotics for COPD Acute Exacerbation

Cochrane 2006;2:CD004403

5) Many patients unaware of GI risk from NSAIDs

J Rheumatol 2005;32:2218-24

6) Spironolactone for resistant hypertension

AJH 2003;16:925–30

Journal of Hypertension 2007;25:891-4

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