risk assessment

risk-assessment

Episode 79: Listener comments and questions with an attempt at answers

In episode 79, Mike and James get back to trying to answer questions posed by our wonderful listeners. We both, in our own minds, give wonderful, thoughtful and sensitive answers to issues associated with diabetes, statins, metformin, strep throat etc. Unfortunately, our producer Chris edited all these out and you are left with a lot of ranting and raving from the duo. Read more »

Episode 54: CRP - An important part of a Comprehensive Risk Profile or a Completely Ridiculous Practice- Part III

Episode 54 finishes off the whole issue of CRP measurement by looking at the evidence we have about what happens to patients when they take drugs that lower CRP - glitazones, COX-2s, fibrates, vitamin E, niacin, ezetimibe, and statins. Other than statins and maybe niacin, it doesn't look good - in contrast to Mike and James of course that is. Read more »

Episode 53: CRP - An important part of a Comprehensive Risk Profile or a Completely Ridiculous Practice- Part II

Episode 53 continues where we left with the whole CRP measurement or no measurement discussion. James and Mike start with the Reynolds Risk Score and show how even at the extremes of CRP, absolute risks only change by around +/- 2% or so. Read more »

Episode 52: CRP - An important part of a Comprehensive Risk Profile or a Completely Ridiculous Practice

Episode 52 goes back in time to look in more detail at what we talked about in episode 30; the whole issue of CRP measurement. Mike and James start at the "large" issue of intra-subject variability, then focus on the "small" impact CRP has on absolute risk assessment, and briefly discuss how "accurate" risk assessments are in the first place. Read more »

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