Originally aired March 11, 2014: obesity, palliative care, hepatitis c
Amol, Fahad, and Travis want you to:
1. Understand trends in obesity prevalence in adults and children.
2. Appreciate the effect of early palliative care on quality of life in patients with advanced cancer.
3. Recognize new therapeutic options in chronic Hepatitis C infection and their associated cost implications.
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*Torres A et al. Effect of corticosteroids on treatment failure among hospitalized patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia and high inflammatory response: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2015 Feb 17;313(7):677-86. (PubMed).
Question of the week
Can society afford incredibly expensive drugs for common conditions?